Seas of tulips, dreams of roses, fires of dahlias – a breathtaking riot of colour in spring, autumn and summer. The Britzer Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Germany. With these tips, the excursion will be unique.
A lake landscape with streams and springs with lush flowering meadows. Sheep and goats grazing in the shade of trees, as if straight out of a picture book. Groves of trees and exuberantly blossoming flowerbeds. And then there are themed gardens, lots of great play opportunities for children, events, guided tours, festivals, workshops, concerts and the Britzer Park Railway.
The 90-hectare Britzer Garden is a special place. On my first visit on a sun-drenched spring day, the beauty of this landscape garden struck me right in the heart. In 1985, the garden show was held there in what was then West Berlin, and since then the Britzer Garden has stood for garden art and perhaps one of the 10 most beautiful gardens in Germany.
The most important thing right away: In spring and summer, when the flowers unfold their splendour, the Britzer Garden is at its most beautiful! For me, an absolute highlight every spring is the blossoming of the trees and tulips, which is simply breathtaking in the Britzer Garden in the “right weeks”. In the centre of the Britzer Garden is a lake with a café.
Even more green oases: Berlin has great green spaces to offer that don’t cost an entrance fee! This is our best of the 10 most beautiful parks in Berlin.
I’m standing in the middle of the Britzer Garden and I could roar. I have my picnic blanket with me, but not my SLR camera and I forgot my Mölkky. Do you know this? To make sure it doesn’t happen to you, I’ve put together a list of my favourite things to do in the Britzer Garden. For most of them you just have to remember to pack everything. So that you all start your trip well prepared. 🙂
Spread out your picnic blanket on the excellent play and sunbathing areas and walk barefoot across the lush green meadow. Surrounded by beautiful nature, it is a wonderful place to picnic with family and friends. On this picnic checklist you will find everything you need (and can) pack. 🙂
Since the Britzer Garden is so spacious, you can even bring a jukebox and listen to music (as long as it doesn’t disturb anyone).
You do yoga to relax? The Britzer Garden offers many places that are perfect for rolling out the yoga mat in front of a beautiful backdrop with birds chirping in your ear. I also like to meditate in the Britzer Garden or listen to an audio book.
Stroll through the gardens, enjoy the blossoms and vibrant colours and recharge your batteries.
Give yourself and your mind a break from brooding and the problems of everyday life and try to really let go. The Britzer Garden is a great place for me to do that.
Pimpernel, yarrow – what do they look like? What edible, healthy herbs are growing around me? In the Britz Garden, the Freilandlabor Britz offers a variety of activities to really get involved with nature’s riches, to learn about native flora and fauna and to learn something. For example, on a guided tour of edible wild vegetables, which are all the rage among star chefs right now and are real superfoods!
Without a guided tour, but also really worthwhile, is the nature discovery trail and with the tree guides everyone can explore the trees in the Britzer Garden themselves.
There’s a little explorer in every child! The Outdoor laboratory Britz also offers a varied programme for children every year.
Every three months there is a new programme, you can find it here on the Website of the Outdoor laboratory Britz.
Capture the most beautiful flowers, blossoms, bees, butterflies and landscape motifs in as many colours and shapes as possible for eternity! You can bring spring, summer and autumn into your home by developing the most beautiful photos afterwards and hanging them up as a collage. In this way, you can bring the splendour of the Britzer Garden flowers into your home.
Camera – please what? Why do I have the latest iPhone? The technology of new smartphones is now so good that you can take super-beautiful photos, develop them in small formats and, of course, share them on Instagram and Facebook. I still swear by my good SLR camera – at the latest when it comes to developing photos in larger formats, the iPhone can pack it in 😉
Go on a botanical rally in teams of two or individually and explore the Britzer Garden with new eyes. This is especially worthwhile for nature lovers who already know the Britzer Garden well and see it with new eyes.
You don’t have to prepare anything: Here you can download 15 free tasks for your Garden Rally.
Our absolute favourites are cross boccia, ladder golf, Kubb and Mölkky. If there are enough more ambitious throwers, Ultimate Frisbee is also brilliant. Click on the links to find out exactly which throwing game works and what you need for it.
Throwing games are fun, no matter how old you are. Most of them can be played in a small group. If there are more of you, you can simply get together in teams.
Discover even more tips for activities in Berlin and the surrounding area! On Abenteuer Freundschaft we report on experiences and excursions we have tried ourselves. Whether it’s Escape Games, exploring nature or canoe tours, on Abenteuer Freundschaft you’ll find lots of ideas for activities with children, friends and as a couple.