Things to do in spring in Berlin

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Spring has sprung in Berlin! When the sun comes out, so do the smiles of Berliners. And what better things to do in Spring in Berlin, than enjoy the city like the locals do! Parks, markets, open-air events......all of this leads the way to summer, and we can't wait! Here are our top things to do in Berlin in Spring, I'm sure we'll see you at one, or more!

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Go green - hit up a garden 

Berliners love to take in the sun, it could be from months of grey skies and cold winds, but as soon as Berliners see the sun, jackets come off and their faces lift towards the skies. Because 1/3 of Berlin is made up of parks, lakes or forests, there is always a park or two to visit to laze about in the sun or picnic with friends, here are our suggestions.....

One of the biggest and right in the city, opposite the Brandenburger Tor, enter this garden from multiple entrances. A great park for riding around, sunbathing or picnicking.

Volkspark Friedrichshain
Also a huge park area, this one is great for families with kids. There are multiple play areas, water areas, cafes and restaurants, open-air cinema too!

Perfect for a city stop if you are on the run, Lustgarten is located in the middle of Museum Island, lay on the grass and take a view of the Berliner Dom and dip your feet in the fountain before moving on to more city fun.

The old Tempelhof airport was famously repurposed into a large public park. Here you can skate, ride, run, roll around the old tarmac, as well as BBQ (in designated areas), or picnic. Very vast, very big, a long walk to the toilets.

As well as housing a mammoth Soviet war memorial, this is a gorgeous green park where you can sit in the shade and chill after walking the memorial and catching up on some history.

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Outdoor, open air, and other festivals April - July

Open-air festivals reign supreme in Berlin in the warmer months, the people love it! And why wouldn't you? Sun, Live music, street food, shopping, people.

Berlin Jazz Experiment
Jazz lovers will get a kick out of all the live acts shown at this 3-day Spring event.

Berlin Burlesque Week
See that shimmy shake and treat yourself to a high-end burlesque show in Berlin, the city of cabaret!

Carnival of Cultures
Celebrating the diversity of a city, the Karneval der Kulturen is a 4-day street festival in Kreuzberg.

Fête de la Musique
The place you want to be for outdoor music and fun!

Classic Days Berlin
Not just gorgeous old classic cars to admire, but food and a stage program too! 

Botanische Nacht
A magical family event in the botanical gardens, lights, music, flora and fauna.

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In Berlin, it is practically a tradition to visit a flea market and walk away with precious second-hand clothes, trinkets and other special goodies. The flea market culture in this city is rife with excited bargain hunters enjoying the throws of vintage, second hand and hand made stuff. There are markets all over town. Especially when the sun comes out. Pair a trip to the Flohmarkt with a weekend brunch in a local cafe or picnic in a nearby park. 

The biggest and most famous of all Berlin flea markets is Mauerpark. You'll need hours here, just in the shopping section alone, another hour for the food trucks and then loads more in the park next door enjoying the crowds, sun, and street performers.

A quieter market is this second-hand art, music and fashion market in Kreuzberg. Organic food, great atmosphere, great, local, crowd.

Berliner Trodelmarkt
This is a big one. Serious antique collectors have one section and serious second-hand sellers another. Cross over into both and you'll surely find something you like.

A nice bohemian market in a local square, snap up a bargain, anything from clothes to jewellery, to furniture. And some great food stands too.

Marheinekeplatz trödelmarkt
Kreuzberg has a great market vibe, and this one no exception. Second-hand traders next to retail sellers, play park next door, make it a family affair.

Antique und Buchmarkt
Books Books Books, old and charming and some other old bits and pieces. Right along the Spree in the city, near the Bode Museum, have a long browse, and bring a sturdy bag!

Or take Berlin in your own hands and enjoy a city tour by either bike, foot, bus, or boat, or learn about the Berlin Wall to see more of this great city!

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