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Top 11 places for spring

Here you should spend the first warm days

Gärten der Welt
© Grün Berlin GmbH

Sun, flowers, joy - spring is finally coming! The most beautiful season will begin soon and we are very happy about it. Wanna know where to enjoy the blue sky and the first warming sun rays? We'll show you in our top 11 places for spring.

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Tip 1: In the Gardens of the World

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

It's greening and blooming: Now in spring, the trees in the Gardens of the World are in full splendor. It's best to get your ticket online in advance. You don't need to reserve a time slot, because there's enough room for everyone on the 21-hectare site. The younger guests can look forward to a new playground. Ice cream, drinks and snacks are available to take away. And the cable car is also in operation. Please wear an FFP2 mask and follow the distance rules.

Gardens of the World

Tip 2: In the Zoo Berlin or Tierpark Berlin

Family in the zoo - Zoological Garden Berlin
Family in the zoo © Zoo Berlin

Spring means baby animals and the best place to see them is the zoo or Tierpark. In the Zooyou can meet the new adorable gorilla baby Tilda or the offsprings of the pandabears.

Tickets for Zoo and Tierpark

Tip 3: In the Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden Berlin
© (c) visumate

In the Botanical Garden in Steglitz-Zehlendorf, the largest in Germany, 22,000 different plant species await you to marvel at under the spring sun. The greenhouses and the Botanical Museum are closed, but the mushroom consultation is open. Snacks and drinks are available to take home. Be sure to book your ticket online in advance!

Botanical Garden

Tip 4: Near the river Spree 

Bode-Museum Spree view
Bode-Museum Spree view © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Whether on foot or by bicycle: in spring it is particularly beautiful on the banks of the river Spree. Here you will find the most beautiful photo spots on the water

The 11 most beautiful places on the water

Tip 5: On your bicycle

kleiner Junge mit Fahrrad im Frühling
© Getty Images, Foto: Tatyana Tomsickova

Finally the sun is shining! Nothing like getting on your bike and out into the countryside. You'll find beautiful paths along the Spree River, the Teltow Canal or the Panke River. The Wall Cycle Path also takes you out of the city through idyllic landscapes. In our tips for bike tours you will find many suggestions. Enjoy the spring!

Bike tour suggestions

Tip 6: On a street art discovery tour

Sightseeing East Side Gallery
Street Art Tour an der East Side Gallery © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Discover one of the most colorful sides of the city on a street art tour through Berlin. Many murals are perfect as photo spots, others have an exciting story. In our free story app ABOUT BERLIN we introduce you to the most beautiful murals and the most exciting street artists and give you tips for great tours.

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Urban Art Berlin

Tip 7: At the petting zoo

farm for children
© Getty Images, Foto: Nkarol

In addition to cherry blossoms and fresh greenery, spring also brings new additions to the animal kingdom. On a trip to the petting zoo, you can visit the animal families - and rejoice with the guinea pig and rabbit mamas over the spring babies. 

Top 11 petting zoos and wild animal enclosures in Berlin

Tip 8: In a palace garden

Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling
Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Welcome spring with a walk through one of the palace gardens in and around Berlin. Whether in Charlottenburg or on the Pfaueninsel, you walk in the footsteps of royalty through splendid flowerbeds and parks. The palaces themselves are still closed because of the current situation.

Parks & Gardens

Tip 9: At the take out counter of your favorite ice cream parlor

Icecream in Berlin
© Getty Images, Foto: Alpaksoy

Of course, the first ice cream of the year can't be missing from this list. We would have loved to invite you to the ice cream parlor or your favorite café, but right now you'll have to make do with a coffee and an ice cream to go. If you're still looking for your favorite ice cream parlor, here are our top 11:

Berlin's top 11 ice cream parlors

Tip 10: On skates in Grunewald forest

Skater in the forest Grunewald in Berlin
Skater in the forest Grunewald © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Four kilometers of smooth asphalt: You'll really get going on the Kronprinzessinenweg through Grunewald. On weekends, this well-maintained route, which runs through the forest next to the highway, is unfortunately quite busy. That's why we've picked out ten more skating routes for you.

The 11 most beautiful skating tracks in Berlin

Tip 11: On the highest mountains of Berlin

Müggelberge © visitBerlin, Foto: Verena Kneiske

Although the Teufelsberg is considered the highest elevation in Berlin at 120 meters, the - far less well-known - Arkenberge in the north of Berlin are two meters higher. However, both were formed from rubble and construction debris. The highest natural mountains in Berlin are the Müggelberge. Numerous cycling and hiking trails will lead you up here. Enjoy the view of the Müggelsee with a beer after work. You will have earned it after the ascent. If you don't want to go that far, here's a list of the best places to enjoy the view in Berlin's districts.

12 beautiful viewpoints in the neighborhoods

No matter where you are: Enjoy the spring! We will keep you up to date with all the important information about the current situation in Berlin.

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.


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