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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 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.


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

Since May 21st, the Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturmis open again for you. Enjoy the view and this very special moment of your visit to Berlin.

For the reopening of Berlin, we invite all Berliners* and day guests to experience more than 50 highlights in Berlin with the new discount card "Berlin WelcomeBackCard" with reductions of up to 50%.


Spreeblick auf die Museumsinsel
Museumsinsel in Berlin © iStock, Foto: SeanPavonePhoto

Use the long weekend for a trip to the museum. Numerous houses are open again for the Ascension weekend. Time slots and well thought-out hygiene measures ensure a safe visit.

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. The perfect background for a colourful family photo for Father's Day. Even some of the palaces themselves are already open to visitors again.


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

Due to Corona there are no live concerts at the moment. Nevertheless, you don't have to miss out on classical music and concerts from Berlin. Here you can find current live streams and digital offers of the Berlin orchestras

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. Please observe the current Corona rules.

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