Time to meet outdoors! 12 Berlin locations for outdoor events
Finally, with better weather, we too are really in the mood for (Corona-compliant) meetings outdoors! From locations in spreading green spaces, along the waterfront or high above the rooftops, event planners can find a wealth of outdoor options for fairs, conferences, and congresses – and here are our top 12!
Outdoors in the heart of the city
Germany’s capital city is renowned for its array of exciting sights. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag parliament building, Victory Column or TV Tower – many of Berlin’s attractions also provide an insight into the city’s history. That’s exactly what makes every event, every congress and every meeting so special in Berlin – in particular, when it is actually held in a historical location such as the Olympic Stadium. No less a figure than Usain Bolt once ran a world record on the stadium’s signature blue track – the perfect setting for a possibly record-breaking outdoor event with up to 74,000 guests in a spreading 10,000 square metres of space.
To travel further back in the city’s history, check out the Malzfabrik venue. This former malting plant from the early 1900s is now a popular event location compete with Berlin’s typical creative flair – and it offers 15,500 square metres of open space set amid traditional red brick buildings.
For a regal touch, the magnificent gardens of Berlin’s and Brandenburg’s palaces, once home to the Prussian kings and queens, provide an impressive setting for events. Whether an incentive or a gala dinner, the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation have a suitable range of stylish locations available, from terraces to open park spaces.
Green spaces galore
When it comes to green spaces, the Hoppegarten racecourse is definitely one of Berlin’s largest and greenest. In terms of surface area, the racecourse – founded in 1868 – is the city’s largest sports venue and a real Berlin institution for outdoor events with up to 90,000 participants.
At the spectacular Gardens of the World, you can find more green spaces in all kinds of designs complete with exotic plants. These spreading landscaped gardens take you on a trip around the world from an English Garden to a Japanese tea house. The gardens – including a cable car ride – offer a perfect setting for an outdoor meeting or incentive.
There is also an abundance of green space outdoors at Berlin’s largest dedicated football stadium. The An der Alten Försterei stadium can host outdoor events for up to 25,000 visitors.
A refreshing waterfront breeze
Berlin is not renowned as a city by the water, yet in some sense it really should be. After all, it is home to an elaborate network of waterways and innumerable lakes – from the Dahme, Havel and Spree rivers to the Landwehr and Teltow canals and the spreading Müggelsee and Wannsee lakes. No wonder the city offers a broad spectrum of event locations directly on the waterfront – or even on the water! At Spindler & Klatt between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, you can take a seat on their wooden terrace at the River Spree and literally watch Berlin life as it flows past.
Looking out across the river, you may even see our next top location floating by. Anchored close to Berlin’s Central Station, the CO2 neutral seminar ship with its 200-square-metre roof terrace can be booked for customised trips with up to 200 people. And for those favouring spreading green spaces, peace and quiet, and a stunning waterfront location, the 2000-square-metre event garden at the Kongresshotel Potsdam on Templiner See lake is ideal.
Scaling the city’s heights
If you are outdoors, why not have a view as well? And when it comes to amazing vistas, look no further than Berlin’s outstanding selection of roof terraces. The Hotel de Rome not only offers all the conveniences of a luxury hotel, but also a comfortable roof terrace looking out over Bebelplatz square and Berlin’s historical centre.
The ewerk, in a former industrial heritage building, has a large modern roof terrace with views even further across the city, right to the TV Tower. Moreover, with its integrated Skylounge with space for up to 200 people, the terrace can also host events whatever the weather.
When it comes to bird’s eye views, who doesn’t dream of flying? At least at the German Museum of Technology, you can experience the idea of flying at first hand. Its 'Ausguck' venue and terrace for over 200 visitors is directly next to the museum’s inspiring aviation exhibition.
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