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Ostereier auf dem Naschmarkt in Berlin
Ostereier auf dem Naschmarkt © Slow Food Berlin, Foto: Udo Tremmel

Easter in Berlin

Easter bonfires, festivals, and concerts

The Easter Bunny has lots of surprises up its sleeve: spring festivals, Easter fires, markets, and classical concerts.

Spring festivals

Girl on a merry-go-round
Girl on a merry-go-round © Getty Images: Foto: Becca Wohlwinder Photography

Visit the 49th Spring Festival at Kurt-Schumacher-Damm from 29 March to 21 April. This carnival with more than 60 rides, including a ghost train and various roller coasters is great fun for the whole family.
The Spandau Citadel invites you to its annual Knights' Festival from 20 to 22 April. Here everything is offered from the knight fight, over fire show up to fairy tale tellers, what the knight heart desires. Attention: Knights in full armour even have free admission!

In the Gutspark Britz the Britzer tree blossom takes place from 5 to 22 April. Beside a Non-Stop stage program and Osterspecials, gibt´s also the chance for your break-through: ?Britz looks for the super talent? - a Castingshow of the completely special kind.
In the museum village Düppel in Zehlendorf you experience from 19. to 22 April in a medieval village history to touch with traditional Easter customs. From Easter Saturday to Easter Monday you can taste delicacies and admire arts and crafts at the Easter Market in the Chorin Monastery.

Easter markets

Osterhase und Küken
© Getty Images, Foto: UroshPetrovic

Best friends bunny rabbit and chick are kissing

At the traditional Easter market on Kurfürstendamm, the kids can enjoy a round on the nostalgic children's carousel. A stage programme will entertain the whole family and the 12 giant Easter eggs were clearly not laid by a chicken.

At the Easter market on Alexanderplatz, a spring-like atmosphere will prevail, with lots of wine stands and a beer garden that invite you to linger. Numerous shows and a petting zoo provide entertainment for the little ones.

Easter bonfire on Easter Eve

Britzer Garten in Berlin
Britzer Garten © Grün Berlin GmbH
  • With live music at Britzer Garten at 6 pm
  • In Spandau's Gatow neighbourhood
  • Highlight of the Easter programme at the Späth nurseries
  • Zeltinger Platz, Berlin-Frohnau from 4 to 10 pm.
  • With  lakeside views at Weißensee Beach

Beginning of the shipping season

Bridge Oberbaumbrücke
Oberbaumbrücke_Schiff_Sommer © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

At Easter the cruise season has in Berlin. Experience a whole new side of the city and discover Berlin from the waters

Easter programmes for children

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 Puppentheater Berlin shows the play 'Ein Ostermärchen' for larger and smaller children 24 March to 2 April.
The Jagdschloss Grunewald in Berlin's Grunewald forest performs "King Thrushbeard" on 22 April. And then there is an Easter egg hunt.

Classical concerts at Easter

Staatsoper Berlin
Staatsoper Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Diana Häner

The Opera festival Festtage is the cultural highlight for all opera lovers. This year, the two productions of two musical comedies, Prokofiev's comedy "Die Verlobung im Kloster" and Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", form the heart of the festival.
 "Frühlingserwachen - Klassische Osterkonzerte" (Spring Awakening - Classical Easter Concerts) is the motto of Charlottenburg Palace on 20 and 21 April. The Berliner Residenz concerts play classical music and a dinner is served in the stylish setting of the palace.

Tip: Our calendar of events.will tell you what else is going on in Berlin at Easter.