With longer days, warmer weather and minimal crowds, spring is one of the best times to visit the German capital and Berliners waste no time in casting off their winter woollies and celebrating the new season. Time your trip for one of Berlin’s best spring festivals and join in the fun.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the German capital will be pulling out the candles and rose petals, and hosting a number of special couples events around the city. You don’t have to wait until February 14th though – there are plenty of romantic things to do in Berlin all year-round. Here are a few ideas.
Berlin might not seem like a top destination for adventure sports, but adrenaline junkies visiting the German capital can still get their kicks without leaving the city. In recent years, Berlin has become a popular spot for Base flying or Base Jumping, a hair-raising activity that involves bungee jumping or skydiving from the top of a building. Berlin base flying takes place at the Radisson Berlin Park Inn Hotel in Alexanderplatz, where brave participants will plummet from the 125-meter-high rooftop.
Berlin is known as one of the major capitals of street art. Down nearly every street, in every neighborhood, you’ll find colorful murals, avant-garde designs, or graffiti scrawled small and large on storefronts, brick walls and apartment buildings. But what you might first assume is just ugly vandalism, you’ll come to see as a window into the history and culture of Berlin.
With a longstanding reputation as one of Berlin’s coolest and most bohemian districts, it’s no surprise that Prenzlauer Berg has a thriving arts scene. Fueled by the students, writers and artists that frequent the area’s bars and cafes, and centered around the Kulturbrauerei arts complex, the neighborhood has been flexing its creative muscles since Germany’s reunification back in 1990.