Berlin Re-opens!

If you can’t keep yourself at home anymore and Berlin is on your travel to-do list (bearing in mind the precautions you will have to take), here is a list of what is open in Berlin.

Museum Island in Berlin

Current openings and postponements

(as of July 9th)

  • Tegel Airport will remain open until November.
  • The travel warning for tourists from Germany for 23 of the 26 other EU states has been lifted and changed to travel advice.
  • Museums and galleries, parks and gardens are open again.
  • Shops were officially allowed to open their doors since 9 May.
  • Restaurants, bars and pubs in Berlin may open from 2 June, subject to conditions.
  • Hotels and guesthouses are open for guests since 25 May.
  • Sightseeing tours by bus and boat are also possible again since 25 May – provided that the hygiene rules are observed.
  • Open-air events such as concerts or film screenings with up to 200 participants are possible since 2 June.
  • You are allowed to rummage on flea markets again, since 23 May.
  • As of 25 May, selected outdoor swimming pools are opening (changing rooms and showers will remain closed).
  • Cinemas may open from 2 July.

Tips for a safe visit to Berlin:

  • Most attractions offer online tickets with time slot selection and disinfection options.
  • However, you should continue to practice social distancing. As far as possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained.
  • Families and house communities may spend time outside together, but a minimum distance of 5 metres must be maintained between individual groups.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose mask in public is strongly recommended, in public transportation it will be compulsory to wear a mouthguard from 27 April 2020, in retail outlets it will be compulsory to wear a mouth-nose mask from Wednesday 29 April. Children up to the age of six years are exempt.

The guidelines of the Robert-Koch-Institute apply as a benchmark. You should also use them as a basis for your personal planning.

Expected opening dates of cultural highlights in Berlin

For the reopening of Berlin, all Berliners and day guests are invited to experience more than 50 highlights in Berlin with the new discount card Berlin WelcomeBackCard with reductions of up to 50%.

Current information on events in Berlin

  • Private events and meetings up to 50 persons are permitted, if necessary for compelling reasons.
  • Church services may be held again from 30 May.
  • Other indoor meetings are allowed up to 150 people from 2 June and up to 300 people from 30 June.
  • Open-air events and meetings are permitted up to 200 people from 2 June, up to 500 people from 16 June and up to 1,000 people from 30 June.
  • Congresses, trade fairs and special markets in closed rooms are allowed from 2 June with up to 150 participants, from 30 June with up to 300 participants.
  • Large events with more than 1,000 participants are prohibited until 24 October.

Berlin Tourist Infos

Changed opening hours at Berlin Tourist Info:

  • Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz: daily 10 am to 6 pm
  • Hauptbahnhof: daily 10 am to 6 pm
  • Flughafen Tegel, Haupthalle: daily 10 am to 6 pm
  • Brandenburger Tor, südliches Torhaus: daily 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tourist-Informationen der Bezirke

Temporarily still closed:

  • Europa Center
  • Flughafen Tegel, Terminal A (Gate 1)

Sport and Fitness in Berlin

  • The Berlin Marathon is cancelled
  • The Olympic qualifying tournaments of the German men’s and women’s handball players have been postponed to March 2021.
  • Recreational and popular sports under the open sky are allowed again.
  • Fitness and yoga studios, dance and sports schools may open from 2 June.
  • These beach and open-air swimming pools open from 25 May, please book a ticket with time slot online in advance.

Where to stay

More latest information and updates here