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.

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  2. very nice pictures and motives! Here some other bridges worth to explore when doing bridge-hopping in Berlin:
    – you might wanna check out Glienicker Brücke – historical highlight and way too underestimated by berliners! That’s the place where german “James Bond” guys were exchanged between west and east germany.
    – Monumentenbrücke in Schöneberg: Go there when you wanna enjoy fireworks
    – Hafenbrücke in Tegel: Berlin does not only have more bridges than Venice – it is even known for its highest density of boats in whole Europe! Yes, thats true – so go to Tegel, check out the old harbour from the bridge – once you’re there, you might want to take a look at the project “Ufa fabrik”:
    – and about 960 other bridges…


    1. hey justhis. thanks for adding more places to the list. instead of tegel you have to put tempelhof in at the last point and than it´s perfect. cheers

  3. I prefer bridges to beaches any day. and i’m from tel aviv, so this is not trivial at all. i<3 this post.

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