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11 tips for spring in Berlin

Let’s go outside!

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in Spring
Brandenburg Gate in Spring © gettyimages, Foto: sborisov

Being outside, enjoying the sun and filling up on vitamin D is something we can definitely do despite all the circumstances. We show you some tips for spring in Berlin. From bike tours to excursion ideas to our favourite places, we've got it all. And one or the other place in Berlin is open again for you, you can find that here too! So, enjoy the fresh air and a bit of Berlin again!

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

Amurtiger Tierpark Berlin_en
© Tierpark Berlin

Zoo and Tierpark Berlin are still open! With some restrictions, you can enjoy animals and nature again. The walk-in animal enclosures are also open. Only the animal houses will have to wait a little longer for your visit. On the other hand, annual pass holders can finally visit the Aquarium again.
Important: Please buy your ticket online in advance. There are day ticket offices, but to avoid queues, you are on the safe side with an online ticket.

More information about visiting the Zoo and Tierpark Berlin

Tip 2: Even more Berlin animals

farm for children
© Getty Images, Foto: Nkarol

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

Botanical Garden Berlin
© (c) visumate

Pure enjoyment of nature and relaxation: the Botanical Garden is full of spring flowers that are just waiting for your visit. The entire outdoor area is open to you. The greenhouses and the Botanical Museum remain closed for the time being.
Here, too, admission is possible with a pre-purchased online ticket for fixed time slots. Take a little time out in one of the most important gardens in the world!

More information about visiting the Botanical Garden

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

Havelradweg Spandau
Mit dem Rad im Berliner Umland © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Exercise in the fresh air is really good for us, especially in these times. 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 that will open soon

© SPSG, Foto: Leo Seidel

From 12th May onwards, the first castles will also be allowed to open again. These include Charlottenburg Palace (New Wings), the Mausoleum in Charlottenburg Palace Garden and Schönhausen Palace. In Potsdam you can again marvel at the picture gallery of Sanssouci, the New Chambers of Sanssouci and the Chinese House in Sanssouci Park. And last but not least, there are also beautiful excursion destinations such as the Schlossmuseum Oranienburg, the Schloss Caputh and the Schloss Rheinsberg.

More information about the castles

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. Even if you can't sit down at the moment, there are still the most delicious ice creams to take with you on your walk or home.

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: Take away for on the road

Volkspark Friedrichshain
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Or you can get something to eat from your favourite restaurant and make yourself comfortable in a park. "Support your local restaurant" - and with the nice weather, you can enjoy "Take out" not only at home, but also outside. If you're still looking for some new addresses, take a look at our blog article:

Take away and Home Delivery

Tip 10: A beautiful walk in spring

junge Familie beim Spaziergang
Spaziergang in Berlin © 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

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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.


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