Valentin Schinnerl & John Roman
February 08, 2022 12:10 (CET)
What day of the year is more romantic than Valentine's Day? To mark the day, we've put together a list 14 romantic cities from around the world. If you are looking for love or traveling with your loved one, you must visit the following cities. You can also spend a semester abroad or an Erasmus period in these cities. Even if love doesn't work out, these cities are absolutely worth a visit! Of course, we'll keep our fingers crossed that Cupid catches you with his arrow!
The history of the city of Athens evokes memories of the love stories of the gods - Eros is one of Cupid's role models and makes the heart of lovers beat faster - where better to fall in love than in one of the birthplaces of love. But not only love is at home in Athens, but also the cornerstones of our philosophy and politics today. Enjoy the view from the Acropolis together and think of the many lovers who have been here before you!
Next to finding love in Athens you can also study there. Athens has four universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
Situated by the sea and surrounded by hills, Barcelona is a beautiful city. In addition to a romantic holiday stroll, it is also worth climbing up to Park Güell with its fantastic buildings and a beautiful view over the city. Another romantic insider tip is the Turó de la Rovira, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset with a 360° view - perfect for a romantic moment.
Next to finding love in Barcelona you can also study there. Barcelona has nine universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
Even though Germany is more known for sausages, beer and cars, it is also the land of poets and full of romantic cities. Berlin is an example of these cities, although many would say that Berlin has its own special charm. As you explore the city's history and learn about its long division and eventual reunification, a romantic feeling also creeps in - possibly also the story of two lovers who took 30 years to find their way back to each other.
Next to finding love in Berlin you can also study there. Berlin has six universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
What could be more romantic than strolling through the streets of Budapest and exploring beautiful historic buildings or looking down on the city from the Szabadság Szobor? You could possibly round off your visit with a kiss on the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and a visit to the world-famous bathhouses!
Next to finding love in Budapest you can also study there. Budapest has six universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
South American culture and tango make Buenos Aires a city of charm and love. Buenos Aires offers a complete package of bars, restaurants, cultural attractions and natural surroundings that are perfect to explore with your partner. For people who are still looking for their partner, tango – a sensual dance – might be the perfect way to meet your soulmate.
Next to finding love in Buenos Aires you can also study there. Buenos Aires has one university that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
If you are looking for a romantic setting, historical sites and authentic culture, Dubrovnik is the place to be. The proximity to the sea and the structure of the city are like a postcard - just the right place for a romantic adventure! An insider tip is the cable car from which you have a wonderful bird's eye view of the whole city, or the Walls of Dubrovnik, where you can have a romantic dinner directly overlooking the sea - the perfect place for a first date.
Next to finding love in Dubrovnik you can also study there. Dubrovnik has one university that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
Istanbul is a city that has a lot to offer couples, whether it's food, sightseeing or cultural heritage, there's plenty to explore. The Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Bosphorus Strait or the Beyoğlu district are all sights worth visiting for a romantic stroll. If you like it a bit more exciting and noisy, one of the bazaars is the right place to let off steam. For a little more tranquillity, visit the islands just off the city's shores and enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the sea - a great place for a Valentine’s Day trip.
Next to finding love in Istanbul you can also study there. Istanbul has 12 universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
Everyone knows Kyoto as the city where countries joined forces internationally to tackle climate change - the birth of saving our planet, so to speak. However, Kyoto also has a beautiful cityscape with its historic temples, which is particularly captivating in spring with the cherry blossoms. Can you imagine anything more romantic than holding hands with your partner under the cherry blossoms in spring? Kyoto may also be the birthplace of your love!
Next to finding love in Kyoto you can also study there. Kyoto has one university that you can take a closer look at at U-Multirank:
Walking along the Ljubljanica and enjoying the promenade full of small shops and cafés... now that sounds super romantic! If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a #firstkiss, you can try the selfie-worthy bridges and create timeless memories from your trip. Ljubljana is overlookd by a historic & fairytale castle, where countless of romantic moments must have taken place.
Next to finding love in Ljubljana you can also study there. Ljubljana has one university that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
New York is a city where the love of one's life has often been sought and found - think of Ross & Rachel or Ted Mosby's odyssey in search of the mother of his children. But not only in the movies, but also in reality, the Big Apple has exuded a lot of romance. Everyone knows the picture of the Navy man kissing a dental assistant at the end of the Second World War – although to this day it is still not 100% clear who they were. Don't you want to find your love in New York and leave posterity a mystery about your identity and the identity of your romance? You can admire the Big Apple together, visit the numerous sights and have dinner in the multitude of restaurants.
Next to finding love in New York City you can also study there. New York City has seven universities that you can take a closer look at at U-Multirank:
Prague is also known as the Golden City, because the sandstone towers shine golden in the sunlight. It is also called the city of 100 towers, because the historical cityscape is full of towers. All in all, Prague is a city that has a lot to offer historically, culturally and artistically. Perfect for exploring as a couple - don't forget to take a walk across the Charles Bridge with its beautiful view of the Vltava River. You can also enjoy Prague's world-famous nightlife, all for a small price!
Next to finding love in Prague you can also study there. Prague has six universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
White Nights, rivers and canals, palaces and museums – St Petersburg is the perfect romantic destination. Here, you can enjoy the splendour of the former Russian Empire mixed with the comforts of the modern world.
Next to finding love in Saint Petersburg you can also study there. Saint Petersburg has 4 universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
Sydney offers something for everyone - surfing at Bondi Beach, romantic walks along Costal Walk, or exciting life in the CBD. In addition, Kings Cross is also known for its openness to the LGBTQIA2S+ scene and offers many opportunities to let off steam in the nightlife! An insider tip for a first date is Bar 83 in the Sydney Tower, where you can enjoy delicious drinks and a stunning 360° view of the city - a date that neither of you will ever forget!
Next to finding love in Sydney you can also study there. Sydney has five universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank:
Vancouver is a city that has a lot to offer! You can walk on the beach for a long time, go on exciting hiking tours or have super downhill runs in a wonderful skiing area. There is also a slightly scary walk on a narrow bridge that gets the adrenaline pumping... the same adrenaline like when you’ve had your first kiss.
Next to finding love in Vancouver you can also study there. Vancouver has two universities that you can take a closer look at in U-Multirank: