Easter is different this year: most things we usually do on the holidays is not possible. But you can still enjoy the holidays. We have put together a few tips for a nice Easter in these exceptional times, whether you are at home with children, as a couple or alone.
We at visitBerlin wish you a Happy Easter!
Order a delicious dinnner
Many restaurants have special menus for Easter, which you can order in advance and then pick up or have delivered. So you can enjoy a fine Easter dinner and support one of the Berlin restaurants.
The Jolesch serves delicious Austrian dishes. At Easter you can prepare a delicious three-course feast in addition to Wiener Schnitzel and Kaiserschmarren. You can order until Good Friday via email@example.com or online.
Where: Muskauer Str.aße 1, Kreuzberg
The Schraders in Wedding is known for its sumptuous Easter brunch. Which specialities the team has come up with this year has not yet been decided. The information will be available at Facebook
Where: Malplaquetstraße16b, Wedding
The French restaurant Le Pastis has put an Easter menu à emporter from Good Friday to Easter Monday on the menu. Or you can choose individual courses.
Where: Rüdesheimer Straße 9, Wilmersdorf
Tigertörtchen Easter delivery express
Anything else sweet for dessert? The Tigertörtchen delivery express delivers sweet cupcakes or fine macarons for Easter. Or you can pick them up right at the café.
Where: Chausseestraße 60, Mitte
Recipe ideas for the banquet
Concerts and operas
The destival Festtage at the Staatsoper Berlin is cancelled this year, but on Video-on-Demand there is Wagner's Parsifal under the direction of Barenboim on Good Friday and Easter Monday. On Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin will perform Beethoven and Bruckner.
The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents historical and exceptional major productions, such as Mozart's Don Giovanni and Verdi's Don Carlos.
The Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker also has an extra Easter egg: Easter@Philharmonie Festival with the finale from Mahler's Sixth Symphony, conducted by Kirill Petrenko. The rest of the programme will not be revealed yet.
Star organist Cameron Carpenter will play an Easter special at the Konzerthaus. Alone in the empty hall he plays on his International Touring Organ. Whoever hears him live once, knows that this will be a special concert experience - at 12 o'clock in the livestream at arte concert as well as on the website.
The musicians of the Konzerthaus will give you a live concert on Easter Monday on the phone. You can register on the website until Wednesday at 6 pm.
Emotional Rescue: Or just send the song that gives you comfort to firstname.lastname@example.org. On Good Friday radioeins will play your songs from 9am to 11pm under the motto "we play your song and talk about it".
Out into the green: Park TV - your park at home
Berlin's parks and gardens bring spring into your home: In the video series Park TV you can choose content from a total of four categories:
- #bleibfit: Sports in theBritzer Garten
- #bleibneugierig: Travelling through the Gärten der Welt
- #bleibgrün: Gardening in Kienbergpark
- #bleibunterhalten: Green Sounds
Even if public services cannot be held in the churches, the parishes transmit their messages via live streams, television or radio. You can find an overview here
- for Catholic church (Erzbistum Berlin)
- for Protestant church Berlin-Brandenburg (EKBO)
Easter with children
The Easter Bunny is coming this year too. Even though you better should not go on a Easter egg hunts in the park, you can still go hunting in your own four walls or in the garden (if you have one).
Speaking of the garden: Take advantage of the holidays, make your garden or balcony nice and take part in the plant competition "Wir tun was für Bienen" (We do something for bees).
The popular GRIPS Theatre has opened its doors under the motto "We are closed. But we're here!" and has created a new blog with something new to discover every day. At Easter you can watch live recordings of the plays Pünktchen trifft Anton und Julius and the ghosts.
Or you can visit the zoo and see how the panda boys Pit and Paule are doing. You can visit them in the RBB media library from April 8th.
Alone at home
If you are alone at home at Easter, then make it especially nice. We have a few ideas for that too:
- Buy fresh flowers and twigs for the table or balcony
- Eat together with friends via Skype or Zoom
- Write a long letter to the family
- Read the top book of the TBR pile
- Use the many great digital offers to discover something new
- Or you can go to the digital cinema
Stay healthy and please stay at home!
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