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11 tips for spring in Berlin

Let’s go outside!

Reichstag Berlin
Reichstag Berlin © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Spring will soon be here - you can look forward to it. Then it's time to be outside again, enjoy the sun and fill up on vitamin D: beeing outside, enjoying the sun and filling up on vitamin: We show you some tips for spring in Berlin. From bike tours to excursion ideas to our favourite places, we've got it all. So, enjoy the fresh air and a bit of Berlin!

Tip 1: Visit the animals in the Tierpark and Zoo Berlin

Amurtiger Tierpark Berlin_en
© Tierpark Berlin

A new enclosure for predators has opened at the zoo, a near-natural enclosure with an informative exhibition that promises exciting insights into the lives of tigers, lions and jaguars. And of course, the pandas and all the other animals look forward to your visit. In the Tierpark, you can watch the offspring of the maned wolves on their exploratory tours.

More information about visiting the Zoo and Tierpark Berlin

Tip 2: Even more Berlin animals

farm for children
© Getty Images, Foto: Nkarol

For the little ones: In addition to the Zoo and the Tierpark, Berlin has a lot of other animals that look forward to your visit. Like the sheep that graze between solar fields or on Tempelhofer Feld. Or the many rabbits and guinea pigs waiting for you in petting zoos and on children's farms. They are definitely worth a visit.

Top 11 petting zoos and wildlife in Berlin

Tip 3: Enjoy the flowers

Summer time in the Botanical Garden Berlin
Botanical Garden Berlin © (c) visumate

Pure enjoyment of nature and relaxation: the Botanical Garden is full of spring flowers just waiting for your visit. Here you can stroll through the spacious grounds and see plants from all over the world with their first tender buds. If it's still uncomfortable outside, just visit the greenhouses - you're guaranteed to get spring fever.

More information about visiting the Botanical Garden

Tip 4: Cycling tours? Best off the beaten track!

Havelradweg Spandau
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Exercise in the fresh air is really good for us. That's why we've put together the most beautiful cycling routes in and around Berlin. Here you can relax in the countryside, away from the busy roads - and if necessary, really work out.

11 Cycling tours off the beaten track

Tip 5: And a few more ideas for a trip in and around Berlin

Lake Tegel and Tegeler Fließ in Berlin
Lake Tegel and Tegeler Fließ © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

True to the motto "Off to the outdoors", you can go on excursions again - whether on the outskirts of Berlin or in the surrounding countryside. Our tips are the Tegeler Fließ, the Teufelsberg, the peninsula Stralau and Lübars. But also the surrounding area of Berlin has a lot to offer.   

More ideas for day trips

Tip 6: Look forward to the castles

© SPSG, Foto: Leo Seidel

Why not combine an excursion with a visit to a palace? Visit the imposing Charlottenburg Palace with its extensive park. A special treasure is Glienicke Palace, an Italian-style villa directly on the Havel. In Potsdam you can spend the whole day in the huge park with its castles and lookout points. And last but not least, the Oranienburg Palace Museum, Caputh Palace and Rheinsberg Palace in Brandenburg are also lovely destinations for excursions.

More information about the Palaces

Tip 7: Ice cream?

Icecream and waffer bags
© Getty Images, Foto: picalotta

Now that the sun is shining so beautifully again, the desire for an ice cream awakens. But where does it taste particularly good? Just take a look at our tips, where you'll find unusual creations and fine ice cream that melts in your mouth.

11 Tips: Where to get delcicious ice cream in Berlin

Tip 8: Relax in the parks and gardens of Berlin

   A family having a picnic in the park
A family having a picnic in the park © Paul Bradbury

Flowers are blooming everywhere, the birds are chirping and Berlin's parks are finally green again. Berlin offers sunny green spaces to relax in everywhere. More than 2,500 parks and gardens in Berlin show you the green side of the metropolis. One of the most attractive recreational areas is certainly the Britzer Garten with its wide paths, the tulip exhibition in spring and the numerous playgrounds. Equally worth seeing are the Gardens of the World in Marzahn with extraordinary garden art from Asia and Europe.

Parks and Gardens in Berlin

Tip 9:

A Couple in a Café in Berlin
Couple in a Café © Getty Images, Bild: Philipp Nemenz

Soon it will be time for the cafés to move their chairs and tables outside and enjoy the first rays of sunshine with a coffee. Whether you discover the latest tartlet trends in the cool hotspot in Kreuzkölln or go for the classic Black Forest cake or a typical German Baumkuchen is, of course, up to you. The main thing is that it tastes good.

11 Cafés in the SUNSHINE

Tip 10: A beautiful walk in spring

junge Familie beim Spaziergang
© Tourismusverein Berlin Treptow-Köpenick e.V. (

Or should it be a walk into spring through Berlin? With lots of fresh air, cherry blossoms and the first tender buds appearing on all the green spaces? We have also found some beautiful routes for you. Maybe you'll get to know a completely different side of Berlin away from your neighbourhood.

11 tips for wonderful spring walks in Berlin

Tip 11: Berlin from above

View over Berlin at sunset
View over Berlin from Panoramapunkt © Panoramapunkt

Strolling through Berlin and taking a look at the city always inspires anew. But the view from above is particularly beautiful and in many places the views are spectacular. Sometimes on treetops, sometimes on the roofs of old buildings and somehow (almost) always on the TV tower. Why not climb the highest elevations in Berlin's neighbourhoods? Maybe there are a few you haven't seen yet. you. Maybe you'll get to know a completely different side of Berlin away from your neighbourhood.

 12 beautiful viewpoints in the neighbourhood

Catrin Linde


lives in Berlin for over 20 years and loves to travel the city. Preferrably by bike, she discovers the most exciting and interesting sides of Berlin. Across the city, across country and also off the beaten track. All posts