Traditions say the annual bonfire in Berlin's Gatow district will shoo away the winter. The event is held every year on Easter Saturday.
The bonfire was created under the watchful eye of the local fire department. A five metre-high cinder pile of bracken and Christmas trees was made and set on fire.
The Berlin bonfire has been attracting spectators for years. Thousands of people took in the event this year despite the chilly weather.
Easter fires are popular all over Germany, particularly in the North where local communities battle it out to see who will build the biggest bonfire. The bonfire symbolizes the burning away of winter and as legend has it the fire frightens away evil spirits who might try and destroy the new seeds that will be planted in Spring.