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 visitBerlin.de.
Tip 1: Bicycle ride
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.
Tip 2: Barbecuing
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.
Tip 3: Delectable rafting and boating
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.
Tip 4: Beach volleyball tournament
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!
Tip 5: Beer gardens
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.
Tip 6: Climbing forests and high ropes courses
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.
Tip 7: Stand up paddling
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.
Tip 8: Picnic in Britzer Garden
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.
Tip 9: 20th Biesdorf Flower Festival
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
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
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.