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Summer in the city: Berliners enjoy Pentecost

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    Numerous people enjoy the good Pentecost weather on and along the Spree.

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    The group Marafoxe Nacao Nago performs at a small replacement festival of the Carnival of Cultures at the Kulturbrauerei. The traditional parade in Kreuzberg is cancelled again this year due to the pandemic. A number of dance groups and clubs performed at the Kulturbrauerei.

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    People enjoy the sunshine in the Volkspark am Weinberg in the Mitte district of Berlin.

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    Numerous people protect themselves from the sun with umbrellas during a trip on the Spree.

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    Numerous people enjoy the good Whitsun weather and visit the Flea Market at Mauerpark.

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    People watch from Drachenberg as smoke rises above the Olympiastadion Berlin during a concert by the band Rammstein.

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    Numerous people enjoy the good Whitsun weather in the Lustgarten.

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    Visitors are reflected in the glasses of a female visitor at a small substitute festival of the Carnival of Cultures at the Kulturbrauerei.

Swimming, picnicking, boating or strolling - bright sunshine lured people outdoors in Berlin on Whit Sunday.

On the decks of excursion boats on the Spree, few seats remained empty, and some passengers protected themselves from the sun with umbrellas. Tables in beer gardens and cafés were in high demand. In Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg, many visitors crowded the stalls at the flea market or lazed in the sun. Tourists were drawn to sights such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building or Checkpoint Charlie.

Hotels well occupied over Pentecost

After the Corona-related restrictions worldwide in the past two years, many people took advantage of the extended weekend for a short trip to Berlin. Hotels in the capital reported "good to very good occupancy rates" for the holidays, according to the Berlin tourist board Visit Berlin. Some hotels were fully booked.

"People are attracted to our city again"

"Berlin tourism is on a very good track, people are attracted to our city again," said Visit Berlin head Burkhard Kieker. Museums and gastronomy are also benefiting from this. Kieker also expects many people to come to the capital in the following summer weeks after the Corona break. In addition, the 9-Euro-Ticket creates incentives with which holders can travel throughout Germany on public transport in June, July and August. On the Whitsun weekend, however, the discount campaign led to overcrowded trains and dense crowds at Berlin's railway stations.

Increased controls in Berlin parks

With the summer temperatures, people are once again drawn to Berlin's parks to party in the evenings. The police announced increased controls. On Saturday night, they evacuated the James Simon Park in Mitte with about 800 revellers after a dangerous assault. Last year, due to closures because of the Corona pandemic, thousands of people had repeatedly moved to the parks for parties.

Heavy rain showers and thunderstorms in the night to Monday

According to the German Weather Service (DWD), the bright sunshine with temperatures around 26 degrees will not last the entire Pentecost weekend. On Sunday evening, increasingly humid air was expected from the southwest. In the night to Monday, heavy showers and thunderstorms must be expected - especially in Brandenburg, it said.

Author: dpa/
Further information: Tips for Pentecost Holidays
Publication date: 5 June 2022
Last updated: 5 June 2022

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