Berlin Weather May Averages, Germany
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.
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
KaDeWe Food Hall
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.
Saigon Green & Saigon Today
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
Deutsches Historisches Museum
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.
Olympia Stadion Berlin
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.