Easter Weekend in Berlin Weekend tips for 14 to 17 April

Lietzensee © visitBerlin, Foto: visumate


Happy Easter! A long weekend awaits us, and we are looking forward to a few spring days off. Here you can find out what’s in store in Berlin from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

Good Friday

Konzerthaus Berlin © Gutschera + Osthoff

Konzerthaus Berlin © Gutschera + Osthoff

The Festtage der Staatsoper festival creates the perfect mood for an exciting long weekend in Berlin. Look forward to excellent musical theatre and concert performances!

Until 16 April, Philharmonie and Staatsoper

If you are looking for an exciting children’s programme, you should definitely visit the Puppentheater Berlin. The puppet theatre will be presenting a magical Easter fairy tale.

From 8 to 19 April, Puppentheater Berlin

Maundy Thursday or “Gründonnerstag” in German (“Green Thursday”), is really green! The waiting is finally over and the IGA Berlin 2017 is opening. The International Garden Exhibition beckons with thousands of fascinating flowers and plants … As well as the début of the cable car system.

From 13 April to 15 October, IGA Gardens of the World


This year, the 11th Easter Knight Festival takes place at the Zitadelle in Spandau. Families will be able to enjoy exciting tournaments between medieval knights, historical music and horse riding.

From 15 to 17 April, Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle Spandau © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Zitadelle Spandau © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

If you finally want to dance under the open sky again, then the Open Air Rave is the place to be!

15 April, from 14:00

Once it slowly starts getting dark in the evening, we eagerly await the numerous Easter fires taking place all over Berlin. You can enjoy the warmth of an Easter fire, amongst others, at the Britzer Garten, Spandau and Frohnau.

15 April, various locations

Kirschblueten Schwedter Straße © visitBerlin, Foto: visumate

Kirschblueten Schwedter Straße © visitBerlin, Foto: visumate

Easter Sunday

If you are looking for alternatives for your Easter brunch, a popular location can be found at the Breakfast Market in the Markthalle Neun.

16 April, 10:00 to 17:00, Markthalle Neun

We love cherry blossoms! For those who share this passion, the IGA Berlin 2017 will be holding a Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, at which you will be able to see thousands of spring flowers.

16 and 17 April, 11:00 to 17:00, IGA Gardens of the World

And if you still haven’t had enough of cherry blossoms, there is also the Tree Blossom Festival in Britz until Monday.

Until 17 April, 14:00 to 22:00, Sundays and public holidays 12:00 to 22:00, Britzer Baumblüte, Gutspark Britz

Easter Monday

The Konzerthaus Berlin will be offering a musical programme on Monday. A wonderful organ matinee can be experienced here.

17 April, at 11:00, Konzerthaus Berlin

Berliner Fernsehturm im Hinterhof © visitBerlin, Foto: visumate

Berliner Fernsehturm im Hinterhof © visitBerlin, Foto: visumate

If you enjoy browsing, then the Easter markets in Berlin are perfect for you. For example, you can enjoy small delicacies, souvenirs and shows at Alexanderplatz or flower beds, live music as well as sweet and hearty treats at Breitscheidplatz.

14 to 17 April, Alexanderplatz and 15 to 23 April, Breitscheidplatz

For the crowning conclusion of a wonderful Easter weekend in Berlin, we recommend enjoying yourself at the 47th Berlin Spring Festival on the Zentralen Festplatz. Entry is even free!

Until 17 April, Monday to Saturday from 14:00, Sundays and public holidays from 13:00 (closed on Good Friday), Zentraler Festplatz, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm

PS: You can find out what else is on the cards in spring here.

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Juliane Wilkendorf

has lived her entire life in Berlin. Travel is her favourite hobby, but she only feels fully at home in the German capital. She has a fondness for good food in combination with a delicious glass of wine and is therefore passionate about trying new restaurants. She finds the many facets of Berlin particularly fascinating. Whether shopping, relaxing, or action, Berlin has something to offer for everyone.


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