There is some nice weather predicted for the Easter weekend so if you see the sun peek out from behind a cloud, get outside as fast as you can! There are lots of nice outdoor activities to enjoy as well as some very traditional things around the city to get you into the Easter spirit.
Breitscheidplatz Easter Market
Bring out your inner child and enjoy the festival spirit at the 4th annual Easter market. Just around the corner from the hotel at Breitschiedplatz (between the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Europa Centre) there’s a carousel, lots of delicious foods and of course easter eggs and that big rabbit (the Easter bunny). The market is on every day from 11am until 9 pm.
Spring Awakening – the Berlin Residence Concerts
The grounds of Charlottenburg palace come to life with spring flowers this weekend but also with a full cultural program. Between the 25th and 28th of March, classical masterpieces will be performed by the Residenzorchester, all dressed in historical costumes. Concertmaster Vladi Corda will guide you through a special Easter program of works by Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli in the Great Orangery and you can freely stroll through the palace gardens afterwards. Tickets and performance information is available here.
The Medieval Easter Festival at Spandau Citadel
For the real historic experience, there is no better place to be than the fort at Spandau this weekend. In its 10th year, the Medieval Festival is a highlight of the calendar with markets, performances and acrobatics as well as an ongoing parade of knights, jesters and other medieval type characters wandering about. There’s jousting and horses and of course the wonderful fortress to explore. It starts at 10 am Saturday and runs through until Easter Monday. The Citadel is on the U7 at the U Zitadelle stop about 30 minutes from the hotel.
Dinner at Restaurant Le Faubourg
Of course there are plenty of things to help you pass the time, right here in the hotel. Restaurant Le Faubourg’s chef Felix has prepared a special Easter menu, to be served on the special days of Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. and delicious Easter treats are being baked as we speak. We also have a great line up of DJs playing in the Le Faubourg lounge bar over the weekend including Sofitel favourite Hara Katsiki on Friday night and Melbourne DJ Cherokee on Saturday.