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11 Tips for Valentine's Day in Berlin

Romantic times in the capital

verliebtes Paar genießt die Ausicht auf Berlin
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It's coming up again this year: the Day of Lovers.  So that you too can feel like you're walking on air, we've put together our 11 tips for Valentine's Day in Berlin that are guaranteed to make your heart beat faster.

If you're still looking for a gift for your sweetheart, take a look at our 11 Valentine's Day gift tips.

And if you're not in the mood for romance and togetherness, you'll find plenty of ideas for a day full of variety in Berlin on our blog.

Tip 1: Start the day together

A Couple in a Café in Berlin
Couple in a Café © Getty Images, Bild: Philipp Nemenz

Start the day in a relaxed way with a cosy brunch or an extensive breakfast. For example, try the cool Frühstück3000 in Schöneberg or the sumptuous brunch buffet at Café Morgenland in Kreuzberg. Or enjoy one of the fine breakfasts at one of Berlin's luxury hotels. And if you have to work on Monday, why not bring brunch forward to Sunday?

More tips for breakfast & brunch in Berlin

Tip 2: Enjoy a delicious dinner

Champagner Brunch im Ritz Carlton
© René Riis

Especially for Valentine's Day, the stylish restaurant Spindler serves a special Valentine's Day dinner for all "lovenirds in this town". The menu includes several selected courses from an aperitif to tobinambur soup and a choice of beef foie gras or vegetarian ravioli and Amour au Chocalat for dessert. Enjoy it together.

Or you can enjoy the classy candlelight dinner for Valentine's Day at the Charlotte & Fritz restaurant on the Gendarmenmarkt, which you can get either as an on-the-spot meal or the Box to Go for home. The menu includes a 5-course menu with a glass of rosé champagne as an aperitif, oysters, bouillabaisse, crispy mustard egg and turbot or entrecote. If you prefer to feast at home, you can also order a ready-made 4-course menu for two people as a box to go.

More tips for restaurants in Berlin

Tip 3: Discover romantic places

Gay-Pärchen unterwegs in Berlin-Friedrichshain
Paar in Berlin Friedrichshain © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Where is it particularly nice in Berlin for a walk for two or a trip into the blue? We have put together a few places for you to go for a walk, to unwind together - and of course for a declaration of love. The hearts of all lovers will beat faster ...

Top 11 romantic places in Berlin

Tip 4: Go to the opera

Deutsche Oper
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Oh, let us enjoy wine and song, the night is embellished by laughter ... The performance of La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper promises great emotions. Verdi's melodramatic opera tells of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta, who suffers from tuberculosis, and Alfredo.
The production by Götz Friedrich underlines the tragic character of the story, so don't forget your handkerchiefs if you are moved to tears by the wonderful arias.

When: 14 June
Where: Deutsche Oper, Bismarckstraße, Charlottenburg

Tip 5: Listen to Cosmic Duets

Glückliches junges Paar
Lachendes Paar © Getty Images, Foto: Westend61

You can also listen to the most beautiful love duets at the Valentine's Day Special in the Planetarium at the Insulaner - and take a look at the sky together at the same time. This will give your love a truly cosmic dimension ...  

When: 14 February, 8 pm
Where: Planetarium am Insulaner / Wilhelm Foerster Observatory, Munsterdamm 90, Schöneberg

 

Tip 6: Visit Monet*s Garden

Newly married lesbian couple
At the wedding © Getty Images, Foto: Hinterhaus Productions

Monet's garden is actually located in Giverny on the Seine, but in this exhibition you can also dive deep into the Impressionist painter's floral splendour and paintings in Berlin. The immersive 360-degree multimedia exhibition takes you on a journey where the colours, Monet's art and music combine to create a whole new experience.

When: Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Alte Münze Berlin, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte

Tip 7:  Humming along to the ABBA Story

Die Sängerinnen der ABBA Show singend auf der Bühne.
Stars in Concert ABBA 1 © Stars in Concert

The biggest sensation in the pop world was last year's new album by legendary band ABBA. The musical "Thank you for the music" tells the incomparable success story of ABBA and reminisces about the most beautiful and well-known songs. Look forward to a carefree Saturday or Sunday evening with flashy costumes and immortal melodies.

When: 11 - 13 February
Where: Estrel Berlin, Sonnenallee 225, Neukölln

 

Tip 8: Watch a film at the Berlin Film Festival

Facade of Berlinale Palast with logo
Facade of Berlinale Palast © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

From 10 to 20 February you can watch films from all over the world at the Berlinale. And in keeping with Valentine's Day, on 14 February the wonderfully titled A E I O U - The Fast Alphabet of Love - will be showing a charming film about an impossible love story between an actress at the end of her career and a young thief.

When: 10 - 20 February

Where: in cinemas all over the town

More Berlinale tips in our Blog

Tip 9: Try something sweet with your sweetheart

Bubblewaffles with ice cream and strawberries
Bubblewaffles © GettyImages, Foto: namenko

If you're not so keen on the classic box of chocolates and would rather try something new, head to one of the many cool dessert shops. Homemade Baumstriezel, churros, original waffles or delicious cookies will melt in your mouth and make you happy.

More tips for delicious sweets in Berlin

Tip 10: Discover Love around the world

Paar in einer Gallerie
© GettyImages, Foto: Gravity Images

Liebe, Love, Amour ... that's what this exhibition is about. To show love in all its facets, photographer Davor Rostuhar and his wife travelled around the world. In photographs and interviews, people from all kinds of cultures give insights into their inner selves and show what love means to them.

When: until 20 February
Where: f ³ - Freiraum für Fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, Kreuzberg

More about the exhibition

Tip 11: Compete in the Valentine's Run

Paar macht Selfie im Park
© Getty Images; Foto: Jecapix

Although not directly on Valentine's Day, the Valentine's Run through the Gardens of the World starts on the following Sunday. You can choose between the small (5km) or the big love (10km) and also participate as a walker, Nordic walker and baby jogger. Please register in advance.

When: 20 February
Where: Gärten der Welt, Blumberger Damm 44, Marzahn

More about the Valentin's run

Check out our calendar of events for more tips on what to do together.

Kristin: visitBerlin-Bloggerin unter visitBerlin.de/blog

Kristin

doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.