Berlin's Inspirational Rooftop Bars and Clubs

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Berlin is a vibrant Mecca for night-time entertainment, where music meets dance underneath a canopy of stars. Add a delicious drink or two to the mix and you have the makings of some fabulous nights. The German capital city features an array of rooftop bars and clubs where you can party the night away. Experience Berlin’s phenomenal club scene, where brilliant music, stylish spaces and friendly fellow revellers will undoubtedly contribute to a fun and memorable holiday.

The Weekend Club plays house and techno music, a fabulous destination if you love to dance all night long. With its minimalist décor, fantastic city views and DJs from around the world, Weekend draws in plenty of fashionable patrons including tourists. The club operates on the 12th and 15th floors, surrounded by windows, as well the rooftop terrace of the Haus Des Reisens building. There you can party until the wee hours of the morning, and catch a glimpse of glorious Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) at dawn. Alexanderplatz 5, 10178 Berlin.

40 Seconds Bar, named for the number of seconds it takes to ride up the lift to the 8th floor, is a chic penthouse club in an Art Deco building in Potsdamer Platz. With subdued lighting and a futuristic ambiance, this lovely space consists of three lounges, a bar, restaurant and three balconies that provide a panoramic view. You can dance to electronic, house and R&B music; the best time to go clubbing here is on the weekends. Potsdamer Straße 58, 10785 Berlin.

Solar is a stylish, glass-enclosed lounge bar high up in the sky, accessible by a glass lift. The view of the city going up is amazing, but even better views await you in the bar itself. Glass walls give you a breathtaking panoramic view of Berlin, and as you sip on scrumptious cocktails, you can enjoy professional DJs from around Europe do their thing. Seductive music, comfortable seating and tasty food make this bar perfect for chilling. Stresemannstrasse 76, 10963 Berlin.

Soho House Berlin is a boutique hotel in the neighbourhood of Mitte, offering accommodation with high-class service to Soho House members and non-members. As a guest, you have the run of their sumptuous facilities including the Rooftop. This stunning rooftop lounge area features a heated pool, comfortable loungers and an indoor bar surrounded by open terraces. You can unwind by the pool in comfortable loungewear until sunrise, then descend to your room and collapse onto your luxurious bed for a good day’s sleep. Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin

Part of the allure of Berlin’s colourful clubs and bars is the city’s lively music scene, with a slew of avant-garde artists constantly pushing the envelope. Like the residents of Berlin, its musicians are an eclectic and diverse bunch, and the music they create range from techno, jazz and reggae to rock, rap and folk. Since 2010, the city has organized Berlin Music Week, a music festival held in September that embraces all types of musical genres and exposes fans to all of them. The 2010 line up included Fatboy Slim, Robyn and Berlin-based performance artist Peaches.

Being able to purchase affordable flights to Berlin will most assuredly put you in a good frame of mind for your Berlin holiday, and you have many chances to do so. Two major airports, Tegel (Tegel vacation rentals | Tegel travel guide) and Schönefeld, service the city, and several low-cost carriers operate out of them. Air Berlin, who has a hub at Tegel Airport, and Lufthansa – Germany’s largest airline – often provide special fare offers to Tegel from different cities, including London. Budget carriers Germanwings, owned by Lufthansa, and easyJet operate out of Schönefeld Airport.

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