Berlin is one of the longest shopping malls in the world. It has the largest number of shopping centres anywhere in Germany, but also boasts a plethora of small, individual shops. This is something you should not miss under any circumstances. Good to know: Hotel Berlin, Berlin is only a few minutes away from some of the best known and most renowned shopping centres.
KaDeWe. The “Kaufhaus des Westens” (Department Store of the West) is the largest department store in Europe. Spread over seven elegant stores with a total of ca. 60,000 m² sales space, a fascinating world of noble brands, trendy fashions and luxurious love of life presents itself. You may 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 the noble labels from all over the world.
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 in any case already extremely lively metropolis. All around it, in the centre of the District Mitte, Berliner fashion is alive. Between Alexanderplatz and Oranienburger Strasse numerous designer shops and the boutiques of Berlin’s fashion designers have settled alongside the renowned international labels.
The Brandenburg Gate is the only surviving city gate of Berlin and is one of the best known buildings and landmarks of the metropolis the whole world over. For a long time it was one of the most striking symbols for the division of the city. Here it was that, on November 9th 1989 thousands of people climbed onto the Wall and in the very same night the border crossings to the West were opened.
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. You may also view here a vestige of the original border fortification.
The myth of the Wall is also based upon its reputation as an artistic projection area. In the East-Side Gallery, located directly next to Ostbahnhof, the painting and graffiti may be viewed 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.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is the central cite of remembrance and admonition. 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 ca. 19,000 m². 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.
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.
The Gendarmenmarkt is an architectural experience and one of the most beautiful plazas in Europe. Deutscher Dom, Französischer Dom and Schauspielhaus form a uniquely harmonious and perfect ensemble.
Nightlife and Pleasure
Berlin is famed for its excellent nightlife. The metropolis offers a wealth of extravagant clubs and stylish bars. Take advantage of our small selection and experience Berlin from its most eccentric aspect.
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.
40 seconds is an exclusive club located at Potsdamer Platz – with a dance floor, noble lounges, rooftop terraces and a unique panoramic view over Berlin. One reaches the top after 40 seconds in the lift.
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 club Felix is one of the trendiest locations in the city. Here, on two levels, you may dance the night away in a stylish ambience.
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 sofa landscapes in a chic interior, observe the other guests or admire the unique lighting technology.