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11 reasons to look forward to spring in Berlin

It looks so green when Berlin’s blossoms bloom …

Brandenburger Tor im Frühling
© (c) visumate

The time has finally come: the days are getting warmer and longer, the first flowers and blossoms are bringing color into the gray that was so dreary just a short time ago. And the sun's rays are luring us outside, too. It's springtime in Berlin. 11 reasons why you can really look forward to spring in Berlin now!

Tip 1: Enjoying sunshine in the neighbourhoods

Frühling am Tegeler See
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Experience shows that the first rays of sunshine quickly fill up the popular places. That's why we went looking for places in all the districts where you can enjoy the spring sun relatively undisturbed. By the way, you can also enjoy a breathtaking sunset from these twelve vantage points in the districts.

12 beautiful viewpoints in the neighbourhoods

Tip 2: Clean out during spring cleaning & find new treasures at the flea market

Flea market at Rathaus Schöneberg Berlin
Flea market at Rathaus Schöneberg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Time for spring cleaning at home! Take the opportunity now to clean out before the warm days tempt you outside. Many flea markets are already open. Alternatively, you can drop off your old and used items and clothes in the outdoor area of NochMall, the second-hand shop of the Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR). Online, via WhatsApp chat or video call, you can browse through the shelves with the staff and pick up your new, used treasures on site. And of course, don't forget the spring flowers!

BSR NochMall

Tip 3: Welcome spring at the Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival)

Chain carousel at a fair in Berlin
Chain carousel © Getty Images, Foto: Claudia Weirich / EyeEm

Let the carousel and Ferris wheel carry you into the blue skies above Berlin. The big Frühlingsfest (spring festival) on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm marks the opening of the 2023 season for street and folk festivals in Berlin. Look forward to music and weekly markets, to small and large festivals and to being able to enjoy the first warm rays of sunshine outdoors. 

When: 23 March to 24 April 2023
Where: Kurt-Schumacher-Damm, Reinickendorf

Tip 4: Finally sitting outside again

"Café am Engelbecken" in Berlin with a terace
terace "Café am Engelbecken" © (c) visumate

With the warmer weather, cafés and restaurants will open their outdoor areas again. Tables and chairs will be brought out onto the pavements and even if you still need jackets, it's nice to finally be able to get some vitamin D while drinking a latte. Most cafés even provide a few warm blankets for you. So find a nice spot in the sun and enjoy the time outside.

Cafés in Berlin

Tip 5: Go for a walk to explore Berlin

Young woman listening to audio tour at Brandenburg Gate.
Young woman listening to audio tour at Brandenburg Gate. © Getty Images, Foto: Bojan89

Going for a walk is always a good idea - and finally when the weather is nice again. If you need a little change and want to discover new corners of Berlin, then check out our tips for audio walks in Berlin. Motivate the whole family with an exciting scavenger hunt through the city, learn more about the architecture and history of the city while strolling through Berlin. From fantastic audio stories for kids to site-specific poetry slam performances, it's all here.

Top 11 Audio-Walks in Berlin

Tip 6: Enjoy cherry trees in bloom

Kirschblüten im Berliner Frühling
Kirschblüten im Frühling © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

At the beginning of spring, all of Berlin glows pale pink, because that's when the cherry trees blossom. From Lake Tegel to Peacock Island, from the Gardens of the World to the Britz Garden - blossoms and buds everywhere bring color to the city. Take the opportunity for a trip to Berlin's numerous parks and gardens. Tip: The Britzer Baumblüte starts at the end of March!

You can post your most beautiful blossom pictures under #BerlinBlossom. 

Parks & Gardens

Tip 7: Experience Berlin's nature

View of the Wannsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Get outside! Do you know how quickly you can get to Berlin's parks, forests and lakes to take a deep breath and clear your head? Either get on your bike and cycle along the lakes or enjoy the silence in the park and let your mind wander.
And the best thing is: On the holidays in the spring months, you can plan great long weekends in Berlin with the bridge days (Brückentage) - without having to take too much vacation.

Discover Berlin's Nature

Tip 8: Cycling through Berlin

Tiergarten - Spring
Tiergarten - Spring © visitBerlin, Foto: Maxi-Lena Schuleit

The best way to explore Berlin this spring is by bike. In addition to classic bike routes such as the Wall Trail, there are numerous scenic tours along the waterfront and out into Berlin's surrounding countryside. Architecture enthusiasts in particular will get their money's worth on the Berlin Industrial Heritage bike tour. Discover factories and factory sites as well as breweries from the times of industrialization and embark on an exciting journey through time. The tour takes you through Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg along exciting places full of fascinating insights.

Tip 9: Visit castles and parks

View of Charlottenburg Palace in spring
View of Charlottenburg Palace in spring © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

The perfect place for a romantic spring stroll are Berlin's palace parks. Stroll through the magnificent baroque gardens of Charlottenburg Palace or visit the enchanted Peacock Island. Although the palace is currently closed, the island is a worthwhile destination. The enchanting Glienicke Palace has an enchanted park overlooking the Havel River. Or you can head to Potsdam for the extensive parks of the impressive palace landscape.

For your excursions to nearby Potsdam, take advantage of our new day ticket sanssouci +, which connects most castles and gardens with each other.

Day ticket for palaces and gardens

Tip 10: Experience the vastness of Brandenburg

Landscape arround Chorin in Brandenburg
Perfect for an walk: Landscape in Brandenburg © TMB-Fotoarchiv/Steffen Lehmann

The blue sky beckons, the sun is shining and it's finally warm enough for a day trip to Berlin's surrounding countryside. Brandenburg offers numerous charming destinations for bicycle tours and hikes. Magnificent castles and parks, vast fields and forests and crystal-clear lakes offer the best conditions for springtime nature experiences.


Tip 11: New perspectives: ABOUT BERLIN App

Street art in Berlin
Street art in Berlin © Benjamin Pritzkuleit

All of Berlin is a gallery, for example around the URBAN NATION Museum on Bülowstraße. And when you're not looking at a large mural, there's an exciting story hiding behind the facade. You can easily find out which one with our ABOUT BERLIN app. Using the map function, you can discover which special places and sights are close to you. Learn the stories behind the scenes and immerse yourself in exciting, historical and contemporary snapshots. Discover the city of tomorrow, street art or Berlin's monuments of industrial culture.


Find more powerful stories from Berlin on our app ABOUT BERLIN App. You can download it for free for iPhone and Android.

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There are many stories to tell. ABOUT BERLIN.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts