komoot
Discover

Hanami in Berlin — enjoy the cherry blossom on walks in Germany’s capital

Pallavi / CC BY-SA 4.0

Hanami in Berlin — enjoy the cherry blossom on walks in Germany’s capital

Collection by S-Bahn Berlin

7

Tours

18:46 h

45.0 mi

1,375 ft

It's 1990 and the Berlin Wall has been opened after decades of division in Germany. The Japanese TV station, TV Asahi, calls for a large-scale fundraising campaign to celebrate the reunification of Germany. The campaign raised around one million Euros which was used to plant over 10,000 Japanese cherry trees throughout Germany’s capital, Berlin. Today, you can see the pale pink cherry blossoms, called sakura, all over the city. Each year, the arrival of spring is celebrated with the Hanami Cherry Blossom Festival.

The seven walks in this Collection take you to the historical sites along the former border strip, where you can marvel at the colourful blossoms from late March to late April. You can visit the oldest cherry trees at Glienicke Bridge, a notorious checkpoint connecting Berlin’s Wannsee district with Potsdam. In Lichterfelde, on the outskirts of Berlin, you can stroll among 1,100 ornamental cherry trees on TV Asahi Cherry Blossom Avenue. Marzahn in the suburbs and the trendy areas around Mauerpark in Prenzlauerberg and the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain also have beautiful gardens.

Just like the cherry trees, our routes are spread all over the city. Choose the hike which is closest to you and admire the delicate blossoms in the spring sunshine.

In times of Corona, our tour suggestions are mainly one thing: inspirations for hikes and bike tours in the near future, when the everyday restrictions are less strict. Please stay healthy, protect yourself and other people. Avoid any unnecessary travel — if the urgent desire for fresh air lures you out on our tours, please observe the distance and hygiene rules. By the way, FFP2 masks are mandatory in the Berlin S-Bahn!

On The Map

loading
loading

Tours & Highlights

  • Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
    Intermediate
    03:07
    7.29 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    For decades it was closed to private car traffic and was used to exchange top-class agents - the Glienicke Bridge between Berlin and Potsdam. It is no wonder that in 1990 it was precisely this symbolic place of division in Germany that was chosen to plant the first Japanese cherry trees on the bridge over the Havel. This varied tour between Wannsee, border strips and castles combines nature and history par excellence.

    translated byView Original
  • Intermediate
    02:25
    5.86 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    With around 1,100 large Japanese cherry trees, you can stroll along the Mauerweg in Lichterfelde over the longest cherry blossom route in Berlin. In mid to late April, the pink sea of flowers stretches further than the eye can see. The section along the former border strip was named "TV-Asahi cherry blossom avenue" in honor of a television station - …

    translated byView Original
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Intermediate
    04:43
    11.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wide country lanes, golden ears and a few pink spots in between - in the Northeast Landscape Park you leave the city far behind. In April, the idyllic landscape is adorned by around 1,400 Japanese cherry trees, which are in full bloom at that time. This extensive tour takes you to the gates of Berlin in addition to the flowers, to picturesque waters and with the Ahrensfeld mountain in the so-called "Eastern Alps".

    translated byView Original
  • Intermediate
    02:48
    6.82 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Centrally located in the heart of Berlin, on the district border between Pankow and Wedding, 120 carefully lined cherry trees adorn the avenue on the Bürgerpark. Between the cemetery and the street, a small path leads you under the proud pink tree tops. You can also take a detour to the game reserve in the Rehberge public park and natural idyll on Plötzensee.

    translated byView Original
  • Easy
    01:49
    4.39 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this relaxed hike, three beautiful locations with cherry blossom magic await you. Well hidden in the middle of the Kungerkiezes in Alt-Treptow you walk along the former border strip through a small, nameless park with delicate pink glowing tree tops. On the Landwehr Canal, you can make yourself comfortable on a blanket directly under one of the 45 blossoming …

    translated byView Original
  • Easy
    01:26
    3.45 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A thriving meeting of the scene awaits you on this tour to the former border strip in Pankow. Near the historic square of November 9, 1989, you can stroll along Bornholmer Strasse under the soft pink flower roof of 215 Japanese cherry trees. Spring is within reach here. In the Mauerpark you can relax or go bargain hunting.It starts …

    translated byView Original
  • Intermediate
    02:29
    5.88 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Gardens of the World in Marzahn are the ideal place in Berlin to experience Hanami. In the lovingly created Japanese Zen garden you can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom from wooden benches next to idyllic rippling rivers. 63 cherry trees bloom here in April in the most beautiful pastel shades. Just a stone's throw away you will find garden …

    translated byView Original

Like this Collection?

Questions and Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    45.0 mi
  • Duration
    18:46 h
  • Elevation
    1,375 ft

You Might Also Like

#rideFAR – your most epic Tours from around the world

Collection by

 Orbit360

Fireplaces and dumplings – visit rustic inns with Berlin’s S-Bahn

Collection by

 S-Bahn Berlin

Pack your swimming pants – beach walks in Schleswig-Holstein

Collection by

 DB Regio Schleswig-Holstein

Beautiful hills far and wide – ride the Chilterns Cycleway

Bike Touring Collection by

 Amy

Discover

Hanami in Berlin — enjoy the cherry blossom on walks in Germany’s capital

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint