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Late night clubs: Berlin's clubs often open at midnight, get busy at around 2am and close early the following morning
Trendy locations: Head to Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg to find some of Berlin's hippest bars and clubs
Outdoor entertainment: Berlin is home to many outdoor theatre and film venues as well as a beach bar and an amphitheatre
Language: The language spoken in Berlin is German
Currency: The currency used in Berlin is the Euro
Local time: Berlin is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Berlin's main airport is Berlin Tegel Airport
Berlin’s nightlife is as legendary as its currywurst and beer, and it’s just not right to visit without trying all three. Once you’ve got your photo by the Brandenburg Gate and learnt all about the fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and see what the city’s nightlife has to offer. The capital of Germany’s also the capital of techno music, with some of the biggest clubs in the world attracting top DJs. There’s also a thriving beer garden scene, where you can sit and enjoy a tipple from a local brewery. If you’re going in summer, head to a park with a picnic and spend the day relaxing in the sun.
Arguably one of the hippest cities in the world, Berlin nightlife can also lay claim to being one of the most diverse across the globe too. Thumping techno beats play out among the city’s clubs 24 hours a day. But Berlin is also home to one of the world’s best opera and classical music scenes too. Beer is big, and there are plenty of traditional beer gardens to sip your favourite chilled brews.
This landlocked city also has some more unusual surprises up its sleeve, like Strandbar Mitte, a tropical beach bar complete with palm trees and a man-made beach looking out across Museum Island.
Prater Garten is Berlin’s older beer garden, serving up local beer in huge steins day and night. Located in Berlin’s nightlife district of Prenzlauer Berg, it’s the ideal spot to start or end your evening, with many more Berlin nightlife hotspots nearby. There’s seating for 600 under the shade of chestnut trees, and there’s an onsite restaurant serving up local snacks, from pretzels to schnitzel, if you’re feeling peckish.
If relaxing under the stars is your thing, find your way to one of Berlin’s open-air cinemas (known as Frieluftkinos). These pop up in parks and courtyards across the city during the balmy summer months. With space for 1,000, the open-air cinema at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz has a stunning backdrop of the city if your eyes wander from the screen.