What is the best time to visit Berlin?

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Katherine Sacks

Berliners love to gripe about the weather, and everyone you meet from December through March will apologize for the cold, gray city skies. While a snow walk through Tiergarten park can be magical and December’s Christmas markets are unforgettable, the best time to visit Berlin is in the summer. The city is extremely walkable, and sunny weather makes that so much nicer then the freezing winter temperatures.  Many of Berlin’s best attractions—boat rides along the Spree River, open air concerts, and outdoor film screenings—are best enjoyed in summer. The warm weather also brings everything from the blooming Schloss Charlottenburg courtyards and boisterous beer gardens, to a number of barge pools set along the Spree River, perfect for soaking up the sun. And of course, one of Germany’s favorite treats, a trip to an eis café for several scoops of German ice cream, is best enjoyed during the hottest summer days.

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