Valentine’s Day – some love it, others hate it. Only a few people don’t care about the holiday at all. Men in particular are always faced with the same question: What should I get my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day?? Flowers? Or maybe you prefer chocolate?
How about a romantic weekend for two? We recommend Romantic weekend for two in one of these ten destinations. Also take a look at these romantic hostels around the world.
1. Paris, France
Of course, the classic is at the top – Paris. The Eiffel Tower, dinner at a nice restaurant in Montmartre, a walk along the banks of the Seine – this is pure romance!
We recommend you both to stay a little longer. On 19. February is the time of the carnival in Paris, where the whole city celebrates with joy.
Overnight: For a romantic weekend we recommend the Gardette Park Hotel. Surrounded by the leafy neighborhoods of Belleville, Menilmontant and Père Lachaise, this hotel is wonderfully quiet yet central. When booking, ask for the rooms with a small balcony.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Few cities are as beautiful as the "Golden City" of Prague. The old town, characterized by baroque and gothic architecture, invites you to take a walk for two. From the Charles Bridge you have a fantastic view of the city at dusk.
How about a concert in the Rudolfinum? The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra gives classical concerts on February 13-15.
overnight stay: The Pure White is a 4-star hotel decorated in tasteful colors. Four four-poster beds and waterfall showers promise pure luxury and romance.
3. New York City, USA
Is a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park too kitschy?? Then go shopping at Rockefeller Center and climb to the top of the Empire State Building afterwards – just like in Sleepless in Seattle.
Overnight stay: The Marrakech Hotel NYC is a Moroccan themed hotel that brings the passion of the African country to Manhattan. This works with warm tones, soft lighting and a good wine selection in the newly renovated Kazbar Lounge.
4. Marrakech, Morocco
Admire the breathtaking Atlas Mountains while you eat breakfast or visit the fascinating ruins of the El Basi Palace in the beautiful Media of Marrakech.
Overnight stay: We recommend the Riad Dar Alfarah for sunny pampering days. Relax on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views, refresh yourself in the hotel’s swimming pool or treat yourself to a massage. What more could you want?
5. Budapest, Hungary
With its many narrow streets and baroque architecture, the picturesque capital of Hungary is a perfect destination for Valentine’s Day – or any other day.
Overnight stay: The 3 star hotel Central Hotel 21 Has spacious rooms with individual bathrooms, some of which include a corner bathtub.
6. London, England
Take a walk holding hands on leafy Hampstead Heath, stroll past the flea market stalls in Covent Garden, admire the beautiful house facades in Notting Hill or visit one of London’s countless musicals – the possibilities for a romantic weekend in London are endless!
Overnight: One way to spend the night is to Staunton Hotel. In this listed terraced house from the Georgian period, all rooms have their own marble bathroom.
7. Venice, Italy
Venice is one of the most popular destinations for a romantic getaway on Valentine’s Day. Take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, visit St. Mark’s Church and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the lagoon city.
At the same time, of course, the Venice Carnival is taking place. Many side events take place in public places. The angel flight at St. Mark’s Square at 12 noon on 3. February 2013 is especially popular with Italians.
Overnight stay: Alla Vite Dorata is a first-class hostel in the heart of Venice. Book a room with a view of Venice!
8. Reykjavik, Iceland
Less known, but therefore not less romantic! Iceland’s capital is surrounded by glaciers and volcanoes that you can explore during the day. For a warm-up, try the steaming waters of the Blue Lagoon or a visit to a geothermal spa. Wrap up warm in the evening and admire the northern lights in the night sky.
Sleepover: You and your sweetheart can spend a princely night in the Reykjavik Residence Hotel. The private studios have their own kitchens and the hotel will provide you with your favorite snacks and drinks in advance. What a service!
9. Vienna, Austria
The city on the Danube simply cannot be left out of the list of romantic short trips. A Fiakerfahrt (carriage ride) through the old town, walks through the small alleys around St. Stephen’s Cathedral or a delicious meal at a Heurigen (wine tavern). Vienna is and lives romance.
Overnight stay: The Hotel Cryston has large and modern rooms and good connections to the old town and Schonbrunn Palace.
10. Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is not called the "Venice of the North" for nothing. On numerous channels you can see the 117.00 inhabitants explore city by boat or marvel at Michelangelo’s Madonna in the Church of Our Lady. Don’t forget to snack on star chocolatier Dominique Persoone.
Overnight: Dark wood, warm tones and fireplaces in the newly-renovated lounge make the Hotel De Goezeput your ideal romantic getaway in Bruges.