Germany’s capital, Berlin, may not come across as a romantic city at first; especially in comparison to other European cities such as Paris, Venice or Switzerland. Due to its history of war, it is often associated with a revolutionary, hipster and a free-spirited attitude. Even though this great city has had a rough past, it would be wrong to overlook all the secret fairy-tale like spots, forests and bridges which often make the ingredients of a beautiful love story! We’ve compiled a list of our top favorite spots that the city has to offer which would be perfect for you and your partner. Check out this list of the best romantic places in Berlin, Germany.The Insel der Jugend translated to ‘The island of youth’ lies between Treptow Park and Forst Plänterwald (Plänterwald Forest). This is a beautiful place for young couples to relax with a beer. Cross over the Abbey Bridge (Germany’s first steel composite bridge) to find a perfect picnic spot by the River Spree. This place also hosts many cultural and musical events for the young and old on a regular basis.
1. Charlottenburg Palace
This magnificent and well-maintained palace is absolutely a must-see in Berlin. It is a definite treat to the eyes with its baroque-style architecture, adorned with paintings and a vast collection of vintage cutlery and furniture. It also has a stunning garden in the backyard area. The audio guide is informative and really useful if you wish to delve into the history of this palace. This palace also plays host to a number of musical concerts and Christmas markets as well.
2. Insel der Jugend
The Insel der Jugend translated to ‘The island of youth’ lies between Treptow Park and Forst Plänterwald (Plänterwald Forest). This is a beautiful place for young couples to relax with a beer. Cross over the Abbey Bridge (Germany’s first steel composite bridge) to find a perfect picnic spot by the River Spree. This place also hosts many cultural and musical events for the young and old on a regular basis.
3. Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum
The Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum is part of the Free University of Berlin. It has an area of 43 hectares (103 acres) and around 22,000 different plant species which makes it an excellent place for a date or a long peaceful evening stroll. Due to its beautiful backdrop of exotic plants, the garden is ideal for a couples’ photography as well!
4. Bürgerpark Pankow
Bürgerpark Pankow is home to a 150-year-old tree population which consists mainly of oak trees, birch and various maple species. It also has a cafe where you can relax with a hot cup of coffee and delicious cakes. A lovely stream runs through the park where you can dip your feet in, which makes it a perfect setting for a romantic date.
Teufelsberg is German for Devil’s Mountain and it is a one-of-a-kind man-made hill made from rubble, in Germany. This site definitely makes for a unique place to visit with your partner, especially if both of you enjoy strolls and graffiti art.
Pfaueninsel which means Peacock Island is an amazing little island with lots to explore! Discover this protected nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site with its enchanted world of romance by simply taking a short ferry ride. Enjoy taking long strolls and a visit to the castle with your better half on this beautiful island.
7. Museum Island
The Museum Island is a single island which is home to five exquisite world-famous museums. It is home to the legendary bust of Nefertiti and the Pergamon Altar. Immerse yourself in a world of art and history as you walk through fascinating paintings and age-old architecture. These museums are sure to keep you busy and intrigued all day long!
8. Plötzensee Lake
The Plötzensee is a small and pretty glacial lake located in the residential area of Wedding in the north of Berlin. Enjoy a day out with your beau either sitting or sun-bathing by the lake on a summer day or choose to go in for a quick refreshing dip.
9. Berliner Philharmoniker
The Berliner Philharmoniker is a concert hall which was founded in 1882 by 54 musicians and it has been one of the world’s most eminent orchestras for a long while now. Check in for an evening of soulful live music with your better half at this world-famous concert hall.
10. Humboldthain park
The Volkspark Humboldthain is a great green space in the middle of the city which is a perfect spot for a picnic, biking or a relaxing walk for two. Don’t miss a visit to the lovely rose garden which is part of the park and the view from up the hill on your day out here!