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11 tips for spring in Berlin

Let’s go outside!

Berliner Dom im Frühling
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Being outside, enjoying the sun and getting plenty of vitamin D is something we can do despite all the circumstances. We now show you some tips for spring in Berlin. From bike tours, tips for excursions to our favourite places, everything is included. And the one or other place in Berlin is open for you again, you will find that here too! So, enjoy the fresh air and a bit of Berlin again!

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

Amurtiger Tierpark Berlin_en
© Tierpark Berlin

Zoo and Tierpark open today! With some restrictions you can enjoy animals and nature again. Important: The visit is only possible with a ticket purchased online in advance. You have to enter a specific visiting day and a time window. The aquarium will remain closed until further notice. The Zoo and the Tierpark are looking forward to seeing you!


More information about visiting the Zoo and Tierpark Berlin

Tip 2: Enjoy the flowers

Botanical Garden Berlin
© (c) visumate

Enjoy nature and pure relaxation: The Botanical Garden is full of spring flowers just waiting for your visit. From 5 May the whole open-air area will be open for you again. The greenhouses will remain closed for the time being. Here admission is now also only possible with an online ticket purchased in advance with fixed time slots. Take some time out in one of the most important gardens in the world!

More information about visiting the Botanical Garden

Tip 3: Celebrate the birthday

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For almost 30 years the Berliner Philharmoniker have been celebrating their birthday on 1st May with the European Concert. And this year will not be without it. Under the direction of Kirill Petrenko, the concert will take place this Friday at 11 a.m. with a chamber music line-up as a live broadcast from the empty Philharmonie Berlin.

concert calender

Tip 4: Take a day trip

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 5: 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 6: Take care of your balcony

Grün bepflanzte Balkone in Kreuzberg
©, Foto: querbeet

Have you also planned to muck out the cupboards and dust the shelves? It's not so easy when the spring sun comes out. We therefore recommend a trip to the balconies. Every Friday, the gardens of world expert Johanna Lochner broadcast do-it-yourself tips for healthy balcony plants and a greener home on Park TV.

Park TV

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 Monbijoupark

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

Everywhere it is blooming, the birds are chirping and Berlin's parks are finally green again. Sunny green spaces for relaxing are also offered by the Monbijoupark in the immediate vicinity of the Museum Island. From the beautiful waterfront promenade you have a good view of the Bode Museum on the UNESCO World Heritage Museum Island directly opposite.

More information about parks 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: To the water!

View of the Wannsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Some boat rentals are already open.For water sports fans, boat rental, surf rental, sail rental are available again. Or you can rent a raft and enjoy the lake and nature rich areas in and around Berlin.

  • Wassersportcenter Berlin
  • Bootsverleih Grünheide
  • Bootsverleih am Müggelsee

Tip 11: Strawberry time!

Kleiner Junge pflückt Erdbeeren
© Getty Images, Foto: romrodinka

Even though the strawberry is not a berry at all from a botanical point of view - just like the raspberry and the blackberry, by the way - but a fruit for gathering, it is without doubt one of the favourite berries. It also contains a high proportion of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system. Just what we need right now. So grab it when the red delicacy from the stalls smiles at you.

Stay healthy and take care  ...

  • remember to keep the minimum distance and observe the current hygiene regulations

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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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