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11 Top events in spring

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring

© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Spring is finally here, the trees are turning a delicate shade of green, street cafés are opening and the season of open-air festivals is beginning. From Easter festivals to the Carnival of Cultures, many spring festivals are taking place. Cultural highlights such as the Berlin Design Week and the Theatre Meeting also take place. A colourful bouquet of flowers that we have picked for you with our top 11 tips for spring events in Berlin.

Tip 1: FALLING I IN LOVE at the Friedrichstadtpalast

© Foto: Friedrichstadt-Palast

GAULTIER designed the costumes for the celebrated THE ONE Grand Show at Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin back in 2018. The visually split show name FALLING | IN LOVE visualises an ambiguity. In the current crisis-ridden times, the word FALLING in the title of the show echoes a feeling felt by many people. At times, the ground we thought was safe seems to be swaying or breaking up. But at the Palast, despite everything, people believe in the beauty of this world and the good in people. So the guests do not fall into a bottomless pit, but into a sea of colour - and love. Leave the cold, petrified world behind and plunge headlong into the garden of love with You, a young poet.

When: from 21 March
Where: Friedrichstadtpalast, Friedrichstraße 107, Mitte


Tip 2: Enjoy the Easter holidays in Berlin

Easter eggs
Easter eggs © Getty Images, Bild: lacaosa

The Easter Bunny has hidden numerous surprises in Berlin this Easter. In addition to the traditional Easter bonfires, for example in Britzer Garten, and the events for children at the FEZ, there are numerous other events such as the knights' festival at the Citadel in Spandau. A highlight for all classical music fans is the Staatsoper Unter den Linden festival with its outstanding performances.

When: 29 March - 1 April
Where: All over the city

More about Easter in Berlin

Tip 3: Explore Berlin with "Ab ins B!"

Ab ins B! Graphic
Ab ins B! Graphic © Gröschel Branding GmbH

From where? The Ab ins B action days take you to the B fare zone, i.e. Berlin's outer ring road! Guided tours, performances, exhibitions and numerous extras lure you to Berlin's outlying districts from Köpenick to Reinickendorf, from Spandau to Marzahn. You can find all the offers in our overview. So, hop on the S-Bahn and make your way to the B.

When: 30 March - 14 April
Where: In the B fare zone

Tip 4: Switch off at the Berlin Spring Festival

Chain carousel at a fair in Berlin
Chain carousel © Getty Images, Foto: Claudia Weirich / EyeEm

Head over heels into spring at the Berlin Spring Festival - the city's big funfair with colourful carousels and rollercoasters. Adrealin junkies can look forward to Germany's largest mobile ghost train, the rollover swing, high-speed roller coasters and the 50 metre high Ferris wheel. There are also suitable offers for the little ones. On the opening and closing weekends, firework displays paint the evening sky in bright colours.

When: 30 March - 12 May
Where: Central fairground, Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, Reinickendorf

Tip 5: Admire Berlin on a cherry blossom walk

© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

In spring, Berlin wraps itself in a dress of pink cherry blossoms. On our #BerlinBlossom Map you can see where the blossoms are particularly beautiful and where it's worth taking a trip. You can also find out why there are so many cherry blossoms in Berlin that make our spring so beautiful. An absolute must for every blossom fan is of course a visit to the Japanese cherry blossom festival Hanami on the Berlin Wall Trail between Teltow and Lichterfelde or the spring festival in the Gardens of the World.

When: 13 - 14 April
Where: Gärten der Welt, Eisenacher Str. 99, Marzahn

Cherry Blossom Festival

Tip 6: Discover art at Gallery Weekend

Gallery Weekend in Berlin
Gallery Weekend in Berlin © Marco Funke

55 Berlin galleries show you great exhibitions on one weekend. Discover the works of big names, up-and-coming talents and young discoveries at Gallery Weekend. You can discover the whole multifaceted spectrum of Berlin's art scene and exchange ideas with other like-minded people.

When: 26 - 28 April
Where: Galleries all over Berlin

Tip 7: Visit the Berlin Design Week

Berlin Design Week
Berlin Design Week © Foto: David Gauffin

With the current theme "Insights", the participants of this year's Berlin Design Week are focussing on exciting insights into their current works and the process of their creation. You can find out about current design approaches and ideas in exhibitions, workshops, discussion rounds, guided tours and panels. Designers and institutions present their work.

When: 27 April - 5 May
Where: Various venues

Tip 8: Power up and cheer on at the Berlin Women's Run

Cheering people at sporting event in Berlin Tiergarten with a view of the Brandenburg Gate
Women's Run at Tiergarten Berlin © Camera4

And it's getting sporty again: the annual women's run starts again this year across the Tiergarten. It is the largest women's run in Germany. There will be a 10 kilometre run, a 5 kilometre run and a 10 kilometre walk or Nordic walk. All participants support the Berlin Cancer Society. If you are not running, come along to cheer them on. The atmosphere along the route is always great.

When: 4 May
Where: Start and finish - Straße des 17. Juni, Tiergarten

Tip 9: Experience the Berlin Theatertreffen

Stage of Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Stage of Haus der Berliner Festspiele © Chiussi/Agentur StandArt

The Theatertreffen is the most important festival of German-language theatre. The festival presents ten remarkable productions, including the musical theatre piece "Der Einzige und sein Eigentum" from the Deutsches Theater Berlin, directed by Sebastian Hartmann. You can also discover works by up-and-coming theatre artists. The meeting for everyone who loves theatre.

When: 2 - 20 May
Where: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße, Wilmersdorf

Tip 10: Eating asparagus at the Primavera Spring Festival

Spargel im Restarurant
Frischer Spargel auf dem Teller © Getty Images, Foto: AlonsoAguilar

Spring also marks the start of asparagus season. At the Primavera spring festival in Akazienstraße, you can sample all kinds of delicious asparagus. There are also arts and crafts and flowers for sale. Take a look in the lovely shops too, as Akazienstraße is one of Berlin's cosy neighbourhood streets where you can find original and unusual things.  

When: 11 - 12 May
Where: Akazienstraße, Schöneberg

Tip 11: Join in the celebrations at the Carnival of Cultures

Carnival of Cultures in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Carnival of Cultures © Daniela Incoronato

And of course it's a must: The highlight of the Berlin spring! The Carnival of Cultures takes place at Whitsun and shows just how colourful and diverse Berlin is. People from Berlin's communities show their roots at the big street parade through Kreuzberg. You can listen to music from all over the world at the four-day street festival, where you can also get all kinds of delicious street food.

When: 17 - 20 May street festival, 19 May street parade
Where: Kreuzberg

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does not smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face the rich cultural life of Berlin - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog. All posts