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11 Tips for romantic dates in Berlin

Love is in the air

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A perfect date in Berlin begins with a romantic breakfast - and ends when the sun rises the next day. Let Berlin help you to seduce your date. Enjoy togetherness on a sauna raft or sip a cocktail while watching the sunset over the rooftops of the city. Surprise your date with a tango lesson, hold hands at a retro roller disco or dance the night away togehter. 11 tips for your romantic date.

Tip 1: Sweet and delicious: treat your date to a fancy breakfast

© visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

"If you show your chocolate side, you run the risk of being nibbled ..." A simple way to show how sweet you are is to invite your date to a delicious brunch. We have put together a few beautiful cafés where you can start the day together. What about the French-style Cafe Petit Fleury, or would you prefer the Vienna-style Kaffeehaus Sowohlalsauch? Or how about a chocolate fountain in the wonderfully flowery setting of the Schöne & das Biest café (Mainzer Straße 20, Friedrichshain). Berlin has the right café for every occasion.


Tip 2: Find treasures together at the flea market

Flea market at Rathaus Schöneberg Berlin
Flea market at Rathaus Schöneberg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

"One men's trash ist the other ones treasure ..." Find treasures together at the flea market and create some memories that will last a lifetime. Berlin has plenty of flea markets to offer, where you can find antiques, jewlery, paintings and even some pretty unique and cool outfits. A morning at the flea market is perfect to find out more about each others styles. Be surprised!

Tip: On Valentine's Day, SO36 hosts a night flea market from 8pm.

Fleamarkets in Berlin

Tip 3: Stroll hand in hand along the waterfront

Frauenpärchen im Treptower Park
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

"My fair lady, may I venture, to offer my arm and escort you?" This famous quote from Goethe's Faust doesn't quite rhyme as nicely in english, but a walk along the water still is a nice way to spend time with your date. Stroll along Greenwich Promenade at Tegeler See. If you're good on foot you can even make it all the way around the lake - or take a little detour to the huge murals on the eight high-rise buildings in Tegel Artpark. Treptower Park also has some romantic corners, we especially like the promenade along the Spree from Treptow harbour to the Zenner beer garden (You can still skate here until 1 March). Nearby you will find two more beautiful destinations for your romantic date: the spacious park around the Soviet Memorial and the Archenhold Observatory.

Greenwichpromenade at Tegeler See

Tip 4: Enjoy the freedom on a balloon flight over Berlin

Weltballon über Berlin
© Charles Yunck

I've been looking for freedom | I've been looking so long." Sang 1989 by David Hasselhof to celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall this title is still one of the best when it comes down to describing these incredible moments in life, when you just feel free and happy. Look for freedom together with your date on a balloon ride in Berlin. The world balloon rises high into the sky right at Checkpoint Charlie. Alternatively, there are also several providers of hot-air balloon flights. Enjoy floating high in the air and watch the city of freedom pass by below you. Tip: If the wind is too strong, the balloon may not take off. It's best to find out the day before.

More Infos about sightseeing flights

Tip 5: Get hot together on the sauna raft

Saunafloss Innenansicht
© Copyright: Saunafloss/Dirk Engelhardt

"Will you row with me? Shall we cross the sea together? | Will you go with me on a voyage that will last forever?" With these wise lyrics written by Lynne Perry Christofferson you sure are prepared to cross any rough water to come. Renting a rowboat in Berlin will make an easy start for your livelong voyage. Leave the buzzing citylife behind you and enjoy the peaceful setting on one of Berlin's many lakes. And yes, a boat trip is also possible in cooler weather. How about a few hours on a sauna raft?

Café am Neuen See

Tip 6: Glide hand in hand across the ice

Couple ice skating
Ice skating in winter © Getty Images, Foto: Emir Memedovski

"With every turn on the ice, I fall in love with you twice." What could be more romantic than gliding across the ice hand in hand and giving each other security? Many Berlin ice rinks are still open until March, including the Lankwitz ice rink and the ice rink in Charlottenburg. How about a trip to the Winterwelt im Strandbad Grünau for Valentine's Day

11 cool Ice rinks

Tip 7: Take your date above the rooftops of Berlin

Monkey Bar
Monkey Bar © Stephan Lemke for 25hours Hotels

"The moon is a curving flower of gold, The sky is still and blue; The moon was made for the sky to hold, And I for you." Above the rooftops of Berlin, a few lines of this romantic poem by Sarah Tisdale are sure to put your date in the right mood for an unforgettable evening. Head for one of Berlins specatcular rooftop terraces like Monkey Bar, Solar in Kreuzberg, the Rooftop Bar of the Hotel Amano or on the Rooftop Terrace in the Hotel de Rome with a view of Bebelplatz and the Berliner Dom.

Top 11 Rooftop Bars

Tip 8: Get passionate while dancing tango

Tango Tanzen an der Museumsinsel
Tango Dancing at the Museum Island © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire" according to George Bernhard Shaw, especially Tango. In Berlin there is a Milonga almost every evening. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced dancer - in Berlin there are many opportunities to experience the sensual dance. After Buenos Aires, Berlin is the city with the most tango events. Get your dance shoes ready! It takes two to tango.

Tango in Berlin

Tip 9: Cuddle up in the cinema

Kino Intimes in Berlin - Friedrichshain
Kino Intimes © Cine Logistics GmbH

"Here's looking at you, kid..."  This romantic film quote from "Casablanca" is sure to score points with your date. In addition to wonderful quotes, a visit to the cinema also offers the perfect atmosphere for a cosy first date. In addition to "Intimes Kino", there are numerous other wonderfully old-fashioned cinemas in Berlin where you can enjoy your date in a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. From arthouse films to classics and current movies, the numerous cinemas in Berlin offer an exciting programme all year round.

Intimes Kino Berlin

Tip 10: Hold hands on a retro date at the roller disco

© GettyImages, Foto: powerofforever

"I feel love" The Donna Summer song from the 1970s was already a bing hit in the roller discos back then. Relive the good old days on a romantic date at the roller disco in SO36. And hand in hand it's so much easier to keep your balance. There is a little roller skating dance class at the beginning of the evening, so you immediately can start swirling and twirling with your date to funk, hip-hop and roller boogie.

When: Monday from 6 p.m., roller dance lesson from 8.30 p.m., party from 9 p.m.
Where: SO36


Tip 11: City of neverending dates

back view of a lesbian couple
a lesbian couple in the in Berlin',1920,1280 © Getty Images, Foto: fotografixx

"Let's dance under the stars and forget the world." Berlin never sleeps! That means you don't have to let your romantic date end at sunset either. Dance the weekend away in one of the city's many clubs. Try RSO, SchwuZ, the Else Club, or Tresor. Here you can find even more tips on places that are open around the clock in Berlin.

11 places in Berlin that are open around the clock

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts