Easter is also different this year: many of the things we usually do on the holidays are not possible. But you can still do a lot and enjoy the holidays.
We have put together a few tips for a successful 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!
Please show responsibility, wear your masks and adhere to the organisers' hygiene regulations. Only with your support will Berlin stay at its best!
Tip 1: Order fine dining for brunch and the festive menu
Many restaurants have special Easter menus that you can order in advance and then pick up or have delivered. This way you can enjoy a fine Easter meal and support one of Berlin's restaurants at the same time.
The Private Roof Club sweetens the holidays with a delicious Easter brunch in the gift box. The box with a soft and airy panettone, a bottle of eggnog and handmade hazelnut cream is the perfect companion for Easter brunch. You can order it at culinaryclub.de and have it sent to you or pick it up directly at the Private Roof Club.
"Dit is Berlin zu Ostern" is the name of Tim Raue's 4-course menu special with Büsum crab salad, cod, hare and a dessert of rhubarb, strawberry and woodruff. You can order online until 29 March.
The Restaurant Ganymed has also put together boxes of fine French dishes. All you have to do is heat the dishes and you have a delicious menu.
The Restaurant Esszimmer also has a special Easter promotion, serving braised lamb shank and a wild fruit trifle. Call 030/20215301 or email to pre-order until 31 March.
Tip 2: Take an Easter walk
"From the ice they are freed, the stream and brook, By the Spring's enlivening, lovely look" ... Goethe's Faust took an Easter walk - and encountered the devil himself. With our tips for spring walks, you're sure to encounter not the devil, but beautiful hiking trails, extensive parks and the first blossoms.
Tip: Check out our BerlinBlossom Map to find out where things are blooming - for example, the cherry blossoms on Mauerweg.
Tip 3: Listen to the concert of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
As part of a model project, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko gave a concert in front of an audience in March, which Arte will broadcast on Easter Sunday at 5 pm. The programme includes Tchaikovsky's "Fantasy Overture" to Romeo and Juliet and Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony. Not only the wonderful music, but also the incredible atmosphere in the audience, which celebrated the orchestra and its conductor with cheers and standing ovations, make the concert an unforgettable experience.
Tip 4: Digital services
The churches broadcast their services on the holidays via livestreams, on television or radio. You can find an overview here:
Tip 5: Meet the Easter Bunny
Meet the Easter Bunny - the FEZ makes it possible. And much more besides! For 10 days, from 27 March to 5 April, families with children from the age of six can take part in the fun Easter holiday programme. You can move through various digital spaces, try your hand at handicrafts, sing, make music and play games. For the older ones, there's an Escape Room. And on Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny will also be a guest in the exclusive Easter Bunny consultation hour.
Tip 6: Learn magic tricks with the Ehrlich Brothers
Magic with the whole family: The Ehrlich Brothers present an Easter special of their magic show in your living room. With your order, you will not only receive the code for the streaming show, but also a surprise box with props for magic. You are not allowed to open it until the show! After the show, you can also take part in the magic workshop with the Ehrlich Brothers and learn new cool tricks.
When: 4 - 5 April, 6 pm
Tip 7: Order the Kiezhelden Easter box
The Kiezhelden have played Easter Bunny and packed a special Easter box full of surprises. You can order the box with great products from Berlin shops and manufactories until 27 March. Look forward to delicious Easter eggs, strawberry jam, tea, fine chocolate and much more.
Tip 8: Discover Street art
Instead of colourful Easter eggs, you can find colourfully painted facades and fire walls if you turn your Easter walk into a street art discovery tour. Set off on foot or grab your bike and cycle to Artpark Tegel, for example.
In our app ABOUT BERLIN you'll find lots of tips for excursions to places worth seeing.
Tip 9: Solve the mysteries of Berlin
Just walking around without a destination is a bit boring in the long run, so why not go on a discovery tour to unknown places and visit a corner of Berlin that you don't know yet? Or look out for the little surprises the city has in store for you. Find out about the rabbits on the Wall and the missing house numbers on Kurfürstendamm.
Tip 10: Go jogging
You've eaten too many crocodile eggs and chocolate bunnies and spent far too much time on the sofa? Then get into your sports clothes and get out into the fresh air. Go for a run in the park or along the water and enjoy the view. We have put together the most beautiful jogging routes for you.
Tip 11: Discover the universe
Finally, a tip for the Easter holidays after the holidays: The Stiftung Planetarium Berlin is offering an online programme for digital space explorer holidays from Tuesday. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 can discover exciting topics about the universe in the livestream. Each day is dedicated to one topic: it's about life on Mars, maths, music and stars, science in science fiction (in English) and the fascination of time travel.
When: 6 - 9 April