Spring in Berlin!

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Brandenburger Gate in Spring ©visitBerlin, Dagmar Schwelle
Brandenburger Gate in Spring ©visitBerlin, Dagmar Schwelle

Berlin!

Yeah Baby!

I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you …

I mean I do.

But really, you should know by now how much I love …

Nope!

How much I adore.

This city.

I mean, this blog is an ode to it.

Is it any wonder that my blog name is The British Berliner?

I mean, I was the British Berliner before I became The British Berliner.

Did you see what I did there?

Haw! Haw!

But I digress.

Now that Europe is coming out of lockdown and restrictions, it’s time to get out there and do something.

Don’t you think?

Experience Berlin’s Nature ©visitBerlin

Unusual Facts About Berlin!

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Now I know that a lot of you think of Berlin as this huge East / West German metropolitan city

And you’d be right of course, but Berlin is much more than that.

And you can see it all in Spring!

Did you know that according to visitBerlin, Berlin has a population of just 3.5 million people and at 892 sq. km / 344.403 sq. miles is the same width of London, the same length of Naples, but nine times (9) larger than Paris!

Did you know that not only is Berlin’s East Side Gallery a part of the Berlin Wall but it is also, at 1,316 metres / 4,317.58 ft – the longest open-air art gallery in the world!

Did you know that Berlin is the only city in Europe with more museums (175) than rainy days!

And considering that in my humble opinion as a British person, Berlin hardly rains at all, that’s saying something right!

Right?

Berlin is also one of the few cities in the world that has three UNESCO World Heritage sites for the world famous Museum Island, the many Prussian palaces and gardens, and avant-garde Berlin Modernist Bauhaus housing!

It’s also a UNESCO City of Design!

I bet you never even knew that the largest department store in continental Europe is not the fabulous Harrods of London, that we all know and love, but is actually the amazing KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) and is 115 years old!

Please tell me that you have even heard that Berlin has 2,100 bridges which is much more than the ever romantic city of Venice, has about 30+ beaches, and that there are 13 castles (yes, you heard), and 6 aristocratic manors and mansions within the city of Berlin itself!

You might think Berlin is dull and grey, but Berlin is the greenest city in Germany!

Yep!

You heard that right.

The greenest!

So there!

Friedrichsfelde Palace / Schloss Friedrichsfelde in Tierpark Berlin ©Tierpark Berlin
Friedrichsfelde Palace / Schloss Friedrichsfelde in Tierpark Berlin
©Tierpark Berlin

Our street are lined with 431,000+ trees.

The highest tree in Berlin (45 metres / 147.6378 ft) is a European larch that was planted in Tegel Forest in 1795!

The oldest tree – a 900-year-old English oak – can also be found in Tegel Forest!

We have 2,500 parks and green areas, 890 allotment gardens and 71,000+ private gardens in the city.

Berlin has more than 200 km / 124.27424 miles of navigable waterways, 80 lakes, and 50 islands!

The longest river is the River Spree46 km / 28.58307 miles!

The longest canal is the Teltow Canal38 km / 23.61211 miles!

The largest lake in the city is the Großer Müggelsee, which has a surface area of almost 7.4 sq. km / 28.5716 sq. miles and is enormously lovely!

The smallest lake is Pechsee which can be found in one of my favourite areas – Grunewald Forest!

There are six ferries that you can travel with as part of the Berlin’s Public Transport Network (BVG)

And the longest ferry route is so cool, that if you start your journey at the beginning of the F10 route – at 4.4 km / 2.73403 miles long – you can literally make a day trip out of it!

Not only that, but 59% of Berlin is simply covered with parks, forests, woodlands, fields, rivers, lakes and canals!

In fact, if you fly into Berlin, the first thing you’re likely to see from the air are all the forests, and the beautiful blue-green-free-of-charge, natural waters!

Green Nature in Berlin!

What more do you need to know?

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So pleeease, if anyone tells you that Berlin is some sort of grimy concrete wasteland.

Tell them to literally, go take a hike!

Eek!

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Spring in Berlin!

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Victoria at home in Berlin, with one of her cats!
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Do you like Spring? Let me know in the comments below!

See you in Berlin.

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7 Comments on “Spring in Berlin!

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  5. Endearing history and lovely architectures. Can’t wait to visit Berlin this year with the fam!

    • Thank you for your comment Sharon!

      Berlin is the best! Is it any wonder that the first time I came to visit as a fresh graduate, many many years, I simply fell in love with it? And I still do!

      Come and visit. Your family will love you for it! 😀

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