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11 tips for spring in Berlin

Let’s go outside!

Karl-Marx-Allee in spring time
Karl-Marx-Allee in spring time © (c) visumate

It doesn't look like it yet, but spring is definitely coming. And then we want to be prepared for the first warming rays of the sun. That is why we are already showing you our best tips for spring in Berlin. From events and tips for excursions to our favourite places in Berlin, everything is there. The motto is: finally outside again!

Tip 1: Don't miss the best spring festivals and events

Cherry blossoms at Gardens of the World
Cherry blossoms at Gardens of the World © visitBerlin, Foto: Maxi-Lena Schuleit
Cherry Blossom Festival in the Gardens of the World

Let's celebrate spring - there's plenty of opportunity:

  • at the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Gardens of the World on 14th of April
  • at the Britzer Baumblütenfest from 5th until 22nd of April
  • at the Carnival of cultures at Whitsun

If you are looking for more events, have a look here.

Tip 2: Take advantage of the German holidays

Carnival of Cultures Berlin
Carnival of Cultures © Daniela Incoronato
Der Karneval der Kulturen findet jedes Jahr am Pfingstwochenende in Berlin-Kreuzberg statt.

German spring is the season of holidays and long weekends - and of course there is a lot going on in Berlin. Come to the Easter fires, street festivals and parades in Berlin: 

You'll find the best events in 2019 also in our infographics that you can download for free and plan your trip to Berlin accordingly.

Infographics of the best Berlin events in 2019

Tip 3: Take a day trip

Pfaueninsel Palace  in Berlin
Pfaueninsel Palace in Spring © SPSG, Foto: Michael Lüder
Peacock Island in the lake Wannsee

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 Peacock Island, 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 4: Dedicate the outdoor seats in the cafés and eat your first ice cream of the year

Bicycles in a Berlin neighbourhood
neighbourhood life in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle
Finally taking a seat outside again at a café in Prenzlauer Berg

Finally, you can sit outside again: You should celebrate this with sunglasses on your nose and a good cup of coffee or a delicious ice cream in your hand.

Tip 5: Stroll through Berlin's parks and have a picnic

Volkspark Friedrichshain
Volkspark Friedrichshain © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle
Relaxing in Volkspark Friedrichshain

Everywhere it blooms, the birds are chirping and the Berlin parks are finally green again. Find your favourite park and take a walk or have a picnic.   

Tip 6: Find the most beautiful #BerlinBlossom places in Berlin

Kirschblüten im Berliner Frühling
Kirschblüten im Frühling © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Find the most beautiful places with cherry blossoms in Berlin

It's blooming all over the place. So that you don't have to search long where the cherry blossoms bloom most beautifully, there is our BerlinBlossom-Map. Share your best pictures with us on Instagram under the hashtag #BerlinBlossom.

Download the #BerlinBlossom map for free

Tip 7: Get on your saddle and explore Berlin by bike

Das Brandenburger Tor in Berlin ist eine der beliebtesten Sehenswürdigkeiten in Berlin.
Das Brandenburger Tor in Berlin ist eine der am meisten fotografierten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt. © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle
Bike tour through Berlin

With the beginning of spring the cycling season is also open. Let's cycle through the city and discover new corners. We have put together numerous tour suggestions for you through Berlin.

To the tour suggestions

Tip 8: Watch a good movie at an open air cinema

Open-air cinema Friedrichshain in Berlin
Open-air cinema Friedrichshain © Pfiffl Medien GmbH, Foto: Kay Siegert
The open air cinema Friedrichshain

In the middle of May we finally start again with the open-air cinemas in Berlin - we can't wait. The atmosphere is simply great every time.

To get you in the mood, you can find a selection of open air cinemas here.

Tip 9: Meet your friends in the beer garden

Café am Neuen See: Beer garden in Berlin
Beer garden Café am Neuen See © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel
The Café am Neuen See in the Tiergarten park

It's time to meet up with friends for a beer after work in the beer garden again. The days are getting longer and the atmosphere outside is getting better.

Tips for Berlin beer gardens can be found here.

Tip 10: Take a boat and do some sightseeing from the water

Boat tour in Berlin
Boat tour in Berlin © Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH
Sightseeing by boat

We think that everyone should have done Berlin sightseeing from the water once. The shipping season opens in Berlin at Easter. You can either sail past the big highlights such as the government quarter or Museum Island or you can take a tour along the Landwehr Canal or out to Lake Müggelsee.

Have a look at the boat tours through Berlin here.

Tip 11: Stroll over Berlin's flea markets

Flea market in Berlin
Flea market in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel
Flea market at Arkonaplatz

At Berlin's flea markets you'll find everything from art to knick-knacks, from furniture to clothes. And in spring when the sun is shining, strolling around is a lot of fun.

Click here for our top 11 flea markets in Berlin.

Verena: visitBerlin Blogger for visitBerlin.de/blog

Verena

lived already in Kiel, Düsseldorf, San Francisco and Gothenburg, but she was always sure she would return to her hometown Berlin. And she is going to stay a while. For the blog she is exploring the food scene of Berlin and looking for the best hummus in town (besides her own homemade hummus).

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