Valentine’s Day in Berlin: Our Favourite Romantic SpotsFebruary 10, 2017 10:00 am
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Berlin with your loved one and rediscover romance in the German capital!
With February 14th approaching rapidly, it’s time to put together a game plan for the most romantic day of the year. If you happen to be in Berlin, the colourful city is full of date ideas ranging from unbelievable restaurants to nights of cultural sophistication. Discover what we have in store for Valentine’s Day in Berlin!
Float along the River Spree in an evening cruise and take in Berlin’s most famous sights, including Museum Island, the Berliner Dom and more. Make your romantic adventure an educational one with an audio guide and soak in the city by night. Running for just an hour, the journeys begin at 11:15am and run every half hour until 7:15pm. If you plan your day right, you’ll be able to get your sightseeing done and still have enough time to make a romantic dinner reservation afterwards.
Berlin Pass holders ride the Berlin River Cruise for free.
Have a cultural day out at Museum Island, where many of the world’s most visited museums are situated. Bask in the eroticism of classical Greek and Roman art at Pergamon Museum, trace the history of Byzantine art at Bode Museum and wander the stunning atriums of Altes Museum with your partner. Once you’ve had your fill of masterpieces for the day, stroll around the picturesque island and be inspired by the otherworldly architecture.
Berlin Pass holders receive free entry to all aforementioned museums.
This stunning historically listed park is one with a chequered history that includes World War Two, during which an anti-aircraft tower sat onsite and was destroyed by bombs. Since then, the tower has been transformed into an observation tower and greenery abounds. Pack a picnic and slip into the secret rose garden, obscured from prying eyes by tall hedge walls.
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Located at the top of the Berlin TV Tower, this revolving sky high restaurant provides unbeatable views of the city and is the perfect place for an utterly romantic dinner. Serving local Berlin fare alongside international cuisine from 207 metres above the city, it tends to be busy so advanced bookings are recommended. Head to Bar 203, the TV Tower’s fantastic cocktail bar, for an aperitif before your meal starts and fall in love all over again.
As one of the world’s most respected orchestras, the Berliner Philarmoniker and its varied programme provide unforgettable experiences to even the newest classical music fan. This Valentine’s Day, they’ll be performing Verdi’s Requiem under conductor Marek Janowski – a piece full of great passion and drama.
Berlin Independent Film Festival
See the best and brightest selections of European independent film during the Berlin Independent Film Festival, which will showcase everything from sci-fi to LGBT movies. Babylon cinema will be playing host to the acclaimed event this year and there’s no need to worry about not understanding the films: everything is screened either in English or with English subtitles.