How to spend Easter in Berlin

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How to spend Easter in Berlin

From Easter markets to bonfires and fun spring festivals: Berlin offers numerous events and activities for young and old for Easter. Here’s how to celebrate the warmer weather and the long weekend in this vibrant city.

Easter Bonfires

A beloved tradition for Germans are bonfires and easter is not the exempt from that. You can choose between many bonfires throughout the city which you can attend between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, also known as Easter Saturday. Experience a German Easter tradition at the beautiful Britzer Garten in Neukölln. In this park the bonfire is accompanied by live music and snacks, creating a lively atmosphere which guarantees a lovely Easter night full of dance and laughter.

Another Easter bonfire along with a treasure hunt for the kids will be celebrated at the Wendenschloss Lido. Enjoy the bonfire with a musical program and delicious treats. You can find more bonfires in Spandau, Marzahn, Späth'schen Baumschulen, Frohnau, Strandbad Weißensee and Lichtenrade.


Another event where you can spend your holidays is the Spandau Citadel, where an annual Easter Knight Festival is held. Experience live historical music, entertainers, a spectacular fire show and of course exciting knight tournaments.

Apart from celebrating Eastern the Germans also welcome the new season with lots of fun Spring festivals. Visit the Spring festival at Kurt-Schumacher-Damm with its many amusement rollercoasters, Ferris wheel, fun houses and many more it offers plenty of entertainment for family and friends.  

Easter in Berlin is a treat for classical music lovers. The Berlin State Opera hosts its annual opera festival “Festtage”. Here you can expect an outstanding, first-class concert with international opera stars as well as new productions of classical operas.​

Lunch with a view – Berlin TV Tower

Bring your experience to the top of the Berlin TV Tower with a Fast View ticket and reserve a table at the Revolving Restaurant Sphere! Enjoy a spectacular view of the fascinating Berlin skyline from 203 meters above the ground while you indulge in delicious treats. Book a seat for a perfect Easter meal!

Easter markets

Germany may be most famous for its beautiful Christmas markets but don’t miss out on the Easter markets that many cities host. Berlin is home to many great markets, including the Alexanderplatz market, one of the largest Easter markets with many wine and traditional craft stands, local food and beer gardens, as well as live music. There is even a petting zoo, a highlight especially for kids. Soak up this festive and cozy atmosphere during your Easter weekend in Berlin.. 

Read more about what you can do in Berlin during spring in our blog

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