Out Comes The Sun

Where Berlin - - NEWS -

There's noth­ing like spring in Ber­lin. With the first rays of sun, smiles and sun­shades in­stantly reap­pear on the Ber­lin­ers' faces, and ev­ery­body rushes out to ab­sorb as many UV rays as pos­si­ble. As for me, I have made it an ab­so­lute pri­or­ity this month to fi­nally go visit the Gärten der Welt in Marzahn (www.gruen-ber­lin.de/gaerten-der-welt), which com­bines land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture and art fea­tur­ing 21 acres of gar­dens ar­ranged in dif­fer­ent styles, from Ja­panese, Ba­li­nese, and Korean to the clas­sic Ital­ian Re­nais­sance gar­den, with its mazes and geo­met­ric bushes. And there are many other fab­u­lous green ar­eas in Ber­lin, from the parks of Köpenick (p. 34) to Britzer Garten with its tulip show (p. 7), or the good old Tier­garten with its lovely pond-side Café am Neuen See (p. 51). What­ever your Ber­lin itin­er­ary this month, I have just one sug­ges­tion: Stay out­side as much as you can, and take in the beauty of the Ber­lin spring!

SOLVEIG STEIN­HARDT EDI­TOR, WHERE BER­LIN

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