Berlin named one of Top 5 Urban Beaches

The members and editors at VirtualTourist.com have curated the
Top 5 Urban Beaches.”

While Berlin is noted for its art scene and nightlife, it has never been famous
for its beaches. The term widely used
in Berlin is “beach bar,” and they’ve been popping up along the Spree River
since 2002.

While these are not necessarily city-created urban beaches, we can’t
discount them as part of the phenomena, especially since there are almost
thirty of them in the summer! The first documented “beach bar” was Strandbar
Mitte, which is still open today, conveniently located across from Museum
Island.

Another popular spot is Oststrand, the city’s largest urban beach,
where visitors can also relax on the deck of an anchored ship along the river
bank. Oststrand is located near the former Berlin Wall and the East Side
Gallery, so a sight-seeing trip could easily turn into a beach day here.

Near
the central station and the government district, there is Capital Beach, so all
the various sectors of the city have their own beach bar. In general, Berlin’s
beach bars are open from April to September, with Strandbar Mitte and Oststrand
opening as early as 10 am daily.

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