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What is open, what is closed?

Current closures, cancellations and postponements

 (as of 4/03, 10.00 am)

  • Currently all events in Berlin are cancelled or postponed. 
  • All meetings with more than 2 persons are prohibited. ++ As far as possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained.
  • Restaurants and catering establishments are closed. Delivery services are still in operation. 
  • Please stay at home, if possible. Berlin is in crisis mode.

The guidelines of the Robert-Koch-Institute apply as a benchmark. You should also use them as a basis for your personal planning.

We will keep you up to date here to the best of our knowledge.

Current information about the situation in Berlin

The basic supply of food and medical supplies is assured: 

Explicitly not closed:

  • Retail food stores (these may also open on Sundays)
  • Beverage and weekly markets
  • Delivery services
  • Pharmacies and drugstores
  • Facilities with medical needs and for the purchase of hearing and visual aids
  • Petrol stations 
  • Banks and savings banks
  • Post offices
  • Dry cleaners and laundrettes
  • Bookshops
  • Garden centres 
  • Pet supplies markets and wholesale.

Closed until further notice:

All attractions, cultural institutions, catering companies and clubs in the city are closed. On Helfen.Berlin you can buy vouchers for your favourite place in the city and save it from possibly going out of business.

No events are currently taking place here

Die Stachelschweine - Theatre in Berlin
Die Stachelschweine © © MuTphoto/ G. Luesch
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  • restaurants  are only allowed only delivery services or take away
  • cinemas, theatres, operas, concert halls, and similar establishments
  • museums, galleries
  • bars, clubs, discos, amusement parks, dance clubs, special markets, amusement arcades, casinos, betting shops and similar businesses
  • trade fairs, exhibitions, cinemas, amusement parks and providers of leisure activities (indoor and outdoor)
  • The zoo and animal park are closed, the animals are provided for.
  • Swimming pools, sports facilities and fitness studios
  • BWSG Berliner Wassersport und Service GmbH: Currently no ships are allowed to sail the waters of Berlin with guests. The start of the season for scheduled trips in the Berlin city centre, the performance of charter trips and the opening of the motorhome season has been postponed indefinitely.
  • The city tickets "Berlin WelcomeCard", "Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive" and "Berlin City Tour Card" cannot be booked up to and including April 19. +++ This also applies to all other admission tickets and tickets for sightseeing.
  • Changed opening hours at Berlin Tourist Info:
    • Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz: daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Central station: daily 10 to 14 o'clock
    • Airport Tegel, main hall: daily 10 to 14 o'clock
  • This Berlin Tourist Info will be closed from today until April 19th:
    • Brandenburg Gate, southern gate house
    • Europe Center
    • Tegel Airport, Terminal A (Gate 1)

Museums and exhibitions

Current information on museums and exhibitions in Berlin

  • Reichstag: Reichstagskuppel and visitor terrace (until the end of April)
  • The Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) will close all its palaces in Potsdam, Brandenburg and Berlin to the public from March 13 to April 19, 2020. The Pfaueninsel can no longer be visited, as ferry traffic has been discontinued.
  • The Stadtmuseum Berlin will close its museums from 13 March to 19 April 2020, including the Märkisches Museum, the Museum Nikolaikirche, the Museum Knoblauchhaus and the Museumsdorf Düppel. There will also be no events during this period.
  • The state museums, memorials and galleries under the auspices of the Cultural Administration of the State of Berlin (Landesmuseen, Gedenkstätten und Galerien) and the Central and State Library (ZLB) will close from Friday, 13 March, at the latest from Saturday, 14 March, until 19 April 2020.
  • The Deutsche Technikmuseum, the Science Center Spectrum and the Junior Campus will be closed from Saturday, 14 March 2020 until further notice +++ Online offer of the Deutschen Technikmuseums
  • All National Museums in Berlin (Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin) are closed from Saturday, 14 March
  • Berlin Story Bunker closed
  • The German Museum of Technology, the Science Center Spectrum and the Junior Campus are closed from Saturday, 14 March 2020 until further notice
  • Reinbeckhallen: The exhibition "Wut an den Wänden" ("Rage on the walls") is closed from 12 March
Alte Nationalgalerie auf der Museumsinsel
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Even if you are currently unable to visit Berlin's museums, galleries and cultural institutions locally, you will find many current and inspiring impressions of the capital on our Instagram stream. In addition, numerous cultural institutions and museums have exciting digital offers. Of course, we will also introduce these to you.

Digital exhibitions

Current information on events in Berlin

These events are postponed

  • Der Street Food Thursday in der Markthalle Neun ist bis auf weiteres abgesagt. Das reguläre Markt- und Gastronomieangebot gibt es am Donnerstag weiterhin bis 22 Uhr.
  • Berlin Food Week - postponed to 2021
  • Blue Man Group abgesagt
  • Mamma Mia! abgesagt
  • 11. bis 22. März: Schaubühne - Festival für Internationale Neue Dramatik (FIND) ist abgesagt +++ Premiere von "Die Affen" findet statt
  • 14. März: Bausa - Olympiahalle +++ verschoben auf 30. Oktober
  • 14. und 15. März: Veranstaltungen zur Ausstellung "Wut an den Wänden" verschoben +++ Ersatztermin folgt
  • 16. März: Admiralspalast - Agnes Obel - verschoben auf 2. Juli 2020
  • 17. März: Passionskirche - Richard Marx - verschoben auf den Herbst
  • 18. bis 21. März MASH DANCE Festival +++ ein Teil der Produktion wird verschoben +++ At the Foot of the Vanishing Table - Tamar Lamm & David Kern und THE SUIT - Ori Lenkinski - Freitag, 31. Juli 2020, 19:00 Uhr +++ The Third Dance - Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor - Samstag, 1. und Sonntag, 2. August, jeweils 19:00 Uhr
  • 18. März UfaFabrik - Ein Staatenloser +++  verschoben
  • 18. März Admiralspalast Symphonic Rock in Concert ist abgesagt
  • 18. März: DGHO Frühjarhstagung 2020 ist abgesagt
  • 18. März: Akademie der Künste, Berliner Platz - Kunstpreis Berlin ist abgesagt
  • 20. März: Admiralspalast - An Evening with Whitney Houston wird verschoben
  • 21. März: Premiere des "Antichrist" verschoben, die Proben gehen weiter
  • 21. März: Columbiahalle - Meute +++ verschoben auf 11. Oktober
  • 21. März: Kammerspiele - Premiere von Fräulein Julie +++  verschoben
  • 21. März: Schlagersänger Roland Kaiser verschoben auf den 29. Mai
  • 22. März: Komödie am Ku'Damm +++ Premiere von "Mord im Orientexpress" wird verschoben
  • 22. März: Johann Sebastian Bach Johannespassion, Berliner Bach Akademie, Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie ist abgesagt
  • 24. März: Heimathafen Neukölln - Ist der Kapitalismus noch zu retten
  • 24. März: Admiralspalast - Sasha Velour’s “Smoke & Mirrors” ist abgesagt
  • 25. März Eröffnungsfeier zur Ausstellung „Zu wenig Parfüm, zu viel Pfütze.‘ Hans Baluschek zum 150. Geburtstag“ ist abgesagt
  • 25. März Admiralspalast Game of Thrones ist abgesagt
  • 26. bis 29. März: Admiralspalast -  Kurt Krömer wird verlegt auf Juni ins Tempodrom
  • 28. und 29. März: Heimathafen Neukölln - Die Rixdorfer Perlen
  • 30. März Admiralspalast The 12 Tenors ist vorerst abgesagt
  • 26. März: Velodrom - The 1975s +++ verschoben auf 15. Oktober
  • 27. März: Deutsches Theater - Premiere von "Die Katze auf dem heißen Blechdach" wird verschoben
  • Das Museum für Kommunikation verschiebt die Wavy-Lates-After-Work-Party vom 12. März auf den 25. Juni
  • 1. - 8. April: Arabisches Filmfest wird verschoben
  • 3. April: Box - Inszenierung des Jungen Deutschen Theaters - Premiere von Liebe Jelena Sergejewna wird verschoben
  • 4.+5. April Berliner Staudenmarkt im Botanischen Garten ist abgesagt
  • 11. April: Tempodrom - Hauser +++ verschoben auf 27. Juni
  • 18. April: Tempodrom - Neuer Berliner Tuntenball +++ auf Herbst verschoben
  • 23. April: Die Bocom (Borderless Communication Conference) wird verschoben
  • 25. April: taz lab 2020 +++ auf April 2021 verschoben
  • 30. April bis 10. Mai: Berlin Design Week - kein Ausweichtermin - breiteres Angebot für 2021 geplant
  • 1. Mai: Myfest ist abgesagt
  • 1 May to 1 November: the Potsdam Conference exhibition is postponed. The opening date will be decided in analogy to the political & social decisions of Germany. Due to the vague developments, the SPSG does not want to set a new binding date, but tries to open this year. If necessary the exhibition will be extended to 2021.
  • 4. Mai: iF design award night at Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin ist abgesagt
  • 29. Mai bis 1. Juni: Karneval der Kulturen ist abgesagt
  • Fridays for Future Demos (ob der Großstreik am 24. April stattfindet wird noch bekannt gegeben)
  • 6. bis 8. Mai: Media Convention Berlin MCB20/rp20 wird voraussichtlich auf 10. bis 12. August verschoben
  • 6. bis 8. Mai: re:publica: wird voraussichtlich auf 10. bis 12. August verschoben +++ zum geplanten Termin im Mai wird über eine virtuelle re:publica nachgedacht
  • 13. bis 17. Mai: ILA - Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung 
  • ab Juni geplante Ausstellung „Hand in Hand für Kinderrechte -Buddy Bears for Children’s Rights“ auf 2021 verschoben
Play "Leonce and Lena"
Play "Leonce and Lena" © Gianmarco Bresadola

The show goes on! Instead of simply letting the curtain fall in times of the Corona crisis, many Berlin cultural workers have put together a digital program in a very short time that is quite impressive. We wish you good entertainment with the many great offers!

Support local artists and cultural institutions

Berlin Fest Hongkong 2016
© visitBerlin

For many theatres, theatres and cultural workers, the closures in the wake of the Corona cherry represent an existential threat. You can help!

  • The initiative #meinekartemeinebühne calls for a sign of solidarity with the artists. If you can afford it, you can, for example, simply waive the refund of your ticket.
  • Via openPetition you can donate online for freelancers and artists during the time of the Corona shutdown. Thanks!


We have collected further possibilities to support each other in times of crisis here for you.

Neighbourhood assistance in Berlin

Current information on sporting events in Berlin

Latest updates

  • Basketball Bundesliga club Alba Berlin: home games until the end of the Easter holidays under exclusion of the public
  • Generali Berliner Halbmarathoncancelled
  • German ice hockey league ends season with immediate effect
  • No matches in Berlin amateur and youth football until 22 March +++ Affected are all championship matches, cup matches, friendly matches, tournaments, match celebrations and mini football tournaments for women, men, youth and leisure football.
  • 14 March: Alte Försterei - Bundesliga match between 1 FC Union Berlin and FC Bayern Munich without spectators
  • 17 to 19 April Olympic qualifying tournament of German handball players in the Max-Schmeling-Halle will take place without spectators
  • The German Volleyball Association (DVV) has decided to stop the current games in the third and regional leagues with immediate effect.
  • The Handball League will stop playing until 22 March
Basketballteam Alba Berlin
Basketballteam Alba Berlin © Camera4

Sports activities on and in all public and private sports facilities, swimming pools and fitness studios have been discontinued. ALBA has launched an online sports lesson for children and young people. And many yoga studios and fitness centres stream online. We will also inform you about these offers here shortly.

What is closed, what is open?

Currently open

Bikini-Berlin
© visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm

According to an order of the Federal Government, fairs, exhibitions, cinemas, leisure and animal parks are closed, as well as all providers of leisure activities (indoors and outdoors). Shops for daily needs remain explicitly open. Nevertheless, please stay at home if possible. Please always check the website of the respective provider before a visit or excursion.

Support for businesses in Berlin

Berlin visiors who believe they may have contracted the virus can find more information on the websites of the Robert-Koch-Institut. You can also contact the hotline daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at (030) 9028-2828.