The Schlosshotel Grunewald is probably one of Berlin’s most romantic hotels. The former Palais Pannwitz is set in park-like surroundings that invite for strolls and romantic photos. The newly unveiled premium rooms are designed by international fashion and interior designer Patrick Hellmann.
Although set in the middle of trendy Prenzlauer Berg district, the hotel Ackselhaus & Bluehome is a romantic oasis. The traditional late nineteenth-century town home offers lovingly decorated rooms, themed from beach house to a film set. .
Only a few blocks away the privately-run Honigmond (Honeymoon) is the hotel of choice for honeymooners. Located in the historic core of the city it attracts lovers from all over the world with its loving interior design and a personal atmosphere.
Boasting a total of 26 Michelin starts, Berlin’s 20 top restaurants are always a good choice for exceptional dining. But sometimes the best memories are made in unusual and authentic places. The original 1930s candle-lit mirror hall at Clärchens Ballhaus offers dining, special events and ballroom dancing.
Dining in complete darkness creates intimacy and appeals to all senses. At Nocti Vagus restaurant, diners can enjoy a variety of unique culinary experiences, often with musical entertainment.
Far away from the trendy cuisine and city bustle is the Alte Fischerhütte restaurant alongside the romantic Schlachtensee lake on the city’s south-west side. After a good walk, couples can take a break at this historic inn and enjoy home-style food and quality wines.
Berlin’s 2,500 parks and green spaces invite couples to relax, stroll or enjoy a spontaneous picnic. The famous “central park”, the Tiergarten, was once a hunting ground of the Electors of Brandenburg and is bordering some of the major sights, such as the Reichstag and the Berlin Zoo.
Walking through the Charlottenburg Palace’s extensive park has fairytale-like qualities. The colorful former Hohenzollern residence provides a magnificent setting for the baroque gardens that unfurl in front of it. Secluded nooks in the hedge areas that lie in front of the orangery, a carp pond, fountain, and a beautiful population of mature trees make for a most romantic backdrop. Close by, the Klausener Platz neighborhood is perfect for strolling and many small restaurants.
Kreuzberg’s historic Viktoriapark offers one of the richest park landscapes in Berlin. The foot of the waterfall is a particularly nice spot to enjoy delightfully balmy summer evenings. And the Biergarten Golgatha not only has a BBQ, but also brings features DJs as the night goes on.
Over the last two decades, Berlin’s club culture has reached near-mythical status and has contributed to the German capital’s cool factor. And with no official closing time for clubs and bars, no one’s ever far from a good time.
With top line-ups and a magical location on the Spree River with water-level pontoons, at Watergate club patrons dance the night away and watch the sun rise over the river.
On the ground floor of a former Kreuzberg factory, the Ritter Butzke. club features three dance floors, and outdoor space and a local crowd.
Located in a canal-side boatshed, the Club der Visionäre. is the summertime playground where party goers can sweat it out on the tiny dance floor or chill on pontoons beneath wafting willows.
Romantic Places off the Beaten Track
Anyone who’s ever fallen in love knows those moments when time stands still and a special place adds to the experience of complete bliss. In celebration of the coming of spring and Valentine’s Day, here are some lesser-known locations and Berlin experiences that will leave lasting memories of perfect moments.
Quirky and unique: The bright red Bed-Bike chauffeurs guests across Berlin in a bed. So you’re free to cuddle across Mitte, put the covers up in Kreuzberg and even take a nap in Friedrichshain. The tours are booked individually and unique souvenir photos are provided by the inventor and driver of the bed bikes.
Swear endless love beneath Berlin’s oldest tree, the “Dicke Marie” (fat Mary). Over 900 years old, and tucked in the Tegel Forst, this tree has seen it all: from broken hearts to big declarations of love. Alt-Tegel, 13507 Berlin
In the Berlin district of Spandau, on the city’s far north-west side, Tiefwerder’s meadows and canals give it the name “Little Venice”. The Bus M49 will take you almost all the way to the boat shop where you can hire a canoe and explore Spandau’s tiny waterways between the greenery and then going ashore in a lonely bay of the River Havel. What could be more romantic?
Special Valentine’s Packages
Berlin’s top hotels offer special packages for lovers, including the Valentine’s Package at the iconic 5-star Hotel Adlon, which includes overnight, a romantic dinner and a bottle of Champagne. Feb 11-14. From Euro 460.
At Waldorf Astoria in the center of West Berlin couples get pampered with a 5-course meal at Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire and a 60-minute Imperiále relaxing couples’ massage (subject to availability). Available between February 13th and 15th, 2016, from 690 Euro, including breakfast. email@example.com.
The Hotel de Rome “Be my Diamond” package in cooperation with Bucherer jeweler starts at Euro 695 for two, and includes 1 overnight in a Junior Suite with in room breakfast, Champagne and chocolates, rose petal turn-down as well as a 60-minute massage and a surprise gift. Offer valid February 1-29, 2016 (upon availability). firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design hotel Das Stue’s “Romantic Berlin” package includes 2 nights with breakfast, a free upgrade to a junior suite, a bottle of champagne, a selection of chocolates, plus a couples’ massage at the Susanne Kaufmann™ SPA. (bookable minimum 5 days in advance. Offer valid upon request and availability. Package Price: Double Room from €709. Certain restrictions apply. email@example.com.
Those wanting to tie the knot in Berlin, can do so at the 5-star Regent Hotel, situated on Berlin’s most beautiful square. The Regent has its own wedding planner who is on hand to create the most magical day in a couple’s life. For Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy “Be my Valentine” package.