Owning a dog in Berlin is no walk in the park (even when it’s exactly that)! Berlin is a big city and therefore can sometimes appear daunting for dog owners at first glance. The key to a happy dog and happy owner is knowing where you can go together for the best dog-friendly locations in Berlin. Briana, Quigley and I have good news: Berlin is an incredibly dog-friendly city! With an estimated 100,000+ pet dogs living in the German capital, there are plenty of things to do with your dog in Berlin (including many that won’t cost you a dime). Here are our Top 5 dog-friendly places in Berlin. If you'd like to discover more dog-friendly places in Berlin, no problem: Briana, Quigley and I are publishing a Dog-friendly Berlin-Guide soon. Here is a link to preorder the guide:
With its spectacular location, the Monkey Bar is a true gem amongst Berlin’s rooftop bars. This bar sits right on top of the 25hours Hotel, which is part of the extraordinary “BIKINI” building ensemble, home of boutique shopping. If you manage to snag a seat in this bar hotspot overlooking the Berlin zoo, don’t be surprised if your pet makes friends with your fellow monkey-watchers! Many visitors have said that dog spotting is one of their favourite Monkey Bar activities.
Budapester Straße 40, 10787 Berlin, www.25hours-hotels.com, Station: U2, U9, S3, S5, S7, S9 Zoologischer Garten, Daily 12:00–2:00, pic by Briana Moore
In this Berlin beer-wonderland, you can find a wide, ever-changing selection of craft beer, plus an exceptional food menu. In summer, soak up the sunshine in their beer garden, or order one of their custom picnics to-go! BRLO encourages dog-owners to bring their pets to enjoy the “dog beer garden” accompanied by plenty of water bowls. This dog-friendly spot may even feature your pet on their adorable 'Dogs of BRLO' Instagram account.
Schöneberger Str. 16, 10963 Berlin, www.brlo-brwhouse.de, Station: U1, U2, U3 Gleisdreieck, Tue–Fr from 17:00, Sat–Sun from 12:00, pic by Briana Moore
Dog-friendly Muted Horn
This next Berlin, dog-friendly spot is a craft beer bar featuring Berlin‘s best tap list with 22 beers, 2 on Nitro, and an ever-expanding bottle list. While no food is sold here, guests are encouraged to order deliveries or pick up food from neighbouring establishments. For added fun, there is a range of board games that visitors can play. Dogs are allowed both inside and out and the bartenders often leave their post to give your furry friend a bit of love.
Flughafenstraße 49, 12053 Berlin, www.themutedhorn.com, Station: U8 Boddingstraße, Mon–Thu 17:00–2:00, Fr 17:00–3:00, Sat 15:00–3:00, Sun 15:00–2:00
Dog-friendly history walk in Berlin
This memorial runs either side of the former frontier strip of the Berlin wall for 1.4 km at the historic Bernauer Straße site. The important area became a symbol of Berlin‘s division upon the Wall‘s construction on August 13, 1961. Visiting this memorial is a must for any visitor and it will comfort you to know that your dog can walk along with you.
Berliner Mauer Gedenkstätte, Bernauer Straße 111, 13355 Berlin, berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de, Station: U8 Bernauer Straße, daily 8:00–22:00
Dog-friendly café in Berlin
Here you will find one of the best brunches in the city! This dog-friendly spot has a farmhouse charm and a breeze of California, it is woody and rustic, filled to the brim with plants. Be sure to leave room for the cheesecake! The space is tight, so large dogs may not always be comfortable, but pets of all sizes are always welcome.
Roamers, Pannierstraße 64, 12043 Berlin, roamersberlin.tumblr.com, Station: U8, U7 Hermannplatz, Tue–Fr 9:30–19:00, Sat–Sun 10:00–19:00
If you want to find more hidden gems of Berlin, check out my folding maps BertaBerlin and QueerBerlin. They are available in well-chosen locations all over Charlottenburg, Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin and online. But for those of you, who want to stay up to date, feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK or register for my NEWSLETTER BertaNews.
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Quigley is a terrier, rescued from the USA. As a travel ambassadog, his warm personality brings joy to people around the world; both in-person and through his wildly popular Instagram account travelswithquigley.