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How often do you spend time together for romance? Love gets far too little time in everyday life. But time together is the best! Which of these ideas for romantic activities have you already tried out this summer?
Warm summer nights, blossoming nature and cosy hours for tingling feelings – in summer there are many romantic activities with which you can wonderfully escape from everyday life. For example, an extraordinary dinner, an exciting short trip, excursions to wildly romantic places and simply beautiful experiences that will make this summer unforgettable.
You don’t necessarily have to dig deep into your wallet for romantic getaways, because with a little ingenuity and a good idea, you can create special moments where romance comes naturally.
Aren’t there any palm trees in Germany? Yes, of course there are. Many cities in Germany have beautiful botanical gardens that bloom in full splendour in summer.
Just pack a picnic basket, spread out your blanket under palm trees and exotic flowers and dream of your next holiday together.
Think about a romantic place – for example, the place where you kissed for the first time or a place in nature that is simply wildly romantic – and spontaneously whisk your partner away there in the evening. Then unpack your favourite drink, tempting fruit and little picnic snacks, you snuggle up together on the blanket and gaze at the stars….
What does a disposable barbecue have to do with romance? Imagine your partner takes you for an evening stroll to a beautiful park or vantage point and then suddenly whips out a disposable barbecue, champagne and special snacks for grilling. For example, figs wrapped in bacon, mushroom caps stuffed with cream cheese, lovingly pickled vegetable slices…
For this romantic activity for two, you’ll need lots of pillar candles in jars and torches (because there’s no danger of that, even with the wildest snogging, like with tea lights). You spread out a picnic blanket right on the shore, take a woollen blanket for the cool evening hours, your favourite drinks and delicious nibbles such as smoked salmon on fresh baguettes with frothy creamed horseradish.
You can also just pack everything for a snack and have a hearty dinner by candlelight (this doesn’t go down badly with men at all).
Tip: Pack a chocolate fondue set as a special dessert, as well as chocolate and fresh fruit, and feed each other the sweet happen. Strawberries and cherries are especially recommended!
While you set off at dawn, you enjoy a champagne breakfast together. Small rivers – tributaries of the Havel, the Rhine or the Danube, for example – are an insider’s tip for romantic togetherness in the midst of untouched nature.
In summer, water lilies and water lilies bloom and you can take a leisurely raft ride from jetty to jetty, stopping off at cosy ice cream parlours, cafés and restaurants. Near Berlin, you can also book a raft, for example at mydays.
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Admittedly, going outside in the rain is not everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who don’t mind, a visit to the zoo or an animal park in the warm summer rain is a romantic insider tip. The zoo is deserted, the exotic animals create a holiday feeling and the atmosphere is almost magical.
Important: It should rain in the morning and scare off many visitors, otherwise the crowds will gather at the shelters.
Walking through the rain under a big, shared umbrella – or without one. Gene Kelly is not the only one to have danced through the rain in love to the evergreen Singin in the Rain. With a little luck, you might also see a rainbow and seamlessly transition to humming Over the Rainbow 😉
On any lake, you can rent pedal boats or paddle boats, or take a ride on an excursion boat. Enjoy the moment together, close together, when the sun ball sinks into the water. On many excursion boats you can also have something to eat and drink.
There, countless blossoms exude a beguiling fragrance and in blossoming secluded arbours only sculptures watch kissing.
Strolling along the idyllically illuminated harbour in the evening to the cries of the seagulls – you don’t have to be in Cannes to do this, you can do it at Tempelhofer Hafen in Berlin or in the harbours of Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Lake Constance or the Rhine, etc. Just find a favourite boat for two and dream of faraway destinations.
For the imaginative: think up a story for a mysterious boat, e.g. a decommissioned cutter or a weather-beaten sailing ship with smoothly polished planks.
Offers for romantic sailing trips are available on lakes and the North and Baltic Seas, for example from the experience provider mydays.
Take a Houseboat short trip and sail romantically for two along an idyllic river or lake.
Go for a swim together in a bathing lake by moonlight and cuddle up around the campfire afterwards. If you’re adventurers, you can also break into a swimming pool together at night – the allure of the forbidden gives this adventure an extra kick…. 😉
Experience providers like mydays have awesome, unusual overnight stays for a weekend getaway. For example, two people in a Sleep above the ground in a tree tent!
Under the covers with a cool or hot drink at the open-air cinema, watch that flick you’ve been dying to see all along. Or surprise your partner with a stop at the burger joint and head to the drive-in afterwards.
There’s hardly a better magic cure for butterflies in the stomach than lofty heights! The slight adrenaline rush of looking down from a great height provides a pleasant thrill, and as you gaze out over the expanse of the city or countryside, you’ll literally feel like you’re floating above it all.
That’s why many dating guides recommend going up to a high tower on a first date. But we think that whether you’re just getting to know each other or you’ve been living together for years, the most romantic way to fly high is to go on a balloon ride.
Just let yourself be pampered and make the most of your time together. There are many Romantic Hotels in Germany, and we particularly like the beach hotels on the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
The most romantic place to do this is somewhere in nature where it’s just the two of you!
Residents of Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse or Baden-Württemberg have a clear advantage here: for them, a Wineyard Hike is a wonderful, doorstep option for romantic pursuits.
Set up a tent and camping table and chairs at a beautifully located campsite – a nature campsite, for example. Barbecue marshmallows together over a campfire until late at night, listen to the sound of the sea, look up at the starry sky and talk about anything. And then off to the tent – cuddling…
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