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May 1 Berlin/Potsdam closures?

We'll be in Berlin on May 1. Not sure what to expect to be open/closed. I'm assuming public transportation and most restaurants will be open while most museums won't be. Thinking it might be a day to explore Potsdam without planning any entries, then see Potsdam sights that require admission on Tues, May 2. Thoughts?

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The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (SMB) website states their museums are open on 1 May (Labour Day) with Sunday-operating hours (except for the Museum of Musical Instruments)

Do check out the websites for other museums or places of interest to see if they're open or closed.

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Museums are usually open on holidays except for Good Friday, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. For other holidays it is a good idea to check, but they are often a popular day to visit a museum.

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Riots. Expect riots. At least in certain parts of Berlin. It's tradition.

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Maybe that "Berliner Tradition" will take place in the Wedding district, true to its history.