Best Things to See and Do in Berlin This Spring

Celebrate the return of life this spring in Berlin
Celebrate the return of life this spring in Berlin | © Thomas Wolter/Pixabay
Megan King

Berliners can finally rejoice again with the return of the sun. The city becomes a hub of activity and excitement as people slowly pull themselves out of hibernation. Here are some great springtime activities to usher in the new season.

Stroll around the markets

Berlin is a flea market and street food haven, and as soon as it starts to warm up, people set up shop to sell there vintage wares and tasty treats. If you are up for some fresh food or just want to experience the bustle of Berlin’s street life, markets offer a perfect spring day out. A few great markets include the Maybachufer Market, situated along the waterside in Kreuzberg. On Tuesdays and Fridays, there is a vibrant Turkish market with loads of fresh fruits and veggies, warm snacks, fabrics, and trinkets. Neuköllners can try the Neuköllner Stoff while in the east of the city, and the popular, festival-like flohmarkt takes place in Mauerpark every Sunday.

Eat, drink and sit near the canal at the Turkish market

Take a cycling day trip

Cycling around the city in spring brings a revitalizing and renewed perspective of the city after months of grey weather. But why contain your biking route to only the city itself? Rather grab your water bottle, your fresh spring attitude, and go a little further into the beautiful countryside village of Lübars, a 45-minute cycle from Mitte, or to the castle-studded land of Potsdam, Berlin’s stately neighbor. You’ll be dazzled by the fresh air, the warm sun on your skin, and the alternative beauty that lies just outside of Berlin.

Lübars, Berlin, Germany

Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

A kingdom awaits in Potsdam

Hit the open-air parties

Berlin, the nocturnal city of revelry, and its inhabitants can finally step out of the dark club and carry on dancing into the light. Spring in Berlin means the return of outdoor parties. The locations and events are endless; you’re likely to bump into a free party on the street, or find one with a cover charge in a more hidden location.

‘Tis the season of outdoor raving

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