The Waldbühne Berlin is a fantastic open-air stage in the Murellenschlucht valley close to the Olympiastadion of Berlin. More than 22,000 persons can attend concerts and other events there; the biggest outdoor stage I’ve ever seen. It was built in 1936 for the Olympic summer games following the design of a Greek theatre. The creation was initiated by Joseph Goebbels and the layout included a VIP box for Adolf Hitler. You can still today guess in which time it was built by looking at the artworks at the entrance gates.

Nevertheless it is a great place for concerts, even the Rolling Stones had an appearance there. I had to wait a bit longer for a chance to enjoy time at the Waldbühne: I wanted to see cabaret artist and singer Rainald Grebe, but the Corona pandemic postponed the show for two years. As Rainald Grebe got seriously ill in the meantime it was uncertain whether the show could happen – but it became a fantastic evening. After surviving heavy rain and the bizarre start-up phase with brass music, gymnastics and the choir of the psychologists of the Charité it became a great evening with Rainald Grebe and his friends like René Marik or Bodo Wartke. Hopefully not the last one!

If you want to get to the Waldbühne you can best take S-Bahn S3, S5 or S9 to Pichelsberg. From there it is a short walk to the stage. If you are to early consider climbing up the Glockenturm next to the entrance of the Waldbühne, it gives nice views on the Olympiastadion and the surroundings. At the Waldbühne you’ll find sufficient options for food and drinks. The only drawback is that you always have to climb many steps up if you choose a lower seat.

Waldbühne Berlin
Glockenturmstraße 1
14053 Berlin


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