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

What is open in Berlin

Experience the capital safely and relaxed

Berlin is open for you

Berlin is open for visitors again. We show you here a selection of the attractions and places you can visit. Please remember to book a time slot ticket in time and follow the current Corona rules. This way you can experience the capital safely and relaxed.

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Participate now

  • Berlin's hotels are open.
  • In Berlin's clubs, vaccinated and fully recovered people are allowed to dance again (probably from Friday, September 3). The outdoor areas have already opened. In the outdoor area, all guests must be vaccinated, recovered or tested negative.
  • Restaurants and cafés can invite guests indoors (with a negative test) and testing is no longer mandatory in outdoor areas.
  • Cinemas, theaters, operas and concert halls will be allowed to reopen.
  • Open-air cinemas, concerts and other cultural events are held outdoors already.
  • You do not longer need a negative Covid19-test or timeslot to visit museums, galleries, memorials and libraries. Guided tours are possible again.
  • Saunas, spas and indoor pools are open . (from June 18)
  • Amusement parks, theme parks and other businesses for recreational activities open from June 18.
  • Fairs and festivals are allowed again from June 18.
  • Please behave responsibly and adhere to the current Corona rules and hygiene measures.
  • We have summarized the applicable rules for you in the information on the current situation in Berlin.

Watch Berlin from above!

Berliner Fernsehturm
Blick Restaurant Sphere auf Fenstertische im Berliner Fernsehturm © Foto: Torsten Fritsche/Die Lichtisten

The Berin television tower is open. With our Fast View tickets you don't have to queue for long, but can go straight to the top to enjoy the view over Berlin.

Tip: Book your time slot ticket in advance, to reserve your spot! Please note that you can currently only get discounted tickets directly at the TV Tower with the Berlin WelcomeCard.

Fast View-Tickets

Our restaurant ticket includes entry without waiting and a reservation at the window table in the revolving restaurant from 207 metres above the ground.

Restaurant Ticket

All information about the city, tickets and tickets for sightseeing and events are available at our Berlin Tourist Infos at all major locations in Berlin.

Berlin Tourist Info at the main station
Berlin Tourist Info at the main station © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

For a hopeful peek into the future, check out our Berlin highlights in 2021. If you'd like to take a look ahead to the following year, you'll find lots of exciting information in our Berlin 2022 preview.

Berlin is open for you: Museums, exhibitions & attractions

Bode-Museum Spree view
Bode-Museum Spree view © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Please note that you need wear a FFP2 mask and reserve a ticket with time slot reservation for your visit to all museums, exhibitions and attractions.

  • Anne Frank Zentrum - All about Anne

Get your tickets for All about Anne here

  • Asisi Panorama - The Wall 
  • Archenhold-Sternwarte 7/1

Get your tickets for the Asisis Panorama - The Wall here

  • Berliner Dom open
  • Berlinische Galerie open
  • Bezirksmuseum Marzahn-Hellersdorf open
  • Bröhan-Museum open
  • Brücke-Museum open
  • Centrum Judaicum | Das Museum der Neuen Synagoge Berlin 6/15
  • C/O Berlin 5/29
  • DDR Museum: 6/24
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum Pei-Bau open
  • Deutsche Kinemathek open
  • Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst open
  • Deutscher Bundestag, Quadriga Show Workshop 6/22
  • Deutsches Spionagemuseum / German Spy Museum open
  • Deutsches Technikmuseum open
  • Disgusting Food Museum Friday - Tuesday from 11 am - 7 pm
  • Europa Experience open
  • Französischer Dom | Viewing Platform opens on 10 July
  • Friedrichswerdersche Kirche open
  • Futurium open
  • Games Science Center 7/1
  • Gaslaternen-Freilichtmuseum Berlin open
  • Gemäldegalerie open
  • Georg Kolbe Museum  open
  • Gropius Bau open
  • Hamburger Bahnhof open
  • Haus am Waldsee open
  • Humboldtforum 7/20 | the courtyards Schlüterhof and Passage are already open
  • Jüdisches Museum Berlin open
  • ANOHA children's world | des Jüdischen Museums 6/27
  • Illuseum Berlin open
  • KINDL -Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst open
  • Körperwelten open tuesdays to sundays
  • Kulturforum:
    • Kunstbibliothek Special exhibitions open
    • Kupferstichkabinett Special Exhibitions open
    • Claudia Skoda open
    • Gemäldegalerie open
  • Kunstgewerbemuseum open
  • Künstlerhaus Bethanien open
  • Kupferstichkabinett open
  • Kunstbibliothek open
  • Legoland Discovery Centre Berlin June 18th
  • Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee open
  • Little Big City open

Get your tickets for Little Big City here

  • Märkisches Museum in the course of early summer
  • Magicum open
  • Mies van der Rohe Haus open
  • Museum Berggruen open
  • Museum der Dinge open
  • Museumsdorf Düppel June 5th
  • Museum Europäischer Kulturen open

Get your tickets for Museum Europäischer Kulturen here

  • Museum für Fotografie open

Get your tickets for the Museum of Photography here

  • Museum für Kommunikation (Museum for Communication) open
  • Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) open

Get your tickets for the Museum of Natural History here

  • Museum Nikolaikirche June 5th

All houses of the Museum Island are open:

Berlin Cathedral with Museum Island in Berlin seen from river Spree
Berlin Cathedral with Museum Island in Berlin ©, Foto: Chalabala

One ticket for admission to all six museums on museumisland!

Book your day pass for museum island now!

  • Alte Nationalgalerie

Get your tickets for Alte Nationalgalerie here

  • Altes Museum 6/18
  • Neues Museum

Get your tickets for Neues Museum here

  • Pergamonmuseum

Get your tickets for Pergamonmuseum here

  • Bode-Museum

Get your tickets for Bode-Museum here

  • James-Simon-Galerie

Get your ticket for the James-Simon-Galerie here

  • Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama.

Book your tickets for Pergamonmuseum. The Panorama.

  • Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery) June 5-7: First opportunity to visit the New National Gallery after completed renovation.
  • Olympiastadion Berlin open, daily from 24 June; guided tours Saturday & Sunday 11 am
  • Palais Populaire open
  • Planetarium am Insulaner 8/9
  • Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg open
  • Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin open: Exhibition "Leonardos intellektueller Kosmos" | Reading rooms open again
  • SEA LIFE Berlin open

Book your tickets for SEA LIFE Berlin here

  • Stasimuseum Berlin open
  • STUDIO BERLIN | in cooperation of Boros and Berghain 6/18
  • Tchoban Foundation open
  • temporary bauhaus-archiv open
  • The Wall Museum | East Side Gallery museum and outdoor gallery open
  • TimeRide Berlin 6/26
  • URBAN NATION MUSEUM of Contemporary Art open
  • Villa Oppenheim open
  • Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte 8/9
  • The WOW! Gallery open
  • Zeiss-Großplanetarium 7/1

Memorial Sites

Rose on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin Mitte
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe © visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm
  • Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas open, (Place of information under stelae field closed until 31.5.)
  • Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen open
  • Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus ermordeten Sinti und Roma open
  • Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung 6/23
  • Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit open
  • Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen open
  • Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen Exterior surface open
  • Topographie des Terrors open

Castles, parks & gardens

The Schlosspark in Charlottenburg
Palace and park Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Tip: From June 9, you can book guided tours of the Spreepark again.


Theatre sports at the Shakespear Theater Globe Berlin
Globe Berlin: Theatre sports © Foto: Norbert Lienig
  • Atze Musiktheater
  • Berliner Ensemble Open Air
  • Deutsche Oper Berlin Parking Deck
  • Deutsches Theater Berlin 5/22 Open Air
  • Die Stachelschweine
  • Friedrichstadt-Palast 8/7
  • Globe Berlin 6/3 Open Air
  • IMPRO-THEATER Paternoster
  • Komische Oper from 6/6
  • Konzerthaus Berlin
  • Monbijou-Theater from 7/30
  • Schaubude Berlin
  • Schaubühne from 6/9
  • Schlosspark Theater
  • Staatsoper Unter den Linden from 6/13
  • Theater o.N. auf dem Bauspielplatz Kolle 37  5/30 - 6/20

Continuation of the Berlin pilot project Testing:

Participating among others:

  • Die Stachelschweine  4 June Drei Lügen zuviel
  • Komödie am Kurfürstendamm 1/2/ 3/ 4 June Familie Flöz - Teatro Delusio
  • Grips Theater 6/3 & 4 Vier bei dir
  • Schaubühne 6/4, Das Leben des Vernon Subutex 1
  • Quatsch Comedy Club 6/4 Die Live Show
  • Wintergarten Varieté 7/15

Zoo & Tierpark

Westlicher Flachland Gorilla mit Nachwuchs Tilla
Zoo Berlin: Gorilladame mit Baby Tilla © Zoo Berlin
  • Zoo Berlin and Tierpark are open and may be visited with again without proof of a negative Covid-19 test. You still need to wear an FFP2 mask.
  • You will need a negative test result and an appointment to visit the animal houses or aquarium.
  • Aquarium Berlin | open again for all visitors

Book your tickets here

Cafes and restaurants

Frau sitzt im Straßencafé
Frau sitzt im Straßencafé © GettyImages, Foto: Tom Werner
  • The outdoor areas of cafes and restaurants are open, testing is no longer mandatory in the outdoor area.
  • Indoor restaurants are also be open. However, a person limit as well as testing obligation applies here. Please always make a reservation in advance!
  • In outdoor spaces, up to ten people from five households will then be allowed to meet. Indoors, i.e. also in restaurants, up to six people from three households can get together.

Top 11 Cafés and Restaurants with terraces in Berlin 

Club Culture, Events & Open air festivals

  • About:Blank
  • Birgit & Bier
  • Cassiopeia
  • Club der Visionäre
  • Frannz Club
  • Klunkerkranich
  • Kulturzentrum Panke
  • Oxi Garten
  • Revier Südost
  • Sage Beach
  • Wilde Renate
  • Yaam
  • Cinemas, theaters, operas and concert halls are allowed to reopen.
  •  Open-air cinemas, concerts and other cultural events may be held outdoors.
  • Organizers must present a hygiene concept and provide seating for all visitors.
  • 48 hours Neukölln 6/18-20
  • Christopher Street Day 2021 7/24
  • Open Air in den Gärten der Welt 6/16 - 29
  • Under the open sky - concerts at Flughafen Schönefeld June 4 - August 15
  • Selection of outdoor cinemas:
  • Freiluftkino Friedrichshain open
  • Freiluftkino Kreuzberg open
  • Freiluftkino Rehberge open
  • Freiluftkino Hasenheide 5/27
  • Performing Arts Festival 5/25 - 5/30
  • Sommerkino Kulturforum 6/1
  • Summer Special  Berlinale 6/9 - 6/20, Advance ticket sales from 6/3., open-air cinema on Museum Island from 6/9 - 6/20
  • 60 Jahre Mauerbau - Filmfestival im Mauerpark 13. - 15. August

Sightseeing & boat tours

Schiffsrundfahrt durch das Regierungsviertel
Schiffe vorm Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus © visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis
  • For all city tours and sightseeing tours you need to book a date for a fixed limited period in advance. Please inform yourself on the websites of the respective providers.

Boat Tours in Berlin

  • The first cruiseship companies have started their tours. Please inform yourself directly on the websites of the respective providers, here you can find an overview: Boat Tours in Berlin
  • Spreefahrten Berlin 
  • Berlin Cityschiffsfahrten
  • Reederei Bruno Winkler

Book your ticket for the classic city-tour here

Book your ticket for the new city-tour here

Book your ticket for the big City-Tour here

  • Reederei Hadynski
  • Reederei Lüdicke
  • BWSG - Berliner Wassersport und Service GmbH

Book your ticket for the City-Spreefahrt

Book your ticket for the East Side Tour

  • Stern & Kreis Schiffahrt

Historical city tour with guaranteed seats: book now!

2,5-hour city tou durch Berlin Mitte zum Westhafen

Bus tours

CityCircle 6/25

On the road in Berlin: tours, city tours & walking tours

Bike tours with Berlin on Bike
Bike tours with Berlin on Bike © Berlin on Bike / Sascha Möllering
  • Here you can find our overview of city tours and walking tours
    • Adventure World Tours
    • Berlin Kompakt 
    • Berlin Music Tours is expected to offer the HANSA STUDIO TOUR and the DEPECHE MODE BERLIN TOUR on the Whitsun weekend
    • Berlin on Bike
    • Eat the World - please check dates on the website
    • Excavations at the Molkenmarkt city history guided tours Fridays from 6/25
    • Foxtrail - Folge der Spur
    • House of Tales Stadtralleys
      • Escape Rooms 6/22
    • Insider Tour Berlin
    • Mietrad Nextbike
    • Original Berlin Walks

Get your tickets for a guided walking tour here

  • Segway Tour Berlin
  • Stadtrundgang durch Berlin 
  • Stromma Hop on Hop off starting 7/6
  • Zeitreisen

More outdoor activities

  • Air Service Berlin | Helicopter flights and world balloon
  • My Graffifiti Workshop
  • Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide
  • Parkeisenbahn Wuhleheide please check the website for individual dates
  • Reservations and testing are mandatory for outdoor recreational activities (climbing par, etc.)

Beach and outdoor pools

Lido Weissensee with water fountain in Berlin
Lido Weissensee with water fountain in Berlin © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel
  • Beach and outdoor swimming pools may open with the approval of the local health department.
  • The prerequisite is an appropriate use and hygiene concept, as well as a negative test result of the visitors.
  • Eleven Berlin pools open: Here you can get online tickets with time slot
  • Berlin schoolchildren are exempt from testing when visiting swimming pools.
  • Our Berlin Swimming Map has directions to our favorite lakes and open air swimming pools.
  • Badeschiff 6/10
  • Haubentaucher 6/14

Shopping & weekly markets

  • Please note that when visiting boutiques and stores, you need to wear a FFP2 mask.
  • Testing is no longer required when shopping or visiting outdoor restaurants.
  • You may already visit weekly markets without a negative test.
  • Flea- and artmarkets are open again.

Please stay mindful: here are the current rules for Berlin

  • In Berlin, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory in public areas.
  • Please note that the contact restrictions for outdoor public spaces also apply in the outdoor areas of cafés and restaurants.
  • A hygiene concept must be available for all cultural offerings, including open air areas.
  • Here you will find an overview of the test opportunities in Berlin.
  • We have summarized the applicable rules for you in the information on the current situation in Berlin.

Berlin in bloom

Cherry blossom in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin
Cherry blossom in Prenzlauer Berg © (c) visumate

Come with us on a stroll through the city. Discover the most beautiful places, but also the unknown sides of Berlin. We have compiled the best tips for Berlin fans for you here. Experience art and culture in the urban space, discover the street art mecca Berlin, stroll through Berlin's beautiful parks & gardens or relax while doing sports on Berlin's most beautiful skate and jogging tracks.

Berlin for fans of art and culture

Mural Fest Berlin, Stromstraße 36, Berlin
Mural Fest Berlin, Stromstraße 36, Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

The whole of Berlin is a gigantic museum. From statues from the imperial era to monuments of industrial heritage and contemporary artworks, you can discover all kinds of art and culture in Berlin's urban space. Famous artists such as Richard Serra, Keith Haring or Pipilotti Rist. In addition, there are the magnificent facades and interesting wall designs, which include the mosaics from GDR times, of course, the East Side Gallery but also many current street art works. Many galleries are also open, as they are counted as retail due to the sale of art. Don't forget your corona test and FFP2 mask, and if in doubt, just give them a quick call beforehand.

Berlin is always open here:

Tip: Find more street art on our story app ABOUT BERLIN, the digital city guide for all those who want to experience Berlin history and stories on site - or virtually. With many exciting highlights on historical and forward-looking topics, tour suggestions and multimedia elements.

Download now for free for iPhone and Android:

In the App Store now: Download ABOUT BERLIN In the Google Play Store now: Download ABOUT BERLIN

Berlin for sporty people

junge Leute mit Skateboards
Skateboarder © Getty Images, Bild: Hinterhaus Productions

Playing solo sports is still allowed. Teams may also meet again. In outdoor spaces, up to ten people from five households will be allowed to train together starting June 4.

Berlin für Insider

You already know Berlin like the back of your hand? But have you heard about these Berlin mysteries?

Tip: With our GOING LOCAL BERLIN app you can discover the capital off the beaten track. 

Download it now for free for iPhone and Android:

Download now: Going Local Berlin Download now: Going Local Berlin

Berlin: Digital & Virtual

Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum Berlin
Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum Berlin © SMB, Foto: Becker

Even if Berlin's museums and cultural institutions are unfortunately closed, they still have many exciting offers for you. We have prepared an overview of the digital program of Berlin's art and cultural institutions, stages and concert halls for you here.

 Book your tickets for tour one here

Book your tickets for tour two here

Book your tickets for tour three here

Berlin for Foodies

Pick-up and delivery of food is popular. We've picked out a few of our favorite restaurants for you. Feel free to share your tips with us!

And of course we have a few recipes for you:

Berlin for history buffs

Airlift, 1948
Airlift, 1948 © Landesarchiv Berlin

You can see Berlin's eventful history everywhere in the cityscape. Numerous memorial sites remind of the difficult and difficult times. Remains of the Berlin Wall bear witness to Berlin's years as a divided city.

Tip: For our "Powerful Stories from Berlin" we have taken a look at the past 600 years of history for you and picked out those moments and episodes in which Berliners have shown very special courage and strength. Let us inspire you and strengthen you a little.

Peek into the future

For a hopeful peek into the future, check out our Berlin highlights in 2021. If you'd like to take a look ahead to the following year, you'll find lots of exciting information in our Berlin 2022 preview.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Berlin.

Stay healthy!

Your visitBerlin team