There are no words to describe Berlin in spring. I’ve been so lucky to be here during flowering season, with a lot of sunny and warm days ahead, when people spent time enjoying the lovely weather, hanging out with friends, relaxing under the sun, sailing by the Spree river and having the best time in public parks and gardens – which are so many!
I’ve been in Berlin twice this winter and after being there in spring I can absolutely say that this city changes completely with nice weather. In springtime everything is light and easy, nobody wants to stay at home, everybody wants only to seize the day, to live for the moment. During spring every corner is a poetry, every tree is doing its best to color the streets. I fell in love immediately!
So I’ve been taking a lot of pictures of the sakura peak season, with so many cherry trees covered by pink blossoms. I didn’t know so many cherry trees exist in Berlin until I’ve read their moving history closely related to Japan. I’ll tell you more below.
I also took pictures of the haru no yuki days, when millions of petals start to fall down from the trees, like snow from the sky. That was totally unexpected, absolutely amazing.
Enjoy all the pics!
Prenzlauer Berg // Oderberger Strasse
Sakura in Prenzlauer Berg // Mauerpark
People enjoying spring at Weinberg Park
Sakura trees in bloom
Luca chilling out at Gleisdreieck Park
Hanami in Gesundbrunner // Platz des 9. November 1989
This commemorative plaque remember the Sakura Campaign.
Inspired by the end of German division, the Japanese television network TV Asahi launched a major drive for contributions in 1990 in Japan. As an expression of the Japanese people’s great interest in the events of German reunification and the friendship between Japan and Germany, money was collected for the planting of Japanese cherry trees in Germany. The campaign raised over 140 million yen (about €1 million) in donations. The many donations made it possible to plant over 9,000 trees, mostly in Berlin and Brandenburg. So that’s why there are so many amazing Sakura trees in Berlin.
Der Mauer // The remains of the The Berlin Wall in Platz des 9 November 1989
Last but not least, Luca and I went discovering a some nice places of Brandenburg during the weekend.
That’s me, with a seven months pregnant belly, drinking just a little bit of super light obstwein at Werder Baumblütenfest: so worth it!
Nice views of Werder town during the festival.