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Berlin’s Best Places for Public Viewing of the FIFA World Cup

June 12th, 2014
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News from Berlin - As the 2014 FIFA World Cup starts off today at 10 PM (4 PM Eastern time), this list of best places for public viewings where the the matches will be presented throughout the event has been put together .


The Fanmeile (fan mile) at Brandenburger Tor can hold up to 100,000 football fans on the Straße des 17. Juni - the vast promenade in front of Berlin's famous landmark. Originally set up for the World Cup in 2006, the Fanmeile with its 60 m2 screen is a popular viewing spot and this year six additional large screens will be set up for viewers. Open a total of 13 days, the Fanmeile will also show live bands, DJs and host talkshows before and after the matches. Many stalls selling a variety of food and drink will be open during the matches. Entry is free.


For a more Brazilian beach feel, there is no better place to watch the games than at one of Berlin's many “beach bars”. BeachBerlin boasts a 2,300 m2 area of sand big enough for 1,000 fans. It will be open on match days throughout the World Cup, showing the games on two LED screens. Chill back on a deckchair with a cocktail or beer to hand as you watch the game surrounded by sand and palm trees. Tickets cost between €4 - €9 and can be booked online.

Prater beer garden

Berlin's oldest beer garden in Prenzlauer Berg has been serving beer under its many chestnut trees since 1837 and it is a great place to watch the World Cup games. With 600 seats, Prater will show all matches which start before midnight. A variety of German beers are on offer from Prater's own draught beer, wheat beers and the refreshing Berliner Weisse beer as well as typical beer garden food. There is no entry fee but reservations cannot be taken, so get there early to avoid disappointment.

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