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Bonfires, raves, brunch: How to spend Easter in Berlin

Our tips for the perfect Berlin Easter weekend.

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Don’t miss out on what Berlin has in store this long Easter weekend. From family-friendly fun to classic club nights, here are 7 seasonal sensations that will make you want to spring into action.

Head to Berlin’s Spring Carnival

Berlin Central Fairground, Spring Carnival. Photo: IMAGO/Jürgen Ritter

Start the season off with a bang at Berlin’s Spring Carnival. Located at the Berlin Central Fairground at Kurt-Schumacher Damm, the month-long festival is host to over 80 attractions suitable for Berliners big and small, including rides, VR-experiences, carnival games, live music and more. Once you’ve screamed yourself hoarse on Germany’s biggest mobile rollercoaster, you can soothe your vocal cords with a cold drink and treat yourself to some good old fashioned fried festival food.

  • Berliner Frühlingsfest, Zentraler Festplatz Berlin Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 207, March 30th – May 12th, free admission, details.

Eat, drink and be merry at Spandau’s medieval Easter festival

Performers saddling up for the annual Easter Knights’ Festival, Spandau Citadel. Photo: IMAGO/Xinhua

For a more historic spin on festival fun, don your favourite set of chainmail and ride your steed over to the Easter Knights’ Festival in the Spandau Citadel. Browse the wares of artisans and craftsmen in the marketplace, watch knights battle for glory in real-life tournaments or hone your own knightly skills at the crossbow range.

  • Zitadelle Spandau, Am Juliusturm 64, Spandau, March 30th – April 1st (10am), details.

Explore Berlin in bloom

Photo: Imago/Mangold

Nothing says spring and Easter quite like cherry blossoms. Lucky for us there are spots across the city where you can stroll under a sky of pink petals. Tap here to read our full guide to Berlin’s cherry blossom season.

  • Locations across the city.

Go to a bonfire

Photo: Imago/Olaf Wagner

Still not fired up for spring? Well, the weather isn’t the only thing that’s heating up: maybe one of the many Easter bonfires will finally thaw away the last of your winter lethargy.

  • Späth’sche Baumschule, Späthstr. 80/81, Baumschulenweg, March 30th – April 1st (4pm), details.
  • Britzer Garten, Sangerhauser Weg 1, Britz, March 30th (6 pm), details.
  • Freiwillige Feuerwehr Berlin Hellersdorf, Hellersdorfer Str. 147, Hellersdorf, March 30th (4pm), details.

Decorate some eggs

Photo: Imago/Zoonar.com/Peter Himmelhuber

Kids aren’t usually too enthusiastic about seeing beetroot and spinach on their plates. At Ökowerk, they’ll be happy to learn that these veggies will instead be transformed into natural dyes for some eco-friendly, egg-decorating fun.

Go for brunch

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For late-risers on the hunt for an Easter feast, don’t worry: MARS is serving up Easter brunch with a twist. You can expect homemade eggnog and a German seasonal classic: Freshly-baked Easter braids with rhubarb and vanilla compote. The rest of the menu is on the more non-traditional side: Chicken and waffles, asparagus langos and hollandaise sauce. Yum!

  • MARS | Küche & Bar, silent green, Gerichtstr. 35, Wedding, March 30th – April 1st, reservations required, details.

Dance the weekend away at Berghain

Exterior shot of Berghain. Photo: IMAGO/Schöning

Of course, if nightlife is what you’re after, a trip to Berghain has probably already crossed your mind. It should come as no surprise that Berlin’s most famous (and exclusive) nightclub isn’t letting the long weekend go uncelebrated, hosting a special event for Easter starting Saturday at midnight. Try your luck at the door for a chance at seeing an exciting lineup of artists in the mecca of techno – and at earning eternal bragging rights.

  • Berghain, Wriezener Bahnhof, Friedrichshain, details.