Now that Spring is finally in the air… it is almost time to get out that checkered blanket, pack a picnic and hit the park or the abandoned airport for a nice picnic. Here in Berlin, there are many excellent spots to lay your blanket down, sit back, grab some cheese and have a nice glass of wine. But where should you have your picnic?
Tempelhof Park is a local favorite, it is actually the site of an old airport that has been converted into a green space to be used by the public. If you just want to set up with your blanket and basket go for it, or if you have brought a grill you can head to one of the sections that allow for it. There are also a variety of community gardens for you to wander through.
Tiergarten is essentially Berlin’s version of New York City’s Central Park. The Victory Column is situated in it, as well as a little island called Luiseninsel. There are a variety of areas in this one where many different sports take place, such as cycling so you may want to head over to the island for a more relaxed vibe, or over to one of the beer houses.
This park is a little more, shall we say avant-garde than the rest. It is the kind of park where pretty much anything goes and locals tend to flock to it. There tends to be a lot of street art, so if you like graffiti this is the park for you. You can set up camp and have a lively people watching session.
If you are looking for a spot to take in some natural beauty, and some architecture then this is the ideal picnic spot. Situated right behind Charlottenburg Palace picnickers have a lot of sites to take in. You can sip some tea and eat some scones all while looking at the palace gardens and pretend for a few minutes that you have stepped back in time. This is an excellent date spot for the romantically inclined.
This park is a bit out of the city, but worth the travel time if you want to get away from the city and be right in a forest. You can hike out to a secluded spot with a view of the Havel River or the Wannsee Lake. This is definitely a picnic spot for someone who is looking to get away from it all and commune with nature.