Easter in Berlin 2016

Easter in Berlin 2016

Spring time is coming

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Jagdschloss Grunewald – © Karl-Heinz-Meurer / Wikimedia

If we’re lucky enough to experience the first warm rays of the springtime sun by Easter, then everyone young and old will be eager to get out.

The spring season in Berlin kicks off by Easter weekend at the latest, regardless of what the weather has in store. The city’s cruise boats begin their season and the parks and forests once again adorn themselves waiting to welcome you on a walk. Hunting for Easter eggs, gathering around Easter bonfires, and many other events for the whole family will take place around Berlin over Easter weekend.

Beginning of the boating season

Everywhere you look in Berlin, you’ll see the many rivers, canals and lakes that characterise this city on the water. And Berlin’s cruise lines once again offer their tours of Berlin’s waterways, bridges, and historic sights starting in March.

Easter markets and festivals

Spandau Citadel: 10th Medieval Easter Festival
Spandau Citadel is transformed into a large medieval market fair over Easter weekend as market people, knights, fakirs, fools and dancers turn back time on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of the long Easter weekend. Medieval battles and knightly jousting, numerous fire and acrobatics shows, and plays provide for plenty of fun for the whole family.
Spandau Citadel, 26–28 March, 10 am – 8 pm daily

Easter fun at Britzer Garten
On Easter Saturday an Easter bonfire will be lighted and a band will invite you to dance.
On Easter Sunday, the outdoor laboratory at Britzer Garten will be providing Easter fun and games for the whole family.
Britzer Garten, 26 - 27 March 2016

4th Easter market on Breitscheidplatz
The Breitscheidplatz am Kurfürstendamm will be all decked out for Easter once again. Kids are going to love the Berlin Easter market with a children’s carousel, an Easter garden, stalls full of delicious treats, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Breitscheidplatz, 26. March - 3. April 2016

Residenz Konzerte
Ostermarkt auf dem Breitscheidplatz – © AG City

The Frühlingsfest marks the beginning of the spring season with 40 rides including roller coasters, carousels, and scooter cars offering fun for the whole family on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm.
Berliner Frühlingsfest 2016, 23 March – 17 April

Britzer Baumblüte
Britzer Baumblüte is Berlin’s cherry blossom festival, marked with rides, giant eggs for painting, and stage performances.
Gutspark Britz, 23 March – 10 April

Alexanderplatz Easter market
Alexanderplatz, too, will be transformed into a massive Easter market. One festive highlight will be the house containing some 5,800 crocheted Easter eggs.
Alexanderplatz, 18 March – 3 April 2016

Easter at the Museumsdorf Düppel
The Düppel open-air museum on Berlin’s south side will also be celebrating with a traditional Easter market.
Museumsdorf Düppel, 25–28 March 2016

Easter at Chorin Monastery
The former Cistercian monastery at Chorin is a particularly lovely place to mark Easter with a market, exhibitions, concerts, and theatre for children.
Kloster Chorin, 24. -28. March 2016

Concerts for Easter

Festtage: Easter means opera
A feast for all lovers of classical music: for the Staatsoper Festtage, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Staatsoper perform an extensive series of concerts ranging from Bach to great symphonies of the Late Romantic period. Daniel Barenboim will also be conducting the performances of the operas Orfeo ed Euridice and Parsifal.
Philarmonie and Staatsoper, 18.- 28. March 2016

Konzerthaus Berlin
The Konzerthausorchester will be performing Bach’s St John Passion at the Konzerthaus on Good Friday. On Saturday, it will be time for “a musical Easter parade” with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, and Johann Strauss Sr.
Stefan Johannes will be performing original pieces and transcriptions by Franz Liszt for the organ on Easter Monday.
Easter Monday night, the Landesjugendorchester Berlin will be presenting its Easter concert with unknown pieces and all-time favourites by Mozart and Sibelius.
Konzerthaus Berlin, 25–28 March 2016

Berliner Residenzkonzerte
A colourful Easter bouquet of melodies will be performed in historical costumes by the Residenzorchester against the festive backdrop of Charlottenburg Palace. The musicians will play some of the most beautiful pieces by the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli. The palace gardens are the perfect spot for an Easter walk beforehand.
Schloss Charlottenburg, 25. - 28. March 2016

Concert, Fairy tales and Easter egg hunt
The Cellofrühling Easter concert at the Grunewald Hunting Lodge will feature works by the great masters of the 17th and 18th centuries performed on period instruments.
Jagdschloss Grunewald, 27 March 2016

Kids of all ages will love the entertaining performance of “The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats” with Galli Theater Berlin. An Easter egg hunt will follow in the palace courtyard.
Jagdschloss Grunewald, 28 March

Easter Worship

Information about the Easter services offered by the Protestant churches in Berlin can be found at www.ekbo.de.
Catholic services for Easter can be found on the website of the Archdiocese of Berlin.

Sporting highlight

Football live: the German national football team will take on England in a preview of the 2016 European Championship 2016: a match-up that’s repeatedly become an exciting classic.
Olympic Stadium Berlin 26. March 2016

Other events

Find other Easter events on our events calendar.

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