BERLINOSCOPES

What does Berlin have in store for its denizens this summer? We summoned the stars for guidance and received a hot tip for each sign in the Zodiac — pointing you to the most exciting spots around town for basking in the holiday heat. We’ll leave the rest up to you.

Text by Estelle Tycho / Illustrations by Lee Chapdaniel

 
 
  Cancer (June 21 - July 22)   Showing off at the crowded public pool is so last season. Berliners’ current status item is the brand new summer bible, Take Me to the Lakes. And who if not the water sign Cancer knows exactly where to find a perfect lakeside nook? This summer, opt for Blauer See, a tiny hidden gem where the water changes from light blue to the deepest turquoise in no time — just like the waves of a Cancerian’s mood.    Blauer See, 15754 Heidesee, Brandenburg    Take Me to the Lakes - The Berlin Edition (The Gentle Temper, 2017) – takemetothelakes.com       

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Showing off at the crowded public pool is so last season. Berliners’ current status item is the brand new summer bible, Take Me to the Lakes. And who if not the water sign Cancer knows exactly where to find a perfect lakeside nook? This summer, opt for Blauer See, a tiny hidden gem where the water changes from light blue to the deepest turquoise in no time — just like the waves of a Cancerian’s mood.
 
Blauer See, 15754 Heidesee, Brandenburg

Take Me to the Lakes - The Berlin Edition (The Gentle Temper, 2017) – takemetothelakes.com

 

 

  Leo (July 23 - August 22)   Usually an energetic morning person, a trendy brunch reflects your flashy Leo nature just right. Armed with a creative mind, Leos are often spotted Instagramming their meals — and nearly everything else — as virtual proof of their exciting lives. Stay ahead of the pack this summer at Das Brunch and The Future Breakfast, leaders of the pop-up brunch herd.    Das Brunch, times, locations, and dates vary – facebook.com/dasbrunch     The Future Breakfast, times, locations, and dates vary – facebook.com/thefuturebreakfast    

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Usually an energetic morning person, a trendy brunch reflects your flashy Leo nature just right. Armed with a creative mind, Leos are often spotted Instagramming their meals — and nearly everything else — as virtual proof of their exciting lives. Stay ahead of the pack this summer at Das Brunch and The Future Breakfast, leaders of the pop-up brunch herd.
 
Das Brunch, times, locations, and dates vary – facebook.com/dasbrunch


The Future Breakfast, times, locations, and dates vary – facebook.com/thefuturebreakfast

 

  Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)    Being ahead of the curve is a natural state of mind for any Sagittarius, and the rugged terrain of Berlin’s art scene is the perfect environment to keep you inspired. JohnenPrivat, a private collection that opened in spring 2017, is the right place for philosophically-leaning Sagittarians to commence a summer tour d’art. While everyone else bathes in the sunshine, you'll be found basking in chilled white spaces.    JohnenPrivat, Marienstraße 10, 10117 Berlin-Mitte – johnenprivat.de

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)


Being ahead of the curve is a natural state of mind for any Sagittarius, and the rugged terrain of Berlin’s art scene is the perfect environment to keep you inspired. JohnenPrivat, a private collection that opened in spring 2017, is the right place for philosophically-leaning Sagittarians to commence a summer tour d’art. While everyone else bathes in the sunshine, you'll be found basking in chilled white spaces.
 
JohnenPrivat, Marienstraße 10, 10117 Berlin-Mitte – johnenprivat.de

 
  Aries (March 21 - April 19)   We all know that summer’s heat is best enjoyed with a cold beer. You’re the embodiment of determination, Aries, and it’s not enough for you to simply sip on a hand-crafted lager among friends — the first taste will spark the urge to start your own venture this summer. Mars, the planet of energy, points to Neukölln’s beer paradise, Lager Lager. A newbie you’ll want to keep an eye on: Motel Beer.    Lager Lager, Pflügerstraße 68, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln – lagerlagerberlin.de     Motel Beer – motelbeer.com       

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

We all know that summer’s heat is best enjoyed with a cold beer. You’re the embodiment of determination, Aries, and it’s not enough for you to simply sip on a hand-crafted lager among friends — the first taste will spark the urge to start your own venture this summer. Mars, the planet of energy, points to Neukölln’s beer paradise, Lager Lager. A newbie you’ll want to keep an eye on: Motel Beer.
 
Lager Lager, Pflügerstraße 68, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln – lagerlagerberlin.de


Motel Beer – motelbeer.com

 

 

  Virgo (August 23 - September 22)   As a Virgo, you’re known for your commitment to health and wellbeing, but this summer you’ll take your love for all things organic to the next level — flocking to natural wine bars like Drink Naked or Wild Things. Well-spoken and willing to share, you may even find yourself writing about this newfound passion through enthusiastic online reviews and detailed social media posts.    Drink Naked, Linienstraße 114, 10115 Berlin-Mitte – drinknaked.de     Wild Things, Weserstraße 172, 12045 Berlin-Neukölln – wildthingsberlin.de      

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

As a Virgo, you’re known for your commitment to health and wellbeing, but this summer you’ll take your love for all things organic to the next level — flocking to natural wine bars like Drink Naked or Wild Things. Well-spoken and willing to share, you may even find yourself writing about this newfound passion through enthusiastic online reviews and detailed social media posts.
 
Drink Naked, Linienstraße 114, 10115 Berlin-Mitte – drinknaked.de


Wild Things, Weserstraße 172, 12045 Berlin-Neukölln – wildthingsberlin.de
 

 

  Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)   The contemporary coffee perfectionism popping up all over Berlin was probably spearheaded by a Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn — the planet of discipline. While others might fail to remember how many grams of which rare, single-origin Ethiopian beans make the ideal Americano, you have got it down to a fine art. Look to Bonanza Coffee this summer, where your high expectations will be met, if not exceeded.      Bonanza Coffee, Oderberger Straße 35, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauerberg & Adalbertstraße 70, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg — bonanzacoffee.de

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

The contemporary coffee perfectionism popping up all over Berlin was probably spearheaded by a Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn — the planet of discipline. While others might fail to remember how many grams of which rare, single-origin Ethiopian beans make the ideal Americano, you have got it down to a fine art. Look to Bonanza Coffee this summer, where your high expectations will be met, if not exceeded.
 
Bonanza Coffee, Oderberger Straße 35, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauerberg & Adalbertstraße 70, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg — bonanzacoffee.de

 
  Taurus (April 20 - May 20)   Any bull is up for a good fight — even if it’s just with themselves. Sometimes Taureans’ positive dedication can slide into stubbornness all too easily. What helps is a holistic approach to syncing body and mind — best obtained with a visit to Chimosa, where yoga and boxing go hand in hand. Feeling grounded again, you’ll be back on track to achieving your goal: to be the best — at everything.    Chimosa, Linienstraße 127, 10115 Berlin-Mitte – chimosa.de             

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Any bull is up for a good fight — even if it’s just with themselves. Sometimes Taureans’ positive dedication can slide into stubbornness all too easily. What helps is a holistic approach to syncing body and mind — best obtained with a visit to Chimosa, where yoga and boxing go hand in hand. Feeling grounded again, you’ll be back on track to achieving your goal: to be the best — at everything.
 
Chimosa, Linienstraße 127, 10115 Berlin-Mitte – chimosa.de

 

 

 

 

  Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)   A fast-approaching deadline and the dead-of-summer heat threaten your inner peace as a Scorpio. To keep it intact, take heed of Pluto, the dwarf planet of regeneration and transformation, and join the emerging trend of “co-working in the countryside” by booking a time slot at Coconat — a newly opened space in Berlin’s hinterland. Surrender to the serenity of nature as you work the day away.    Coconat, Klein Glien 25, 14806 Bad Belzig – coconat-space.com          

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

A fast-approaching deadline and the dead-of-summer heat threaten your inner peace as a Scorpio. To keep it intact, take heed of Pluto, the dwarf planet of regeneration and transformation, and join the emerging trend of “co-working in the countryside” by booking a time slot at Coconat — a newly opened space in Berlin’s hinterland. Surrender to the serenity of nature as you work the day away.
 
Coconat, Klein Glien 25, 14806 Bad Belzig – coconat-space.com

 

 

 

  Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)   Ruled by Uranus, the planet of originality, the water sign will find a perfect summer sanctuary at Berlin’s first vertical farm-to-table restaurant, Good Bank — where homegrown greens tickle the taste buds. Figuring out how you can adopt this method at home will help you progressive Aquarians get one step closer to your life’s true calling: total freedom and independence.    Good Bank, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 5, 10178 Berlin-Mitte – good-bank.de

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Ruled by Uranus, the planet of originality, the water sign will find a perfect summer sanctuary at Berlin’s first vertical farm-to-table restaurant, Good Bank — where homegrown greens tickle the taste buds. Figuring out how you can adopt this method at home will help you progressive Aquarians get one step closer to your life’s true calling: total freedom and independence.
 
Good Bank, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 5, 10178 Berlin-Mitte – good-bank.de

 
  Gemini (May 21 - June 20)   Forever seeking new friends and adventurous experiences, you’re pretty comfortable in the spotlight, Gemini. This summer, don’t let your restlessness get the best of you — channel your energy into open air all-nighters at clubs like ://about blank. As the sun and moon sail across the sky, you’ll breathe in the fresh air with new friends — remembering that just like your fellow Gemini Kanye West, you can do anything.    ://about blank, Markgrafendamm 24c, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain – aboutblank.li            

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Forever seeking new friends and adventurous experiences, you’re pretty comfortable in the spotlight, Gemini. This summer, don’t let your restlessness get the best of you — channel your energy into open air all-nighters at clubs like ://about blank. As the sun and moon sail across the sky, you’ll breathe in the fresh air with new friends — remembering that just like your fellow Gemini Kanye West, you can do anything.
 
://about blank, Markgrafendamm 24c, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain – aboutblank.li
 

 

 

 

 Libra (September 23 - October 22)  Through the summer Berlin turns into an open-air festival nearly every afternoon, and Librans naturally seek out as many rays as possible. Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and love, you’ll do well to spend afternoons at beer gardens such as BRLO and Birgit & Bier, who merge trend and tradition just the way you like it.   BRLO Biergarten, Schöneberger Straße 16, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg – brlo.de   Birgit & Bier, Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg – birgit.berlin     

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Through the summer Berlin turns into an open-air festival nearly every afternoon, and Librans naturally seek out as many rays as possible. Ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and love, you’ll do well to spend afternoons at beer gardens such as BRLO and Birgit & Bier, who merge trend and tradition just the way you like it.
 
BRLO Biergarten, Schöneberger Straße 16, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg – brlo.de


Birgit & Bier, Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg – birgit.berlin
 

 

  Pisces (February 19 - March 20)   Having your Berlin squad around you is no longer enough, compassionate Pisces. This season, it's all about belonging to a community. As a water sign, you'll find the perfect setting to freely float from one person to the next at the inner-city slice of paradise: Insel der Jugend. With events taking place every weekend, there are communal summer vibes to be found all around.   Insel der Jugend, 12435 Berlin-Alt Treptow – inselberlin.de

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Having your Berlin squad around you is no longer enough, compassionate Pisces. This season, it's all about belonging to a community. As a water sign, you'll find the perfect setting to freely float from one person to the next at the inner-city slice of paradise: Insel der Jugend. With events taking place every weekend, there are communal summer vibes to be found all around.

Insel der Jugend, 12435 Berlin-Alt Treptow – inselberlin.de