Out Comes The Sun
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!
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