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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.