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Berlin re-opens!

Current openings and postponements

 (as of July 9th)

  • Tegel Airport will remain open until November.
  • The travel warning for tourists from Germany for 23 of the 26 other EU states has been lifted and changed to travel advice.
  • Museums and galleries, parks and gardens are open again. 
  • Shops were officially allowed to open their doors since 9 May.
  • Restaurants, bars and pubs in Berlin may open from 2 June, subject to conditions.
  • Hotels and guesthouses are open for guests since 25 May.
  • Sightseeing tours by bus and boat are also possible again since 25 May - provided that the hygiene rules are observed.
  • Open-air events such as concerts or film screenings with up to 200 participants are possible since 2 June.
  • You are allowed to rummage on flea markets again, since 23 May.
  • As of 25 May, selected outdoor swimming pools are opening (changing rooms and showers will remain closed).
  • Cinemas may open from 2 July.

Tips for a safe visit to Berlin:

  • Most attractions offer online tickets with time slot selection and disinfection options.
  • However, you should continue to practice social distancing. As far as possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained. 
  • Families and house communities may spend time outside together, but a minimum distance of 5 metres must be maintained between individual groups.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose mask in public is strongly recommended, in public transportation it will be compulsory to wear a mouthguard from 27 April 2020, in retail outlets it will be compulsory to wear a mouth-nose mask from Wednesday 29 April. Children up to the age of six years are exempt.

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.

Important information for your visit in Berlin

Expected opening dates of cultural highlights in Berlin

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in Spring
Brandenburg Gate in Spring © gettyimages, Foto: sborisov

For the reopening of Berlin, we invite all Berliners and day guests to experience more than 50 highlights in Berlin with the new discount card "Berlin WelcomeBackCard" with reductions of up to 50%.

Museums, memorials & public institutions

Museums, memorials, libraries are allowed to reopen since 4 May 2020, although the individual reopening dates vary. Individual museums of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are open since May 12th. Since the actual reopenings are handled on an individual basis, please check the website of the respective attraction or museums before visiting. In most museums the wearing of a mouthguard is recommended or required. You can to reserve an online tickets and time slot here:.

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Parks and Gardens

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Sights and attractions

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Sightseeing- und Touranbieter

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Theatres and Stages

Many Berlin stages open on August 1st. All dates mentioned here are expected opening dates and may still change according to the situation. You must also reserve a ticket in advance for free theatre performances and outside.

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Current information on events in Berlin

  • Private events and meetings up to 50 persons are permitted, if necessary for compelling reasons.
  • Church services may be held again from 30 May.
  • Other indoor meetings are allowed up to 150 people from 2 June and up to 300 people from 30 June.
  • Open-air events and meetings are permitted up to 200 people from 2 June, up to 500 people from 16 June and up to 1,000 people from 30 June.
  • Congresses, trade fairs and special markets in closed rooms are allowed from 2 June with up to 150 participants, from 30 June with up to 300 participants. 
  • Large events with more than 1,000 participants are prohibited until 24 October.

 

These events are postponed, cancelled -  or take place in digital form:

  • Christopher Street Day is scheduled to take place online on 25 July
  • Berliner Festspiele - Theatertreffen virtuell
  • Berliner Philharmonie und Kammermusiksaal +++ currently free access to Digital Concert Hall
  • The Lollapalooza Festival, scheduled for 5 and 6 September, will be rescheduled for 2021
  • 18. April: Tempodrom - Neuer Berliner Tuntenball +++ postponed
  • 23. April: Die Bocom (Borderless Communication Conference) postponed
  • 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 cancelled
  • 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 cancelled
  • 29 May to 1 June: Carnival of Cultures is cancelled
  • Fridays for Future Demos (whether the major strike will take place on April 24 will be announced)
  • 6 to 8 May: Media Convention Berlin MCB20/rp20 will probably be postponed to 10 to 12 August
  • 6 to 8 May: re:publica: will probably be postponed to 10 to 12 August +++ a virtual re:publica is being held on May 7th (free of charge)
  • 13 to 17 May: ILA - International Aerospace Exhibition
  • 21 June: fete de la musique becomes fete de la HAUSmusique
  • 11 July: Dr. Motte's birthday party 2x30 at the Gärten der Welt has been canceled
  • 15 to 21 July: VELOBerlin week: virtual bike festival 
  • 24 July  to 10 August Young Euro Classic will not be held at Konzerthaus Berlin - an alternative festival format is discussed
  • 29 August: Lange Nacht der Museen (long night of museums) is cancelled
  • the exhibition "Hand in Hand for Children's Rights - Buddy Bears for Children's Rights", planned for June, has been postponed to 2021
  • September: Opening of the Humboldt Forum postponed - partial opening planned for the end of the year
  • The Street Food Thursday in market hall nine is cancelled until further notice. The regular market and food service will continue to be available on Thursday until 10 pm.
  • Berlin Food Week - postponed to 2021
  • Blue Man Group -  starting August 1st  - online tickets available
  • The Friedrichstadtpalast is being renovated; the shows will resume in January 2021.
  • Mamma Mia! - April 2021

Berlin Tourist Infos

  • Changed opening hours at Berlin Tourist Info:
    • Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz: daily 10 am to 6 pm
    • Hauptbahnhof: daily 10 am to 6 pm
    • Flughafen Tegel, Haupthalle: daily 10 am to 6 pm
    • Brandenburger Tor, südliches Torhaus: daily 10 am to 6 pm
    • Tourist-Informationen der Bezirke
  • Temporarily still closed:
    • Europa Center
    • Flughafen Tegel, Terminal A (Gate 1) 

Sport and Fitness in Berlin

Strandbad Wannsee
Strandbad Wannsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
  • The Berlin Marathon is cancelled
  • The Olympic qualifying tournaments of the German men's and women's handball players have been postponed to March 2021.
  • Recreational and popular sports under the open sky are allowed again. 
  • Fitness and yoga studios, dance and sports schools may open from 2 June.
  • These beach and open-air swimming pools open from 25 May, please book a ticket with time slot online in advance.
     
Here are some tips for training at home.

Support local artists and cultural institutions

Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

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!
  • At Helfen.Berlin you can buy vouchers for your favourite places now and redeem them later.

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

Neighbourhood assistance in Berlin

#FromBerlinwithLove: Virtual Sightseeing

Live-Streaming, Fernsehturm auf dem Handy
Live-Streams aus Berlin © visitBerlin/placeit.net

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. Enjoy the show!

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.

The spread of the coronavirus not only endangers our health, but also poses great challenges for many Berlin businesses. Short-term support such as bridging loans, guarantees or liquidity assistance as well as measures such as short-time work can be helpful here.

Here we offer you an orientation for your respective questions in order to get fast and competent information on current support measures:

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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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