Top 5 romantic things for couples to do in Berlin

Sebastien Chaneac

Most people associate Berlin with crazy sex fetish clubs and an extremely lax attitude to, well just about everything. In fact, you're not far from the truth: in Berlin, anything goes, except crossing the road when it's red. Don't get caught jaywalking in Germany!

Couples (straight or gay) will in particular love this city. There's plenty of romantic things to do in Berlin to suit all preferences. Here's our 5 favourite:

Don't forget….

To maximise your enjoyment of all these experiences, it's definitely worth investing in a Visit Berlin WelcomeCard before you arrive. It will give you unlimited access on the metro for 6 days and discounts on various attractions.

Romantic dinner and classical music concert

We love a good old fashioned classical music concert for a date night. This is, after all, the country who gave us the likes of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Wagner and many more.

What better setting for it than the rococo-style Charlottenburg Palace, where you can also have a 3 course meal and a tour of the Palace before the concert. This is the ideal recipe for a romantic date with your loved one. Prices start from $88 per person, but make sure you book in advance as spaces fill out very quickly. Check prices now.

We had a date night at the Charlottenburg Palace and absolutely loved it. We were greeted on arrival by the Master of Ceremonies and his jester all dressed up, who welcomed us and guided us to our table.

Charlottenburg Palace dinner and concert romantic things to do in Berlin
Meet our new friends from the Charlottenburg Palace

It was an Italian inspired evening, so the food included delicious prizes like beef carpaccio and home made tiramisu.

After the meal, the MC led the guests to the main concert hall of the palace and introduced the musicians. Everyone was dressed up in Baroque fashion – the women in dramatic puffed out dresses and the men in gowns with elaborate curly backcombed wigs.

The music was a mix of popular Italian Baroque ranging from Vivaldi to Corelli, with a few more modern gems like Puccini thrown in. The musicians and opera singers were incredible. The entire experience made for a perfect date night.

Note that between April and October, a 3 hours boat ride is also offered on the River Spree alongside the dinner and concert package. Book your cruise now.

Travel advice for LGTBQ community

Advice for LGBTQ travellers to Berlin

The activities we present in this romantic guide to Berlin were experienced by us as a gay couple travelling in Berlin. If you book any of these activities, you can be sure you will be welcomed as a gay couple. This is one very gay friendly city, which you can read more about it in our gay travel guide to Berlin. Also, be sure to check out our interview with local boy Marcel about gay life in Berlin.

VIP Seats at the Friedrichstadt-Palast

The Friedrichstadt-Palast (more commonly known as just The Palast) is an iconic and famous theatre in the heart of Berlin. It was built in 1865 as a market hall before being converted into a circus and finally into the theatre it is today.

It is now billed as “the largest and most modern show palace in Europe”.

We watched The WYLD at the Palast, which included hot topless dancers, crazy cabaret, incredible singing, flamboyant dance routines and plenty of fabulous outfits:

The Palast offers a Sky Lounge Seat package, ideal for couples.

The Wall Sky Lounge Seats is a five star luxury experience, where you are welcomed with a glass of Champagne, have the best seats in the house with a bird's eye view of the action, snacks, unlimited wine and all in extremely comfortable leather designer armchairs.

Friedrichstadt Palast romantic things to do in Berlin
The very exclusive and romantic Wall Sky Lounge at the Friedrichstadt Palast

Dine at the highest restaurant in Germany

The Fernsehturm Berlin TV Tower at Alexanderplatz is one of the most iconic buildings of the city. At 368m (1,207 ft), it is the highest structure in Germany and one of the tallest in the EU.

The TelecafΓ© is 207m (679 ft) high and it slowly spins round, making it the highest revolving restaurant in Germany.

This was one of our most memorable dinner experiences: overlooking the Berlin skyline at sunset from over 200m high as you turn slowly to get the full 360 degrees view. Book your romantic dinner.

The restaurant takes 1 hour to fully revolve 360 degrees and is hands down the best view you can possibly dream of for a romantic dinner with your beau.

Berlin TV Tower romantic things to do in Berlin
Quickly…someone top up Stefan's glass!

Indulge yourself at the Liquidrom Spa

Indulge yourself for a wellness experience for 2 at the Liquidrom Spa in the middle of the city. This spa is aimed at couples looking for a romantic and quiet place to relax and enjoy themselves.

The centre piece is the dimmed Cuppola Hall with a pool of warm saltwater. It has underwater music playing, which along with the therapeutic colour and lighting effects, creates an atmosphere of complete tranquility.

They also have several saunas, including one infused with different aromas. Massage addicts will love the variety of spa treatments available, including our favourite, the Balinese Herbal Pouch, which is filled with coconut, herbs and spices. Check reviews on Tripadvisor.

This is the place to be indulged and get cozy with your partner.

Liquidrom Spa one of romantic things to do in Berlin
The Liquidrom Spa in Central Berlin is one of the most popular romantic experiences in the City

Evening walks through the iconic sites of Berlin

Berlin is a beautiful city to walk in, particularly in the evening when the iconic buildings are lit up.

The famous Brandenburg Gate stands out of course, not only for its majestic beauty, but because it is a symbol of reunification. During the days of the Berlin Wall, it was on No Man's Land and therefore abandoned for 3 decades. It wasn't until 1989 when this famous landmark was reopened and restored to its former glory.

The East Side Gallery on MΓΌhlenstrasse in the Kreuzberg area is another focal point for memories of the former Berlin Wall and another part of the city we enjoyed walking through together.

It is now a colourful 1.3km (0.8 miles) memorial with intricate graffiti and 105 paintings by artists from all around the world, making it one of the largest and longest lasting open air galleries in the world.

One section of it even has a gate devoted to lovers, where you can seal your love with a love lock.

East Side Gallery romantic things to do in Berlin
Sebastien feeling all loved up at the Lovers' Lock gate at the East Side Gallery

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Sebastien Chaneac

Sebastien is the co-founder, editor and author of He is a tech geek, a total travel nerd and a food enthusiast. He spends the majority of his time planning Nomadic Boys' travels meticulously right down to the minute details. Sebastien has travelled to over 80 countries with his partner in crime and the love of his life, Stefan. He regularly shares his expertise of what it’s like travelling as a gay couple both on Nomadic Boys and on prominent publications ranging from Pink News, Matador, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian and many more. Originally from France, Sebastien moved to London in the early 2000s where he pursued a career as a computer programmer for Thompson Reuters and Bloomberg. He subsequently left it all to explore his passion for travelling around the world with Stefan to hand, and thus Nomadic Boys was born. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.

25 thoughts on “Top 5 romantic things for couples to do in Berlin”

  1. Ahhh those romantic looks and the love in your eyes — sigh… πŸ™‚ Fantastic write-up guys and really inspired me to finally travel back to Berlin at some point. I’ve only been once and it is 12 years ago. How time flies…! I particularly liked the look of the Wall Sky Lounge at the Friedrichstadt Palast! Right up my street this πŸ™‚

  2. Berlin is such a vibrant city, I love it! I’m planning a weekend trip for my boyfriend’s birthday and that couple’s spa sounds like the perfect idea πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  3. I didn’t realize could be so romantic! Looks like we will need to make sure we have a babysitter for at least one night of adults-only fun. Thanks for the tips.

  4. Berlin is always worth a visit and you have some great tips here. I didn’t know that you can have dinner at the Charlottenburg Palace – sounds like a great date idea πŸ™‚ Hope you had fun visiting my home country’s capital!

  5. Great choices. The Liquidrom looks awesome – generally when I envision romance, this is what I have in mind. Of course a walk through the city streets can be pretty romantic too.

  6. I’d love to have dinner at the top of the Berlin TV Tower – and walking through the monuments at night is magical and makes for awesome photos! That spa doesn’t look half bad either!

  7. If I could just get rid of my kids long enough, I’d love to do everything on your list. I might have to drag my husband kicking and screaming to the classical music concert, but it would be worth it.

  8. Great suggestions guys; Berlin is one city we’re really keen on visiting sometime. So much history and so many things to see and do. Definitely on our ‘to go’ list. πŸ™‚

  9. This is absolutely stunning! I love the photo of TelecafΓ©, and its the first I’ve heard of it. You guys are awesome, keep traveling and we’ll keep following!


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