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A romantic weekend in Berlin: Hotels and excursions for couples

Looking for a romantic weekend in the big city? Here are a few awesome hotels in Berlin as well as some tips for activities and restaurants for a cozy dinner.

Nothing is quite as wonderful yet as treacherous as everyday life as a couple. After all, what could be better than spending as much time as possible with your sweetheart – if only to relax next to them on the sofa? But every now and then, a bit of romance should be on the agenda… for example, on a weekend break for two in Berlin.

Goodbye daily routine, hello big-city romance!

Germany’s capital is known for its individuality. But why not experience a completely individual romantic weekend together? We show you the best romantic hotels in Berlin as well as activities and restaurants for couples that will ensure an unforgettable experience for you two.

In love in Berlin: 5 romantic hotels for an unforgettable getaway

For your romantic weekend in Berlin, we’ve put together a list of five hotels with excellent ratings, which will make your everyday life as a couple seem far, far away. From the luxurious Schlosshotel to a cuddly love nest in the heart of Berlin – here you are sure to find your dream hotel for a weekend together.

Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel

Schlosshotel Patrick Hellmann awaits you with pure luxury in the stylish ambiance of the 1920s. The historic villa in the middle of the green district of Grunwald was once a bohemian centre, which is reflected in the furnishings of the 53 guestrooms. Owing to its attractive location and large gardens, the five-star hotel often hosts weddings and is thus an unbeatable specialist in romance.

The highlight?

The Romantic Dream package focuses on nothing but love – from a welcome with rose petals and champagne in the room to a candlelit dinner. The package even includes a candlelit visit to the spa! If you’re after a very special kind of luxury, you can hire the hotel’s own Rolls-Royce and discover Berlin that way.

Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel

Top rated
Berlin, 20.5 km to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.7 Excellent (384 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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Centrovital Berlin

Directly on Lake Spandau in Berlin’s west you’ll find the four-star spa Hotel Centrovital. The historic redbrick building houses 158 modern guestrooms, a large sauna and spa area and a restaurant terrace with lake views.

The highlight?

With the romantic Time for Two option, your weekend will be super-indulgent: champagne and a fruit selection in the room, and a candlelit dinner in the restaurant are sure to make your heart beat faster. Entry to the spa and well-being area is, of course, included.

centrovital Hotel Berlin

Berlin, 28.2 km to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.4 Very good (4577 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.9 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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Hotel Augusta

Luxury doesn’t always have to be expensive. If you’re looking for a centrally located hotel with great transport links and excellent value for money, you might want to choose the family-operated Hotel Augusta. The playful and romantic decor of the hotel rooms provides the perfect atmosphere for a couple’s weekend. But caution, men: the KaDeWe department store is just around the corner!

The highlight?

The opulent interior of the rooms offers something special in all room types. Even the Comfort double-rooms have a romantic feel and a fireplace. And if money isn’t a concern, there are also spacious suites with jacuzzi and Physiotherm sauna in the room.

Augusta am Kurfürstendamm

Berlin, 19 km to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.3 Very good (2625 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Hotel bar
Air conditioning
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Adele Designhotel Berlin

The Adele Designhotel is located right in the middle of the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district. While life is raging outside, the 16-room hotel offers you the privacy you need for a romantic getaway. The old-style rooms are decorated in art deco style, individually designed and equipped with quality furniture.

The highlight?

The suites of the Adele Designhotel have a separate entrance and are in a quiet location facing the courtyard. Here, you’ll feel like there are just the two of you in the world. With the stylish interior, heated parquet floor and soundproof rooms, you won’t want to leave your suite anymore!

Adele Designhotel Berlin

Top rated
Berlin, 18 km to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.5 Excellent (544 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Hotel bar
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Hotel Nikolai Residence

The three-star hotel Nikolai Residence is located in the centre of Berlin. Almost all famous sights can be reached on foot. You can also stroll along the Spree and enjoy the atmosphere of the Nikolaiviertel, one of the most beautiful districts of Berlin.

The highlight?

In the medieval district of Nikolaiviertel, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back to another time. The cosy but modern decor of the small family-owned hotel creates an additional feel-good atmosphere.

Hotel Nikolai Residence

Top rated
Berlin, 17.2 km to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.8 Excellent (279 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
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Romantic places and activities in Berlin

Berlin may not seem very romantic at first glance – but a closer look will prove this assumption wrong in no time! We’ve put together five of the most beautiful romantic destinations in Berlin for you.

Berlin during the Festival of Lights (c) grolli77 via Visual hunt / CC BY-SA

Get touchy-feely – with your favourite animal at the zoo!

On request, Tierpark Berlin will let you book a very special experience: you can see and experience your favourite animal up close. Have you ever wanted to pat an elephant or feed a penguin? Then make this dream come true together!

Candlelit cruise on the Spree

Berlin may not be Venice, but it sure comes close! At least when you treat yourself to a romantic bridge cruise down the Spree and the Landwehr Canal. The Venetian water taxi Bellini  boasts luxurious mahogany furnishings and fine leather seats. From here, you can observe Berlin from the water by candlelight and champagne and in complete privacy.

Romantic carriage ride

If you don’t want to explore the city by boat or limousine, there’s really only an adequate means of transport left for your romantic weekend in Berlin: a carriage! For couples, we recommend a 60-minute night ride. Also note thatif your couple’s holiday coincides with the annual Festival of Lights, you can be taken to most beautiful illuminated buildings in Berlin.

Peacock Island with fairytale castle

Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) is the must-see spot for romance lovers in Berlin. The small island on the Havel is a unique fairy-tale park, which houses several imaginative buildings, including a romantic-style castle. Incidentally, the World Heritage Site is populated not only by couples, but also by free-roaming peacocks and water buffaloes. Bear in mind that Pfaueninsel can only be reached by ferry, which runs every 15 minutes.

Renew your vows in front of this romantic backdrop! (c)Simaron via VisualHunt.comCC BY-SA

Create your own chocolate

Nothing is as tempting as chocolate! If that sentiment rings true for you, then you should definitely visit the flagship store of the famous German Ritter Sport  chocolate brand. The sweet shop is centrally located in Berlin, next to the Lafayette. Not only can you buy tons of chocolate there, you can even make some yourself and then give it to your sweetheart.

Souvenir photo from a photo machine

What’s obligatory on any romantic getaway? A souvenir photo together! But please keep your smartphones in your pocket, they’re such a turnoff! Instead, look for one of the many photo machines. Here you can snap nostalgic black and white photos, and on top of that you’ll have lots of fun.

Restaurants for your romantic weekend in Berlin

In Berlin both romantic and culinary dreams come true. The five restaurants we present to you don’t really need any further introduction: they’ll surprise, they’ll seduce, and they’ll make your getaway just magnifique!

Candlelit dinner in the wine vault of Restaurant Duke.

Patio Berlin boat restaurant

Where? On the Spree! The Patio anchors on Helgoländer shore, in the immediate vicinity of Bellevue Palace.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 11pm

Cuisine: international

Ambiance: modern-elegant. Either enjoy your time on the patio on the sundeck or in the restaurant area below deck, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide unobstructed views of the Spree.

The highlight? Hire the restaurant’s own pleasure boat Topas to take you through the historic districts of Berlin. An exclusive champagne breakfast can also be booked on the Topas.

Websitewww.patio-berlin.de

Bellucci

Bellucci

Where? Directly on Kurfürstendamm

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am – 2am, Sunday 5pm – midnight

Cuisine: Italian

Ambiance: modern and elegant with a touch of Mediterranean flair

The highlight? At the Bellucci, you can book a candlelit dinner which, according to the restaurant, will make you feel as though you’re in city of love, Venice.

Websitebelluccis.de

Restaurant Duke: wine vault

Where? At the Ellington Hotel, between KaDeWe and Kurfürstendamm

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm – 11pm

Cuisine: international with French touch, modern

Ambiance: The Duke is a hotel restaurant integrated in the Ellington, but it has an unusual room that can be booked for a dinner for two: a genuine vault room. Once upon a time, money was stored here – nowadays, the 35 sqm room houses about 300 fine wines.

The highlight? A dinner for two in the wine vault with music and candlelight.

Website: www.ellington-hotel.com/en/restaurants-bar/

Weinrot

Where? At the Savoy Hotel, directly next to the Theater des Westens

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm – 10:30pm

Cuisine: Italian, upscale

Ambiance: classical, elegant, romantic

The highlight? With its dark red walls, high ceilings and golden chandeliers, the Weinrot is predestined for a romantic candlelit dinner!  Chef Enrico König will conjure up a fantastic five-course meal and welcome you personally with an amuse-gueule.

Websitewww.weinrot-restaurant.com

Candlelit dinner at Aquarium Berlin

Where? Berlin Zoo Aquarium

When? In December or January, please note the dates on the website!

What? Every winter, the Steigenberger Hotel invites you to the Aquarium Berlin for a candlelit dinner with a four-course menu and musical accompaniment.

Cuisine: international, many regional dishes

Ambiance: unique! Surrounded by the corals and fish of Berlin’s famous show aquarium, you will enjoy the surreal underwater atmosphere. That’s if you can tear your glance away from your sweetheart’s eyes of course!

Website: www.aquarium-berlin.de/en