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Karl-Marx-Allee in spring time
Karl-Marx-Allee in spring time © (c) visumate

Ascension Weekend in Berlin (30 May - 2 June 2019)

All tips for a long weekend

This year, the festival falls on 30 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.


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

Ascension Day is the first day of the 20th Biesdorfer Blossom Festival at Schlosspark. From 30 May to 2 June, this folk festival marks the unofficial beginning of summer with outdoor music performances, shows, and a comprehensive children's programme.
And plenty of culinary delights will also be on offer to keep the party going.

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.


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 30th of May, Berlin labels, manufactories and upcyclers will be presenting their art and fashion as well as antiques and photography.

You can get all important information about cacti on Ascension Day at the Cactus Days in the Botanical Garden Berlin. There are 15 stands selling plants, accessories and books.


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

On 30th of May the Mendelssohn Trio from Colorado will be performing an Ascension Concert in the former Mendelssohn Bank.

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

The PEACE x PEACE - Your Voice For Children, Europe's biggest benefit concert for children, with well-known artists and bands such as Silbermond, Gentleman and Fettes Brot, will take place at the Parkbühne Wuhlheide on 1 June.

Beach volleyball competition

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

On 30 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.