We were in Berlin for the annual BERLIN BEER FESTIVAL held every year late July/early August ,but if the racing is on at either HOPPEGARTEN or MARIENDORF we will have a day a the race's.
As the racing was on for 4 day's Thursday to Sunday we chose to go the 1st & 3rd day and on both day's had a fantastic time,getting a couple of winner's each at the harness racing and gaving a really good time,a few beer's and some nice currywurst meal's, just superb.
The crowds were not to big,not sure but we may have been the only English there on the Thursday but come the Saturday there were definitely some English there.
The race course is very nice,the main big stand very impressive in deed,look's practically new and certainly look's like it could accommodate alot of spectators on ythe big race day's.
The area itself is worth a visit,gas a old village feel to it and your only a short ubahn stopmiff TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT ,which is a piece of German history.
Getting drink and meal's is no problem, lots of bar's and stand's for beer and Getman cuisine.
If your thinkingof going this racecourse it might be worth mentioning that just past the race course the us a 60's American diner,great place for hearty meal's and a great range of beer's.
Not to hard to get to ,jump the ubahn at U MEHRINGDAMM and go down 9 stops to stop ALT MARIENDORF, then jump bus,179 or M76 for short trip down MARIENDORFER DAMM ,jump off when you see the K.F.C.,sound's like a pain but it really isn't just a ubahn and a bus and your at the racecourse.
For a great evening or night at the race's ,this racecourse could fit the bill ,well worth a visit.