I have to admit, it was the new (borrowed) T-Rex Tristan that drew me to the Naturkundemuseum Berlin for the first time. Here’s a fun fact, though: many natural history museums only display fake dinosaur bones in order to protect the real ones from decay. I was ready to be disappointed, but turns out Tristan Otto – the famous new European T-Rex – is real! Like 70% real.

The Naturkundemuseum turns out to be a perfect spot for a first date, although you should avoid visiting on the weekends. Dodging big hordes of children (and their exhausted parents or teachers) may not sound like the most romantic experience, but it’s in fact quite delightful to bond over science.

My favorite part of the museum is the gemstone room. All that shine! Tristan the T-Rex (the only original T-Rex skeleton in Europe!) will be at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin until January 2019. Entrance is 8 Euro for adults.