Berlin is a city where you’ll never be bored. There are endless things to do and see at all hours of the day and night. But if you’re looking for that one special something, or maybe a series of somethings, to do with that one special someone, take a look at this list. You’re sure to find something that can woo your loved one and show them how much you care. And it’s always fun to explore new parts of Berlin!
1. Visit the bridge at Schloss Charlottenburg
Schloss Charlottenburg, or Charlottenburg Palace, is the largest palace in Berlin. It has beautiful gardens with avenues and moats influenced by the gardens at Versailles. But one of the most beautiful things is the red bridge over the water situated with a perfect view of the palace. There’s just something intrinsically romantic about walking across a cute little bridge with a gorgeous castle in the background. A great spot to snap some photos together.
Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Hours: 10 am–6 pm
Website: Charlottenburg Palace
2. Spend a day exploring Bürgerpark Pankow
Bürgerpark Pankow is a beautiful park that stretches out along the Panke River. It was designed in the style of an Italian Renaissance garden. Near the East entrance to the park there is a historic gateway and a fountain where you can relax. There are plenty of paths to follow and explore throughout this delightful park. And all along the way you’ll see various sculptures and other pieces of art. If you’re looking for a spot to get some food or a drink, KaffeeHaus Rosenstein is a beer garden right in the park. The Rosarium within the park is also a great spot for a romantic picnic!
Address: Wilhelm-Kuhr-Straße 9, 13187 Berlin, Germany
Hours: Open 24 hours
How to Access: Station Wollankstraße or the S / U-Bahnhof Pankow; Tram M1 or Bus 107, 155, and 250 stop at Pankow; Bus 255 stops at Wilhelm-Kuhr-Straße
Website: Bürgerpark Pankow (in German)
3. Discover the hidden rose garden at Humboldthain Park
The rose garden at Humboldthain is one of the most romantic places in Berlin. It’s a priceless little garden in a secluded location on the side of the park. It’s only open in the summer when the flowers are in full bloom. You’ll see a vast array of roses arranged in different structures. Definitely take the time to find this hidden gem.
Address: Brunnenstraße 108A, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Hours: all day in the summer
Nearest Station: Gesundbrunnen Center
4. Enjoy a night at the theater
If you and your special someone enjoy live performances, or just want a fancy evening out on the town, see what theater options are available. Berlin has world-class theater, opera, and more. The Berlin Philharmonic is consistently rated as one of the best orchestras in the world. Why not take an evening and go see them? Tickets are often best booked in advance. But never hesitate to look last minute. You never know what might be available!
Berlin Philharmonic & Deutsche Oper
Website: Berlin Philharmonic
Website: Deutsche Oper
5. Learn how to dance at Clärchen’s Ballhaus
Clärchen’s Ballhaus has been offering live music and dance since the early 1900s. Depending on the night you can find cha-cha, swing, and salsa classes available for you and your partner. Have a tasty dinner in this otherworldly, vintage mirrored hall and get ready to dance the night away!
Address: Auguststraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 302829295
Website: Clärchen’s Ballhaus
6. Go to the movies
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But do it right with Whirlpool Cinema. Whirlpool Cinema offers a whole new movie going experience. With a pool centered between old brick buildings, loungers and hammocks scattered around, and a movie playing on the big (inflatable) screen, this is sure to be a night you won’t ever forget. Pamper yourselves with drinks and food as you sit in warm whirlpools and relax. The Mediterranean flair that Whirlpool Cinemas offers will transport you to another world.
Address: Münchowstraße 1, 14129 Berlin, Germany
Website: Whirlpool Cinema - in German)
7. Watch the sunset on Mauerpark Hill
Climb the hill to the East and take in the views around you. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset and relax. There’s even a swing that you can take a ride on if you’re up for a mini adventure. If you have extra time on your hands, stroll around the park. It offers fields of green for you to relax on, with local musicians strumming away in every direction. On Sunday afternoons, there is a hopping market and live karaoke in the evenings.
Address: Gleimstraße 55, 10437 Berlin, Germany
How to Access: The main entrance is on Bernauer Strasse. Take the U8 in the direction of Osloer Strasse or Wittenau. When you come up from the station, turn right.
8. Paddle around Spandau’s Little Venice
Spandau’s Little Venice is a quaint enclave that will take you to another world. Lily padded rivulets and waterside homes only add to the surreal nature. This area is best explored from directly on the water, so hire a boat and begin exploring.
Der Bootsladen Boat Rentals
Address: Brandensteinweg 37, 13595 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 303625685
Website: Der Bootsladen (in German)
9. Picnic and sunset in Tempelhof Airfield
Before Tempelhof airport was built in 1920, it functioned as a leisure area on weekends and holidays. Now, since the airport closed in 2008, it is yet again a place of leisure for the public. The massive open space is ideal for restful picnics or long walks. Find a quiet spot to spend the afternoon and watch the sunset. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Website: Tempelhof Airfield
10. Treat yourselves to a spa day at Liquidrom
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at Liquidrom. You’ll find anything you need to relax from saunas to hot tubs to a bar. There is even a heated pool with underwater music and changing lights. Treat yourselves to massages or just relax in the various pools.
Address: Möckernstraße 10, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Hours: 9 am - 12 am (daily)
11. Relax in Sanssouci Park
Sanssouci Park won’t disappoint! This former summer palace of Frederick the Great comes to life in the spring, but is enjoyable all year long. You can spend hours exploring, admiring the views and counting fountains and statues. As with any park, rest and relax on benches along the way or sprawl out in the grass.
Address: Zur Historischen Mühle 1, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Hours: 8 am–8 pm
Website: Sanssouci Park
12. Visit the Belvedere on the Pfingstberg
The Belvedere is a lavish building that sits atop Pfingstberg Hill, in the northern part of the New Garden in Potsdam. Wander around and feel like you’ve been transported back in time. It was originally built in the 1800s as a place for visitors to view the gardens. And even today it’s a great place to do just that.
Address: Pfingstberg, Neuer Garten, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Hours: 10 am–6 pm
13. Gaze at the city from atop the Berlin TV Tower
The Fernsehturm Berlin TV Tower defines the city’s skyline and at 368m (1,207 ft) it is the highest structure in Germany and one of the tallest in the EU. The structure is a remnant of the bygone communist era and was originally intended to display the strength and efficiency of the socialist system. Today it is a symbol of reunified Germany. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Berlin while you sip cocktails in Bar 203, the highest in the city.
Just above the bar sits Sphere restaurant, a revolving restaurant that gives you a 360-degree view of the city while you enjoy a sumptuous lunch or dinner. The restaurant serves local Berlin and Brandenburg cuisine as well as international and seasonal selections. On the first Sunday of every month you can climb up for a hearty buffet breakfast.
Berlin TV Tower
Address: TV-Turm Alexanderplatz Gastronomiegesellschaft mbH, Panoramastraße 1A, D-10178 Berlin
Website: Berlin TV Tower
Opening hours: We are open every day! March to October daily from 9 a.m. to midnight, November to February daily from 10 a.m. to midnight, Last ascent at 11:30 p.m., Opening hours of the restaurant: Daily from 9 a.m. to midnight, Kitchen closes at 22:30 p.m.
14. Have your photo taken at Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie was what Allied military forces called the most famous crossing point between East and West Germany when the Berlin wall still divided the city. Today it is nothing more than a small hut that memorializes the Cold War era and perhaps the last thing anyone with romantic intentions has in mind. But there are quite a few notable attractions in the area that are worth exploring. The Checkpoint Charlie Museum features collections that highlight the history of the location. There are a few restaurants you may want to try, such as the Little Green Rabbit, which offers healthy fastfood, and Ma Loa, which serves Hawaiian cuisine. But for a truly romantic gesture, saunter around the food park and look for the Photoautomat photo booth right opposite Checkpoint Charlie. The idea to place Photoautomat booths throughout Germany began in 2004 when someone thought it would be nice to recreate the old analogue photo booths and distribute them all around the country. They have since become somewhat of a treasure hunt, and a great way to record your Berlin holiday with your significant other.
Address: Berlin, Germany
For special times
Next time you’re in need of a date idea or a special romantic outing, take a look at this list and enjoy the best things Berlin has to offer!
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