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Ascension Weekend in Berlin

All tips for a long weekend

This year, the festival falls on 21 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.

Festivals

Carnival in Berlin
Carnival in Berlin © Getty Images, Foto: Westend61

Fun times at the annual Staakener Folk and Children's Festival. Break dancing, bumper cars, and swing rides promise plenty of fun for the whole family.
The beer garden will feature grilled specialities and freshly poured drinks.

Markets

Flea market in Berlin: flea market on the Straße des 17. Juni
Flea market at the Straße des 17. Juni © Getty Images, Foto: Thomas_EyeDesign

At the Better Used Market at Potsdamer Platz on 21 to 24  May, Berlin labels, manufactories and upcyclers will be presenting their art and fashion as well as antiques and photography.

Concerts

Symphony Orchestra on stage
Classical Music © Getty Images, Foto: DeshaCAM

The Konzerthaus Berlin presents on Ascension Day organist Sieze de Vries with classical pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and his own interpretations in the "Orgelstunde am Fest Christi Himmelfahrt"

The repertoire of the chamber music organ concerto Organo Con stromenti contains the most important original works for piano and organ. On 22 May you will hear works by Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers in the large hall of the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Beach volleyball competition

Beach volleyball in the park
Beach volleyball in the park © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

On 21 May you will have the opportunity to play beach volleyball together as a family on Europe's largest beach volleyball court. In line with Father's Day, father and son as well as all other constellations of generations can take part in the BeachMitte tournament.

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