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Weekend tips for 30/5 - 2/6/2019

And summer is on the doorstep

Bootstour auf der Spree im Frühling
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

May ends as it began: With a public holiday that can be perfectly combined into a long weekend. 30 May is Ascension Day, and if you’ve taken Friday off too then you’ll have a long weekend in Berlin ahead of you – with many great events in store. We have put together our top 11 events for this fantastic weekend.

Tip 1: Ascencion Day

Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

On 30 May we’ll be celebrating Ascension Day and Father’s Day at the same time. We have already compiled 11 tips for Father’s Day excursions and events for you on the blog. And for very special exclusive tips for a successful Father’s Day, we interviewed Julian Darenberg, concierge at the Regent Berlin 5-star luxury hotel.

Mehr Informatione about Ascencion Day in Berlin

Tipp 2: PEACE x PEACE - Your Voice For Children

Open-air concert at the Parkbühne Wuhlheide Berlin
A concert at the Open Air Kindl-stage Wuhlheide in Berlin's disctrict Treptow-Köpenick © Tourismusverein Berlin Treptow-Köpenick e.V. (
Die Berliner Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide ist eine unter Denkmalschutz stehende Freilicht-Spielstätte in Form eines Amphitheaters. Sie liegt im zu Berlin-Oberschöneweide gehörenden Volkspark Wuhlheide im Bezirk Treptow-Köpenick.

The PxP Festival, Europe’s largest benefit concert for children, will take place on 1 June to mark International Children’s Day. Artists and bands like Gentleman, Silbermond and Fettes Brot will entertain the audience at Parkbühne Wuhlheide. The proceeds will go to children’s emergency aid and education projects.

When: 1 June
Where: Parkbühne Wuhlheide, An der Wuhlheide 187, Köpenick

More information and tickets fot PEACE x PEACE - Your Voice For Children

Tip 3: Environmental Festival at the Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburger Tor bei Sonnenschein
Brandenburger Tor bei Sonnenschein © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The Straße des 17. Juni between the Brandenburg Gate and Großer Stern will be transformed into Europe’s largest ecological adventure mile at the Environmental Festival. Around 250 exhibitors will showcase everything to do with the environment, nature conservation and environmentally-friendly mobility. In addition, there will be delicious food and bags of fun for children at theatre performances, quizzes and romping in the hay.

When: 1 June
Where: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Mitte

Mehr Information about the Environmental Brandenburg Gate

Tip 4: Performing Arts Festival

Comedy cabaret stage in Berlin
Stage cabaret & comedy © Getty Images, Foto: Trodler

The Performing Arts Festival features all kinds of performing arts: theatre, dance, acrobatics, puppet theatre, cool performances and much more. Go on a journey of discovery through Berlin’s independent cultural scene at various large and small theatres and meet cyborgs, robots or Adam and Eve.

When: between 28 May and 2 June
Where: Various venues

More information about the Performing Arts Festival

Tip 5: Asparagus Festival at Breitscheidplatz

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

At Breitscheidplatz on Kurfürstendamm, we pay homage to our favourite vegetable: asparagus. Whether classic dishes with schnitzel, boiled ham, browned butter or hollandaise or new and creatively combinations, you can enjoy asparagus in all its variations. Because what would spring be without asparagus?

When: between 30 May and 23 June
Where: Breitscheidplatz, Charlottenburg

More Information about the festival

Tip 6: „New York, New York“ - New York in 80 Films!

Kino Babylon
Cinema Babylon Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Max Threlfall

The cinema Babylon is celebrating the city that never sleeps, screening 80 great films that bring New York to life, with all of its diversity and contradictions. The films range from classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Manhattan and West Side Story, to The Godfather, Raging Bull and The Devil wears Prada.

When: between 30 May and 30 June
Where: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, Mitte

More information about „New York, New York“ - New York in 80 Films!

 Tip 7: Better used Markt at Potsdamer Platz

Second Hand Mode
© GettyImages, Bild: ArminStaudtBerlin

Upcycling at its best: you can browse through second-hand fashion, fine antiques, creative home decorations and cool vintage fashion at the Better Used Market at Potsdamer Platz. You’ll surely get your hands on one or two new (old) pieces at the 80 stands around the Potsdamer Platz train station.

When: between 30 May and 2 June
Where: Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten

More information about the Better used Markt at Potsdamer Platz

Tip 8: Klassik OpenAir at Jagdschloss Grunewald

Castle Grunewald in Grunewald forest with Cranach-Collection
Jagdschloss Grunewald © SPSG, Foto: Leo Seidel
Das Jagdschloss Grunewald ist der älteste noch erhaltene Schlossbau Berlins. Es steht am südöstlichen Ufer des Grunewaldsees und gehört zum Ortsteil Berlin-Dahlem des Bezirks Steglitz-Zehlendorf.

The romantic Grunewald hunting lodge nestled in the forest and almost 500 years old, is the perfect backdrop for this “midsummer night’s dream”. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's music and Shakespeare’s dialogues resound in the castle courtyard, which is transformed into an Athenian forest full of elves, goblins and enchanted lovers.

When: 30th May
Where: Jagdschloss Grunewald, Zehlendorf

More information about Klassik OpenAir at Jagdschloss Grunewald

Tip 9: Gustave Caillebotte

Old National Gallery on the Museum Island in Berlin
Old National Gallery © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Gustave Caillebotte was a patron of impressionism and a painter. His most famous work Paris Street; Rainy Day (Rue de Paris, temps de pluie) now adorns the wall of the Alte Nationalgalerie on Museum Island. The impressive work from the Art Institute of Chicago will be exhibited in Europe for the first time since its restoration in 2013. The exhibition is also dedicated to Cailebotte’s role as a patron and promoter of impressionism.

When: until 15 September
Where: Alte Nationalgalerie, Bodestraße 1, Mitte

More Information and tickets for „Gustave Caillebotte“

Tip 10: Children’s Festival at the Kulturbrauerei

Theatre and clubs: Kulturbrauerei in Berlin
Courtyard of the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin © TLG-Immobilien

On the Sunday after Children’s Day, the big Children’s Festival will take place at the Kulturbrauerei. Fun and games are on the programme with theatre, concerts, discovery tours and exciting adventures. And the grown ups will be treated to delicious food at the street food market.

When: 2 June, 12 pm
Where: Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, Prenzlauer Berg

Tip 11:Cactus Days at the Botanical Garden

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Tropenhaus im Botanischen Garten Berlin © Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Foto: I.Haas

Cacti, agaves, yuccas and other succulent plants will display their prickly beauty at the Berlin Cactus Days. The show presents the full diversity of the cactus world with its thematic beds in the new greenhouse of the Botanical Garden Berlin. Experts are also at hand to provide free advice.

When: between 30 May and 2 June
Where: Botanical Garden, Königin-Luise-Straße 38, Zehlendorf

Mehr Information about the Cactus Days at the Botanical Garden

For even more event tips, you can always click through our tips for every day through Berlin's largest event calendar. 


Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter


doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - 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.


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