Berlin: Naughty and
Romantic things to do in Berlin
Heading to Berlin? This vibrant capital city has many different facets, so it’s
important to know what you want to take from the experience. In a city as renowned for its world-class, throbbing
techno clubs as for its singular political history, and famous for its slick galleries and museums, prepare for a
pic ‘n’ mix of options.
Whether you’ve just arrived in Schönefeld for hilarity and mischief on a stag or
hen party, or all loved up and tightly clasping hands with your sweetheart, there are two sides to every city. In
Berlin, you can treat your loved one to a slice of the romantic and the risqué side of the German capital
romantic preludes in one of Berlin's parks before you explore other
romantic sights it offers. (Image by Valakirka, used under Creative Commons licence.)
Romantic things to do
Berlin's Schloss Charlottenburg
There’s plenty to enchant lovebirds searching for a heart-melting getaway. You can
indulge in a romantic spot of culture at the opera inside the Staatsoper.
If you prefer instrumental sounds, you can take in a concert by the Berlin
Or how about venturing into the outdoors and taking a romantic cycle to explore
some of Berlin’s parkland?
You can hire a Buddy bike and be by your partner’s side every second (literally!),
as these bikes allow couples to cycle two abreast rather than in single file like the traditional
Alternatively, you can ferry over to Schloss Charlottenburg to spend a fairy tale
afternoon with peacocks in the city’s largest palace. Don’t forget to commemorate your Berlin city trips with the
perfect souvenir: a photo-booth snapshot in one of the many
Photoautomaten you’ll spot on your
Going out on the town
If, on the other hand, you're feeling wild and out for fun, for a day you’ll never
forget (if you can remember it) prowl down to Absinth Depot, a sweet little purveyor of inebriation with all the
charms of a 19th century tobacconist. Indulge in a taste or buy a bottle of the green fairy to carry on the party
at home. Spend an evening of hedonism in the nightclub Insomnia or, more passively, sip cocktails and watch cabaret
at the Bar jeder Vernunft.
You can ease off any post-party aches the next day at the Badeschiff, a floating
public swimming pool on the east harbour of the river Spree crafted from a repurposed ship hull, where you can
order a hair of the dog at the poolside bar or sweat out the toxins over a fast and furious game of ping
|Berlin's night lights will add extra romantic mood for
and your sweetheart's night on the town. (photo by Robert-Jan
Whether you're after something naughty or nice, both saints and sinners should
remember to do at least one thing outside the limits of their comfort zone when on city trips. That’s
what travel is about, after
all, isn’t it?