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Lake Wannsee in Berlin
At the lake Wannsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Whitsun in Berlin

Springtime!

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

Park Schloss Charlottenburg im Frühling
Park Schloss Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

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.

Spend some time on the beach

Rund um den Müggelsee
Der Müggelsee in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

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

Familie beim Sightseeing auf der Museumsinsel
Museumsinsel © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok
Pause am Lustgarten

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.

 Classical Concerts

Orania.Berlin Bühne/Klavier
Orania.Berlin Bühne/Klavier © Orania.Berlin

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.

Here you can find more live streams and digital offers of the Berlin concert halls.

Museumsdorf Düppel

Museumsdorf Düppel
Museumsdorf Düppel © Förderkreis Museumsdorf Düppel

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.

Sporting highlights

A young family jogging
Jogging with the whole family © Getty Images, Foto: Halfpoint

From Tiergarten to Grunewald - in Berlin and the surrounding area you will find numerous beautiful routes for long walks - or to get active in sports.  Be inspired by our Top 11 outdoor activities.

Guided tour of the Olympic Stadium

visitBerlin Instameet im Olympiastadion Berlin
Olympiastadion Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann

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.