Where to Stay in Berlin: Best Areas & Hotels

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Berlin’s top neighborhoods

As the best city in the world, Berlin comes complete with an immense variety of areas and neighborhoods. We can think of the city’s neighborhoods as a yearly school class — they change with the seasons.

In this Karte der Berliner Stadtteile (Chart of Berlin’s Neighborhoods), you can explore Berlin’s neighborhoods throughout the year.

Summer

Compared to winter, summer in Berlin is much more relaxed. The city’s accommodations tend to be a bit more affordable in summer, though. Furthermore, it’s also a great time for hopping on a one-day tour of any Berlin area that you choose.

Housing tends to be available on less money, and even the prices of the cafés are usually cheaper.

Another plus for summer: Tourist traffic is a bit lighter so you won’t have to fight for the best places to hang out. The Old Town (Altstadt) is a great area to explore, as you will find many attractions, like the Reichstag, the Jewish Museum, and a large amount of excellent shopping and eateries.

Mitte

Mitte is the beating heart of Berlin… and with the House of trance and techno, it’s the energy that pulsates here. Every weekend, a sea of fine, young, international people fill the location, and the line for the door is massive.

It’s the club and arts area, so you’ll find plenty of galleries to roam through if you’re into art and culture. The area is tight on public transportation and parking so for the best access use the S-Bahn and find a way to your destination on foot.

Why Stay in the Mitte area?

The Mitte area is a German metropolis with incredible modern art exhibits and a distinct European vibe. This is the best place to stay if you want to be in the heart of the city.

You have the best communication links to the rest of the world, with an easy metro and bus system. It’s also fast becoming a large-scale tourist attraction with plenty of exciting culinary and modern art options.

The area is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene with lots of nightclubs and restaurants. Performing arts and music events are also popular in the area.

Things to see and do in the Mitte area

When I go to Berlin, I always am drawn to the lively district of Mitte, which is also known as the “Central-City”. In the middle of it all, you have the Bebelplatz. There are a few main attractions besides, the Gendarmenmarkt and the Mauerpark, a park right under the Brandenburg Gate.

The main attractions are the Messer Castle, the Jewish Museum and the Albert Einstein Society around the corner. You’ll also find a few clubs around here where you can party all night. If you want to go shopping, there are several shops, department stores and markets all around the area.

There is lots of history to be found inside the Fehrbelliner Platz station too, being a main train station of the city. You can find a few historical guards of the city at the Platz and take a look at the two old towers. Although the area may not be the most famous part of Berlin, it’s still worth it to stay in the Mitte district of Berlin.

Where to stay in the Mitte area

The Mitte area is Berlin’s traditional center of commerce. It’s the oldest part of the city, so it retains a lot of charm and history. You might also spend quite a bit of time there because it’s where the main train station is located, and that’s where many of the biggest attractions, such as the Brandenburg Gate, can be found.

There are some incredible hotels in this area, but all of them are very centrally located. If you like, you can walk to just about anywhere from most of the Mitte area in about 15 minutes or less.

Very Expensive

$$$ Intercity Hotel, The Intercity Hotel is located just above Alexanderplatz. It’s one of the most expensive hotels in the Mitte area, but the rooms are very elegant and up to date. There are also restaurants and bars on the premises.

$$ Rosen Hotel, The Rosen Hotel is conveniently located right across from the Potsdamer Platz subway stop. The rooms are quite large and art deco with retro flair and ancient German televisions. The price is right for this really nice property.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Tiergarten

Berlin.

The Map Showing The Tiergarten Area:

The Tiergarten is a popular area for tourists due to the extensive amount of green space. There is a large number of hotels in this area as well. Berlin is a large city, however, and people generally spend time more in the outskirts than in the middle.

Hotel Haus Westin Grand Tiergarten

The Westin is a superb location given that it is just 2 miles away from all of Berlin’s famous sites. There is even a connection to the Berlin U-Bahn. For those who want to stay in a hotel that provides a more personal experience, they should check out the hotel’s “Five Elements” spa.

Hotel Hacker Gabelsberger

This hotel also provides a health club and a free breakfast buffet. The location is great because it is located right by the woods. The hotel also provides a restaurant that serves traditional German dishes.

You can also sometimes find artists displaying their work at a gallery in the area, writes Merimbula.

You can find out more about the fabulous Westin Stack in Berlin here:

Why Stay in Tiergarten?

One of the biggest selling points for staying in Berlin is its world-class public transportation. The public transportation system in Berlin is one of the best in the world with plenty of buses, subways, and trains to make getting around a cinch.

The city center, where all of the tourist attractions in Berlin are located, as well as the majority of the good restaurants and clubs, is located within walking distance to the subway station. This means you can take the subway in the morning and then walk around the city all day with ease.

The Berlin Wall is also the reason that the majority of the neighborhoods in Berlin are down-to-earth and with a lot of charm. Neighborhoods such as Mitte and Tiergarten have enough greenery and trees to keep things feeling green while not having to walk on an empty sidewalk.

The only real downside to staying in Mitte is that it is a bit more expensive compared to most other areas of Berlin. While this may deter some people, the area is still very walkable and you’ll find a lot of great restaurants and bars to eat and drink near there.

Things to see and do in Tiergarten

Berlin Tiergarten is a large recreational area in the center of the city. The longest street is the "Kreisverkehr Strasse" or ring road, which connects to the city’s honeycombed network of lanes, alleys, and staircases that run deep beneath the city.

In the summer, stores set up shop here, selling ice cream, pretzels, and paper cones filled with kraut and sausage. Along the water’s edge, folks gather on benches to drink beer from small trays.

During the winter, this area hosts a small zoo, an indoor ice-skating rink, skating lanes, bobsledding tracks, and a discount theater complex.

The best thing to do here is take a path to the back of the park and explore the vast network of roads and lanes cut into the pit below the city. If you ride your bike through the underpass, you can watch water pipes and cement ductwork passing under your wheels.

The area in the parks where the gardens are located are a nice place for a rest or a lunch break.

Alternatively, you can just take a stroll in the park and enjoy the city view.

Where to stay in Tiergarten

Thanks to its fascinating history, Berlin has become a magnet for tourism. An hour’s flight from Frankfurt (any time of the day, you’ll still be able to land!), Berlin offers a city that offers a unique blend of culture and art with a sense of history and modernism.

To see this city at its best, stay in the heart of it in areas such as the Mitte and in the east. You can walk to the surrounding attractions and restaurants, giving you access to the best of both worlds.

It’s a quick travel from the attractions of Mitte, to historical Berlin, to modern and cool Prenzlauer Berg area.

Staying in the heart of Berlin will allow you to really immerse yourself in the culture, art and history of this captivating city.

Neukürperstrasse and Leipziger Strasse in Neukürperstrasse are two areas that are great for short-term and long-term rentals.

You’re close to city center but still able to get a rest and a good night’s sleep while Berlin’s nightlife can still awaken you early in the morning.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Friedrichshain

One of the cutest streets to stay in is called “Zehlendorf”, which is on the eastern edges of Friedrichshain. If you’re looking for a nice area with a lot of restaurants, cafes, and bars, this is the neighborhood for you. It’s also one of the best areas if you’re looking for sightseeing. It has an abundance of museums, galleries, and art.

If you’re here on a Sunday, Friedrichshain is one of the best spots to go to the flea market. The market is the biggest flea market that you will ever find. Go for the great food and the variety of art that you can see here. The always-exciting feel about this place means that in most cities, you can find a similar market.

If you would like to stay close to Friedrichshain, you can check out Zeit WG’s Hotel Berlin. Located at Oranienstrasse in the heart of the district, this charming studio-hotel fits comfortably in the trendy areas of Friedrichshain.

Why Stay in Friedrichshain?

Friedrichshain is a great place to stay for a variety of reasons. It’s an area that’s only in its early decades of development here in Germany. Are you more of a party goer or night owl? Then Friedrichshain is for you! Friedrichshain has all of the sights of Berlin’s old town but with a youthful twist to it.

If you’d rather stay in a quieter area, check out the Mitte or Tiergarten neighborhood. The Mitte neighborhood is home to more museums and educational facilities. The Tiergarten is more of a nature walk with the Berliner Stadtpark being the main attraction. Berlin’s Potsdammer Platz in the east and Charlottenburg in the west are great areas for family outings.

The easiest way to get to and around Friedrichshain is either by metro, bus or the tram. The U1 and U7 lines go right through the center of the neighborhood. A leisurely walk is always easy around Friedrichshain. You can also easily jump on the U1 and U7 tram, which passes many of the major sights in the Village.

Getting There

You can book your flight either online or directly at the airport, but it is easier to do as soon as you know which airports your connecting flights will be coming into. If you’re one of those crazy people who actually like to figure out airports by using map and asking for directions, here’s a hint … don’t!

Use the public transportation. If you’re going to be in Berlin for a few days, get a public transit pass. They are available for specific amounts of time and cost less than three euros a day. The public transport is awesome. You can get anywhere easily from the airport and the city center.

Hotel Zara

This is a smaller hotel, but because of its location (right next to a metro station within walking distance to the main sights), it’s an ideal choice for travelers who want to be in Berlin without spending a lot of money.

The hotel has slightly older style rooms that are clean, spacious, brightly lit and comfortable. The beds are decent (not super comfortable but not uncomfortable either) and the bed frame and the sheets are made of a simple yet durable polyester.

Things to see and do in Friedrichshain

With its combination of youthful edginess and rich history, Friedrichshain has a lot going for it. Though the district is popular with young travelers looking to party, it also has a lot of important places to visit and activities to do.

A number of things to see here include Treptower Park, Treptower Park Memorial and Stadion Berlin Zoo, as well as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. For a great way to spend your time in Berlin, you can explore Mauerpark, an oasis where groups of young people can be found relaxing, relaxing, or just hanging out.

The district also has a number of good hotels. For instance, the Andreus Hotel Berlin is a popular choice among many visitors, while others will want to try the Americas Hotel Berlin, and if it is time to visit the many nightclubs and bars of Mitte, you will find that the Interstay Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof is another popular option.

Where to stay in Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain has been a hub of activity for more than a century. Part of Berlin’s creative scene, the area is full of galleries, high-end shops, restaurants, and bars. It’s also home to one of the world’s most famous graffiti artists, Keith Haring.

Home to Alpha Apartments, the Rigo Apartments, and Apartment Wenzel, this specific neighborhood is the oldest residential area of Berlin, developed in the 1870s.

Known as the “Museum Row”, the area around the Museum Island is popular with tourists and locals alike. This is one of the most densely populated areas, especially after dark.

You’ll find many independent shops, such as Lebensmittelhaus and Amnesia along with the large chain stores in the form of Kaufland and Kaufland City.

Most of the restaurants are located on Oranienburger Strasse or Knorrstrasse, which are 5-10 minute walks away from the nearest U-Bahn or S-Bahn station. Some of the most popular restaurants in the area are Frank Kaufmann, Haus Marie, and Kulinarium.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Kreuzberg

And Friedrichshain:

As the name implies, this is the most hip of the areas. Kreuzberg is famous for housing the largest mosque in Germany.

Seven years ago, artists and musicians were prominent in this area. They have now been replaced by hip bars and restaurants. On warm weekends, this area is very busy and full of people.

The biggest draw of this area is the Mauer Park which has a large lake and many eateries. If you’re visiting during the summer, this park is a nice place to relax or spend the evening.

On the northern edge of Friedrichshain is Prenzlauer Berg, which is where you will find some of the most popular nightclubs in Berlin. This area blends the feel of a big American suburb with the St. Pauli district. This area is known for its hipster bars.

There are several schools in this area, so you may want to keep this in mind when booking. Most parties and festivals end around midnight and last until 5:00 in the morning.

While the area does have some nice sights and restaurants, you may want to consider staying somewhere else if you want to sleep during the night. If you are on a budget and you’re not afraid of getting a little dirty, there are less expensive places.

Why Stay in Kreuzberg?

Expensive things usually cost more for a reason. In Berlin, Kreuzberg is well known as the city’s hippest neighborhood. Located in the very heart of the city, you’ll find an eclectic mix of buildings and sights here. Lively and buzzing Kreuzberg contains many of Berlin’s fashion, design, and art schools.

It’s a great area to explore, and the area has plenty of charming accommodations. While you may not want to spend a whole lot of time exploring the city’s museums and tourist attractions, you can still find plenty to enjoy here, especially if you’re staying in a hotel or guesthouse in Kreuzberg. Kreuzberg is on the eastern side of the city, close to the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood and surrounded by other areas of Berlin known as Mitte, Friedrichshain, and Charlottenburg.

Other Things to Do in Kreuzberg

You can hop on a tram and enjoy your tour of the city from streets above.

There are several different shopping areas in Kreuzberg, with the most well known being Kastanienallee.

If you’re shopping for clothing, you can buy amazing pieces for an excellent price in Kreuzberg’s fashion stores.

Things to see and do in Kreuzberg

When you travel to a new place such as Berlin, you will want to get a feel for the city and its atmosphere. You might skip the sights for the nightlife and kick your shoes off at the entrance of a local bar. If you’re lucky, you might bump into a local celebrity, too.

Berliners know their city, and they know the best places to go out. Located in Berlin’s northern part, Kreuzberg is the place to be if you’re looking for some fun. From pubs and nightclubs to cafes and live music bars, the area has something for everyone. Here, you will be near to a lot of places to see, and you can spend the rest of the day on a picnic with a juicy sandwich.

Kreuzberg doesn’t just have partying locales though. In Kreuzberg, you will also find historical buildings and monuments. These were built over time and are the basis of Berlin’s cultural heritage, including the Marx-Engels-Institut and the Cathedral of Berlin.

To help you get around, the district is covered with Berlin’s underground railway network. Take the U8 and U11 lines to get to places near or far away. For a more leisurely experience, you can cycle around the area.

Where to stay in Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg has a little something for everyone, and there are many great things to do in this area, whether you spend your stay drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon in one of the city’s many dive bars or spending a weekend seeing some of the world’s best exhibits. Here are a few of the top Berlin hotels, and some of the best places to stay when you are there.

Berlin’s Tempelhofer Schlüssel

When you stay in this hotel in Berlin, you will be surrounded by nature. The green space in front of the hotel is ideal for walking and jogging, as well as for sitting and relaxing. The hotel is centrally located, so you can walk to anything you want to do.

In this hotel, you will find a fitness center, sauna, indoor swimming pool, and a restaurant. If you are going to be staying in Berlin for a while, you may want to consider getting a membership to the hotel’s health club, which has state-of-the-art equipment.

If you really want to get out of the city and experience something completely different, but want to do it in a way that is still convenient, then the Tempelhofer Schlüssel is a great option for you.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Charlottenburg

No area is better known for its hotels and Spas than Berlin’s Charlottenburg district, a diverse neighborhood located between the Zoologischer Garten (Zoo) and the Tegeler See on the northeast side of the city. Neighbouring districts include Neukölln, Schützenviertel and Kreuzberg. A perfect mix of green parks, bohemian hipsters, and posh boutiques, all within easy public transportation access.

An area that’s a perfect escape from the city’s bustle, but is still only a quick hop away. The Alexanderplatz with its metro and large train station, as well as an abundance of restaurants and bars, puts you at the heart of Charlottenburg’s character. Schloss Charlottenburg, the city’s most iconic neoclassical structure, can be found peaking above its manicured gardens.

The Regent Hotel is a modern hotel in Charlottenburg. Opened by an Austrian owner in 2008, the design of the lobby encourages visitors to be pampered by its plush, royal atmosphere. The hotel itself has a size of 10,600 square meters with 253 rooms that welcomes travelers.

Why Stay in Charlottenburg?

Getting There

You can book your flight either online or directly at the airport, but it is easier to do as soon as you know which airports your connecting flights will be coming into. If you’re one of those crazy people who actually like to figure out airports by using map and asking for directions, here’s a hint … don’t!

Use the public transportation. If you’re going to be in Berlin for a few days, get a public transit pass. They are available for specific amounts of time and cost less than three euros a day. The public transport is awesome. You can get anywhere easily from the airport and the city center.

Hotel Zara

This is a smaller hotel, but because of its location (right next to a metro station within walking distance to the main sights), it’s an ideal choice for travelers who want to be in Berlin without spending a lot of money.

The hotel has slightly older style rooms that are clean, spacious, brightly lit and comfortable. The beds are decent (not super comfortable but not uncomfortable either) and the bed frame and the sheets are made of a simple yet durable polyester.

Things to see and do in the Charlottenburg district

Where to stay in Charlottenburg

Berlin.

Problem-Solvers: Where to Stay in Charlottenburg

If you’re looking for comfortable lodging in Berlin’s traditional old town this location is perfect for you. The area is known for being a popular shopping spot for locals and tourists alike.

The airport bus station is just 500 meters from the sophisticated hotel. You can get to the subway station via the fastest route possible. The train station is located just a short walk away on Hattingerstrasse.

The hotel is conveniently located directly next to the Kurfurstendam tunnel, which connects the east side of the city with the west. The area has almost all of the sites and architecture you’d expect from a traditional part of Berlin, while still being only a 30 minute walk from Berlin’s most popular attractions.

The oldest part of the city is a stone’s throw away from the hotel, so you can be sure that you’ll get to see some of Berlin’s largest landmarks.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Moabit

Moabit is a neighborhood in Berlin. It’s located north-northeast of the center of Berlin and is best known for its nightlife.

It’s also a little pricy.

Fortunately, there is a large number of places to stay with restaurants and bars located within walking distance in the surrounding areas.

Rixdorf also has a nice selection of affordable accommodations and is just a short walk from the Moabit U-Bahn Station.

Thiergarten, Friedrichshain, and Alt-Treptow are all located within a few steps of Friedrichshain U-Bahn Station. The Alt-Treptow station is an interesting tribute to the former German Democratic Republic…

Vorpommern Strasse is one of the lesser-known areas but is also home to some impressive sights, most of which bear the mark of the former GDR. This area is especially interesting for its large number of abandoned buildings and open spaces.

Why Stay in Moabit?

Branded as the “Little Paris” of Berlin, this western neighborhood sits just across the Spree River. The large parks and green areas surrounding this neighborhood offer ample opportunity for leisure. There are also plenty of greenery, the river, and forests within walking distance of Moabit to supply the perfect place to explore.

You can also suspect that you may find local way of life here, and take a bite of it. This west district of Berlin is where you’ll find some of the more traditional elements of German culture, including the cuisine, customs, and familial ties that you find in other areas of Germany. In addition to all of this, there is also a good selection of activities that you can do here without ever venturing out of the district.

If you love dining out, for instance, or nightlife, Moabit is also an area where it’s easy to enjoy those things in a very quiet atmosphere.

Getting There

You can book your flight either online or directly at the airport, but it is easier to do as soon as you know which airports your connecting flights will be coming into. If you’re one of those crazy people who actually like to figure out airports by using map and asking for directions, here’s a hint … don’t!

Use the public transportation. If you’re going to be in Berlin for a few days, get a public transit pass. They are available for specific amounts of time and cost less than three euros a day. The public transport is awesome. You can get anywhere easily from the airport and the city center.

Hotel Zara

This is a smaller hotel, but because of its location (right next to a metro station within walking distance to the main sights), it’s an ideal choice for travelers who want to be in Berlin without spending a lot of money.

The hotel has slightly older style rooms that are clean, spacious, brightly lit and comfortable. The beds are decent (not super comfortable but not uncomfortable either) and the bed frame and the sheets are made of a simple yet durable polyester.

Things to see and do in Moabit

In Moabit, you will find a lot of great fashion boutiques, which is unique but also makes the area a bit expensive. You can find both cheaper and expensive clothes, shoes, and accessories and you’re in pretty much the center of it all.

But, if you’re looking for a place that has everything you need and lots of places to eat, you will certainly find it in Moabit.

If you want to meet interesting people who like art and culture, then you can join one of their tours or just walk around in the area and interact with the different types of people that pass by.

In Moabit, you can visit theKiliansche Schule, the former West-Berlin Canal Museum, Modersohn-Barbres Museum, Museum for the Performing Arts, the Gloria Theater, and the Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

And if you want to visit an art gallery, you might want to go to the Galerie Fumetto or Museum Brandhorst.

If you are interested in culture and art, then Moabit is definitely a great area.

Where to stay in Moabit

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Schöneberg

Schöneberg, an area in the west of Berlin, is full of Bauhaus architecture. This makes it a great area to stay in as a tourist. You’ll see modern architecture from art deco to modernist buildings. Some attractions in this area include the Viktoria Park, the Rotenburger Chärch, the Dämmerschönau Bridge, and the Berlin wall.

The Viktoria Park, which was completed in 1859, has a man-made lake, which is an attraction in itself. The park was the first place that people came to during the 3 month long battle of Berlin in WW2.

In addition, you can go swimming in the lake. There are also large green and open spaces, a restaurant, a bar, and a playground at the park, making it an ideal place to visit.

The Dämmerschänau bridge is among the oldest bridges in Berlin. It’s a lovely bridge to see with the historic architecture. It was constructed in 1885 using wood, so check out the construction of the bridge to see how it differs from some of the other bridges in Berlin.

Why Stay in Schöneberg?

It’s actually a suburb of Berlin and is by the Berlin Wall. Definitely worth a visit to see where it was!

It also has a lot of interesting independent restaurants. It’s also an ideal area for people who just want to walk, go for a run, or go for a bike ride.

Upon your return, you’ll want to visit the Ka De We Department Store, a fantastic old-fashioned department store that is over 100 years old, and one of the reasons that this area is so popular.

It’s an experience that you don’t want to miss.

There are also many other interesting and fun things to check out in this city, including the St. Hedwig Church, a memorial for those who were killed during the 2nd World War.

Another thing to watch out for in this area is the tiny, yet delicious donuts that you’ll see on street corners. I’m talking about the hole-less variety!

Getting There

You can book your flight either online or directly at the airport, but it is easier to do as soon as you know which airports your connecting flights will be coming into. If you’re one of those crazy people who actually like to figure out airports by using map and asking for directions, here’s a hint … don’t!

Use the public transportation. If you’re going to be in Berlin for a few days, get a public transit pass. They are available for specific amounts of time and cost less than three euros a day. The public transport is awesome. You can get anywhere easily from the airport and the city center.

Hotel Zara

This is a smaller hotel, but because of its location (right next to a metro station within walking distance to the main sights), it’s an ideal choice for travelers who want to be in Berlin without spending a lot of money.

The hotel has slightly older style rooms that are clean, spacious, brightly lit and comfortable. The beds are decent (not super comfortable but not uncomfortable either) and the bed frame and the sheets are made of a simple yet durable polyester.

Things to see and do in Schöneberg

When it comes to shopping, the best thing to do in Schöneberg is to visit the Hackescher Markt. Being the local market, you will find the most variety and liveliness here.

The charm of shopping on the Hackescher Markt lies with the fact that you can buy all things locally. You have the wide range of grocery stores, a bicycle shop, and the famous stores such as Kik, Gretel and Billa.

If you are looking for souvenirs for your loved ones, there is no better place than nearby Marthashop and Waldeck.

There are many places to eat in Schöneberg. The Kultfabrik does great Mediterranean food, and the Finni does great Italian food.

For a unique restaurant experience, check out the first underground restaurant, Rixdorf.

If you are a sucker for a unique place to spend a night, check out the Neubau Museum.

Where to stay in Schöneberg

Small, cozy, and with charm to spare, there’s no shortage of reasons to stay in Schöneberg.

The area is right between Pankstrasse, the main shopping street in Berlin, and the trendy Steglitz locales.

In Schöneberg, you’ll find a few great hostels, hotels, and B&B’s.

The Schöneberg district is another good area for budget accommodation in Berlin. It’s also notable for its pleasantly shady side streets, which regularly attract artists and musicians.

The Schöneberg district has a lot of local restaurants. There’s also a large selection of small and independent shops in the area.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Prenzlauer Berg

Why Stay in Prenzlauer Berg?

Prenzlauer Berg, better known as eastern Mitte, is the cultural heart of Berlin. This stunning neighborhood combines the best of both old (East Germany) and new Berlin (Germany as a whole).

There is a local restaurant or cafe practically every couple of blocks. The area is close to both museums and the history of the city as well as the artsy, bohemian neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.

The climate is milder than other parts of Berlin, and the temperatures in the area are never above 40 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

It’s the best of everything in the same neighborhood, and it’s a cultural highlight of the city.

Things to see and do in Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most popular areas of Berlin, mainly because it’s so central and easily accessible.

It’s also right in the middle of the most popular and famous sights of Berlin. You’ll be right next to the Brandenburg Gate, the Jewish Museum, the Russian Embassy, and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, to name just a few.

The Prenzlauer Berg area has four districts…Prenzlauer Berg, Kottbusser Tor, Mehringdamm, and Pankow.

Neighborhood 1: Prenzlauer Berg

The general consensus is that Prenzlauer Berg is the most central of the neighborhoods, but it’s a lot of fun too. It’s a place of Berlin that feels like a community, not so much an “in-town” area, like the rest of Berlin’s neighborhoods.

Where to stay in Prenzlauer Berg

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.

Neukölln

-Neukölln is the perfect place to stay if you’re interested in seeing Berlin’s 8 million residents. Though not the most out of the way, it is very centrally located and has everything you might need.

The Inner City (Haupteinkaufsmeile) is a street found on the eastern side of Berlin and marked on the BVG (the Berlin public transportation system).

The Inner City is a street on the northeastern side of Neukölln. The Inner City begins at the A100 autobahn, it starts at the Pappelalle, and it ends at Platz der Luftbrände. In the middle of the Inner City is the Markt der Luftbrände, also known as Baumholder.

The top of the Inner City at the Markt der Luftbrände has a beautiful view of Berlin. After all, you have to be inspired by something and the scenery in Neukölln is not bad either.

For those interested in shopping Neukölln is the place to be as it has a concentration of trendy boutique stores.

Why Stay in Neukölln?

Neukölln is a neighborhood in Berlin, Germany on the southeastern edge of the city’s Central City. It is part of Berlin’s urban hypeburbia … the first area to develop and existing now as a trendy and modern district.

It is a very ethnically diverse area. A large part of the neighborhood’s population is made up of people and families from Turkey. The district plays host to one of the first mosques built in Berlin after World War 2.

Things to see and do in Neukölln

Walking around Neukölln is a great way to see the neighborhoods unique history. It is a diverse area home to young people, hipsters, immigrants, as well as those who love the feel of the old. This is where classic Berlin meets urban. There are great art galleries, book stores, bars, and a great produce market.

Where to stay in Neukölln

Neukölln is a residential area that is located in the south of Berlin. It’s a fairly modern district, with wide streets and plenty of greenery provided by the many gardens.

While it’s a relatively safe place to stay, the high population density means that disturbances can occur.

With its proximity to the Zoo and the Volkspark Friedrichshain (overlooking the East Side Gallery), and it’s relatively easy access to public transport, Neukölln is an excellent place to base yourself while you enjoy Berlin.

Expensive Neukölln real estate suggests some of the best and the biggest guest houses and hotels in Berlin. The area has one of the highest shares of foreigners in all of Berlin. A bustling, highly-educated community, the guest houses are used by students from all over the world. Prices are on the expensive side, but you do get free breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Families and those seeking a quiet neighborhood will prefer the local neighborhood, which is also quieter. Prices are more or less on par with other neighborhoods, and while the area is one of the most expensive in Berlin, it’s very safe and an excellent place to stay.

Why Stay Somewhere Else?

Germany has a reputation for being very clean, and Berlin is no different. Berlin is also a popular place to visit for its cheap food and nightlife. The shear amount of things that can be done and seen within the city walls is also a great selling point for Berlin.

There is a lot of history in Berlin and it’s often called the “city on the water because of its location on the River Spree. This river is also the heart of Berlin and the reason why a lot of the historical sights and buildings are in such a central part of the city.

Why stay at an expensive hotel when you can live like a local and see the sights of Berlin from your own home? You can do your laundry and make your own food. Be your own boss. New year’s eve is also ridiculously cheap outside of the city so you don’t need to pay more than your ticket.

The Hanseatic City of Rostock, located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is sometimes listed among the most expensive cities of Germany. It’s attracted tourists, especially those interested in its many seaside recreation areas for many years.