Best outdoor activities in Berlinadmin
Berlin is incredibly multifaceted and has always had a magnetic attraction for individualists, tourists and dreamers. The capital is known for its vibrant nightlife and vibrant art scene. And no matter what time of year, museum and theater lovers always get their money’s worth in the unique metropolis. But Berlin is also way ahead when it comes to outdoor activities. For this reason, visiting in the spring and summer months is a particularly good idea. At this time, the city really comes to life and a feeling of lightness and zest for action is in the air. We have listed here which activities are particularly fun.
Browse and find treasures
Berlin is known for its large flea markets. From furniture and bicycles to unusual clothing to books, jewelery and radios – if you look, you will find. Probably the best-known flea market takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Mauerpark. In addition to second-hand treasures, there are also new items from up-and-coming designers and a wide range of delicious treats. And if you need a break from browsing, you can join the relaxed park visitors and listen to the sounds of guitars and other instruments. The Berlin-Weißensee flea market offers a somewhat smaller selection . Antique lovers in particular will find what they are looking for here, who should treat themselves to a soft ice cream or a hearty currywurst after they have bought their loot.
Relax in Neukoelln
In recent years, Neukölln has become the trend district of Berlin. But in addition to second-hand shops, bookstores, bars, restaurants and cafés, there is also a lot to discover outdoors. For example, the Körnerpark green area, which is located in the east of the quarter, is definitely worth seeing. The beautiful complex resembles a castle park and even houses an orangery. You can also really relax on the Maybachufer, where there are regular flea markets. The best thing to do here is find a cozy spot by the canal, read your favorite book or train your strategic skills in Tetris. If you are traveling in a group, there is also a perfect area for playing boule.
Explore the city on two wheels
Berlin is a relatively “flat” and spacious city, which makes it extremely bicycle-friendly. In addition, there is hardly a nicer way to explore a new city. Even in the city center there are well-developed bicycle paths and a bike rental is lined up the next one. On a bike tour, you should definitely stop by the Tempelhofer Feld. The park used to be an airport and is now used as a leisure area. There are also small beds here where hobby gardeners grow flowers and vegetables. If the pedaling is too strenuous, you can rent one simply e-scooters, which can be found on almost every street corner. Simply register via the app and off you go!
The best outdoor activities in Berlin
The Spree also flows through Berlin on your way
Canoeing in the Spree Forest
Anyone who knows Berlin also knows the Spree, a 400-kilometer-long river that rises in Saxony and flows into the Havel. Berlin is not called “Spree Athens” for nothing: the banks of the Spree and the idyllic “Spree Islands” invite you to relax and dream. If you are looking for even more peace and quiet, make a detour to the Spreewald, which is located in southern Brandenburg and can be reached in an hour from Berlin. In the forest there are natural river branches of the Spree, which can be explored by canoe or paddle boat. If you want, you can take the train to the Spreewald and then paddle comfortably back to the city.
Immerse yourself in the gardens of the world
Plant lovers cannot avoid a visit to the “Gardens of the World” park in Marzahn. There are more than 15 themed gardens and garden cabinets here. You can admire the flora in Japan and England in one day and then simply move on to Brazil and Australia. There are also water gardens and changing art exhibitions that captivate young and old alike. The large arena in the park is also the scene of many concerts and other events. If you want a bit more “action”, you can get lost in the labyrinth or climb the park cable car. You can see the Gardens of the World from above over a distance of 1.5 kilometres .
As the above examples show, Berlin is not only something for city fans, but also for nature lovers and those looking for relaxation – a true all-round package.