Best places to celebrate May 1st in Berlin

Best places to celebrate May 1st in Berlin


Floats take over the whole of Oranienstrasse, with different beats blaring out into the buzzing Kreuzberg street. Special stalls at the sides of streets will supply you with enough alcohol to fuel your party along this 2 km stretch of intense party vibes before the street clears out for the annual protest march. If you want an eye in to the true spirit of May 1st in Berlin, this is the place to be.

  • How to get there: Hop off at Moritzplatz or Kottbusser Tor to arrive at the heart of things!

Spreewald Platz

If you’re up for a less hectic party vibe to the shenanigans on Oranienstrasse,Spreewaldplatz is the perfect shout for you. An array of homegrown Berlin DJs take to the decks while locals can be found either dancing freely in the open air, or lounging around on the grass and soaking up the sun.  A local’s insider tip!

  • How to get there: nearest U-Bahn connection is Goerlitzer Bahnhof

Eastside Gallery

May 1st celebrations aren’t just about protests and resistance in Berlin anymore, at least not always which is proven by events at Eastside Gallery which are more family friendly. Acts and DJs provide musical entertainment while the older generation of Berlin clubbers, now parents, dance in the sun with their families.

  • How to get there: Nearest S+U-Bahn is Ostbahnhof.