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Romantic things to do in Berlin on Valentine’s Day

Due to its many cultural activities, lively restaurant scene and unique festivities Berlin is the perfect city to spend Valentine’s Day in this year. No matter whether you live in the German capital or you’re visiting, the city’s calendar is filled to the brim with exciting activities for February 14th. Keep on reading to learn more about what Valentine’s Day in Berlin 2023 has to offer.

MacaronsA colourful gift

Chocolate is the most common sweet Valentine’s Day gift to give to your beloved one and a staple just like flowers. But how about mixing it up a bit this year? Macarons are the perfect and colourful alternative to the regular praline boxes.

The French meringue pastry can be found in a wide variety of flavours and are beautiful to look at. Some of Berlin’s best macarons are available at Arielle’s Macarons. The small shop in the heart of Charlottenburg are made by French confectioner Arielle Artsztein and offers many different flavors such as Caramel Beurre Salé, Passionfruit, Violets or Rose.

Dinner in the dark

Having a dinner of the special kind at the unsicht-Bar while giving your eyes a well-deserved break is one of Berlin's romantic things to do. Instead you focus on what you can feel during this unique dinner in the dark: a light breeze, the delicious taste of your meal and completely focus on your partner’s presence.

When arriving at the restaurant you’ll be assigned a personal waiter, receive instructions for the dinner and choose your menu. Immersed in the dark you can then fully experience your food and the atmosphere with all sense and without visual messages – perfect for a one-of-a-kind experience on Valentine’s Day.

Stand up together

Whether you are not into traditional Valentine’s celebrations or want to spend the day standing up for something good, the One Billion Rising campaign brings everyone together at the Brandenburg Gate this February 14th under the motto “RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth.”

According to the UN, a third of women and girls worldwide experience violence at some point in their lives. At this event everyone comes together to dance against violence against women for respect all levels, this is a great way to spend the day here by yourself, with your partner or friends.

Love across the starsStar gazing

What could be more romantic than watching the night sky full of stars with your partner? Berlin’s planetariums created two special events for exactly this reason. The Planetarium am Insulaner is presenting the best duets during “Cosmic Duets”, making it one of Berlin's most romantic places on Valentine's and giving your celebration an astronomic twist!

The Zeiss-Grossplanetarium’s event “Cosmic Kisses” on the other hand combines star gazing with the best love songs of the last 60 years, connecting love and the stars which have more in common than you might think.

Enjoy the sunset togetherTV Tower and sunset

What could be more romantic than watching the sunset with your special one on Valentine’s Day? Whether you prefer to see it surrounded by nature or in the heart of the city, you can find a lot of spots for cuddling up and watching the sun go down together.

For a spectacular view over Berlin you can climb the Drachenberg. While the ascent of the hill may be challenging, the wide view over the city when the sun is going down is worth it, we promise! On the banks of the Landwehrkanal you can enjoy the sunset in a relaxed atmosphere right by the canal and while the last sun rays glitter on the Spree’s water.

The perfect location for an urban sunset on the other hand is the Tempelhofer Feld, a favourite hang-out spot of locals in the heart of the city. Another great option is the brick-red Oberbaumbrücke.

Dinner in the clouds

Dine above Berlin’s roofs in the heart of the city at Restaurant Sphäre! This restaurant truly takes you to cloud seven. It is located 207 meters above the ground and is part of the iconic TV Tower. Not only do you have a 360° panorama view from here but the restaurant is also rotating while you sit down and enjoy your Valentine’s Day menu in a fantastic atmosphere.

Even if you prefer a romantic breakfast or lunch, the restaurant caters to all tastes. The menu card includes specialities such as a selection of fruits, North Sea crabs, smoked pork fillet or a vegan breakfast consisting of refined delicacies such as lemon quinoa salad, avocado spread and assorted jams. 

Valentine's run

Compete in the valentine's run through the Gardens of the World in Berlin. You can participate with your loved one in an either small (5km) or big love walk (10km).
Although it does not take place on the 14th but on the following Sunday, many people, wether in love, married, friends or family, participate to spend a romantic day with their special someone through the nature of the well-kept gardens.