KaDeWe ,The “Kaufhaus des Westens” (Department Store of the West) is the largest department store in Europe. Spread over seven elegant floors with a total of ca. 60,000m² sales space, a fascinating world of high-end brands, trendy fashions and luxurious love of life presents itself. You can reach the KaDeWe in two minutes by taxi or walk there in about eight.
Kurfürstendamm.The legendary Ku’damm is probably the most famous shopping and promenading boulevard in the city. Here you find a seemingly endless row of flagship stores and brand shops of high-end labels from all over the world.
After the fall of the Wall, Potsdamer Platz was little more than a desolate wasteland, yet today it is a vibrant hub of shops, cinemas, theaters, and restaurants. Built from scratch over the past two decades, this modern, lively space has something for everyone – and all just a five-minute taxi ride from the hotel.
LP12 Mall of Berlin
Conveniently located halfway between Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstrasse, the Mall of Berlin is the place to shop, whether you’re looking for high-street bargains or high-end fashion. With over 270 shops, you’re spoilt for choice!
Situated on the edge of Berlin’s leafy Zoologischer Garten, Bikini Berlin is a bold mix of shopping, dining, workspaces, and recreation. Whether you’re looking to browse the pop-up boutiques, immerse yourself in a unique exhibition or just lean back and enjoy a drink at the rooftop Monkey Bar, you won’t be disappointed.
Galeries Lafayette on Friedrichstrasse is one of the most elegant addresses for noble brands, fashions and lifestyle. Its gourmet department offers an abundant selection of international specialities.
Hackescher Markt is one of the most exuberant places in this already extremely lively metropolis. All around it, in the centre of the Mitte district, Berlin fashion is alive. Between Alexanderplatz and Oranienburger Strasse numerous designer shops and the boutiques of Berlin’s fashion designers have settled alongside renowned international labels.
Das Brandenburger Tor ist das einzige erhaltene Stadttor Berlins und zählt weltweit zu den bekanntesten Bauwerken und Wahrzeichen der Metropole. Lange Zeit war es eines der markantesten Symbole für die Teilung der Stadt. Hier kletterten am 9. November 1989 Tausende Menschen auf die Mauer und noch in der gleichen Nacht wurden die Grenzübergänge Richtung Westen geöffnet. Unser Vorteil: das Hotel Berlin, Berlin liegt in relativer Nähe vom Brandenburger Tor.
Berlin Wall Memorial
A visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse in the district of Berlin Mitte is recommended to anyone who is interested in the division of Berlin and its consequences. Here, you can also view a vestige of the original border fortification.
The myth of the Wall is also based upon its reputation as a canvas for artists. At the East-Side Gallery, located directly next to Ostbahnhof, you can view the painting and graffiti that sprang up at the beginning of the 1990s.
The Victory Column with its golden Victoria – known in the Berlin vernacular as “Goldelse”, is one of the city’s most imposing historical landmarks. Upon its observation platform a wonderful panoramic view of the city centre unfolds.
With its impressive façade and striking blue-green dome, the Cathedral of Berlin attracts thousands of visitors every year. Alongside its regular services, visitors can enjoy concerts, tours, and a trip up the dome to take in the spectacular views over Museum Island, the Berlin Town Hall, and the Reichstag.
Set in the middle of Kreuzberg, this beautiful old market hall is full of local artisans and farmers selling their fresh, ethically-produced goods. The warm atmosphere and lively chatter makes browsing, eating, and shopping here a delight.
A former airport, these 300 hectares of open space in the centre of Berlin are filled with history. Today, kite-flyers, skaters, joggers, and cyclists meet on the old runways, whilst the open grass, urban gardening initiatives, and barbeque areas attract both locals and tourists.
Bergmannkiez, Marheineke Markthalle and Viktoriapark
Filled with boutiques, cafés, and restaurants, the lively Bergmannkiez neighbourhood in southern Kreuzberg is perfect for a leisurely stroll at any time of day. The Marheineke Markthalle at Marheineke Square boasts a wide selection of regional produce. Pick up some picnic supplies and wander to the nearby waterfall in Viktoriapark, a listed park landscaped in the late nineteenth century.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is the central site of remembrance. This impressive and unusual memorial was erected just a few years ago in the immediate vicinity of the Brandenburger Tor and Reichstag on an area of approx.19,000m². It consists of 2,711 concrete columns arranged in a grid-like pattern.
The TV Tower on Alexanderplatz has been the highest building in the city since the beginning of the 1970s - and is a highlight in the true sense of the word. Its total height is 368 metres; its observation platform with a revolving tele-café is located at a height of 203 metres. A must for any visitor to Berlin.
Museum Island Berlin
The unique Museum Island Berlin is home to five of the most significant museum buildings in Berlin: the Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, the Pergamon-Museum and the Bode-Museum. This harmoniously grown complex of museums was largely destroyed during the Second World War. Restoration work continues to this very day.
The Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Its idyllic palace park attracts thousands of Berliners and guests from elsewhere for a relaxed stroll and saunter every day.
Spindler & Klatt
Our favourite is Kreuzberg’s coolest club/restaurant - Spindler & Klatt. Not so very easy to find, but well worth the search. Just lean back and enjoy your dinner whilst listening to some completely different sounds.
Salsa, merengue and bachata music – at night, the Havanna Club is home to Berlin’s Caribbean scene. On some weekends the wild Latin-style music is also mixed with funk and house. Enjoy your mojito in an ambience full of passion and the joy of life.
The Goya was formerly the Metropol-Theater. It was completely converted just a few years ago – into a luxurious location for parties and events. It is to be found on Nollendorfplatz, just a few minutes away from the hotel.
The Adagio on Potsdamer Platz cites past epochs and transports its public to the sumptuous world of the Baroque. Its gallery, VIP-lounge and séparées provide plenty of variety, as does its musical programme consisting of chart hits, party classics and house.
The Pearl was recently completely rebuilt, and this was done in a particularly impressive manner. In this spacious club one may dine seated upon white sofas in a chic interior, observe the other guests or admire the unique lighting technology.
New York Times once wrote that Victoria Bar looks like a setting straight out of ‘Mad Men’. With its heavy wooden décor, long polished bar, and atmospheric lighting, this is the perfect spot for a whisky to round off the evening.
A bar on top of a multistorey car park? Sounds unusual, but Klunkerkranich proves that it works. Open Wednesday to Sunday, this is a great place to enjoy a beer and take in the wonderful city views. Breakfast is served until 4pm at the weekend – very Berlin!
Deep burgundy wallpaper, low-hanging saloon lights and a huge mechanical till all add to the charm of this 1920s American-style bar. Ring the doorbell to get into this quirky establishment and enjoy excellent cocktails made before your eyes by the talented bar staff.
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