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11 Tips for Father’s Day in Berlin

Bicycles, rafts and beach volleyball

Father and son at sunset in nature
Father and son © GettyImages, Bild: Lacheev

On 30 May it’s that time of year again – Ascension Day and Father’s Day in Berlin. Do you find yourself running out of ideas every year? No problem, we’ll give you the 11 best tips for making your Father’s Day in the capital an unforgettable experience! You can find even more Ascension Day tips for the whole family on

Tip 1: Bicycle ride

Bicycle tour man and woman near Glienicke Bridge in Berlin
Bicycle tour at Glienicke Bridge © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Get on the saddle, ready, steady, go! Discover Berlin and its surroundings on Father’s Day on two wheels. Whether sightseeing in the city or out in nature, grab your bike, best friends or family and spend your day cycling. Inspiration for rides in all Berlin districts can be found in our bike ride suggestions.

More bike ride suggestions

Tip 2: Barbecuing

 Barbecue in the countryside
Grill for the barbecue evening © Getty Images, Bild: Fabian Krause EyeEm
sommerliche Grillparty mit Freunden

There is probably no better occasion for an extensive barbecue than Father’s Day. Sizzle up and enjoy a banquet together in the open air! If you want to make Daddy happy, you can take charge of the BBQ yourself.

More barbecue areas

Tip 3: Delectable rafting and boating

 Raft trip on the river Spree
Raft trip on the river Spree © Tourismusverein Berlin Treptow-Köpenick e.V. (
Floßfahrt auf der Spree; Flosslos

Just barbecuing on its own is not something you get too excited about? Then hop on a raft. Cruise along the waters of Berlin or Brandenburg on a raft or boat of your choice and forget the hustle and bustle of being a father. The rafts are equipped with a BBQ, so you can stay on board as long as you want on Father’s Day.

More about rafts and boats

Tip 4: Beach volleyball tournament

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

On Father’s Day, you can show what you are really made of on the largest beach volleyball court in Europe. Entirely in keeping with the Father’s Day theme, fathers and children, but also all other constellations, can show off their skills on the outdoor volleyball fields like the BeachMitte. Let the family match begin!

More about BeachMitte

Tip 5: Beer gardens

Prater beer garden
Prater beer garden © (c) visumate

What could be nicer after a day off than to end the evening with family and good friends? Treat yourself to a freshly poured drink and let the last rays of sunlight light up your face at one of Berlin’s many beer gardens. Life can be so beautiful.

More Berlin beer gardens

Tip 6: Climbing forests and high ropes courses

Forest rope garden Jungfernheide Berlin
Forest rope garden Jungfernheide © Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide

To all fathers who want to reach great heights, this tip is for you: Climb or boulder into the air. The climbing forests and high ropes courses in and around the capital promise great fun for you and the whole family. If the weather is bad, you can go to one of the climbing halls instead.

More opportunities for climbing

Tip 7: Stand up paddling

Stand up paddling at sunset
Stand Up Paddling at the Spree in Berlin © Getty Images, Foto: Felix Kayser/EyeEm
Stand up Paddling auf der Spree in Treptow

SUP, Stand Up Paddling is the name of the new trend sport spilling over from Hawaii into our Spree. Standing on a surfboard, you move yourself forward with a paddle. The sporting activity on Father’s Day.

More Stand Up Paddling

Tip 8: Picnic in Britzer Garden

   A family having a picnic in the park
A family having a picnic in the park © Paul Bradbury

The most beautiful gift is time spent together and spring time is picnic time. So pack up Daddy’s favourite drinks and snacks and surprise him with a family picnic. Our tip: Britzer Garden is a particularly beautiful place when spring is in full bloom. Here the younger ones in the family can admire animals in the game enclosure or let off steam in the adventure playground. The lake scenery and differently-themed gardens will also entice you to take a stroll.

More about Britzer Garden

Tip 9: 20th Biesdorf Flower Festival

Father and daughter in the park
Father and daughter in the park © GettyImages, Bild: Silvia Bianchini
Happy little toddler girl with her father together in a park

Father’s Day marks the start of the 20th Biesdorf Flower Festival at Schlosspark.
Spend a convivial day in a cosy folk festival atmosphere with shows and music on the various open air stages. The children’s programme also provides fun for the kids. Together you can then feast your way through the culinary delights the festival has to offer.


Tip 10: Better Used Market

Grammophone at flea market
Grammophone at flea market © Getty Images, Foto: ilbusca

For all photography, antiques, art and fashion enthusiasts among you, there is no better way to spend Father’s Day than at the Better Used Market at Potsdamer Platz. Here you can stroll through the stands and discover authentic second hand, vintage classics and upcycled products.


Tip 11: Ascension Day Concert at midday

Grand piano in the bar at Orania.Berlin in Berlin
Before the concert © Orania.Berlin

Since Father’s Day and Ascension Day fall on the same day, you also have the opportunity to listen to the sounds of Ascension Day’s midday concert. The organ concert Organo con stromenti will be performed by the Mendelssohn Trio from Colorado in the large hall of the Konzerthaus Berlin. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers will be performed.


Tips by concierge Julian Darenberg of the Regent Hotel Berlin will give you more insider information about other events taking place on Father’s Day in Berlin.