Berlin Events in May

Berlin Events in May 2023

Theatertreffen 2022: Like Lovers Do
Krafft Angerer
Like Lovers Do (Memoiren der Medusa)
Highlights of the Berlin cultural program in May, including exhibitions, trade fairs, concerts, festivals and more.

Event Highlights in May 2023

Gallery Weekend 2022: Meret Oppenheim
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Gallery Weekend Berlin

Date not yet known

The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany Gallery and invites visitors to take a tour of Berlin's creative scene. more

XJazz-Festival (2)
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XJazz - Festival Berlin

May 10-14, 2023

With 80 acts, XJazz is Berlin's largest jazz festival and aims to cross stylistic boundaries with innovative artists. more

Theatertreffen 2022: Die Ruhe
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Berliner Theatertreffen

Date not announced yet

The Berliner Theatertreffen ("Berlin Theatre Encounter") is the most important theatre festival in Germany, reuniting actors, theatre professionals, journalists and guests from all over the world in Berlin. more

Artspring 2022 (4)
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Artspring Festival

May 06 - June 12, 2022

Each year, the district of Pankow celebrates the diversity of its art scene with a month-long festival. Artspring takes place for the 6th time this year. more

Berlin Design Week (7)
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Berlin Design Week

Date not announced yet

Design as a driving force for social and ecological change: Every spring, designers, artists, companies and universities present new ways of thinking and fresh ideas at the Berlin Design Week. more

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International Museum Day

Date not announced yet

On the occasion of this worldwide event, which aims to highlight the contributions of museums to society, many Berlin museums open their doors for special tours and activities. more

Performing Arts Festival (2)
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Performing Arts Festival

Date not announced yet

Since 2016, Berlin's independent performing arts scene has presented itself every year in May at the Performing Art Festival. more

Regenbogenfahne in Berlin
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Xposed: Queer Film Festival

Date not announced yet

This international film festival showcases current and classic queer films that show the development of queer life. more

CTM 2022: Grove
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CTM Festival

Date not yet known

The "Festival for Adventurous Music and Art" celebrates experimental, contemporary and electronic music in special places of Berlin's nightlife. more

Folk Festivals & Fairs

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Date not announced yet

This folk festival in the idyllic district of Friedrichshagen welcomes visitors with a flea market, delicious food and a diverse stage program. more

Neuköllner Maientage
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Neukölln May Days

Date not announced yet

The 55th Neukölln May Days (Neuköllner Maientage) offer a mixture of tradition and modernity with lots of fun attractions for younger and older visitors. more

Seifenblasen (4)
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Street Festival on Mehringplatz

Date not announced yet

To mark the opening of the "Path of Visionaries," a colorful street festival takes place on Mehringplatz in mid-May. more

Sports Events

Avon-running Berliner Frauenlauf
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Women's Run Berlin

May 13, 2023

The Women's Run is an annual highlight of the Berlin running calendar. The race will take place for the 38th time in 2023. more

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DFB Cup Final in Berlin

June 03, 2023

The DFB Cup final is the soccer highlight of the year at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. All important information on the DFB Cup Final 2023. more


Information on art exhibitions in May 2023 will follow soon.

Insider Tips

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Berlin Wall: Where It Still Stands

Most visitors to Berlin want to see the Wall. But of the concrete barrier that once divided the German capital, only remnants remain. Where to find pieces of the real thing. more

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Berlin's Best Beer Gardens

In the spring and summer months, Berliners flock to the many beer gardens in the city. Our list of the best places to enjoy a cold beer in the sun. more

Schiffstour an der Friedrichsbrücke
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River Cruise: Berlin Bridges Tour

The popular boat trip along the Spree river and the Landwehr canal shows numerous sights of Berlin - and more than 60 bridges. more

Trade Shows

Blick auf vegane Lebensmittel
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VeggieWorld Berlin

Next date not yet announced

This public fair is all about the vegan lifestyle. Around 100 exhibitors present food, clothing, cosmetics and more. more

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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Miss Read

Next date not yet announced

More than 200 publishers and art magazines present themselves at this art book fair in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The fair is open to all visitors. more

Gartenträume (1)
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Gartenträume Berlin

Next date not yet announced

The visitor fair presents current products and trends from the garden and plant sector. Garden lovers can get tips on care at workshops and lectures. more

Concert Highlights in May 2023

28/05/202319:30 Uhr

Ozzy Osbourne
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

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08/05/202320:00 Uhr

Elton John
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

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12/05/202320:00 Uhr


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29/05/202320:00 Uhr

Nashville Live!
Huxleys Neue Welt

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23/05/202320:00 Uhr

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

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19/05/202321:00 Uhr

Tokio Hotel
Huxleys Neue Welt

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