‘Michael Schmidt Retrospective Photographs
1965-2014’, Moabit

Housed in a 19th-century former railway station, the permanent collection at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart boasts pieces by many big-name artists, including Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol. It also plays host to an impressive array of temporary exhibitions. On display until January is a retrospective of the work of Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt. Check out his series of street scenes captured in Kreuzberg and Wedding in the 1970s, which provide intimate insights into daily life in former West Berlin. 

Invalidenstrasse 50-51, 10557

Cafe am Neuen See, Tiergarten

This traditional beer garden in the heart of the Tiergarten dates back to 1896 and is a particularly serene destination in which to enjoy an ice-cold Weissbier on a sunny day. Its long tables and benches are set out on the banks of the Neuen See lake and shaded by tall linden trees that are strung with twinkling garland lights at night. 

Lichtensteinallee 2, 10787
+49 (0)30 2544 9321

Körnerpark, Neukölln

This well-proportioned park is one of the most idyllic locations to find respite when the city becomes oppressively hot. Hidden away in the depths of Neukölln, it’s a slice of Versailles-style opulence where manicured lawns are intersected by small streams and dotted with fountains and rose beds. Bring a picnic and don’t forget to check out the Galerie im Körnerpark, which is housed in the former orangery. 

Schierker Strasse 8, 12051 

Images: Matthias Völzke, Noshe StudioBerlin, Alamy. Cover image: Silvia Conde

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