SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Berlin Midsommer, Urban Spree, 4pm
Warm days, extended sunlight, smiling faces – yes, the signs of summer are already everywhere around. To celebrate the summer solstice in style, Berlin’s very own Nordic By Nature, a PR and music consulting agency with a Scandinavian focus, is joining forces with the embassies of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway and throwing – what else? – a free party.
As one of the most important holidays in Scandinavian culture, Midsommer is not a time for holding back; as such, the celebration will highlight all of the favourite traditions of our neighbours up north.
Treat your tastebuds to culinary delights like dumplings, vodka, coffee, and ice cream; enjoy a round of Kubb and play some tug-of-war; make your own flower wreath for dancing around the Maypole. And last but certainly not least, soak up the sweet tunes supplied by a smattering of Nordic musicians.
DJs Svenska Musikklubben, Linnea Palmestål, and Locker & Easy will set the mood, and Adna, Summer Heart, Ice Cream Cathedral, Blaue Blume, Sandra Kolstad, Rytmeklubben, and Pooma will entertain your ears until the early hours of the morning. Oh, and be sure not to miss the chance to win a trip to Gothenburg (see website for details)! Natalye Childress
Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, 10245, Berlin; 0 30 74 07 85 97; S+U: Warschauer Straße; admission: free.