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Lockdown relaxations: Berlin opens up again

From cafés to theatres, from open-air cinemas to swimming pools - many Berliners enjoyed the relaxation in the Corona pandemic over Whitsun.

  • Außengastronomie öffnet wieder (3)

    Many guests sit in restaurants and cafes in the Weinbergsweg at lunchtime.

  • Außengastronomie öffnet wieder (2)

    Many guests sit in the Prater, a beer garden in Mitte, on Whit Sunday.

  • Picassos «Les Femmes d'Alger» (1)

    A person looks at the 1955 artwork "Les Femmes d'Alger" (version O) by Pablo Picasso. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin reopen most of their houses on 21 May.

  • Ankerklause

    People sit in the Ankerklause in the late afternoon.

  • Restaurateurs prepare for opening

    Mike Krage, restaurant manager at the "Zollpackhof", prepares the outdoor area for opening. The outdoor restaurant will be allowed to reopen from 21 May.

  • Start of the outdoor cinema season

    Moviegoers watch the film "Futur Drei" at the Kreuzberg open-air cinema on 20 May. The open-air cinemas also open their doors again to visitors and invite them to enjoy films in the open air.

  • Bar im Adlon

    A Berlin couple sits with Aperol Spritz and mushroom in front of the Brandenburg Gate on the terrace of the Hotel Adlon.

  • Prinzenbad

    Berlin's outdoor pools also start the season: swimmers take their laps at Prinzenbad in Kreuzberg on 21 May.

  • Outdoor gastronomy open

    Rene is the first guest to sit in the Erdinger at Gendarmenmarkt on 21 May 2021.

  • Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen (1)

    Felix Goeser (Orgon) and Natali Seelig (Elmire) perform on an open air stage in the photo rehearsal in front of the Deutsches Theater. Open air events have been permitted again on a small scale since 19 May.

  • Außengastronomie öffnet wieder (1)

    Some guests sit in a beer garden in Mitte on Whit Sunday.