June is definitely the best month to visit Berlin. Long days, clear skies, warm temperatures, pleasant nights, and most importantly, tons of awesome events and places to see and visit. Due to its cultural richness and diversity, Europe’s capital offers a bit of everything for everyone. If you’re planning a visit to Berlin in June, which you definitely should, here are the best things to do in Berlin in June.
Sightseeing, beer gardens, observations decks, museum island
Let’s start with the most easily accessible thing to do in Berlin and that is to explore the city itself. Berlin is full of historical sites that are completely free to access and visit. From historical places such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag to cozy places such as beer gardens and observations decks. Whether it’s the Prater Beer Garden or the Berliner Fernsehturm we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time there.
Moreover, Berlin has a dedicated island just for museums where you can spend hours, if not days, seeing hundreds of cultural artifacts. It’s a unique ensemble of buildings on Spree Island in the heart of Berlin. It encompasses five large Berlin museums built under the Prussian rulers with a reception and exhibition building as well. Like we said: countless hours of learning about history in the best way possible.
Carnival of cultures
It’s well-known that Berlin is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. In order to celebrate diversity and to bring as many cultures as possible together, the city organizes the carnival of cultures. The event takes place from June 3rd to June 6th this year, and it welcomes over 1.5 million visitors.
The Carnival of Cultures happens at Blücherplatz in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district and it guarantees four days of pure fun. The festival is made of several stages put up for live performances as well as food and drink vendors and many, many market stalls set up selling arts and crafts. Definitely a must-experience event.
Fête De La Musique
We already know that Berliners like to celebrate the beginning of summer is with open-air music festivals and one of them is the Fête de la Musique. Every year on the 21st of June you can listen to all styles of music all over Berlin without paying a cent, how cool is that?
On the first day of Summer, bands, orchestras, choirs, soloists, and DJs perform music on public squares, in the streets, and in other public spaces, creating a joyful atmosphere that you just want to be a part of. In total, there are over one hundred venues, open-air and indoor, across the city, most of them in the inner city districts of Friedrichshain- Kreuzberg, Mitte, and Pankow.
Speaking of festivals, the largest folk festival in Berlin at the Zentraler Festplatz - formerly German-French Fair - attracts thousands of visitors with fun fair rides, live music, and tasty delicacies. Evolving from the popular German-French Fair, the Berliner Volksfestsommer promises a fun day out for friends, couples, and families.
Taking place from June 17th until the end of July, the festival promises about 150 performers, rides, and rollercoasters. One of the fair's highlights is definitely the impressive fireworks. Every Saturday In the evening the sky over the festival ground sparkles in many colors - a beautiful show for both old and young!
WeAreDevelopers World Congress
And last but not least, you wouldn’t think we’d skip recommending you the best dev event you could ever attend? On June 14th–15th, Berlin welcomes the dev community from all over the world to share their insights and learnings and to network and gain new knowledge altogether.
This year, GitHub’s (arguably the most important website for developers) CEO is joining the event along with plenty of impressive and inspiring faces such as the father of FPS games, inventors of many different languages, and various researchers who make our lives easier. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a dev, a team lead, a recruiter, or a product owner – at WeAreDevelopers World Congress you will learn something new and improve your IT-driven skills guaranteed.
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