Where Are the Prettiest Cherry Blossoms in Berlin?
Cherry blossom season in Berlin is – without a doubt – my favourite time of the year. (And something that Covid cannot take away from us!) In this blog post, I’m jotting down my 17 top spots to see cherry blossoms in Berlin.
Or, in other words, this is the culmination of 5 springs of me frantically scurrying around, trying to capture every blooming tree in the city.
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One of my first posts on the blog was about Berlin’s most Instagrammable places off the beaten path. Well, during cherry blossom season, that list definitely quadruples!
At the end of this post, you’ll find my Cherry Blossom Map, pointing to the exact locations I mention.
Let’s dive in!
When is the best time to see cherry blossoms in Berlin?
If you’d like to see cherry blossoms in Berlin in full bloom, make sure to schedule your visit for April. In 2020, the blossoms started appearing earlier (towards the end of March). But do not fear – they lasted a good month. In 2021, cherry blossom season was delayed a few additional weeks due to cold spells.
At the time of writing (end of March 2022), the blossoms have just started to make their appearance.
Cherry Blossoms in Charlottenburg
It might be a bit strange to associate an S-Bahn station with cherry blossoms, but you’ll find a row of pink trees lining the path alongside the rails.
Cherry trees populate the most unexpected places in Berlin, including many cemeteries. If you don’t mind walking amidst the tombstones, you’ll be rewarded by some lovely trees in bloom come April. One such resting place is the Halensee Friedhof, which you can access via Bornstedter Str.
Cherry Blossoms in Friedrichshain
Urbanity and nature collide in Friedrichshain – especially along Frankfurter Allee. There are some beautiful trees clustered around the entrance to the Frankfurter Allee underground station. As you continue up the street, you’ll be able to snap away at even more bubble gum-coloured blossoms against a backdrop of Soviet wedding cake style buildings. (Yes, “wedding cake” is a real architectural term – I looked it up).
24 thoughts on “17 Beautiful Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Berlin”
The Volkspark am Weinberg looks gorgeous!
Love this! The cherry blossoms are so beautiful! Sometimes I come across them by accident and it’s such a nice surprise. You mentioned the cherry blossoms on the Mauerweg, but they didn’t make the list? I think it’s called Kirschbaumallee and they were a gift from the Japanese for reunification / the wall coming down.
Hey Christine! I love discovering these surprise blossoms too 🙂
I unfortunately have not been to see the blossoms along the Mauerweg in Lichterfelde yet (planned for this year), only those along Bornholmerstraße, which is mentioned in the article. If you know of any other spots on the outskirts of Berlin, please do let me know, happy to link to you in the post!
Berlin looks like the perfect place to travel to in order to see the cherry blossoms!
Love cherry blossoms! Hopefully they will soon be popping up here in Utrecht also.
Thanks for the post. I just wanted to ask you if you are updating us here on when the flowers are fully blooming this year. That would be really nice to know rather than traveling that far (for me) and not being able to find them in their full glory 🙂
Hey Supriya, thanks for your comment 🙂 Great feedback – I just added a section on when to see cherry blossoms in full bloom. And for more precise updates, you can follow along on my Instagram (www.instagram.com/berlinandaround), where I’ll be posting frequent updates through the season.
Thanks a lot! 😀
Hi, in Kreuzberg most beautiful tree with pink blossoms in Erkelenzdamm, in front of Elisabeth Hof 💖
Thanks for the tip, Doyle! I hope to check that out this week 🙂
Hi, the Zionkirchstrasse leading to the Zionkirche has beautiful cherry blossoms now. The view with the church at the centre and the street with two rows of cherry trees just look awesome.
Thank you so much, Shabnam! I’ve updated the post to include Zionskirchstraße 🙂
You are most welcome and the photograph is lovely. 🙂
I couldn’t find the spot at Schwedter Straße. Can you give more information on where to locate it?
Hi Fernando, you have to continue all the way up the street, past Mauerpark. The blossoms start at the intersection of Schwedter Str. and Schwedter Steg. The exact location is on my map in the post (it’s the northernmost point). I hope this helps!
Wow, there are so many places to see them! I really love Berlin and I really must visit it in spring sometime 🙂
If I ever visit Berlin, it will have to be during Cherry Blossom season! It looks so magical and so pretty! I love the views from Sredzkistraße with the picturesque buildings at the back. So lovely!
I have wanted to go back to Berlin since I visited the first time a few years ago – I had no idea they even had cherry blossoms, but I would absolutely love to see them! The cemetery and Volkspark am Weinberg are especially compelling.
I love spring season in Europe and cherry blossoms are one of my favorite sights outdoors. This is the perfect guide for locals as well as visitors visiting Berlin during this time. I have saved it for later, thank you! 🙂
It was so helpful reading your article.