A charming fairytale-like path, covered in pink flower petals, lined by a thousand cherry blossom trees – that’s the TV-Asahi-Kirschblüten-Allee. Grand Cherry Blossom Trees, loaded with heaps of luscious pink petals, standing tall against the deep blue sky – you can’t feel spring more intensely than here. Surprisingly, this is one of the lesser known places to enjoy when Spring finally hits Berlin city. Its beauty and charm downright overwhelmed us when we got there (and admittedly, it is not that easy to find). You can either reach this little piece of heaven by S-Bahn or car, down by the border of the city in Teltow. The easiest way is getting off at S Lichterfelde Süd, and then walking towards the pathway, which is called Mauerweg. It runs between Lichterfelder Allee and the border of Brandenburg (so it actually ends where Berlin ends too).

TV Asahi Kirschblütenallee

photo: Franziska Müller-Degenhardt

The Mauerweg, just like his name says (“wall path”), ran along the border of the Berlin wall and thus marks a historical landmark, that is now decorated by beautiful cherry trees. The idea of the cherry blossom path was initiated by TV-Asahi, one of the biggest Japanese television channels. The occasion? Japan felt great joy about the reunification of Germany, so TV Asahi collected donations for the planting of an alley where the wall once stood. In total, more than one million euros in donations came together to finance the project. The cherry trees were finally planted in the years between 1990-2010. Today, over 1.000 Japanese cherry trees embellish the former wall strip and attract many people every spring, to come and marvel at their beauty.

TV Asahi Kirschblütenallee

photo: Franziska Müller-Degenhardt

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Franziska
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on April 30th, 2019
in Places