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11 Tips for Valentine's Day in Berlin

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Couple at Potsdamer Platz
Couple at Potsdamer Platz © iStock, Foto: Willie B. Thomas

Once again, Valentines Day is coming up. To make sure you are going to see the world in pink on this very special day, we have put together our 11 tips for Valentine's Day in Berlin, which are guaranteed to make your hearts beat faster.

Tip 1: Shop for whatever your heart desires

Couple shopping in the city centre
Couple shopping in the city centre © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Whether chocolate, flowers perfume or the new game for Playstation. If you are still missing the right gift for the evening, or you do not even know yet what to do on your Valentine's Day date, there is no reason to panic. Many shops offer special Valentine's Day shopping specials on the day of love, allowing you to fulfill each other' wishes and get to know each other even better.
Shopping in Berlin

Shopping in Berlin

Tip 2: Duets: Romance beneath the stars

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

It is still too cold in February for stargazing? No problem, we got you covered.
Duets - the special event of the Planetarium am Insulaner offers the perfect Valentine's Day alternative. Due to the fulldome projector you will be able to spend romantic moments under the starry sky and accompanied by a variety of (love) duets from different musical genres.

When: 14.02.2019, 8pm
Where: Planetarium am Insulaner / Wilhelm-Foerster Sternwarte, Munsterdamm 90, Schöneberg

More information about Planetarium am Insulaner

Tip 3: Romantic places in Berlin

Woman guides person through the city
Tourist discovers the city ©, Foto: filadendron

There are many romantic places in Berlin that create a romantic scenery for you and your sweetheart. Get inspired and check out our insider tips for romantic places and discover the city together.

Our Hotspots

Tip 4: Relax and float together at tranxx

Wellness in Berlin
Wellness: Relax in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

As it is the day of the lovers it is also the time to give a little love to soul and body. Spend a day for two, full of wellness and relaxation, far away from any stress of your everyday life. The best part of all: you don't have to do anything but float. You'll be floating weightlessly in salt water, while colorful lights and underwater music will make you forget everything around you. For even more relaxation you can also combine your floating session with one out of ten different massages. Afterwards, you can celebrate your love with a glass of champagne or tea in the wellness lounge.

When: Daily 9am – 11pm
Where: Akazienstraße 27, Schöneberg

More information about tranxx

Tip 5: Snacking at Kastanientörtchen

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

It is well known that the way to the heart is through the stomach. For that reason, Valentine's day without sweets doesn't really make any sense. At Café Kastanientörtchen you can put together your own tartlets from over 1000 different combinations according to your taste.
To ensure true Valentine's Day happiness, share the Great Mathilda with three times cakes, three times cream and topping with your love. Because we all know: Sharing is caring.

When: Tuesday - Friday 1pm – 6pm; Saturday - Sunday 9am – 6pm
Where: Kastanienallee 60, Mitte

More information about Kastanientörtchen

Tip 6: Romeo and Juliet at the Deutsche Opera Berlin

Dancer © Getty Images, Foto: O_Lypa

Love and drama - and as we all know, sometimes one cannot happen without the other. On Valentine's Day, the Staatsballett Berlin represents what is probably the most well-known love tragedy of all. Romeo and Juliet dance for their love between their opposing families on the stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. This means pure emotions.

When: 14.02.2019, 7.30 pm
Where: Deutsche Opera Berlin, Bismarckstraße 35

More information about Romeo and Juliet

Tip 7: In love at Berlin's zoo

Side view of a couple
Embrace of a couple in Berlin ©

For those who want to experience something different on Valentine's Day, Tierpark Berlin is the place to go.
Equipped with flashlights you'll go out into the dark park, catch a glimpse of the sleeping monkeys, and your guide will explain everything you ever wanted to know about the love life of animals. The dinner in the romantic "Unterwasserwelten" restaurant Patagona is another highlight. With a glass of wine and piano music you can enjoy the evening in love.

When: 14. 02.2019; 5.30pm – 10pm
Where: Tierpark-Entrance, Am Tierpark 41, Friedrichsfelde

More information about Tierisch Verliebt

Tip 8: Romantic dinner at Osteria Maria

Valentine's Day at the Restaurant in Berlin
Romantic evening in the restaurant © Getty Images, Bild: Lucky Business

At Osteria Maria, Italian love is in the air. Together with your great love you will enjoy a Valentine's Day menu all'italiana this evening. Antipasti, lasagne, homemade pasta, and dolci fill your plates and ensure real Italy feeling and love in your stomach by adding the matching wine.
In addition, the cosy rooms of the Osteria Maria guarantee a romantic atmosphere with candlelight, chandeliers and live music. Viva l'amore.

When: 14.02.2019, 7pm
Where: Leydenallee 79, Steglitz

More information about Osteria Maria

Tip 9: View

View over Berlin at sunset
View over Berlin from Panoramapunkt © Panoramapunkt

In 20 seconds, the fastest elevator in Europe will take you to the 100-meter-high viewing platform of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz. Here you can feel like being on cloud 9 and you will have a fantastic view over the capital. At the right time you can see the sunset over Berlin.

When: Summer: 10am – 8pm, winter: 10am – 6pm
Attention: The last ascent takes place half an hour before closing time.
Where: Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin


Tip 10: International Film Festival Berlinale

Berlinale: Berlinale Palast
Auf dem roten Teppich vor dem Berlinale Palast © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

You have already seen them all - the old and the new, from the small to the big, the best and the worst. Combine Valentine's Day with your passion for film, get your tickets and be part of the crowd when the movies flicker across the screen at the film festival of the year.

When: 07. – 17.02.2019
Where: various places in Berlin

More information about Berlinale

Tip 11: Criminal Valentine's Day

Boat trips in Berlin
Boat trips in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

You're not a fan of kitsch and the thought of Valentine's Day alone creeps you out? Then you'll get the perfect distraction on the restaurant ship "Capt'n Schillow". With whisky, wine, a 3-course menu and a thrilling crime novel, it's guaranteed to be exciting but not romantic.

Tip: Please make a reservation.

When: 15.02.2019, 8pm, Time: approx. 3 hrs.
Where: Restaurant ship "Capt'n Schillow"
Jetty: Straße des 17. Juni 113

More information about Whisky, Wine and Crime

The concierge Nina Bergmann of SO/ Berlin Das Stue will also give you exclusive tips for those in love in Berlin.

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lost her heart to Berlin on her very first trip. New to the city and fascinated by all the endless possibilities, she is particularly impressed by the mix of cultures, the variety of good, exotic food and the "everything is possible-feeling" of the metropolis. A glass of wine on the roof terraces of Berlin and enjoying the sunset - her personal definition of Berlin happiness.


Danke dir Ronja für die tollen Tipps, du hast mich wirklich inspiriert!

Danke für die tollen Tipps - alles was ich erlebt habe, kann ich nur weiterempfehlen!

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