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11 Tips for Valentine's Day in Berlin

Romantic times in the capital

Junges, glückliches Paar hält sich vor dem Berliner Dom im Arm
© iStock.com/princigalli

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

Frühstück 3000
© Foto: Nils Hasenau

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 Tuesday, 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: Immerse into Klimt's world

Klimts Kuss - Spiel mit dem Feuer, immersive Ausstellung
Klimts Kuss - Spiel mit dem Feuer, immersive Ausstellung © Andy Juchli

Klimt's gold Art Nouveau painting "The Kiss"  is probably one of the most famous depictions of a kiss. In the immersive multimedia exhibition, you can immerse yourself in the painting and lose yourself in it together ... The exhibition takes you on a journey through time to Gustav Klimt's life and work, which comes to life thanks to state-of-the-art technology.

Where: Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Str. 23 a, Prenzlauer Berg
When: until 10 April

Tickets for the exhibition

Tip 4: Stroll the Walk of Fame

Paar in einer Gallerie
© GettyImages, Foto: Gravity Images

Do you adore Hollywood's great love stories? Then let's go to Kantstraße ... The exhibition Walk of Fame in the Camera Work Gallery shows around 60 photographs of famous Hollywood screen stars. Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Marlene Dietrich ... they all embody the glamour and grace of Hollywood. In addition to the well-known iconographic photographs, there are also portraits shown for the first time that offer you completely new insights.

When: 11 February - 22 April
Where: Camera Work Gallery, Kantstraße 149, Charlottenburg

More about the Walk of Fame

 Tip 5: 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 6: Discover the beauty of Schadow's sculptures

View on Friedrichswerdersche Kirche
View on Friedrichswerdersche Kirche © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Delicate and graceful they look at you: the princesses Luise and Friederike of Prussia, captured forever in the famous princess group by the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow. The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) is dedicating its first retrospective in around 30 years to the sculptor and is showing his most important major works - including, of course, probably his most beautiful work, the sculpture of two young princesses. After visiting the exhibition, you can still stroll through Mitte and marvel at other important sculptures in the Friedrichwerdersche Kirche.

When: until 19 February
Where: Old National Gallery, Bodestraße, Mitte

More about the exhibition

Tip 7: Enjoy Cosmic Kisses

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

Love is all you need. Listen to the most beautiful love songs from six decades at the Valentine's Day Special in the Zeiss Planetarium while the starry sky passes overhead. And maybe your most beloved song will be among them.

When: 14 February, 7 and 9 p.m.
Where: Zeiss Grossplanetarium, Prenzlauer Allee 80, Prenzlauer Berg

More about Cosmic Kisses

Tip 8: Swing with Max Raabe

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

"Max Raabe & Palast Orchester - Who's in a bad mood here?" is the translation of the name of the new programme by the popular singer with the inimitable voice. You won't be in a bad mood at the show, as Max Raabe has put together a lively programme with all-new songs and some classics from his repertoire. So get dressed up for a stylish evening with great music and lots of good humour.

When: 14 - 25 February
Where: Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, Mitte

Tickets for Max Raabe & Palast Orchester - Wer hat hier schlechte Laune

Tip 9: Enjoy a delicious dinner

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

The way to a loved one's heart is through his or her stomach. So what could be more natural than enjoying love - and a delicious meal - over dinner. Especially for Valentine's Day, the Caual fine dining restaurant The CORD on the EUREF campus in Schöneberg opens its doors and serves you a special menu for your dinner date with the best that winter has to offer - and a view of spring. Osteria Maria in Steglitz, for example, offers a 5-course candlelight dinner for those who are newly in love, have been together for a long time or are still looking. ALvis in Mitte also serves a fine candlelight dinner with three selected courses, including the dessert "Sweet Seduction for Two".

More tips for Restaurants in Berlin

Tip 10: Descend into the hell of harmony

Going out and dancing in Berlin
Dancing all night long © visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

Every relationship has its moments of conflict. And so the Museum of Communication is about quarrels and love. After a guided tour of the exhibition with the beautiful title "STRUGGLE. An Approach", the theatre group Gesellschaftsbühne will improvise with you about relationship issues. And after all the arguing, you can then reconcile by dancing together. After Les Belles Magnifiques have put you in the mood with a glamorous 1920s show, you will then float together across the dance floor - and end the evening in harmony.

When: 14 February
Where: Museum für Kommunikation, Leipziger Straße 16, Mitte

More about the hell of harmony

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: 19 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.

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.