Why a trip to Berlin should be in your plans this summer


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Planning on traveling through Europe this summer? If so, make sure that Berlin is on your itinerary, as there is much that the German capital has to offer the intrepid traveler. From a thriving hipster scene to cultural and historical landmarks that were central to many major geopolitical events in the 20th century, this city is a can’t miss destinations.

Best of all, Berlin is ideal for a trip to Europe due to the number of engaging events and festivals that are held here throughout the summer. Why should your travels to Europe start with a trip to Berlin? The following events are virtually guaranteed to get your journey off to cracking start, that’s why!

Let’s explore them below…

Take in some world class jazz at Bergmannstraßenfest

Enjoy grooving to some of the finest music in the world? If so, attending Bergmannstraßenfest will prove to be a wise choice. With over 50 acts from around the world, plus children’s performers, food stands preparing all sorts of international cuisine and numerous crafts and works of art for sale, there is no better festival to visit in Late June than this gem.

Learn about the latest fashion trends at Berlin Fashion Week

Milan and Miami have a new companion in the art world, as Berlin’s Fashion Week has been growing in profile over the past few years. At this semi-annual event, styles for the opposing season are profiled as picture perfect models show them off as they strut down the runway.

While many internationally renowned designers are out in force at this show, Berlin has a great deal of hometown representation as well, as more than 3,500 companies power this city’s fashion industry, a number which is only growing as creatives continue to flood into this capital of innovation each year.

Can’t make Oktoberfest? Berlin has a beer festival of its own in August!

Many people aspire to attend Oktoberfest, but cannot due to scheduling conflict, or they might balk at the ridiculous cost of airfare to Germany during the run of Munich’s most famous festival in mid-September.

On both counts, Berlin has a solution, as it has a beer fest of its own in August, and while air tickets are still pricey in summer when one endeavors to fly to Europe, they are lower than the ludicrous fares that are charged during September.

Recognized by Guinness as having the longest beer garden in the world, and with over 2,400 different types of beer from 340 distinct breweries in 87 countries being on offer, lovers of a good brew will quickly forget about not attending that other famous festival.

Take in some of the best music acts in the world at Lollapalooza Festival Europe

Does summer mean attending outdoor rock festivals to you? If this describes you perfectly, then landing here to go to Lollapalooza Festival Europe in early September will provide with the perfect means of bidding another epic warm season farewell.

Confirmed acts for the 2015 edition of the show include Chvrches, Bastille, and Fatboy Slim among others, so book your tickets ASAP and get ready for the weekend of a lifetime.

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