Even though Berlin is not by the sea, there are sometimes places here where you wouldn't think you were in the capital. From east to west, there are plenty of inviting terraces and numerous secluded beer gardens that invite you to toast the opening of the outdoor gastronomy with a glass of wine or beer.
Cool drinks and cocktails taste twice as good outdoors anyway. Discover our personal top 10 beer gardens and terraces in Berlin here. And if you would like to feel (almost) like you're at the seaside for once, we also recommend Berlin's most beautiful waterfront restaurants. Being here is wonderful!
The terraces of our favourite restaurants are very popular, so you may need to make a reservation. Please inform yourself about the hygiene measures and possibly deviating opening hours of the respective place before visiting.
Finally, the impressive halls of Clärchens Ballhaus have reopened with new owners. The secluded beer garden in particular has been living through quite some parties and now once again invites you to long summer nights. The restaurant offers modern Berlin cuisine and cool drinks - for example, how about a "Weiße mit Schuss" (A local beer with a shot)?
Auguststraße 24 | 10117
A pretty old half-timbered house, a canal right next door, and wonderful food and fine wines to go with it. The Rutz Zollhaus in Kreuzberg district convinces with the combination of its excellent wine selection and wonderfully prepared dishes. You won't want to leave the terrace either.
Carl-Herz-Ufer 30 | 10961
Where trams once used to shunt, you can now find delicious regional food. Even if the Heiligensee tram depot is a bit far off: The picturesque courtyard terrace is already worth the journey. The same goes for the fresh, refined cuisine with specialities from the region.
Alt-Heiligensee 73-75 | 13503 Berlin-Heiligensee
Yes, there is such a thing: a beer garden where the focus is not on sausages, kassler or steak but on vegetables - and, of course, the many different beers that flow from the taps here. Whether Pale Ale, Light or Porter - all beers are home-brewed at the Brlo Brewhouse. In the beer garden at Gleisdreieck you can also sit beautifully in a stylish setting between overseas containers.
Schöneberger Straße 16 | 10963
Not far from the City West near Ku'Damm is this idyllic gem. The beer garden at Herthasee has a picturesque garden. There is fresh beer, a wide selection of drinks and delicious tarte flambée or, optionally, a homemade piece of cake with your coffee. A perfect place when the city gets too much but you don't have the time to go far.
Biergarten am Herthasee
Bismarckallee 23 | 14193
From the tables of the cosy beer garden in the middle of the Tiergarten, you can watch the waiting excursion steamers at the sluice while feasting on the varied menu. The Schleusenkrug has been a popular place for Berliners to enjoy the summer for 50 years - a true Berlin classic.
Müller-Breslau-Straße 15 | 10623
After a walk along the Schlachtensee, a stop in the beer garden of the Fischerhütte is basically a must-do. Here you can sit directly at the lake with home-style cooking and a freshly tapped beer. A wonderful place to squint in the sun and let your soul dangle.
Fischerhütte am Schlachtensee
Fischerhüttenstraße 136 | 14163
The Zollpackhof has been a popular destination for several hundred years. In the beautiful spacious beer garden you sit in the shade of a lush chestnut tree or optionally in the sun. Self-service with a view on both the Spree and the Federal Chancellery.
Zollpackhof Restaurant & Biergarten
Elisabeth-Abegg-Str. 1 | 10557
The boathouse Stella at Lietzensee probably has one of the most beautiful terraces in Berlin. You can sit with coffee and cake or a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful view of the park and its lake directly above the water. It's hard to believe that you're in the middle of Charlottenburg - if you couldn't see the famous radio tower from afar.
Bootshaus Stella am Lietzensee
Witzlebenplatz 1 | 14057
Probably the cosiest public transport bus in Berlin can be found at Café Pförtner. And what bus has such a beautiful front garden? It's lush and green, and you can sit in the shade of the old brick building of a porter's lodge. A very unique and charming place.
Uferstraße 8-11 | 13357
The Mutter Fourage is a real oasis near the Wannsee. In the garden of the courtyard café, amidst colourfully planted flower tubs, it feels like sitting in an oasis far away from the big city - a little like when you were at grandma's in the garden. The delicious cakes, quiches and seasonally changing dishes are also lovingly prepared - and taste like it.
Chausseestraße 15a | 14109
It's not just the fine Italian food at Il Calice that makes you think you're in the middle of a Roman piazza. The wonderful terrace under generous chestnut trees invites you to savour the food, the wine and the life all around. La Dolce Vita directly in Berlin.
Walter-Benjamin-Platz 4 | 10629