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LOVE is in the air: 11 Tips for romantic dates in Berlin

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Berlin is worth a visit 365 days a year. How about a romantic trip to Berlin? Doesn't matter if your perfect date includes action, wellness, candlelight dinner or a romantic walk: In this top 11 we present the most beautiful things to celebrate your love in Berlin.

1. Sunday brunch

There’s probably no better way to start the day than with a hearty brunch. How about brunching with some French style at Café Fleury, paying with the old German mark at Café Sieben, or enjoying a bit of Viennese coffee house tradition at Sowohlalsauch? More breakfast cafés can be found here.

2. Ice skating

Time to work off brunch with a bit of exercise! So what could be more romantic than going ice skating on one of Berlin's many rinks? You need an alternative tip for summer time? Then get off the well-beaten tourist path and explore Berlin's neighbourhoods by cycling! Pick one of our 50 bicycle tours. And for the romantics: don't forget the picnic basket! 

Schlittschuhlaufen in Berlin
Schlittschuhlaufen © Getty Images, Foto: zsv3207

3. Active date

If cycling or skating is not quite your thing, then you should consider one of the following: go to Bergwerk, Europe’s largest indoor and first adventure climbing park, play a round of mini golf in a room lit with black light, or run an obstacle course with laser beams at the SPY Museum. 

4. Romantic stroll

It doesn’t have to be quite so active, of course: a leisurely stroll is just as romantic. Possible destinations could include the Insel der Jugend (Isle of Youth), the  Modersohnbrücke (bring a lock to declare your love), or a trip to Little Venice in Spandau. 

5. Love is in the air

Float on cloud nine with a balloon ride over Berlin. You can choose to ascend with the tethered ballon at Checkpoint Charlie or go for a proper balloon ride high up in the air.

© Charles Yunck

6. Feel like a prince and a princess

Love was so complicated in the past. See how by exploring the many beautiful palaces in and around Berlin and Potsdam.

7. Panorama

A beautiful panorama is twice as enjoyable when seen in the arms of your lover. Take something warm to drink and your camera and head out to Berlin’s best panoramic views.

8. Wellness

Have you ever floated in salt water? To experience this unique pleasure, there’s no need to travel to the Dead Sea: you can do it right here in Berlin! A lovely experience whether alone or with your partner. More Wellness tips can be found here.

Wellness im Spa - eine Frau liegt im Wasser
Wellnessoase in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

9. Dining with a view

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. To make a good impression, you should take your date to any of the excellent panoramic restaurants in Berlin. Of course there are the classics such as the revolving restaurant atop the TV Tower. Solar in Kreuzberg or the Monkey Bar at City West are also very nice options offering a great view over the skyline of Berlin. For the real connoisseurs we can recommend the Skykitchen at Landsberger Allee with its excellent food and amazing view. Wanna go out somewhere really fancy to have an extra fancy date for you and your true love? Well, Maxi has got some exclusive Restaurant tips for you :) Your prefer a more cosy atmosphere for your date? No problem: there are lots of cool and small restaurants around every corner in the city’s neighbourhoods.We’d also suggest to check out our top foodspots of instagram.

10. Fly hand in hand to the moon and back

Suprise your darling with something very special and visit one of Berlin's planetarium! Doesn't sound cool to you? Rethink! Since the Zeiss Großplanetarium in Prenzlauer Berg reopened a visit here is not longer reserved to school classes only. Convince yourself and enjoy magic moments during the upcoming special Valentine's Day's program: Lean back into the amazingly cosy chairs when your live guide takes you up into the universe to discover the twinkling milky way, our planetary system and so much more of the endless beauty that surrounds us.

11. Date night

How about a rendezvous at the cinema? Reserve soon if you want to get a couple’s seat! But not just in any old cinema. For Valentine’s Day, it should be something special, so check out our list of special cinemas in Berlin. Even more temptations for your date night can be found here.

Special PS: We’ve got yet another very special gift idea for you and your Valentine: How about creating your own “fragrance of love” instead of just buying one at the drug store? The Berlin based perfume manufacturer Frau Tonis offers workshops for small groups and individuals. The experts help customers in the creation of individual fragrances. Feeling not so creative? Check out Frau Tonis wide variety of hand crafted fragrances such as Berliner Linde or Berlin Summer. Whatever you decide, Frau Tonis is the place to go for special Valentine ’s Day gifts.

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