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11 Tips for Valentine's Day in Berlin

Romantic times in the capital

Stylish Young Couple Take A Selfie In Front Of Local Architecture
Selfie in front of the Brandenburg Gate © Getty Images, Foto: Hinterhaus Productions

It's not long now until Valentine's Day on 14 February. 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 Wednesday, why not bring brunch forward to Sunday?

More tips for breakfast & brunch in Berlin

Tip 2: Discover romantic places

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

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 3: Enjoy a romantic dinner 

Gay couple on their wedding day in Berlin
Gay couple on their wedding day © Getty Images, Foto: Maskot

What could be better than enjoying love - and a delicious meal - over dinner together? Especially for Valentine's Day, many Berlin restaurants have special offers for an evening full of heart palpitations. The Michelin-starred restaurant HUGOS serves an exquisite gourmet menu, as does VOX. You can feel like God in France at Ganymed Brasserie, which has put together a menu of French classics for you. And to round off a wonderful evening, you can enjoy the Yin and Yang double cocktail in the Marlene Bar.

More tips for Restaurants in Berlin

Tip 4: Immerse yourself in the 1920s at the Romanische Café

Romantisches Café Postkarte
© Das Romantische Café, um 1925

The Romanische Café was THE meeting place for Berlin's avant-garde in the 1920s. Today you can go on a journey through time together at the original location. The pop-up exhibition in the Europa Center takes you back to the Berlin of that time with photos, texts, film clips and an exciting 3D simulation.

The Romanische Café

Tip 5: Fall into Love

Falling in Love
© Friedrichstadt-Palast

FALLING | IN LOVE - there is probably no better title for a show on Valentine's Day.The grandiose production at Friedrichstadt-Palast glitters and sparkles with thousands of Swarovski stones. Leave the gray reality behind you and plunge headfirst into the garden of love with the poet named You.

Tickets for FALLING | IN LOVE

Tip 6: Discover the beauty of things

Bröhan Museum
© Foto: Colya Zucker

The new exhibition at the Bröhan Museum is dedicated to beautiful things, the Belles Choses. It shows the most beautiful aspects of French Art Nouveau with its floral forms and playful but elegant patterns. So if you like looking at beautiful things and appreciate the richness of design of the period, then the Bröhan Museum is the right place for you.

Belles Choses

Tip 8: Feel like royalty

Couple on Valentine's Day
Couple on Valentine's Day © Getty Images, Foto: Martin dm

After visiting the Bröhan Museum, simply walk across the street to the imposing Charlottenburg Palace and stroll through the palace park. Even if the flowers are not yet in full bloom in February, it is still worth taking a stroll through the magnificent grounds. You can also visit the palace with its enchanting galleries and collections.

Charlottenburg palace

 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: Listen to Kirill Petrenko and Lisa Batiashvili 

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

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Kirill Petrenko will also make your hearts beat faster on Valentine's Day.The intimate violin concerto by Karol Szymanowski is a secret declaration of love to the violinist Paul Kochanski. Together with the orchestra, the gifted violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs this poetic piece, followed by Richard Strauss' Symphonia domestica.

Kirill Petrenko and Lisa Batiashvili

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. The important thing is that you run together - whether as lovers, friends or in a parent-child combo. Please register in advance.

When: 18 February
Where: Gärten der Welt, Blumberger Damm 44, Marzahn

More about the Valentine's run

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

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does not smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face the rich cultural life of Berlin - 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. All posts