- Flea Markets Galore
Ask any local what’s special about Sundays in Berlin and the first thing that’ll pop out of their mouth is most likely to be about flea markets. With regular supermarkets and shops closed (except for a few to save those last minute barbeque planners), flea markets on Sundays are like all-you-can-eat buffets. You can find anything and everything, from clothes and jewelry to furniture and bike parts, plus everything in between. Food is (of course) always in the mix, and you might find yourself trying something new and amazing you’ve never tried before. They usually take place outdoors and with nice weather (like the one we’re enjoying these days), you can really turn it into a full day experience. And since it’s Berlin we’re talking about, you can always count on a street artist or two to blow you away. It’s definitely a win-win!
Our favorites: Mauerpark, Arkonaplatz, Boxhagenerplatz
- Lakes on parks on canals
Ah, the water in Berlin. So much to explore, so little time! If you enjoy absorbing books and sunshine at the same time with a cold bottle of Radler to set you straight, you’ve come to the right place! Just place your bumm on a clean patch of grass that stretches for miles along the costs of Berlin’s epic waterways, lay back and enjoy. The rest of the world can wait. For those of you who prefer to move, you can rent a kayak or a stand up paddleboard and get a completely new view of Berlin.
Our favorites: Weissensee, Landwehrkanal, Reichstagsufer
- Brunch the day away
Sundays come after Saturdays. And for most Berliners, Saturdays are a spectacular combination of alcohol, dancing and a few things in between. With a prodding headache and a serious case of hangover laziness, making breakfast seems as appealing as climbing a mountain. In short, when hangover strikes, cooking is the last thing you want to do! Worry not my hangover friend, brunch is coming to the rescue! From eggs on avo toast to fruity pancakes and smoothie bowls, brunching in Berlin will make you smile like a kid in a candy store. Let’s just say that if you come to Berlin and don’t brunch on a Sunday you might as well skip the whole trip. It’s that good!
Our favorites: Commonground, Daluma, Factory Girl
- Then move on to a drink
Possibly the most day drinking friendly city you’ll come across, Berlin on a Sunday afternoon feels more like a Friday night (at least when it comes to alcohol consumption). You’ll find glasses of beers, wine and Aperol spritz decorating almost every table of every restaurant that serves them, and if you’re a fan of a nice relaxing drink in the sun, you’d be a fool not to join. Yet, unlike those Saturday sprawls, you’ll find that Berlin likes its drink classy on a Sunday, usually not going over on (maybe two) glasses. No need to overdo it, there’s still lots to do!
Our favorites: Pretty much any place that serves alcohol and still has free seating spots left
- Sing your heart out
Once that drink got you nice and relaxed and your confidence is at an all-time high, it’s time to put your public performance skills to the test! Yup, that means Bearpit Karaoke at Mauerpark! With hundreds of people cheering you on and an endless list of songs, it’s the best way to conquer your stage fear! You probably won’t see any of those people again anyway so what’s there to lose? But if you really don’t feel like exposing your secret talents, it’s worth listening to those who did. Either way, you won’t regret it.
Once you’re in Mauerpark you really can’t miss it, just follow the sound of the roars coming from the crowd.
Now go book that Berlin ticket and make sure you’re not leaving on Sunday morning!