With Pentecoast (Whitsun) in May there is a lot to experience in the German capital: With the first warm rays of sunshine, the cafés and beer gardens have opened again this year. The parks and gardens are full of flowers and greenery. Berlin's museums and numerous attractions also look forward to your visit. Time slot tickets and hygiene rules ensure a safe stay.
For the reopening of Berlin, we invite all Berliners and Berlin visitors to experience more than 50 highlights in Berlin with discounts of up to 50% with the new discount card "Berlin WelcomeBackCard" for only 2.50 Euro per day.
Enjoy a relaxed Whitsun festival in Berlin!
Castles and Gardens
At Whitsun all of Berlin shines in a colourful splendour of flowers. Visit the Botanical Garden, the Britzer Garden or the Gardens of the World (Gärten der Welt). The palace gardens in and around Berlin invite you to a particularly splendid Whitsun excursion.
Numerous lakes around Berlin lure with small bays, sunbathing lawns and partly even sandy beaches to an afternoon with a holiday atmosphere. With our Berlin swimming map you will not only find the beach resorts at Müggelsee and Müggelsee, but also the more remote bathing spots.
Berlin - completely relaxed
Many attractions and museums in Berlin are open again at Whitsun, including the Museum Island and the TV Tower (Fernsehturm). Take advantage of this opportunity for a relaxed visit by booking a time slot online. This ensures that only a number of people are in the houses at any one time, in accordance with the new rules. Further hygiene measures ensure a safe visit. With the Berlin Welcome Card you receive discounts at over 200 museums and attractions as well as free travel on public transport.
Live concerts are still not allowed, but on Friday, May 29th the Stadtmuseum invites you to a contemplative musical start to the Whitsun weekend with organ and clarinet sounds from the Museum Nikolaikirche. The concert features compositions of Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (Andante Pastorale F major from op. 98 and Cantilene F major from op. 148), Oskar Wermann (Canzone G minor) and Béla Bartók (Romanian folk dances) and will be available for you on the website of the Stadtmuseums from 5 pm.
As part of „Hope@Home – on tour!“ star violinist Daniel Hope will meet Niek Baar and Jacques Ammon tomorrow, Friday 29 May, at the Berlin Planetarium. Further dates are Saturday, May 30, with Kirill Gerstein at the Gedächtniskirche Berlin and Sunday, May 31, with Avi Avital and Ayda Gaynullin at the Bar Tausend.
For the long Whitsun weekend, Museumsdorf Düppel is extending its opening hours and can be visited from Thursday to Whit Monday from 10 am to 6 pm. Here, on an 8-hectare site, you can experience what a medieval village might have actually looked like 800 years ago. The reconstruction of houses, crafts and agriculture is based on archaeological finds and has been reconstructed according to contemporary sources. Here you can find information about other museums in Berlin.
The Olympic Stadium is open to visitors - even the blue running track, the world record track of Usain Bolt, is accessible. On the Whitsun weekend, guided tours of the stadium grounds will be offered again for the first time. Only the indoor areas will remain closed to the public for the time being to protect against COVID-19 infections. And the Bundesliga matches of Hertha BSC will also be played in front of empty stands.
To find out what else is going on over Pentecoast in Berlin, check out our weekend tips.