Phew…. finally spring! And the hard, gray Berlin starts showing the air of its grace again. Everybody: up to the outside world! With blue sky and good mood the city gets out of the cocoon, ready to flirt, play and dance around. The Amstel House is also blooming and ready for the new season. Between gardens, fresh food, lost habits and anxiously awaited events we present Berlin in spring: city’s bests of the season!
After so many months hibernating nothing like seeing life sprout green, yellow and pink. Here are three gardens in different styles to celebrate the revival of nature.
The alternative: Urban garden in Tempelhof
The pompous: Garden at Charlottenburg Palace
The romantic: Walk at the Cherry tree path
Food is always great. But some have their special days. Here our elected of the season.
Asparagus: Suddenly in the best menus in town. Yummy! Our special tip goes to Cafe Jacques and its charming outside area at Maybachufer.
Ice Cream: the shops are open. Let’s get dirty on cream. Many delicious flavors at the acclaimed Eispatisserie Hokey Pokey.
Coffee & Cake (with the sun on the face): there are few pleasures like this one. Even better if in the middle of the woods, like at Cafe am Neuen See.
What do locals do in their natural habitat when the sun returns? Many strange things. We just named three random ones:
Bike around: Berlin is flat, green and dominated by cyclists. At least one day you should follow them. The Amstel House rents bikes for 12 € for the first day and 8 € each following day.
Stroll at flea markets: The ice has melted. Besides the pollen, dust of old thing also envelopes the local noses. Best and bigger at Mauerpark.
Watch the sunset: as every city, Berlin has its tacky side. We love it. Between chansons d’amour and circus clowns, the sunset at Admiralbrücke is a nice one.
And let’s go parting, which is what matters at this time of year.
Myfest 2017: Between demonstrations and concerts this date and festival shakes Berlin every single year. (When: 1st of May | Where: Kreuzberg)
Comic Invasion: Berlin biggest comic festival in one of city’s coolest venue. (When: 24th. April to 7th May | Where: Urban Spree)
Karneval der Kulturen: a four day street festival to celebrate Berlin many different faces. (When: 2nd to 5th of May | Where: Kreuzberg)