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Romantic Guide to Berlin

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Berlin has everything you need for a romantic weekend away: cosy hotels, intimate cafés where breakfast is served all day long, boat trips along tree-lined canals, and more museums than there are rainy days in a year. What's more, a romantic trip can be done on any budget!

Good for
  • Couples
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Pfaueninsel

Islands

Liquidrom

Spas

Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour

Walking Tours

KaDeWe Feinschmeckerbars

Restaurants

Berlin Philharmonic

Architectural Buildings, Symphonies

Tiergarten

Gardens

Fraulein Wild

Restaurants

Claerchen's Ballhaus

Dance Clubs & Discos

Restaurant Sphere

Restaurants

Princess Cheesecake

Restaurants

Jeroen M's City Tips

  • If the weather's good, it's easy to get around by bike; shops renting bikes by the day can be found in every district.
  • It's always good to keep an eye on your belongings on public transport and in bars and restaurants.
  • Public transport in Berlin works like a dream, with U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams and buses running day and night. Single tickets are valid for 2 hours.
  • It's common to tip around 10-15% in cafés and restaurants if the service merits it; either tell the waiter the total amount you want to pay, or leave the tip on the table.
  • Pfaueninsel
    Islands
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    Jeroen M Says:

    With its park-like landscapes, free-roaming peacocks and small castle, beautiful Pfaueninsel Island in the Havel River is a lovely place for a hand-in-hand stroll. There are also meadows for summer picnics and a small restaurant near the ferry landing. The island is on the western outskirts of Berlin, in a lovely landscape of rolling hills, forests, rivers and lakes.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's easy to get to from central Berlin by S-Bahn train, bus and ferry, but count on a half-day trip and do check the bus and ferry times before you set off.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoyable afternoon side trip 23/06/2019
    • Beautiful, tranquil island 22/04/2019
    • Pfaueninsel
    Phone:
    +49 4930 8053042
    Other:
  • Liquidrom
    Spas
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    Jeroen M Says:

    Relax with your beloved at this stunning thermal bath, beautifully lit beneath an arched roof. The pool has live concerts several times per week, and you can expect everything from classical and electro DJ music, to underwater readings, jazz nights and 'vibration therapy.' There's a sauna and massages too!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • In summer, check online for discounts.
    • Find the baths beneath the spiky roof of the Tempodrom concert hall, near S-Bahn station Anhalter Bahnhof.
    • The sauna is both mixed gender and nude. Make sure your date is up for this first!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 314 Spas & Wellness in Berlin
    • Relaxing oasis and I would visit again! 19/06/2019
    • Relaxing time in Berlin 13/06/2019
    • Liquidrom
    Address:
    Mockernstrasse 10
    10963 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 258007820
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    09:00 - 00:00
    Fri - Sat
    09:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour
    Walking Tours
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    Jeroen M Says:

    Learn all about love and life in the 'Golden '20s' on this excellent small-group tour by British expat Brendan Nash. Until the Nazis ruined it, Berlin had an astonishing nightlife scene, with revue theatres seating 2,500 people, dozens of gay and lesbian clubs, and thousands of prostitutes. Brendan's tour focuses on the experiences of gay Englishman Christopher Isherwood, who lived near Nollendorf Platz; his Berlin-inspired books resulted in the legendary film 'Cabaret'.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Although this is a gay-related tour, it's recommended for people of all persuasions looking for astonishing insights into a city that was way ahead of its time.
    • The tour is usually held on Saturdays and is a 1-kilometre-long walk taking just over an hour.
    • After the tour, head to Winterfeldtplatz to snack on freshly prepared food at the weekly market.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 494 Tours in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Palpable passion 24/06/2019
    • Decades ahead of Stonewall, there was the Berlin that Christopher Isherwood wrote about 17/06/2019
    • Isherwood's Neighbourhood Walking Tour
    Address:
    Nollendorfplatz
    10777 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 1512 5220342
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$19
    Other:
  • KaDeWe Feinschmeckerbars
    Restaurants (Italian, French, German, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Asian, Thai, Soups, Central European)
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    Jeroen M Says:

    The KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) is famous as the largest department store in mainland Europe. But after shopping around the lower floors, couples should head up to the 6th floor, where the gourmet food department lies. The four champagne bars, chocolate bars and oyster shops here are perfect for a romantic – and perhaps even aphrodisiac – break.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Best avoided on Saturday afternoons, when it's way too busy here to be romantic. Saturday mornings are much better.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #147 of 7,384 restaurants in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Italian not Italian restaurant 19/06/2019
    • Have Cake at Lenotre on the 6th floor 12/06/2019
    • KaDeWe Feinschmeckerbars
    Address:
    Tauentzienstr. 21-24
    6th floor, Kaufhaus des Westens
    10789 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 21210
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Berlin Philharmonic
    Architectural Buildings, Symphonies
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    Jeroen M Says:

    The Berlin Philharmonic is one of the world's best orchestras, and regularly plays in the striking golden Philharmonie building near Potsdamer Platz. A concert with the full orchestra, directed by Sir Simon Rattle, is sure to sweep your lover off his or her feet!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Every Tuesday at 1pm, there's a free lunchtime concert in the foyer; visitors are seated on the floor, and there are chairs for the elderly. Arrive 30 minutes early for seats.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing building, amazing performance 20/06/2019
    • An orchestra in the vineyards? 17/06/2019
    • Berlin Philharmonic
    Address:
    Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
    10785 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 254880
    Other:
  • Tiergarten
    Gardens
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    Jeroen M Says:

    Wander down tree-lined alleys and across cute bridges, sunbathe on the meadows, paddle around the boating lake or relax with a beer in one of the Biergartens... Tiergarten Park, in the middle of the city, is the ideal spot for a romantic stroll in any season.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The boating lake, overlooked by the Café am Neuen See, can be found in the southwest corner, close to the Berlin Zoo.
    • The park starts right at Brandenburg Gate, though the quieter parts are found towards the south.
    • The Siegessäule victory column in the center of the park is a great viewpoint – and perhaps a good spot for popping the question too!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 996 things to do in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful rustic huge park 24/06/2019
    • to take a break from the city 24/06/2019
    • Tiergarten
    Address:
    Strasse des 17. Juni 100
    10557 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 901833101
    Other:
  • Fraulein Wild
    Restaurants (Cafe)
    Jeroen M Says:

    This cute Kreuzberg café is as romantic as it gets, with old-fashioned sofas and chairs scattered across a bright, pastel-colored room. The organic coffee is reasonably priced and brewed on the spot. The cakes are fabulous – with vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free options offered daily – and there are breakfasts and other snacks on offer too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • It's OK to bring your man – they serve beer as well.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #857 of 7,384 restaurants in Berlin
    • A perfect brunch. 24/07/2018
    • Adorable little spot for afternoon coffee break 20/06/2018
    • Fraulein Wild
    Address:
    Dresdener Str. 13
    10999 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 4930 53155759
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Claerchen's Ballhaus
    Dance Clubs & Discos
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    Jeroen M Says:

    Even if you don't dance, Berlin's oldest functioning ballroom (it's been going over 100 years now) is a must-see. There's dancing to different music styles every day of the week (tango, salsa, swing...), plus a live band with sweaty disco dancing on weekend nights. Try some of their hearty food and then spin your date around the dance floor.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • In summer, the garden terraces at the front and back are a lovely spot for a quiet meal below colorful lights.
    • Check the website to see if there are any free dance-class tasters before the party starts.
    • Admission is free, except on Friday and Saturday when the band plays.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 561 Nightlife in Berlin
    • Good location for a sunny evening meal 21/06/2019
    • Don‘t visit 06/06/2019
    • Claerchen's Ballhaus
    Address:
    Auguststr. 24
    10117 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 2829295
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 - 00:00
    Fri
    12:00 - 04:00
    Sat
    12:00 - 05:00
    Other:
  • Restaurant Sphere
    Restaurants (International)
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    Jeroen M Says:

    The viewing platform and rotating restaurant of Berlin's iconic TV Tower are ideal places for watching the sunset or enjoying a cocktail. You're more than 200 meters above street level, and on clear days the views are stunning.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • During the day you may have to wait a long time for the elevator, so prepare and book a table in advance, at times when the tourist crowd has gone.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #378 of 7,384 restaurants in Berlin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mediocre food, in lovely surroundings with staff who are not interested 25/06/2019
    • A Treat for my sons 25/06/2019
    • Restaurant Sphere
    Address:
    Panoramastr. 1A
    Berliner Fernsehturm, Alexanderplatz
    10178 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 2475750
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$48
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Princess Cheesecake
    Restaurants (Cafe, International, Deli, Contemporary)
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    Jeroen M Says:

    For an upmarket stopover for coffee and cakes in Mitte, there's no better place than Princess Cheesecake. They serve excellent freshly baked New York Cheesecake (German-style cheesecake found in other cafés is quite different) and a variety of other delicious sweets and pies.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • This café is nicely positioned for a break after wandering around the galleries on Auguststrasse.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #219 of 7,384 restaurants in Berlin
    • Appalling service, we waited and waited and gave up and left 08/06/2019
    • Cheesecake Paradise! 20/05/2019
    • Princess Cheesecake
    Address:
    Tucholskystr. 37
    10117 Berlin
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 30 28092760
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$6
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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