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Frühling am Reichstag
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Ascension Weekend in Berlin

All tips for a long weekend

This year, the festival falls on 26 May, and is the perfect opportunity to make a long weekend of it. Ascension is also marked as Father's Day in Germany. How about a trip to Berlin? Find out what highlights Berlin has in store for you this May.

Ascension Day

Barbecue with friends in Berlin
Barbecue with friends © Getty Images, Bild: DisobeyArt

Ascension Day is the perfect opportunity to explore Berlin. Whether on a leisurely boat trip or on a cycling tour through and around Berlin's forests and lakes. Berlin's parks and gardens also invite you to spend time enjoying what will hopefully be great spring weather.

Breakfast with a view

Panorama von Berlin mit Fernsehturm
Berliner Fernsehturm © Getty Images, Foto: Rafael Dols

The Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm) invites you to breakfast with a view over the city. Start the day at 203 metres and enjoy this very special moment of your Berlin visit with the family.

With the Berlin WelcomeCard you have free travel on buses and trains in Berlin and receive discounts at over 180 attractions.


Spree view of the Museum Island
Museum Island in Berlin © iStock, Foto: SeanPavonePhoto

Use the long weekend for a trip to the museum. From the Museum Island to the New National Gallery to new, exciting exhibition concepts, such as the sound and light worlds of Dark Matter, there is something for everyone in Berlin!

Tip: Discover Berlin as a large open-air museum and take a walk through Berlin, the capital of sculptures.

Castles & Gardens

Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling
Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

A veritable sea of flowers awaits you in the palace gardens in Berlin and the surrounding area. Or how about a guided tour of the castle?

Events & Concerts

BKA-Theater © Sven Ihlenfeld

At the CTM Festival for Adventurous Music you can discover exciting music projects. The programme includes a variety of concerts as well as club nights and an exchange between different art and music formats.

Humour as a "weapon" against climate change! is the aim of the Comedy for Future Festivals (C4FF), which celebrates its world premiere in Berlin on Ascension weekend with ten shows, 50 + comedians.

The Performing Arts Festival Berlin invites you to get to know Berlin's independent theatre scene. From performance, dance and spoken theatre to puppet theatre, circus and children's/youth theatre to walk-through sound installations and communal walks, it's all here.

For those who prefer classical music, the Konzerthaus Berlin invites you to an organ hour with works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

You can find more concerts and events in our events calendar.

Folk Festivals & Funfairs

Mädchen auf Karussell
Mädchen auf Karussell © Getty Images: Foto: Becca Wohlwinder Photography

On a trip to Berlin's neighbourhoods, two folk festivals invite you to ride a carousel on the Ascension weekend. At Bäkepark in Steglitz, the rides revolve from 26 May to 12 June. At the Staakener Volksfest in Spandau from 25 to 29 May you can also expect a beer garden and hearty grilled food.

To find out what else is going on over Ascension weekend in Berlin, check out our weekend tips.