Averages for Berlin in May

What's the weather like in Berlin in May

Berlin, the capital city of Germany, has a long and fascinating history. It's acted as the home of a number of major governments such as the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. At the end of the spring, the month of May brings increasingly warmer temperatures and consistent rainfall.


This month sees around 55 mm of rainfall, with that amount falling over 14. With a 40 percent chance of ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 14°C 57°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 55 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 14 days

What's the weather like in Berlin in May

Berlin, the capital city of Germany, has a long and fascinating history. It's acted as the home of a number of major governments such as the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. At the end of the spring, the month of May brings increasingly warmer temperatures and consistent rainfall.


This month sees around 55 mm of rainfall, with that amount falling over 14. With a 40 percent chance of rain each day, it's a good idea to have the umbrella or poncho handy when you head outside. Check the local forecast each day to know for sure what to expect.

Sunshine Hours

Fortunately, the clouds are starting to clear up at this time of the year, allowing the sun to peak through to warm the day. You can expect around nine hours of sunshine each day this month, ample time to get outside and see the sights of the city.


Though they aren't far apart, the average daily temperature of 14°C (about 57°F) is actually slightly higher than the nearby city of Grunheide. The difference is thanks to the warming and insulating effects of the roads, buildings and pollution in the city. As you're packing for your spring trip to this part of Western Europe, be sure to bring layers to put on and take off as the temperatures fluctuate from the early morning hours to the late evening ones.

The lows still drop down to 8°C (around 46°F), so definitely take a jacket or coat if you plan on being outside during the coldest part of the day. During the warmest parts of the day, the highs jump up to 19°C (about 66°F), starting to edge into the summer heat. This month's high is almost six degrees warmer than that of April, which sees a high of 13°C (about 55°F). 

Berlin Hotels for May

Oozing indulgence and elegance, the Regent Berlin consistently ranks as one of the city's best hotels. From the marbled entrance to the Michelin-rated restaurant to the first-class on-site spa, you'll live in the lap of luxury when you stay here during your May visit to the capital city of Germany. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour reception and concierge desk, valet parking, a la carte breakfast and housekeeping twice a day.

From the minute you step into the lobby at Das Stue, you'll be treated to a whole new hotel experience. The highly-rated boutique hotel offers open lounges for enjoying time with friends and a dedicated zoo entrance to the Berlin Zoo located right next door. The wild décor matches the wild animals next door! Room amenities include extra-long king beds, free Wi-Fi, park views, high ceilings, rain head showers, soaking tubs and walk-in wardrobes.

With 117 well-equipped rooms, plenty of helpful amenities and a convenient location, i31 Hotel is a great choice for all travellers, from singles to couples to families. For an extra fee, you can indulge in the scrumptious buffet breakfast with everything from a waffle bar to eggs made to order. Wander into the courtyard garden complete with fish pond or spend time in the i31 Bar sipping on German beer and wine and snacks. 

Bars and Restaurants

Part of the famous KaDeWe department store, the sixth floor food hall is a must-do for any foodie or for anyone who just loves amazing food. From the swanky champagne bars serving up well-known brands of bubbly to the gourmet bars with high-quality chocolate and confectionary, you're sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. The food hall also has a café with soups, salads, sandwiches and light entrees.

Bringing the flavours of the Far East to Germany, Saigon Green and its sister restaurant Saigon Today, both offer a menu full of south Vietnamese specialties. While the most-requested item is the duck in pancake batter, the menu also includes classics like noodles, spring rolls, satay skewers and curry. Everything is made to order, using fresh ingredients, and you can even take your meals to-go to enjoy in the comfort of your hotel room.

For a taste of Great Britain during your trip to Berlin, stop by Dicke Wirtin, an authentic English pub. The bar always has nine different beers on tap, as well as a large selection of liqueurs and brandies. Common beers on tap include Guinness, Duckstein and Berliner Kindl. If you are traveling with a group, Dicke's can set up a special buffet or group menu to meet your needs. 

Things to do in Berlin in May

The Deutsches Historisches Museum takes you on a journey through Germany's fascinating history, from before the unification in the 1870s up to the modern day. The museum's collection includes everything from artefacts to films that explain the history of the country. If you need a break during your visit, check out the café and museum shop with unique souvenirs and items.

At Olympia Stadion Berlin, you can view a number of high-octane athletic events and concerts. The schedule has included big names like Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen, as well as numerous major football games. If sports or music aren't your thing, you should definitely still come by for a tour of the facility on a warm May day and hear about the storied past of the stadium in Berlin. The structure is impressive and fun to explore.

Known for its turbulent and rich history, Berlin offers plenty of historical sites such as Brandenburger Tor, or the Brandenburg Gate. This gate is an important landmark and symbol of Germany's history, representing the division of Berlin during the Cold War. It's where U.S. President Reagan gave his famous speech in 1987. Now, the gate is a symbol of a unified Berlin and a place to take in the history of the city. 

May events in Berlin


Berliner Theatertreffen

4th May 2018 to 20th May 2018

According to the ancient Greek tradition in order to forget their worries, Greeks gathered in outdoor ampitheaters to enjoy theatre productions and plays. Every year in May, the Berliner Theatertreffen offers the general public a chance to celebrate the culture of theatre. The events hosts more than 400 performances at 10 locations within the city.

ILA Berlin Air Show

25th May 2018 to 29th May 2018

The ILA Berlin air show is one of the best aerospace fairs in the world. At this trade fair the ILA will present the latest technological innovations and ideas as well as displaying a wide range of the best high tech products. It will be attended by some of the world's leading and first class delegants from the field of military, research and politics. The display area boasts 300 aircrafts from all categories, ages and sizes. The event will be held at the Berlin Expo Center.




Jazz Festival in Kreuzberg

9th May 2018 to 13th May 2018

The Kreuzberg Jazz Festival is at Bergmannstrabe, Berlin. One of the performers at this year's festival is Shanna Waterstown & Band. This event is very popular in Berlin as it expresses creativity and cultural diversity.



Berlin Summer Rave

31st May 2018

The Summer Rave Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Berlin. The venue is at the former airport of the Berlin – Tempelhof. On the festival's 5th birthday, there will be an incredible line-up including the likes of Ploycebell, Soren Linke, Supernasen, Rey & Kjavik, Kanzler & Wischnewski, Dan Caster, Daniel Boon, Simina Grigoriu, Lexer, Gestort aber geil, Sascha Braemer, Lexy and K-Paul, Northern Lite (live show), Felix Krocher, Oliver Koletzki, Klangkarussel and more. Minimum age for admission is 18 years old.




Fruhling in der PreuBenallee

13th May 2018 to 14th May 2018

At the end of May in Berlin, locals enjoy a community festival called Fruhling in der PreuBenalle. The event started when Berliners wanted to save local playgrounds from falling into decay. From then on it became a two-day celebration featuring crafts, music and food. The festival takes place in the area of Charlottenburg-Westend.



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