Berlin is not Barcelona, Miami or Rio. Throughout the year, we miss the beaches and the weather is horrible. All of our outdoor activities must be pressured into one or two lucky summer weeks per year.
But Berliners are savvy and know how to make the most of their city. One way of pretending to live near a beach with a big promenade – where you can idly watch people passing by, sip on cold beverages and listen to busker music over a romantic sunset – is to sit on the bridges over the canal and the Spree river. With more than 1500 bridges to choose from, there’s water for every one.
Every neighborhood has their own special bridge. The Admiralbrücke in Kreuzberg or the Modersohnbrücke in Friedrichshain. Ohlauer Brücke in Kreuzberg / Neukölln is also an established hangout for the Kiez. In summer, these bridges are our Berlin Rivieria – and we’re in love with it.