Spring in Berlin is an exciting period of transition for the city. The harsh winter chill, the slippery ice and the short days are finally passing and jumping beautifully to the fore is the wonderful sunshine and some well-needed warmer days.
With this transition, then, comes new opportunities to enjoy the city, and an abundance of new activities you need to take part in!
It would seem people just want to celebrate through Spring, and there is some amazing street parties and festivals happening throughout the season. Some highlights to look out for are:
Berlin Frühlingsfest (27 March- 21 April 2013) – Head to Kurt-Schumacher-Damm near Berlin’s Tegel airport for one of the first carnivals in the German calendar. Enjoy rides, food and the great carnival atmosphere.
Myfest (1 May 2013). This annual festival is a relative newcomer on Berlin’s scene, but has come to be one of the premier events in spring. An epic street party through Kreuzberg with world-class djs and international musicians entertaining the crowd, all genres of music can be heard. Enjoy some of the amazing array of international food being served while dancing the day away.
Karneval de Culturen (17 – 20 May 2013) – The mother of all street festivals, the Carnival of Cultures, returns in 2013 to broadcast to the world the diversity of the German capital.
However, these are just a small selection of the treats Berlin has in store over the spring season. Visit the Oh-Berlin blog for the full round up and for help searching for accommodation.