Ice skating together is one of the most romantic Christmas trips for couples.

9. December 2023 - Alexander Schmidt

Romantic Christmas Trips for Couples – 11 Ideas That Will Make You Look Forward to the Feast of Love


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The Advent and Christmas season is also a time for romance and not only because of the hanging mistletoe inviting to kisses. It is a time of anticipation, reflection and beautiful traditions. And ideal for Christmas trips for couples…

The weeks before Christmas are a time full of contradictions. Because on the one hand, for many people it means increased performance at work, for example to complete projects before the end of the year or to cope with the Christmas business, for example in retail. On the other hand, however, the anticipation of Christmas is beginning to seep more and more into everyday life in the form of Christmas decorations, decorated fir trees, Advent wreaths and Advent calendars, stollen and Christmas cookies, St. Nicholas Day and Christmas markets. And this positive side is of course the one to focus on! 😉

A wonderful way to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle and at the same time get in the mood for the upcoming holiday are Christmas trips. This article is specifically about Christmas trips for couples go, because not for nothing Christmas is also called the feast of love. Advent also has something highly romantic with its special atmosphere. Some of the ideas for Christmas trips for couples presented here can of course be done on the Christmas days themselves.

11 Romantic Christmas Trips for Couples

Do you already know how you want to spend Christmas with your partner? No? Then you will find some inspiration here, because there are numerous possibilities for thoroughly romantic undertakings in the Advent and Christmas season.

Whether as a surprise for St. Nicholas Day, a spontaneous program on the Advent weekend or as a special Christmas gift: Christmas trips for couples are also an excellent gift for the person of your heart. As a couple, you could leave everyday life behind you for a while on an excursion and spend romantic hours together.

1. Visit a Christmas Market

"A visit to a Christmas market is one of the most romantic Christmas trips for couples."

Christmas markets are especially beautiful in an old town setting

Christmas markets invite you to stroll through the festively decorated alleys, where you can sample a wide variety of delicacies and warm up with punch or mulled wine. The scents of roasted almonds, gingerbread and speculoos, and the sound of Christmas carols alone create a romantic Christmas atmosphere.

It is often worthwhile to travel to another city to visit a particularly beautiful Christmas market.
Dresden and Nuremberg, for example, are particularly well known for their great Christmas markets.

2. Short Trip to a Christmas City

"Visiting a Christmas city is one of the best Christmas trips for couples."

Prague is especially beautiful during the Christmas season

Some cities exude a particularly Christmassy flair due to their beautiful old town. In addition to the two mentioned, Nuremberg and Dresden, the small town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in central Franconia, which is not only popular with tourists, should be mentioned. In addition to the Christmas market on the market square with Käthe Wohlfahrts Christkindlmarkt and the associated Christmas museum, there are other attractions to visit in keeping with the season.

Other Christmas cities that are definitely worth a visit (ideally for several days) can be found in our neighboring countries: Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam offer wonderful city scenery and are especially beautiful at Christmas time.

3. Winter Forest Walk

"Taking a walk through a snowy forest is one of the most romantic Christmas trips for couples."

A snowy forest is a fairytale sight!

When the first snow has fallen, take the opportunity to take your “significant other” on a trip to the nearest forest. Snow-covered forests are magically beautiful and have something deeply fairytale-like about them. The snow covers the trees and the ground, and the light refracts on the glittering blanket of snow. It’s a magical sight that will leave you in awe.

The clear air, the crunching snow under your feet and the beautiful nature around you will take you to another world. A walk in the forest can be a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some time out in nature.

Pro-tip: If you have the chance, it’s best to plan a winter forest walk that takes you past a frozen lake. There are few more romantic sights than an enchanted forest lake in the dead of winter.

4. Winter Wellness Trip

"One of the most luxurious Christmas trips for couples is a winter wellness trip."

A hot whirlpool is a great way to unwind.

Relaxing together in a wellness resort, preferably in the mountains when there is already snow, is certainly one of the most luxurious Christmas trips for couples. The two of you can finally unwind, whether it’s taking a sauna and then cooling off in the snow or in an ice bath, or doing hot yoga or reading a good book in front of a crackling fireplace. Some wellness resorts also offer special winter activities, such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

During such a winter wellness trip you can completely relax and take care of your needs. You have time for yourself and for your partner to strengthen your relationship and relax together. It is a perfect way to enjoy the winter and recharge your batteries.

5. Advent Cruise

In many cities and towns where there are rivers, so-called Advent boat trips are offered. On the water you often go to one or more Christmas markets and on board a Christmas menu or Christmas cookies with coffee and tea is offered.

If you have even a few days, you can book an Advent cruise, for example on the Rhine. Depending on how long you have time and what budget you have available, this multi-day trip can even take you as far as beautiful Amsterdam.

6. Fire Tongs Punch

"Drinking a real fire tongs punch in a cozy rice restaurant is one of the best Christmas trips for couples."

The preparation of a fire tongs punch is a real spectacle.

Fire tongs punch is closely associated with Christmas in the collective subconscious of Germans thanks to the same-named film starring Heinz Rühmann. Moreover, the preparation of a fire tongs punch is a wonderfully cozy ritual and the burning sugar loaf is simply a beautiful sight.

A trip to a restaurant or pub that offers a good fire tongs punch therefore has high romantic potential. The evening will be all the more enjoyable if the preparation and drinking of the Feuerzangenbowle is combined with a screening of the cult film.

7. Christmas Concert

Music is the language of the soul and consequently the language of love (even if this title is sometimes claimed by flowers). And likewise, music is an integral part of Christmas culture.

Attending a Christmas concert is an atmospheric opportunity for romance and definitely not the worst idea for a date. A Christmas tip for classical music lovers, for example, is Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”.

8. Overnight Stay In Romantic Accommodation

"An overnight stay in a romantic accommodation is one of the most beautiful Christmas trips for couples."

Spending the night in a wooden cabin in a snowy landscape is super romantic.

Staying in a wooden cabin or chalet in the mountains is very cozy and a wonderfully romantic place to spend a few days of Advent or even Christmas there. From many such places, it is also possible to make beautiful winter hikes or go skiing.

You can also choose a romantic suite in a fancy hotel in the city with a jacuzzi or a fireplace to make the mood even more romantic. During your stay, you can also plan activities that you can do together. You could take a romantic walk through nature, enjoy a cozy dinner or you can just spend time together and relax.

9. Ice Skating

Even if you can’t masterfully pirouette and throw your partner through the air (and catch them again!) – there’s something deeply romantic about skating! Not without reason there are scenes in numerous movies where two people get closer while skating.

So off to the ice rink or to a natural body of water that is frozen over! Of course, it is important to take precautions, for example, to enter only ice surfaces that are approved by the authorities for skating and to put on appropriate body protection such as knee pads or, if necessary, a helmet.

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10. Christmas Candlelight Dinner

"A Christmas candlelight dinner is one of the most romantic Christmas trips for couples."

A Christmas candlelight dinner creates a sizzling atmosphere.

Whether on an Advent weekend or on the Christmas days themselves – a real Christmas candlelight dinner in a posh restaurant is virtually a guarantee for an unforgettable evening. The ambience should be festive and romantic. Candles and fairy lights create the right atmosphere and Christmas decorations such as fir branches or small Christmas trees can embellish the table.

Of course, the food should also be appropriate for the occasion. A festive menu with traditional dishes like roast or goose can be perfect, but vegetarian or vegan options can also be a great choice. Also remember to choose a suitable wine or champagne to toast the feast.

However, the most important thing about a candlelight dinner is the company. A romantic dinner for two is a great way to spend time together and enjoy the holidays together.

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11. Romantic Carriage Ride

Imagine sitting with your partner in a cozy carriage pulled by a beautiful horse. The snowflakes dance around you and the Christmas lights in the city conjure up a wonderful atmosphere. The carriage moves slowly and quietly while you snuggle up to each other and enjoy the ride.

A carriage ride through a snowy winter landscape or through a picturesque old town with atmospheric Christmas lights is an unforgettable experience that you both will remember for a long time.

Whichever one(s) of these romantic Christmas trips for couples you choose to take, we hope you have a wonderful time with the person of your heart!

While you’re here on Abenteuer Freundschaft, stay a little longer and have a look around, there’s a lot to discover… 😉

Our website is a treasure trove of leisure tips and ideas of all kinds for great activities for friends, couples and families. In addition to more Christmas ideas and outing tips, you’ll also find craft tutorials, games, party tips and more. Have fun browsing!

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