May
02
2018

Berlin attractions are at their peak in spring. The sun is shining, the parks are green and the streets are alive with smiling locals as the weather warms up.

Are you planning a trip to Germany’s capital this spring? Find a cheap deal to hire a car from Berlin Airport and check out these Berlin attractions.

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall. Photo by Wikipedia.

You can’t visit Germany without exploring the world’s most famous wall. For nearly 30 years it was a symbol of the Cold War, dividing Berlin and the world. The destruction of the wall was one of history’s most celebrated moments. As a result, there’s little left of it. There’s a section of the wall that’s about 1km long with more than 100 paintings. They document the city’s history and pay tribute to the lives lost while trying to escape to freedom.

Beer Gardens

One of the most popular Berlin attractions is the beer gardens. With spring beginning and as more people take to outdoor venues to enjoy the weather, you’ll find there’s no better time to enjoy them. The Luftgarten is a relaxing green oasis in the heart of the city. It’s popular for the beers and the BBQ. There’s also the gorgeous Brachvogel which sits right on the Landwehr Canal. Here, you can enjoy draft beers, seasonal dishes and miniature golf while you’re at it.

Cycling tour

Cycling Tour in Berlin

Cycling through Berlin. Photo by Wikimedia

Berlin is one of the best places to rent a bike to explore the city. It’s a well-connected place and you can get from places like the Brandenburg Gate to Charlottenburg Palace in minutes. If you’re worried about travelling solo then you can also join a group cycling tour. A guide will take you to all the main sites and explain their significance.

The Carnival of Cultures

Berlin Spring Attractions

Carnival of Cultures, Berlin. Photo by Wikimedia

If you’re visiting Berlin over the Whitsun weekend (18 – 21st May 2018), you can’t miss out on the Carnival of Cultures. The four-day festival sees more than 500,000 people celebrate Berlin’s diversity with live music, stage shows, theatre, and international specialities. Closing on the Sunday with the infamous carnival procession which will bring even more international flair.

Potsdam

This beautiful town is home to some of Europe’s most impressive palaces of the last three centuries. Prussian kings built architectural masterpieces surrounded by landscaped gardens. Babelsberg Castle is one of the top sites to visit. It brings a taste of England to Germany. The baroque buildings within Sanssouci Park are absolutely marvellous.

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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