The weather has been absolutely crazy in Berlin for the last couple of weeks, hitting the 30s most of the time. My Irish body is certainly not made for those kind of temperatures! My sister and her boyfriend came and visited this month and after four days of walking around in this crazy heat, we decided to take the weight off our feet and go rowing.
Tiergarten can be found in the western side of Berlin, and is perhaps the city’s best known park. Those who pass there at any time of the day and week will find people relaxing, having a picnic, cycling, jogging and enjoying a whole range of other activities. We walked for about 15 minutes to get to our destination. These are some snaps I took along the way.
The rowing boats are situated at the small lake of Neuer See. Even if you are not interested in rowing, it is a nice place to go and chill out for a bit. Pizza and drinks can be enjoyed at Cafe am Neuen See, even if they are on the pricey side.
There was a bit of a queue waiting for the boats when we arrived, so we ended up waiting about thirty minutes. The boat costs just €10 per hour no matter if there is just one or four people inside it. One hour is enough time to cover the lake and to spend some times just floating, but I am sure the time can be extended if you ask the staff in charge.
Rowing in Tiergarten is an excellent way to spend a few sunny hours in Berlin. The price is a bargain and the bobbing of the lake is the perfect setting for relaxation. Give it a try sometime and see for yourself!