Berlin: Naughty and Nice
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 city.
|Enjoy 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
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 Philharmonic Orchestra. 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 tandem.
Berlin's Schloss Charlottenburg
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 excursions.
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
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 pong.
|Berlin's night lights will add extra romantic mood for you and your
sweetheart's night on the town (photo by Robert-Jan Lubbers)
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?