If you are lucky enough to be in Berlin, you already know that you are in one of the coolest, most diverse cities in the world- kudos. The options are limitless: traipse through the world-class art studios, sample the city’s gourmet eateries, enjoy a couple of glasses of beer, and by night party your way through Europe’s top nightclubs.
Do you want to know a secret though? You won’t find the best things in Berlin between 4 walls; go outside and discover what this incredible city has to offer al fresco style.
Mountmitte Adventure Park
Get active and move around inside this surrealist aerial adventure park; seemingly straight out of a Salvador Dali painting, I promise you haven’t seen anything like this before. Mountmitte is an attraction that is wonderfully unique and oh-so-Berlin.
Mountmitte is the sort of place that kids and grown-ups will enjoy in equal measures. The dreamlike setting in which cars fly and giant tires and canoes hang suspended from the air is guaranteed to fire up the imagination of anyone who walks through the gates.
The whole park is, in essence, a giant aerial construction kitted out with bridges, platforms, stepping stones and swings that you can climb around on and explore. If you’re feeling a little more on the daring side, make sure to check out the giant swing (not for the faint hearted!).
Mountmitte is very safe, even for children (but they must be over 130cm to enter the park), you’ll be wearing a safety harness while you climb so no chance of fall
ing off. The park is open from March through until October, and they offer discounts for families and groups- the perfect activity for stags, group holidays, quirky dates, and family outings.
Airsoft is a brilliant exercise to try out during your time in Berlin, regardless of whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or a total newbie.
Airsoft is a realistic military simulation game that uses replicas of real-world weapons and fires hard plastic BBs as ammunition. Players are involved in mock combat scenarios, where the goal is to eliminate players on the other team by shooting them.
Berlin has an active goog gun airsoft community that meets regularly and hosts activities. They welcome newbies, especially foreign travelers, and everybody speaks English so no need to worry about a language barrier. You’ll find the group and the grounds at the KSK-Berlin.
Playing airsoft has so many perks: it gets your blood pumping, it’s exciting and unpredictable, and the best thing about doing it in a new place is that it helps you create friendships and bonds with your teammates.
Open Air Cinema
Sitting in a cinema theater in Berlin is not all that different to one in Seattle, or Tokyo, but an open-air cinema is something heaps more exciting.
Cinema is a big part of Berlin’s culture, whose artistic soul is present just about everywhere you look. Going to visit the open-air cinema and enjoying a film is not only an extraordinary (and these days, pretty uncommon) experience, but it’s also a cool way to appreciate and pay homage to the culture of the city that you’re visiting.
There’s plenty of open-air cinemas to choose from, especially during the summer months when they pop up everywhere from parks to old warehouses. Friedrichshain is a favorite amongst Berliners, but if you want something really out there, you should head over to Potsdamer Platz, where you’ll be treated to a beautiful view of Berlin as well.
Guest Blog By: Vicki Clain
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