Though certainly not famous as a romantic destination, living in Berlin unearths seemingly endless dates ideas. Whether you’ve just moved or need some further inspiration, here are our some of our favorite date ideas to keep your partner happy for the whole week.
1) Monday: Jazz in the church
On the popular Boxhagener Str. in Friedrichschain is the Theaterkapelle, an old church that now serves as a theater and atmospheric jazz club. With cheap drinks and a lively crowd, this unique basement plays host to great local jazz and makes a great setting for a date.
2) Tuesday: Go to the Luftkino (outdoor cinema)
Seeing a movie outside gives an interesting twist to the classic date. Open every summer May–September, Freiluftkino Berlin have three venues; the best, one of the oldest open-air cinemas in Berlin, is in Kreuzberg, with a daily changing program showing a diverse selection of classic, cult and foreign films. All films are in English or have English subtitles. Keep it on your list for next summer!
3) Wednesday: Berlin Zoo, Aquarium & Tiergarten
One of the best in Europe, the Zoo in Tiergarten is a great date idea. 20 Euro gives you entrance to both parts, and a picnic/walk through Tiergarten towards the Brandenburg Gate is an enjoyable way to end the day.
4) Thursday: Explore Berlin’s best museums
Berlin’s state museums give free entry and extended opening hours for 4 hours every Thursday evening. The best of them –such as the excellent Pergamon Museum, Altes (Roman & Greek) and Neues (Egyptian) museums on Museum Island, are must-sees.
5) Friday: Party together!
Admittedly not a typical date, but Berlin’s infamous nightlife is particularly suitable for couples compared to other European cities. For something truly memorable, try the MS Hoppetosse, a club moored on the border of Kreuzberg. With stunning views from the Spree across Berlin and a unique program of music, it’s a safe bet for a date.
6) Saturday: Brunch
After a Berlin-style (i.e. extremely long!) night out, head out for a classic German brunch. Conveniently, many places serve fantastic buffet fare until late afternoon, making a stroll around Prenzlauer Berg’s leafy streets and a satisfying breakfast a fantastic way to impress your date.
7) Watch Karaoke in Mauerpark
On Sunday there’s little better to do than head to Prenzlauer Berg’s Mauerpark and watch the Karaoke in the large amphitheater. Running weekly from about 3 pm (weather permitting), you can either impress your date with your confidence or simply enjoy this uniquely Berlin afternoon together from the safety of the crowd.
Thanks to Josh Snodin from Elite Singles for providing those dating ideas.