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What to do during Easter in Berlin 2023

Easter is one of the most important holidays in Germany, taking place every Sunday after the first full moon in Spring. The Berlin Easter holidays are the perfect time to travel to the German capital.

You should take advantage of the long weekend to visit the many attractions and special events and experience German traditions like Easter bonfires and typical breakfasts. Just keep in mind that Good Friday as well as Easter Monday are public holidays in Germany and some shops and attractions may be closed.

Easter bonfire 

Bonfire for Easter

Bonfires are a beloved tradition for Easter in Germany, this year being no exception! They usually take place on Easter Saturday or Sunday, depending on the region. They are usually set up fields or mountains to be visible from far away and many villages compete for the highest fires.

However, you can also witness the tradition in the heart of Berlin in Spandau at the beautiful Britzer Garten. The park is one of the biggest in Berlin and usually a popular spot for picnic and relaxing in the sun. The event attracts at least 7000 visitors each year and is further enriched by live music and snacks, turning the park into a lively night full of dance and laughter.

Shop at Easter markets

Christmas isn’t the only time in Germany to shop the special local markets! The Easter market at Alexanderplatz is a tradition since years. Stroll around colourfully decorated stalls and craftsmen’s huts, sip a refreshing drink in the beer garden while enjoying live music and marvel at the Easter Egg House with over 58 thousand crocheted Easter eggs! A highlight for children will be the petting zoo.

Are you looking for the best arts and crafts in Berlin? Then visit the Kunsthandwerklicher Ostermarkt at the Karl-August-Platz. Local painters, designers and potterers present their works here. Shop for original figurines and pottery as well as jewelry and sculptures surrounded by live Blues music.

A great enjoyment for Classical Music lovers

Classical musicians

Berlin in Easter is high season for classical music as every year many concert houses host special events during the holidays. The Staatsoper Unter den Linden celebrates with its annual ‘Festtage’.

Other great concerts that’s not only taking place under the free sky but is also free of cost are Carillon Easter Concerts in the Tiergarten. The Carillon in the famous park consists of 68 bells and can be heard all over the area. Carillonneur Jeffrey Bossin will play Easter chorales as well as typical Spring songs on the 9th and 10th of April for a very special Easter concert.

Britzer Baumblüte

Another great event in the Britzer Garten! A highlight of Spring in Berlin is experiencing the world around you come to life. The perfect way to celebrate this occasion is the Spring Festival in the garden in Berlin-Neukölln. Surrounded by lush nature and blossoming trees on Parchimer Allee near Gutspark Bitz, the Spring Festival is a beloved traditional folk fest.

The free stage program includes numerous live performances by bands, fireworks and, of course, visits from the Easter Bunny. And if you need a break from the hustle and bustle, simply take a stroll through the Britzer Park. The many flowers, greenery and fountains let you relax in a romantic atmosphere and invite to have a picnic on the nearby benches.

Easter in the Gardens of the World

Also the Gardens of the World offer a very special program this year on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! Among blooming flowers, including tulips, crocuses and daffodils, families can enjoy a special program such as an egg dance, puppet shows and live music in a spring-like setting.

Watch two hens perform a very special egg dance on the quest to find their lost egg, enjoy the light background music by the Berlin Brassgirls and watch the windy witch Schneckenwurz, the beautiful princess and of course the Easter Bunny come together in a fabulous puppet show.

Dyed Easter eggsPainting Easter eggs with organic colours

Travelling doesn’t need to result in missing out this beloved Easter tradition – Ökowerk brings spring to you during the holidays in Berlin. The nature conservation centre at Teufelssee has been a place of learning and experience in Berlin's oldest preserved waterworks in the middle of Grunewald for over 3 decades.

Hence, it is no surprise that the Easter program has a lot to offer as well, ranging from wild herb walks to making decorations and Easter nests yourself, Easter rallies and dyeing eggs. Even better: the process of coloring the eggs is purely ecological, thanks to nature’s colorful powers trough beetroot, spinach, leaves and even onion skins. The events are accompanied by a quaint atmosphere and freshly baked cakes.

Are you looking for even more fun activities to do and attractions to see during your visit in Spring? Keep on reading here to read all about the events, sights and tours not to miss this year!