During early spring as the temperatures begin to rise fluffy pink blossoms pop up all over Berlin.
Fun fact: Post the reunification in 1990 a Japanese television network launched a Sakura donation campaign. As a result there are now thousands of trees planted across the city and surrounding areas.
Needless to say we felt very lucky to arrive in Berlin as it was in bloom. The fleeting nature of the season makes the fluffy pink blossoms all the more special.
Cherry Blossom Season:
Late March until mid-late April (subject to climate conditions).
Here are few wonderful places to experience cherry blossom season in Berlin.
Below the bridge at Bornholmer Straße you will be greeted with a vast path (along the Mauer Weg) of pink cherry blossoms in both directions.
We arrived in early April and found that the petals on the trees had already started to fall on the TV tower facing side. On the other side of the bridge however, an incredible canopy of cherry blossoms lining the path reached full bloom in late April. I highly recommend taking in the vast sea of pink along the pathway and from above on the bridge.
Various parks across Berlin are also home to many cherry blossom tress and are the perfect place to picnic, stroll or read a book. Here are my favourites.
Stroll along the socialist era boulevard and take in the floral pops of colour and grand architecture along the way.
Bötzow neighbourhood in Prenzlauer Berg
The Bötzow neighbourhood in Prenzluaerberg has many cherry blossom tress, particular along Käthe-Niederkirchner-Straße. This charming street is a short walk away from the Volkspark Friedrichshain.