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Top 11 Romantic Places in Berlin

Simply for falling in love

Picknick and bicycle tour in Berlin
Picknick and bicycle tour © iStock.com/MarkSwallow

Berlin is at its most beautiful when experienced together. Since we know that people in love often like to enjoy spending time alone as a couple, we have set out to find the best places for cosy togetherness. We hope you have a romantic time!

Tip 1: Open-air cinemas in Berlin

Freiluftkino Kreuzberg
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Start by watching the sun go down and then look out for the first evening star together: What could be more romantic than welcoming the night under the open sky? The perfect occasion for this is a visit to one of Berlin’s numerous open-air cinemas. The programme ranges from classics to current blockbusters - and a special atmosphere is guaranteed every time.


Open-air cinemas in Berlin

Tip 2: Dicke Marie

Tree "Dicke Marie" in Tegel Forest
Tree "Dicke Marie" © BA Reinickendorf

She is Berlin’s oldest resident: Dicke Marie in Tegel Forest is over 900 years old and has experienced a lot during her lifetime. From her first crush to heartache and great love – did she go through all that? When you sit opposite the oldest Berliner, the shared memories of the hours spent together take on a whole new relevance.


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Tip 3: Love locks on Berlin’s bridges

Moltkebrücke
© c visumate, Foto: Sylvia Matzkowiak

Schlösser auf der Moltkebrücke

You’re sure to have noticed them already: The little padlocks that hang on many Berlin bridges and are meant to seal love forever and ever. As a sign of everlasting loyalty, the key is then thrown into the water in a high arc. The Monbijou Bridge offers a particularly beautiful view. Enjoy the sunset with a view of the Bode Museum and immortalise your love.

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Tip 4: Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth)

Insel der Jugend
Insel der Jugend © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

It is the perfect place for a picnic together! Situated directly on the banks of the Spree, a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of the city is the Island of Youth between Treptower Park and Plänterwald. Here too you will find another romantic bridge in Berlin: The Abteibrücke is the oldest steel composite bridge in Germany and the only access to the island. Live music is often played here on Sundays. If you’ve forgotten to bring a picnic, you can grab some refreshments at the Insel Garten & Café.

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Tip 5: Little Venice

Klein-Venedig in Berlin
Klein-Venedig © visitBerlin, Foto: Arthur F. Selbach

Oh l’amore! Northwest of Berlin, in the district of Spandau, lies Tiefwerder with its many meadows and canals. Welcome to Little Venice! The bus M49 takes you almost all the way to the boat shop, where you can hire a canoe and discover Little Venice. What could be more romantic than paddling along the small waterways under the green foliage and then mooring in a secluded bay on the Havel?

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Tip 6: Mauerpark hill

Chill out with music at Berlin Mauerpark
Chill out with music at Berlin Mauerpark © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Marvel at the sunset from the hill in Mauerpark - that’s pure big city romance. And on one of the giant swings you can push your special someone a little further into seventh heaven. Don’t forget the picnic!


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Tip 7: Vabali Spa Berlin

vabali spa Berlin
© vabali spa Berlin

Why not simply take some time out together: Especially if you already know each other a little better, relaxed hours spent together can work wonders. Treat yourself to the luxury of a wellness afternoon. In Berlin you will find beautiful day spas and hammams where you will feel like you are in One Thousand and One Nights. Our tip: The vabali spa resort will whisk you away to enchanting surroundings reminiscent of the island of Bali.


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Tip 8: Peacock Island and Peacock Island Palace (Pfaueninsel)

Pfaueninsel Palace in Berlin
Pfaueninsel Palace © SPSG, Foto: Michael Lüder
Schloss Pfaueninsel, Pfaueninsel

Here you will witness a fairy tale scene with peacocks wandering across the meadows, enchanted paths that lead through the park and upon your arrival in front of the white stone castle, you will find the perfect setting for your first kiss in Berlin. In fact, King Friedrich Wilhelm II had the castle built as a love nest for his mistress at that time. It is currently being renovated, but you are sure to find many more romantic spots on Peacock Island.

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Tip 9: Teufelsberg

former US listening station Teufelsberg in Berlin
viewing platform of listening station Teufelsberg © visitBerlin, Foto: Martin Gentischer

The climb up to the observation deck is not without its difficulties, but holding hands always helps. This former US listening station boasts fascinating history, giving you both plenty to talk about. And there are plenty of hidden spots to lay your picnic blanket. Enjoy the sunset over Grunewald!


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Tip 10: Alte Liebe

Krokusse auf einer Wiese am Havelufer
© visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Lovers have been meeting here for their first date since the 1950s. The Alte Liebe restaurant ship is a last remnant of the numerous cargo barges that were converted into coffee barges at the beginning of the 20th century. The original barge eventually had to be replaced, but the Alte Liebe still invites couples in love on board for a romantic dinner after a stroll at the banks of the Havel. Alte Liebe opens every year in April.

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Tip 11: Grunewald Hunting Lodge

Jagdschloss Grunewald
© Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

The Grunewald Hunting Lodge was also once a love nest: Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg visited his mistress here in the 15th century. A small café stands here today, where you can get some refreshment after a walk in Grunewald forest. Alternatively, the nearby Châlet Suisse invites you for a drink in its beer garden under magnificent old trees. The perfect way to bring your romantic weekend to a close.

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Josefine Köhn-Haskins

Josefine

ist in München aufgewachsen, hat dort studiert und bei der SZ volontiert. Auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern entdeckte sie erst New York, dann Miami und berichtete als Trendscout und Korrespondentin für verschiedene Publikationen. Ihr Zuhause fand sie dann aber in Berlin. Fasziniert von den vielen Facetten der Stadt ist sie kreuz und quer in den Kiezen unterwegs und beschäftigt sich gerne mit Zukunftsideen und Smart City Konzepten für ein innovatives Berlin.

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