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Things to Do in Berlin in June

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This post provides several interesting activities that you can enjoy in Berlin throughout the month of June, including a variety of family-friendly, nighttime and free things to do.

For more ideas, see our post on things to Do in Berlin at any time of the year. 

 

 

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TOP THINGS TO DO IN BERLIN THIS JUNE

The following list covers some of the best ideas for fun things you can do in Berlin during the month of June, and it will include several concerts, sporting events, tours, festivities and more.

Wondering what to pack? Check out our post on the weather in Berlin in June


1. See a Concert

This June is an especially great month for concerts, with many top bands and performers scheduled to play. Below we list some of the best concerts to see this month.

You can see many more shows from StubHub's June concert calendar for Berlin.

 

Some of these concerts could be canceled or postponed due to the pandemic, but as of yet they are still scheduled to take place in the month of June.

For all the options available this month, see this list of concerts in Berlin.


2. Discover the Best Food in Berlin

There’s plenty of great food to eat in Berlin, but if you’re not familiar with the city or its cuisine, you might have trouble finding the best restaurants and dishes.

Thankfully, there is a Berlin Classic and Contemporary Food Tour which covers some of the best meal options you’ll find in the entire city.

During this 3 - 3 ½ hour tour, you’ll visit several different restaurants and try many delicious samples.

 

 

You can expect to try a variety of dishes such as Currywurst, fusion dumplings, homemade schnitzel and drinks like German wine or beer.

If you’re not a meat-eater, there is also a Berlin Vegan Food Tour which includes healthier currywurst, cake from a vegan bakery, and even vegan beer.


3. Take a Cruise or Boat Tour

Summer is the best time to get out on the water and enjoy the nice weather in Berlin, and there are several excellent cruises and boat tours to choose from.

In addition to traditional sightseeing cruises, there are also night and dinner cruise options you might want to consider.

 

 

If you want to save a few euros and you’re planning to take a hop on hop off bus tour as well, it’s worth noting that you’ll probably be able to save money on tickets by purchasing a combo package.

For more details about discounts and all of the best cruise options in this city, please read our post covering Berlin cruises and boat tours.


4. Take a Virtual Tour of Berlin

Even if you're trying to avoid crowds to prevent the spread of Covid-19, you can still experience and learn about some of the most notable sites in Berlin.

We currently have a free virtual tour of Berlin which you can watch anytime.

 

 

 

During this tour, we cover sites such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and many other notable sites.

This is an excellent alternative for anyone who is at risk of catching the virus, and it's over an hour long, which means you can expect to learn quite a lot.


5. Save Money With a Tourist Pass

If you’re planning to visit several popular attractions while exploring the city, it’s important to note that many of the best sites and landmarks are actually included with some Berlin tourist passes.

Depending on how you use these services, you can expect to save anywhere from 20% - 50% off general admission prices by using a tourist pass.

 

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Here are a few of the most popular tickets included with various Berlin Tourist Discount Passes:

For more details about how to use these services and how much money you can save, please read our post covering Berlin tourist attraction passes.


6. Explore Berlin By Foot or Bike

Weather in Berlin in June is a really nice time to be outdoors. You can see the city and learn about its culture and history on a guided pay-what-you-like walking tour

There are also bike tours that allow you to see more of the city, while getting a bit of a workout!

 

 

If you prefer to explore at your own pace, you can use our self-guided tours or a GPS enabled audio tour which can be used day or night.

Also, Berlin tourist passes typically include multiple tours, so if you’re planning to use one of those services, you could easily save some money on this activity.


7. Celebrate the Fête de la Musique

Even if you can’t make it to a concert, you may still have an opportunity to enjoy some live musical performances all over the city.

Every June 21st, the open-air music festival Fête de la Musique welcomes musicians to perform in the streets of Berlin. 

 

 

During this event, bands, orchestras, choirs and even DJs will set up shop in public squares and other areas to provide music for the masses.

As you may have guessed, since this event takes place in public and on the streets, it’s entirely free to walk around and enjoy all the live music during Fête de la Musique.

This is an excellent idea for a family-friendly activity, and it’s probably the most affordable option on our list!

NOTE: As of this moment, the Fête de la Musique is still scheduled to take place in June of 2021.


8. Drink the Best Beer in Berlin

There’s no shortage of beer to drink in this city, but if you’re new to Germany, you might have some trouble finding the best brews. Thankfully, you can get some help by taking a Berlin Craft Beer Private Tasting Tour.

This tour provides several interesting stops, including at least one hidden spot most tourists never visit. Along the way, you’ll sample multiple different beers.

 

 

Since you’ll be drinking a lot of beer, it’ll be important to eat something as well, which is why this tour also includes at least one snack - Currywurst!


9. Attend Berliner Volksfestsommer 

Every year in June & July, Berlin hosts the Berliner Volksfestsommer (formerly the German-French Fair) that you can attend for free!

There are currently about 150 different performers, rides and rollercoasters, a ghost train, the Rock & Roller Coaster and many more.

 

 

In addition to all the activities, there will also be plenty of delicious fair food to eat. 

Rides and food purchases will cost some money, but there are other on-grounds activities to see and do without any cost.

This is a fantastic activity for the family, a fun way to spend an evening, and a budget-friendly event! 

NOTE: The Berliner Volksfestsommer is not yet scheduled for 2021, but there are no indications that they plan to reschedule or cancel this event as of yet.


10. Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium

If it’s an especially hot day, you can always beat the heat by visiting the SEA LIFE Aquarium in Berlin. 

This location houses more than 1,500 fish and other aquatic animals, so you probably won’t run out of things to see while you’re here.

In addition to a variety of fish, this aquarium also houses sharks, octopuses, lobsters, rays, jellyfish, and many other beautiful life forms.

 

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Among all of the other popular fish here, your children probably won’t have much trouble spotting Dory and Nemo from the Finding Nemo movies, which certainly makes this an excellent family-friendly activity.

Admission to this attraction is included with at least one major Berlin discount pass, so you don’t even have to pay full price!

NOTE: This attraction is currently closed due to the pandemic, but it may open again before June. Check their website to make sure before heading out.


11. Take the Kids to LEGOLAND

For even more family fun, consider taking your children to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Berlin.

This attraction features 2 rides, 10 build & play zones, a 4D cinema and many other fun activities.

 

 

Not only will your kids have an opportunity to build a lot of LEGOS and potentially even learn a few tricks of the trade, but there is also a LEGO factory tour, a LEGO-themed cafe and even a LEGO shop!

If you’re worried about paying for both tickets and LEGOS, it’s worth noting that this LEGOLAND is actually included with some Berlin tourist passes.

NOTE: This is another attraction that was closed due to the pandemic, but it might be open in time for June. Check their website before heading out.


12. Visit an Observation Deck

There is likely to be an abundance of sunny days and clear skies in Berlin during the month of June, which makes this the perfect time to enjoy a great view of the city from an observation deck.

You’ll have several different options to choose from, including the PanoramapunktTV Tower and Reichstag Dome.

Each of these viewing locations offers a different experience of the city.

 

 

While the TV Tower is the highest of the bunch at 203 meters tall, Panoramapunkt offers a similarly excellent view roughly 100 meters above the city.

You may also want to consider heading to the Reichstag Dome. Even though it’s only 47 meters high, it’s still one of the best views in Berlin, and it’s entirely free to enjoy!

Read about all three from our posts:

NOTE: Some of these locations closed down in 2020-2021 due to the pandemic, but they will probably open back up again by June. 

We still recommend calling ahead to make sure they're open before you go to the observation deck.


13. Visit a Museum

There are a lot of fantastic museums to see in Berlin. No matter what you’re interested in learning about, chances are there is a museum in this city that focuses on that subject.

Among the top museums to visit are the DDR Museum, Checkpoint Charlie Museum and the Pergamon Museum. All three of these are included for free with at least one of the money-saving Berlin attraction discount passes

 

 

Some of the other great museums to visit are:

Each of these locations is included with at least one Berlin attraction discount pass.

If you’re interested in visiting multiple museums, consider using one of these passes to save some money on admission.

NOTE: Some museums might be closed or only offering limited entry to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Call ahead to ask about this before going to any museum.

 


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About The Author

Anne Wittig

Anne was born in East Berlin and came of age in the unified city. She has an intimate relationship with her city of birth and still calls Berlin home. For the past 10 years, she has managed and written Free Tours by Foot's Berlin blog, detailing the best places to go, where to stay, and what to do in her hometown. This blog has been featured on Berlin's official website, mainstream press like Berlingske, and local blogs like Berlinforallthefamily.com. Over 14,000 visitors to Berlin have taken a tour from Free Tours by Foot.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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