Berlin Weather August Averages, Germany
What's the weather like in Berlin in August
Thanks to the warm temperatures and moderate rainfall, the end of summer and the month of August are a great time to visit Berlin. When in the capital city of Germany, you'll find plenty to do no matter your age or interests. The city appeals to singles, couples and families with various attractions, museums, sport venues and parks.
The days get slightly shorter this month, with nine hours of daylight, compared to July's 10 hours of daylight.
The average daily temperature sits around 18°C (about 64°F), a great temperature for being outside and seeing the sights. During the hottest parts of the day, the highs get up to 23°C (around 73°F), with just a little bit of humidity. Fortunately, neither the humidity or the heat are high enough to make your time outside uncomfortable. Your suitcase should still have warm-weather clothing like short-sleeve shirts, shorts and sandals.
You'll also want to bring along a light sweater or jacket, as the evening, nighttime and early morning lows can reach down to 13°C (about 55°F). The low temperatures may feel chilly or they may be a welcome change from the heat of the day. Either way, a tall mug of German beer or wine can warm you right up.
It's a good idea to pack the umbrella or have a waterpoof handy, with a 40 percent chance of rain each day. Nearly 62 mm of rain falls across the month, making this one of the rainiest months in the year behind June. You'll want to be sure to check the local forecast each day before you head out to know for sure what to expect in terms of precipitation. If the day is a wash-out weather-wise, head inside to a local museum or grab a bite to eat of delicious German fare.
Berlin Hotels for August
Berlin Marriot Hotel
Stylish yet relaxing, the Berlin Marriot Hotel is part of the famous Marriot family of properties. When you stay here, you can expect the same high-level of service you'd get at any Marriot hotel. All of the rooms have separate stone and tile bathrooms with luxurious walk-in showers. Other amenities include an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and on-site bar and restaurant to complete your August trip to Berlin.
Moevenpick Hotel Berlin
Boasting a convenient city-center location, the Moevenpick Hotel Berlin is a four-star property with plenty of extras. Hotel amenities include a glass-roofed restaurant, gym and sauna and an outdoor interior courtyard. The guest rooms all come with free Wi-Fi, satellite television, air conditioning, mini bar, safe and views of the courtyard, city or streets. Room choices include queen, king and single beds to fit singles, couples and families traveling together.
H10 Berlin Ku'damm
Housed in a historic building, the H10 Berlin Ku'damm mixes the old with the new, giving guests the best of both worlds. Room choices include everything from a single room to suites to large lofts. All the rooms come with comfy armchairs, writing desks, fridges, mini-bars and Wi-Fi. The loft apartments also come with additional amenities like kitchenettes, furnishings and daily cleaning services to make your stay complete.
Bars and Restaurants
Madami Mom's Vietnamese Kitchen
Madami Mom's Vietnamese Kitchen has two locations in Berlin and offers traditional Vietnamese food like pho, crispy duck and summer rolls. When you dine at Madamis, you'll be treated like an honored guest at mom's table. If you have special dietary needs, the menu includes vegetarian and gluten-free options of some of the dishes. You'll also get great value here with large portions for an excellent price.
With a fun setting, Burgermeister sits right under the railroad in between two busy streets in the middle of the city. The menu is no-frills, with just the basics like hamburgers, cheeseburgers, French fries and chili fries. It's also a good value, with two burgers and fries costing under 12 euros. This is a great place to people watch in the warmer months with the open air dining patio overlooking the streets.
Serving up traditional German fare, Marjellchen is a classy, yet still laid-back, establishment, perfect for enjoying a delicious meal. Along with the classics like dumplings and bratwurst, here you'll find some unusual dishes like beetroot soup, wild boar and smoked eel. Complement your meal with a perfectly-poured glass of local German beer or wine, or ask for your favorite cocktail from the full bar.
Things to do in Berlin in August
International Berliner Bierfestival
If you're visiting in August, be sure to make a stop at the International Berliner Bierfestival. Showcasing thousands of varieties of beer from over 60 participating countries, this festival is a great way to sample many of Germany's and the world's best beers. Nearly 800,000 visitors come out each year and enjoy time in the world's longest biergarden, as well as indulging in amazing German food to soak up some of that alcohol.
Palace of Tears
While it doesn't have a happy history, the Palace of Tears represents an important link in Berlin and Germany's history. The building was built in 1962 as Berlin's Friedrichstrae train station and acted as a crossing point from East to West Germany. Today, you can visit the structure and view films, photographs and other memorabilia from that tense time in history. It's easy to access via public transportation and worth a visit.
Located right on the River Spree in Berlin, Treptow Park is the starting point for boat trips up and down the river, where you can see the city from another perspective. The park also has a popular promenade with the restaurant Haus Zenner. The restaurant's outdoor terrace is popular in the warmer months. While in the park, you can see several bridges and visit the Soviet War Memorial in the center of the park.