Valentine's Day in Berlin

Valentine's Day in Berlin

February 14, 2023

Valentine's Day on February 14 is the traditional day of lovers. Those who want to celebrate love on this special day will find numerous events and places in Berlin to do so.


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No matter whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine's Day is coming up. In 2023, February 14 falls on a Tuesday. Most of us know Valentine's Day as a trend that arrived from the United States and involves exchanging cards, bouquets of flowers and gifts. While the tradition only arrived in Germany relatively recently, many Berliners like to celebrate the Day of Love with their significant other, use the occasion to finally ask that special someone out on a date, or show their love to family and friends.

History of Valentine's Day: The Myth of Bishop Valentine of Terni

According to Christian tradition, Valentine's Day takes its name from Bishop Valentine of Terni from Rome. He defied the will of the emperor in times of war, secretly married couples and had to die a martyr's death for it on February 14, 268. Through his deeds, the connection between Valentine's Day and love is said to have arisen. In its current form, the day of lovers, on which couples exchange small gifts as a sign of their love, has only existed in Germany since the early 1950s. The most common gifts are still flowers, but now also chocolates, Valentine's cards, perfumes and jewelry.

Events on February 14, 2023

Alegria Exhibition GmbH

Klimt's Kiss

The immersive art experience "Klimt's Kiss - Playing with Fire" presents a touching multimedia show about the life and work of Art Nouveau pioneer Gustav Klimt. more

Paris Magnétique: 1905-1940
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Valentine's Special: Paris Magnétique

Couples visiting the exhibition "Paris Magnétique" at the Jewish Museum on Valentine's Day receive a poster and can enjoy tarte tatin and café au lait for two at a special low price at the museum café. more

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Candle Light Dinner

Surprise someone special with a romantic candle-lit meal: An evening of intimate togetherness in an atmospheric ambience awaits you at Brechts Steakhaus. more

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Afternoon Tea for Two at Wilde Matilde

In the enchanting world of Wilde Matilde, afternoon tea in the heart of Berlin is served with the finest petit fours, chocolates, macarons, Berlin pan cakes, grandma's apple cake, cream cakes, Black Forest gateau and other sweet treats. more

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The Second Glance: All Forms of Love

A cooperation of Berlin's Gay Museum and the Bode Museum, "All Forms of Love" casts a second look on works in the Bode collection that deal with the diversity of sexual identities and LGBTIQ life in art from previous eras. more

"One Billion Rising" Tanz-Aktion in Berlin
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One Billion Rising

February 14, 2023

The movement "One Billion Rising" aims to bring women and men together in public places to dance against violence against women and for respect for all. more

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Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)
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Highlights of the Berlin culture program in February: the Berlinale Film Festival, Transmediale, exhibitions, concerts, folk festivals and more. more

Last edited: 8 February 2023