Forget Paris: for butterflies, look no further than Berlin. Europe’s cultural hotspot offers endless dreamy experiences for lovebirds. From glamorous dining at the top of the Reichstag to simmering date nights in cocktail bars, Berlin has it all. Read on for our list of romantic things to do in that are guaranteed to get those sparks flying.
Friedrichstadt-Palast performance
Treat your sweetie to dinner and a show at Berlin’s famous Friedrichstadt-Palast.

1. Take a trip to the theater

Is there anything more romantic than a trip to the theater? Dress to the nines, grab a drink, and enjoy a stunning show on the biggest stage in the world. The famous Friedrichstadt-Palast will dazzle you as over a hundred artists, dancers, and musicians bring a moving story to life. Sit back, relax, and admire the spectacular costumes and light show.

Reichstag roof
For a meal like no other, book a table at the German parliament’s Käfer Restuarant.

2. Dine in style under the stars

What better way to set the mood than to take your date for a meal under the stars? Gaze over Berlin’s skyline while enjoying a three-course meal at the Käfer Restaurant. Head to the top of the glass dome of the Reichstag (Germany’s parliament), to soak up some breathtaking views. That is, if you can tear yourselves away from each other’s eyes.

Actors in Mamma Mia!
If your date’s into song and dance, grab two tickets to Mamma Mia!

3. Sing in perfect harmony 

Put an ear-to-ear grin on your date’s face as you (attempt to) harmonize to ABBA classics like “Dancing Queen”’ at this worldwide-acclaimed musical. Sing along to 22 hits while you feel your own heart skip a beat. And if that isn’t enough entertainment for a loved-up weekend, why not experience the sensational Blue Man Group? This iconic foursome promises a heady mix of music, comedy, art, and science.

Tourists on a bike tour
Explore Berlin’s top sights on a bike tour.

4. Pedal through the city

Explore the city on two wheels and see why Berlin is one of the best weekend getaways for couples. Your tour will take you through glitzy Prenzlauer Berg, along Museum Island, and past the Berlin Wall. As you stop for photos next to iconic landmarks (the Brandenburg Gate is a must), your guide will teach you all about the city’s history.

Sample the best of Berlin on a food tour like no other with a local guide.

5. Enjoy sights and bites

If sitting together in a restaurant sounds a bit cliché in Europe’s trendiest city, take your culinary experience on the road. Get acquainted with German cuisine on a secret food tour and immerse yourself in delicious tasting sessions in different eateries. From fresh cheeses to classic pastries, and — of course — the famous currywurst, your taste buds will be tantalized. 

Woman in the TV Tower restuarant
For a unique dining experience, head to the TV Tower’s rotating restaurant for 360-degree views of the city.

6. See the city atop an icon

Looking to take your relationship to new heights? Travel 200 meters above street level to the top of the TV tower. It’s a must-see for Berlin visitors and visible from just about anywhere. Added bonus: if you’re short on time, zipping to the top of the TV Tower is a good way to spot Berlin landmarks at once.

Costumed musicians toasting
Go back in time during a classical concert at Charlottenburg Palace.

7. Channel your inner royal

Enjoy a night parading around like a royal couple in the Baroque splendor of Charlottenburg Palace. Travel back in time with the Berliner Residenz Orchestra as costumed musicians play masterpieces of Frederick the Great’s court. We guarantee the romance (and champagne) will be flowing.

Berlin Cathedral and the TV Tower
Want to see the sights at a slower pace? This boat tour will take you past Berlin’s landmarks.

8. Glide along the River Spree

Looking to get to the heart of the city? The most graceful and scenic route has to be a cruise along the river Spree. There’s nothing glamorous (or romantic) about working up a sweat on foot — so opt to glide gently downstream instead. While you float, you’ll see Bellevue Palace, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, and more.

Tourists at the Icebar
For a truly chill date, head to Berlin’s only bar made entirely of ice.

9. Say “prost” at Berlin’s Icebar

No trip to Berlin would be complete without experiencing its legendary nightlife. With 24-hour trains running over the weekend, this is truly a city that never sleeps. But where should you start? For novelty fun, head to Icebar. Here, everything (including your glass) is made of ice.

Couple at a museum
Art-loving couples can’t miss a trip to Berlin’s Museum Island.

10. Travel through time 

When you need a break from running around Berlin, why not time-travel together back to ancient Greece or Egypt? With the all-exhibitions day ticket, you can impress your date with your cultured side as you explore five outstanding museums on Museum Island. Round it all up with a romantic picnic next to the River Spree.

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