It is always great to see how a city like Berlin transforms when the sun starts shining. The last couple of weeks the weather has been great and you can see the parks, terraces and Spree fill with happy people. Besides all this it’s great that more and more open airs in Berlin will be organised. Instead of partying in a dark and crowded club you can party in the sun at unique open air locations.
Which open airs to visit in Berlin?
During the warm summer months you can visit several open airs in Berlin every weekend. They are located all over the city. Some are organised repeatedly at the same locations and others are a one time festival kind of thing. In this article we focus on the open airs in Berlin which are organised frequently and throughout the whole summer. If you are more interested in spontaneous one time open airs you can read the last paragraph of this article.
- 1. Else
- 2. IPSE
- 3. Klunkerkranich
- 4. Badeschiff
- 5. Rummelsburg
- 6. Clubs with outdoor-area
- Bonus: One time open airs in Berlin
The ELSE is the little outdoor-sister of the famous Berliner club the Wilde Renate. This open air in Berlin was first organised in the summer of 2013 and has been a great success ever since. Talented DJs, a laidback atmosphere and fair prices are some of the arguments to visit the ELSE. As you can see in the images below, the ELSE was also decorated with a lot of love. The club has a transparent roof and the sound-installation is very solid.
Beach Bar with great open air events
The location of the ELSE is great because it’s directly on the side of the Spree and clubs like Wilde Renate, About:Blank and Sisyphos are close by. The mix of an awesome location, a great sound-installation and a cheerful setting comes close to the perfect recipe for a lovely open air in Berlin. When you want to follow this location and find out which events will be organised, it’s best to follow the facebook-site of the ELSE.
The upcoming parties in the ELSE start around 14.00 and keep going until 06.00 in the morning. The entrance costs around 20€ and the tickets can be bought on Resident Advisor. By the way: It’s also great that you can buy pizza and chill at the waterside when you consume it.
Address: An den Treptowers 10
Public Transport: Treptower Park
Opening hours: 14.00 – 06.00
Regularity: Weekends and public holidays
2. IPSE [ipsə]
Another Berliner open air where a lot of outdoor-events can be expected during the summer of 2022 is the IPSE (a.k.a. [ipsə]). This open air is located in a very vibrant area in Berlin: Schlesisches Tor. Here you can find multiple nice bars, restaurants and one of the best burger-places of Berlin. The IPSE is only open during the weekends and is popular because you are literally sitting at the waterside of the Spree. Most of the time local DJs will perform on these Berliner open airs and therefore the entrance can be kept on a reasonable level.
Located directly at the spree
As mentioned above, most of the parties in the IPSE will be organised during the weekend but also on special holidays like Herrentag, Karneval der Kulturen and Pentecost you can party here during the day. The people who visit the IPSE are mostly young, hip and pretty laidback. If you want to keep track of the open airs at this location it is probably best to like the Facebook-page of IPSE (See link below). By the way: Not far from here you can rent a supping board and do some stand up paddling.
Address: Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2
Public Transport: Station Schlesisches Tor
Entrance: Depends on the event (Mostly 5-15 Euro)
Regularity: Weekly in weekends + Public Holidays
Also Neukölln has some great open airs to offer. One of the most popular location for 2022 will be a roofbar called Klunkerkranich. This outdoor location is a mix between club, lounge, beach-bar and restaurant. It is one of the best spots in Berlin to enjoy the summer because you have an awesome view over Berlin. The Klunkerkranich opens every day at 10 o’clock, only on Sundays they open a bit later at 12.00.
Rooftop Bar on the 5th floor of a mall
Klunkerkranich is located at the 5th level of the shopping mall Neukölln Arcaden. It is not very easy to spot this location if you never been there before. You have to look for the entrance at the postoffice, which is directly around the corner of Ü-Bahn station Rathaus Neukölln. The Klunkerkranich offers different kind of parties on an irregular basis, so keep track of the website if you want to know what kind of party you can expect.
Address: Rooftop of the Neukölln Arcaden
Public Transport: U-Bahn Rathaus Neukölln
Entrance: Mostly between 0 – 5 Euro
Regularity: Irregular (Check website)
4. Badeschiff & Arena Club
The photo below probably says more than any words I could write about the Badeschiff: This is simply one of the coolest locations for open airs in Berlin. The swimming pool, which is literally located inside the Spree, is open every day from 08.00 for people who want to go for a swim. But lucky enough this location is also used for cool events and open airs. Because do not happen on a weekly basis it is best to check this website if you are planning to visit this Berlin open air.
Badeschiff during the day, Arena during the night
Badeschiff is part of the Arena Club which is a popular techno club in Berlin. This offers visitors the benefit that you can often keep partying inside when the open air has finished. All in all the combination of a swimming pool, a great open air location and a club directly next to it make this a great place for open airs in 2022. Just check this website and make sure you pick the events which say Badeschiff (not Arena Halle).
Address: Eichenstraße 4
Public Transport: Schlesisches Tor
Entrance: 5-15 Euro
Website: Arena Website
The open air festivals in Rummelsburg are legendary in Berlin. It is a pity that these parties are not organised that often but lucky enough we can still enjoy them several times a year. Rummelsburg is located in the east of Berlin and therefore a little bit less central than places like Badeschiff or ELSE. But Berlin has a great public-transport-system so you will still be able to reach this location within a reasonable time. All you have to do is take the tram to station Köpenicker Chaussee or Blockdammweg and you can follow the crowd to the entrance of this Berliner open air.
Party on the beach
The thing I personally love about this open air in Berlin is that you are dancing with your feet in the sand. Rummelsburg offers two “floors” and the larger one is created like a beach. The smaller one is directly at the water and also has a lovely vibe. As mentioned there are only a few open airs every year and one of them normally is organised by Stil for Talent: DJs like Kellerkind, Niconé and Oliver Koletzki will be performing on these events.
At the moment we have not found any events at Rummelsburg for 2022. We will update this article as soon as we find an event. You can also keep track of the website below yourself.
Address: Rummelsburger Landstraße 2-12
Public Transport: Station Köpenicker Chaussee
Entrance: 15-20 Euro
Website: Website Rummelsburg
6. Open airs in club gardens
Besides the above suggestions which are fully dedicated to open airs, there are many clubs which will allow you to dance outside. A large amount of the clubs in Berlin have a large garden which is used for parties during the day. Because Berliner clubs often stay open from Friday till Monday, there is plenty of time to party during the day in the sun.
There are quite a few clubs in Berlin who offer open airs. Our personal favourites are listed below:
- The Sisyphos is one the most popular Berliner clubs with a huge garden and also some indoor rooms. We have a full article about the Sisyphos if you want to read more.
- The Wilden Renate is located close to the ELSE (#1 in this list) and is also famous for its parties during the day
- The Club der Visionaere is located close to Schlesisches Tor and has an outdoor floor directly at the Spree. An awesome place to spend a warm day in Berlin
- The About:Blank is one of our favourite clubs and is located on walking distance of the station Ostkreuz. It has a large garden where you can usually enjoy a fire. It’s also home to one of the most famous gay parties in Berlin. Read more in our about About:Blank here.
Bonus: How to find a one time open air in Berlin
Besides the locations with regular open airs in Berlin, there are also spontaneous open airs. They are usually announced a few weeks or even days in advance. They sometimes have the most unique locations outside of the city and have the benefits of a great crowd and fair prices. Sometimes you can even bring your own drinks. If this sounds interesting to you, you should definitely follow the Facebook sites Open Air in Berlin and Open Airs Berlin. The fact that both pages have more than 150.000 likes tells you something about the popularity of open airs in Berlin and these pages.
great blog, nice locations and tips.
Do you know about any open air events in august 2017?
Most programms only schedule 4 weeks. But I need to know now….
Thanks for your help!
unfortunately you are right, it is very hard to find out which DJs are playing more than 4 weeks in advance.
So you probably will have to wait till the end of July, thats when we post our agenda for August.
Thanks for giving us ‘new comers’ to berlin a good start.
I can now try a few of your suggestions 🙂
thanks for the nice words. Hope you will have a great time.
Let us know if you discovered any new places!