Berlin in August: Sports and Fun in the Sun

We are looking forward to the constant temperatures in August, after the mixed weather in the last weeks…

The city is characterized by the summer holidays with Berliners being out of town, but it offers a varied summer program:

Let us start with sports and watch the 122nd German Traberderby from 28 July to 6 August at Trabrennbahn Mariendorf.

Keeping the question "Where are you going?" in mind: From 18 to 26 August, the IBSA European Championship in blind football will take place at Anhalter Bahnhof... A truly special performance of international athletes can be admired here.

Another sports event: The German Beach Handball Championship takes place on 4 August at Beach Mitte.

There are many beach clubs in Berlin. Here are the ones I would like to recommend:

For me, the Club der Visionäre is the most creative beach bar and frequented by the most exciting visitors. It is a bit quieter at Freischwimmer on the opposite side of the Spree.

Also to be recommended: the beach bar Gestrandet in Berlin at the picturesque Jannowitzbrücke. Here you can also find very good food.

It gets romantic afterwards at the Berliner Sternschnuppennacht. On 12 August, we will hopefully look out for falling stars in different places...

In August, there are also numerous cultural events…

You can move rhythmically at the traditional concert by Dieter Thomas Kuhn on 19 August. The venue is our wonderful Waldbühne. At the same place, Pink celebrates her 25 million sold records on 11 and 12 August. Classically, star pianist Martha Argerich and the West-East Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, will take the stage on 13 August, and finally August ends on Waldbühne with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazor. All tickets at

A wonderful festival is the Young Euro Classic from 18 August to 3 September at Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt. World-famous sponsors support young musicians and perform together with them.

Our new ballet director Sasha Waltz will celebrate her first premiere on 30 August with her work Women. “Together with Sasha Waltz, 20 female dancers engage in rituals of femininity and explore the body images associated with them. What happens when women come together and form alliances? And how can our knowledge of the past inform the development of new feminist movements which move beyond a battle of the sexes?” At Karl Friedrich Schinkel's St. Elisabeth Church, the live performance is combined with an architectural icon of the city and the dancers combine with the audience which moves freely in the room.

The legendary Twitter Grandma Renate Bergmann will take the stage on 11 and 12 August at Distel: Renate Bergmann, born Strelemann, is 82 years old, from Berlin and has been widowed four times. Her former husbands now lie in four cemeteries in Berlin, watering the flowers there always takes half a day. Renate and her best friend Gertrude have a nice hobby: The two look for a nice funeral in the newspaper, put on black clothes, and then it starts…

On 20 August, Gregor Gysi and Jürgen von der Lippe will meet. In the Sunday series of “Misunderstanding me correctly”, Gregor Gysi invites witty and quick-witted guests.

Franz Wittenbrink's adaptation of the Comedian Harmonists’ “Veronika der Lenz ist da” has been staged at Komödie am Kurfürstendamm every summer, and it is always a great pleasure to revel in the 1920s. From 25 August.

Cabaret (c) Jan Wirdeier

Also traditionally: The team from Tipi am Kanzleramt is looking forward to enthusiastic visitors, who look into the wicked life of Sally Bowles and enjoy the legendary Cabaret production.

The Long Night of the Museums on 26 August is more peaceful. Especially recommended: our Berlin Currywurst Museum with tastings and champagne.

On the same day, I also recommend the open day of our federal government.

If you are thinking about your hidden dreams and talents, then the jury castings of Das Supertalent on 1 and 2 August at Theater am Potsdamer Platz are recommended.

It's healthy to go with my culinary tip of the month: the Vegan Summer Festival on Alexanderplatz from 25 to 27 August - the largest in Europe. The particularly recommended wines from the exceptionally nice pioneer Clemens Busch can be tasted there.

In this sense, only the best!

Yours Hagen Hoppenstedt

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