What's the weather like in Berlin in July
Berlin has a very active sport and fitness scene, having played host to numerous world sporting events like the Summer Olympics and FIFA World Cup. The city is also the site of BMX, beach volleyball and many other athletic events and championships. July is a great month to get out and enjoy outdoor active pursuits, with fantastic temperatures and moderate rainfall.
The average daily temperature for this part of Western Europe reaches its highest for the year, topping out at 18°C (about 64°F). It shares the title of hottest month with August, which both have the same average and high temperatures. Oddly enough, the temperatures are warmer in the city than in the very close town of Grunheide due to the warming effects of the urban setting. The buildings, roads and other structures create an insulating effect that keeps Berlin warmer than the surrounding areas.
In the evening and early morning hours, the lows drop to 13°C (about 55°F), offering a respite from the heat of the day. Depending on your tolerance for the cold, you might still want a light jacket or sweater if you'll be out and about during these colder times of the day. The highs for this time of the year get up to 23°C (around 73°F), near perfect temperatures. The humidity also increases at this time of the year, but thankfully stays within a comfortable range.
The days stay long this month, with over 10 hours of sunshine each day.
Compared to the July's rainfall, amounts decrease this month, down to 45 mm. That amount comes over 14 days, so you'll probably have more rainy days than you'll have dry days during the month. The chance of rain on any given day is 40 percent, so have that umbrella handy and check the local forecast before you head out each day.
Berlin Hotels for July
Located in the newly-created city center, the Hyatt Berlin provides guests with five-star accommodations and plenty of amenities. When you stay here, you'll be treated to the same level of service you'd expect at any Hyatt property. Amenities include several on-site restaurants and bars, 24-hour room service, indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and summer terrace to enjoy the July warmth. You can choose from a standard room or opt for one of the larger suites.
With 77 rooms, the Hotel Q! in the heart of Berlin is a boutique hotel with numerous extras. All of the rooms are decorated in neutral and clean tones of white, gray and black, creating a sleek and simple atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a long day sightseeing. You can choose from several different room configurations including the Economy, Standard with shower, Standard with bath, Studio and Penthouse.
Hotel nhow Berlin
An ideal place for budget-minded travelers, the Hotel nhow Berlin offers clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. The hotel exudes a futuristic and hip vibe with décor designed by a New Yorker and featuring bright pink accents. Other cool amenities include a two-story gym and fitness center, restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace, Nintendo Wiis in every room and even on-site music studio and recording booths.
Bars and Restaurants
Zsa Zsa Burger
Bringing a taste of American cuisine right to the capital of Germany, Zsa Zsa Burger has a varied menu of specialty burgers. Popular choices include the Breakfast Burger with fried egg and bacon, the Hangover Burger with cheddar, bacon and a side shot of vodka, and the Kentucky Burger, marinated in bourbon with Swiss cheese and roasted red peppers. You can also get soups, salads, chicken wings and desserts if burgers aren't your thing.
The light and bright dining room at Restaurant Jolly invites guests to sit back and enjoy a delicious meal of Asian specialties. The restaurant has an outdoor terrace that overlooks the Pergamon Museum, perfect for enjoying the warmer summer months in Berlin. You can also enjoy seeing the chef prepare your meal in the open kitchen. Menu specialties include Peking duck, avocado papaya salad, red curry and dim sum.
Saigon and More
Another great choice for Asian cuisine in Berlin, Saigon and More sits just south of the Tiergarten and near other well-known sites. The restaurant allows you to bring your own wine, or the wait staff can recommend a favorite to complement your meal. The extensive menu includes everything from noodle dishes to rice meals. Crowd favorites include the pho, rice curry, spring rolls and duck entrée.
Things to do in Berlin in July
East Side Gallery
At the East Side Gallery, visitors can have a personal glimpse of the mural paintings crafted by people around the globe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The 1.3 km stretch of painted walls symbolize the freedom and reconciliation of the city's people and is a great way to spend the afternoon. Over 100 murals are available for viewing anytime during the day and you can also book guided tours to learn more about the history.
For a taste of America right in Germany, check out the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Volkfest, or German American Fest if you're a Yankee. It's a popular festival that offers a mix of carnival rides, cotton candy, hot dogs, Yankee beers and other decidedly-American features like cheerleaders and country music. This event is a hit for the entire family and includes a little something for everyone during the month of July.
Fun for the young and the young at heart, the Berlin Zoo has one of the most diverse collection of animals in the world. Over 17,000 animals call the zoo home including penguins, polar bears, elephants, sea lions, rhinos, capybaras and zebras. Along with seeing the animals in their habitats, you can attend feedings throughout the day for gorillas, monkeys, pelicans and large cats. The zoo also has several cafes and gift shops.