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11 Tips for romantic dates in Berlin

Love is in the air

oberbaumbrücke berlin
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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. Rent a boat and row out on the lake or enjoy 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, watch a movie under the starlit sky and dance togehter through the nights. 11 tips for your romantic date.

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

Junge Leute im Cafe
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"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? Berlin has the right café for every occasion.


Tip 2: Find treasures together at the flea market

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"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!

Fleamarkets in Berlin

Tip 3: Stroll hand in hand along the waterfront

Frauenpärchen im Treptower Park
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"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. 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.

More Infos about sightseeing flights

Tip 5: Take your date on a boatride

Rudern vor dem Cafe am Neuen See
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"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. For sailing, we recommend Wannsee or Müggelsee. You can find row boats and pedal boats in the Rummelsburger Bucht or at the Café am Neuen See, which is located between beautiful old trees near Tiergarten.

Café am Neuen See

Tip 6: Take off on the runway towards the sunset

two teenager have fun with bicycle
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"Here''s looking at you, kid!" With this romantic film quote from "Cassablanca" your sure score points with your date as you stroll hand in hand into the sunset on the runway of the former Tempelhof Airport. The famous quote by Humphrey Bogart is actually not from the airport scene, but you don't have to tell your date that. Instead, whip out a bottle of champagne and a few other delicacies. And then take off together into seventh heaven.

Tip: You can also be high as the sky at the THF Tower Flughafen Tempelhof Airport.

Tempelhof Airport

Tip 7: Toast your date above the rooftops of Berlin

Rooftop Bar_Hotel Amano

"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
© 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 under the stars in an outdoor cinema

Freiluftkino Friedrichshain
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

"There's a starman waiting in the sky". What mindblowing future would David Bowies starman have in stock for you and your date? For now we just predict a romantic summer evening. Take your date to one of Berlins many open air cinemas and cuddle up on a blanket in the grass. Whether arthouse films, classics or current flicks, you will find a varied and exciting programme throughout the whole summer. Enjoy your outdoor movienight in the middle of the city at the Kulturforum, other movie theatres show movies by the lake or in the park. At the Freiluftkino Schloss Biesdorf you can even catch the new David Bowie movie "Moonage Daydream".

Open air cinemas in Berlin

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

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"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: Dance under the starlit sky

 Ausgehen in Berlin: Küssendes Paar
Ausgehen in Berlin: Küssendes Paar © 8.67156234E8

"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 - in summer many open their gardens and invite you to dance outdoors under the open sky. Try Else Club, Club der Visionäre or ://aboutblank. For the right holiday feeling, we recommend Berlin's beach bars. And on particularly hot summer nights you can jump into the pool at Haubentaucher or Badeschiff for a refreshing dip.

Clubs in Berlin

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