Germans are committed travellers. But you already know that from meeting one on every bus, in every hostel, and on remote beaches everywhere. See, that’s the thing about Berlin -- no one leaves during the summer without a serious case of FOMO. Casual afternoon beers in the park can turn into impromptu raves, open-air festival hijinks, and catching the sunrise in some techno club’s garden very quickly. Here are some of the events that absolutely cannot be beat this summer:
Fusion Festival, Germany’s own Burning Man, takes place on an old military airfield outside Berlin. Aside from amazing DJs, expect campground ruckus, art, and a slew of vegetarian food trucks. Check the website for exact dates.
Spandau Citadel is the city’s most epic concert venue, a colossal open-air fortress. This year’s summertime series boasts acts like Beck with Band of Horses, Beirut, and the Pixies. Check the website for exact dates.
Berlin’s beloved art-techno-porn-queer party is ringing in its third year with a massive factory party. Entry is €16, but get a slick discount wearing a costume (€11) or better yet, just your birthday suit (€6).