Special wedding locations throughout Germany
Every city and every municipality has the classic wedding locations. Castles, palaces, town halls … many beautiful houses open their doors to wedding couples. In each region, however, there are also some special wedding locations find where those willing to marry can say yes. Rings can be exchanged underground, in a grotto or former colliery, or at the top of a mountain. The Association of German Wedding Planners has been looking for unusual wedding locations all over Germany for us!
Fairy Grottoes Saalfeld
In Saalfeld, people go into the depths of the mountain to say yes. The fairy grottoes created from a former mine – where “yes” is said in the fairytale dome – are a magical place for a wedding.
Observation capsule at the large hill
For wedding couples who love dizzy heights or who are rooting for the Four Hills Tournament, the viewing capsule on the large hill in Klingenthal is perhaps the perfect place to get married. The warm-up room for the ski jumpers at a height of 35 m will be transformed into a wedding room.
Berlin TV tower
It’s high up for saying yes in THE Berlin landmark … the television tower. During the wedding ceremony, of course, your eyes are on the registrar, after which you can enjoy the 360° view of Berlin.
On Tropical Island in the south-east of Brandenburg – where it is ALWAYS summer and it NEVER rains – you can tie the knot in the “registry office under the palm trees” and then celebrate your wedding on site.
Former lifeguard tower
The former rescue tower in Binz on Rügen is an architectural gem, reminiscent of a landed UFO. In the tower, the floor of which is covered with beach sand, you get married with a view of the Baltic Sea.
Wilhelmsburg windmill “Johanna”
It’s hard to believe, but “Johanna” – as the windmill is affectionately called – is in Hamburg’s urban area. Built in 1875, it has been enthroned on a former dike almost unchanged ever since. Weddings are held where grain was once ground.
Fishing trawler “Tummler”
With the fishing cutter “Tümmler” cod is caught in the Baltic Sea in the winter months. For a number of years it has been possible to sail into the port of marriage at a wedding ceremony in the ship’s wheelhouse.
On the coast, wedding couples can – how could it be otherwise – also get married on a lighthouse. On the North Frisian island of Pellworm, however, you first have to climb 140 steps to reach the highest lighthouse registry office in the north.
In Hanover, wedding couples have the opportunity to exchange vows in a vintage tram – the registry office on rails.
In Bad Harzburg you can exchange vows surrounded by swaying treetops. The wedding takes place on a geology platform high above the treetops.
Zollern colliery is an industrial monument par excellence. The machine hall, which is more than 100 years old, and the magnificent Art Nouveau portal form an impressive backdrop for the wedding ceremony.
Die-hard fans of FC Schalke 04 among the wedding couples can probably imagine nothing nicer than saying yes in the stadium of their favorite club – and of course in royal blue.
Photo: PASCAL SKWARA
Wedding gondola of the Cologne cable car
In the wedding gondola of the Cologne cable car, wedding couples are married – only in the presence of the registrar – on a trip over the Rhine and with a view of the Cologne skyline.
Elephant Park in the Cologne Zoo
You have animal onlookers at the wedding ceremony in Cologne Zoo. Wedding couples are married here in the elephant park – on a gallery, but in the middle of the pachyderms.
indoor diving center
In the indoor diving center in Rheinbach, couples who are enthusiastic about diving have the opportunity to say “yes” to each other under water. The prerequisites for this are the exchange certificate and a certificate of suitability for diving.
On a special trip, Wiesbaden’s oldest landmark becomes the city’s weirdest registry office. After leaving the valley station, a stop will be made for the wedding halfway along the route. So you have a breathtaking view of the Wiesbaden vineyards during the ceremony.
Photo: Cornelia Lietz
Clear the stage for the wedding couple! Twice a year you can tie the knot in the National Theater Mannheim – which has been a cultural monument since 1957. A stage will be set up in the upper foyer for the wedding ceremony. From there you have a wonderful view of the Luisenpark and the Mannheim city panorama.
Mercedes Benz Arena
Since November 11, 2011, die-hard fans of VfB Stuttgart can get married in the stadium of their heart club with a view of the pitch. This impressive backdrop is sure to keep the memory of this special day fresh for a lifetime.
Where can you be closer to the clouds – solid ground under your feet – than on the Zugspitze? Here, at 2,962 m, is the highest wedding location in Germany, where marriages take place once a month in the Sonn-Alpin glacier hut.
Photo: Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG
Bergblick No. 2 offers a wedding ceremony on the Wendelstein. The wedding takes place – every Friday – in the Wendelsteinhaus, which is located at 1,724 m. The panoramic view of the Bavarian Alps is also beautiful from here.
The Rennsteig train station, idyllically situated in the forest and directly on the Rennsteig, is the perfect wedding location for all hiking and train fans among the wedding couples. The wedding ceremony can take place on the covered platform, in the dining car or in the saloon car from the 1940s.
Photo: Rainer Albrecht
In Nordhausen, the wedding couple rolls into the new phase of life in a historic tram. There are three lanes to choose from and you can arrange both the duration of the journey and the course of the route individually.
Well, you’ve found what you’re looking for in our selection special wedding locations in Germany? Then don’t hesitate any longer and say “yes” at one of these special wedding locations!