Herrentag, Father’s Day, Ascension Day in Germany

This Thursday is a public holiday in Germany to celebrate Ascension Day and Father’s Day. How will Berliner’s be celebrating? What will you be doing this long weekend?


Christians all over the world celebrate Ascension Day. It commemorates Jesus’ ascension into heaven 39 days after Easter Sunday.

In Germany, Ascension Day is known as Christi Himmelfahrt–literally Christ’s (Christi) journey (fahrt) into heaven (Himmel).…

Winter Weekend Getaways from Berlin

Winter Weekend Getaways
from Berlin

Winter break starts next week for Berlin schools. No plans? No problem! Try one of these winter weekend getaways from Berlin that are just right for families.

Go north to the sea — for a weekend getaway from Berlin on the Baltic Coast.

Baltic Sea Weekend Getaway

While Germany’s northern coastline boasts the country’s best beaches, the Baltic Sea isn’t only for summertime sunbathers. The scenic coastal stretch makes a great weekend getaway from Berlin any time of year.…

5 Fall Day Trips from Berlin

The leaves are changing. The chestnuts are falling. It’s time to plan a day trip from Berlin!

This city may be a cosmopolitan urban capital, but Brandenburg, the region that surrounds Berlin, is a nature-lovers’ dream. If the sun is shining, nothing could be better than a hike through a nature reserve or a visit to a local farm. But even during a rainy spell — and there’s a good chance we’ll have a few of those this fall — there are so many day trips from Berlin that offer just the right amount of adventure.…

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