Let it rain red roses for you: This weekend in Berlin is all about Valentine's Day. That’s why we have a whole range of ideas for a romantic date. But we also have a lot of tips for those who prefer to do something with friends, alone or with family.
Tip 1: Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air: February 14 is the day for all lovers. Looking for unusual ideas for a romantic date? Then take a look at these 11 tips we have put together for you. And if you want to do something really special: On Valentine's Day you can discover the animal world of romance in the Tierpark – with a special torchlight tour followed by a 3-course meal.
When: 14 February
Where: everywhere in Berlin
Tip 2: ISTAF INDOOR 2020
Higher, faster, further: sports enthusiasts will be heading to the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Valentine's Day for the start of the new season. At the largest indoor athletics meeting in the world you will experience exciting competitions in various athletics disciplines. And you might even be there to witness a new world record, after all, no fewer than 15 have been set in the last few years.
When: 14 February
Where: Mercedes-Platz 1, Friedrichshain
Tip 3: 20 20 - The 20s Variety Revue
Welcome to the dance on the Volcano! At the spectacular show in the Wintergarten Varieté you will travel back to the Roaring Twenties. Here, the whole theatre is transformed into an establishment of the times. Burlesque dance, artistry, music and dance on stage create a beguiling total work of art – completely in the style of the 20s. By the way, our blog provides even more tips on where to experience the 20s in Berlin.
When: 14 February – 11 June
Where: Wintergarten Varieté, Potsdamer Strasse 96, Tiergarten
Tip 4: Duets
The perfect idea for an evening together: At the special event in the planetarium you can listen to music under the starry sky. The most beautiful duets in the history of music (most of them love songs) can be heard while the stars shine above you.
When: 14 February, 8pm
Where: Planetarium and observatory, Munsterdamm 90, Schöneberg
Tip 5: Carnival and clown concert
At the family concert, the chamber orchestra Unter den Linden celebrates carnival together with the clown and the whole audience. The orchestra will play the Backpfeifensonate by Johann Sebastian Bach and Die Vier Temperamente by Andreas Peer Kähler. Beforehand the instruments will be introduced and afterwards guests can also try them out in the foyer. The concert is recommended for children from the age of five.
When: 15 February
Where: Berlin Philharmonie – Kammermusiksaal (Chamber Music Hall), Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, Tiergarten
Tip 6: PINK STRING QUARTET - VALENTINE’S CONCERT
Classical pieces, modern music and pop – the Pink String Quartet from Estonia play what they like – across all eras and styles, but always on pink instruments. For Valentine's Day, the programme includes well-known love songs, film music and songs from musicals. And of course, the famous The Pink Panther theme from the movies is not forgotten.
When: 14 February, 8pm
Where: Blackmore’s – Berlins Musikzimmer, Warmbrunner Strasse 52, Wilmersdorf
Tip 7: TRY Schokoladen Tasting
The tip for all those with a sweet tooth: Treat yourself to something sweet this Valentine's Day in Markthalle Neun. At the TRY FOODS tasting you will learn more about chocolate and have the chance to taste the different varieties and nuances in flavour. Please register in advance by email.
When: 14 February, 18:00 – 20:00
Where: Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstr. 42/43, Kreuzberg
Tip 8: You must become Caligari – the virtual cabinet
It is probably one of the most important and influential silent films of all: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. His expressionist pictorial worlds have influenced countless works. To celebrate the centenary of the masterpiece, the Museum for Film and Television has created an exhibition, the highlight of which is the VR film Cesare’s Dream. In the virtual cabinet you can move around in the three-dimensional space and immerse yourself in the spectacular film.
When: 13 February – 20 April
Where: Museum for Film and Television, Potsdamer Strasse 2, Tiergarten
Tip 9: Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
The crazy show at the Hebbeltheater. After recently throwing the big German-English kitchen party for Brexit, the ensemble is now following the traces of Andy Warhol. On a journey back in time to the 1960s, the ensemble attempts to recreate Warhol's early films with an interactive live film performance, but from today's perspective. Head to the swinging sixties and back.
When: 15 and 16 February
Where: HAU Hebbel am Ufer HAU 1, Stresemannstrasse 29 A, Kreuzberg
Tip 10: 100 years of Greater Berlin. Käthe Kollwitz and the Misery of the Big City
This year, Berlin as we know it today celebrates its 100th birthday: in 1920, the then still independent cities and municipalities were merged to form Greater Berlin. Two of the new city’s challenges were unemployment and a shortage of housing. Käthe Kollwitz is one of the artists who captured the state of affairs in her works. The Käthe Kollwitz Museum is showing 30 rarely exhibited drawings and graphics on the occasion of the anniversary year.
When: 10 February – 3 May
Where: Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Fasanenstrasse 24, Charlottenburg
Tip 11: Go to the cinema
February is the film month par excellence. Last weekend the Oscars were awarded and on the 20th the Berlinale starts. And when it is cold and grey outside what is better than sitting back in a comfortable cinema chair? On Valentine's Day, by the way, you can watch Ghost as a special in the Astor Film Lounge.
Where: in Berlin’s cinemas
When: When you want
You will find more tips for this weekend in our event calender.