This luxurious hotel in the historical Friedrichstrasse is the perfect choice for your stay in the capital, whether you’re travelling on business, with family or for a romantic city break. The location, accommodation and hospitality are all of first-class standard and will ensure that your visit is as relaxing and memorable as possible. Business guests will be able to enjoy a peaceful environment to work in, and a number of valuable amenities such as conference rooms, overhead projector and courier services. Every guest can also enjoy free internet access, indoor parking, laundry services and luggage storage during their stay. The well-appointed guest rooms are fully-fitted with everything you could need for a peaceful night’s rest; individual climate control, a spacious double bed, double-glazed windows, private bathroom with bathtub and mini-bar. After a busy day visiting the sights, there’s no reason to go straight to bed, as the hotel also boasts a contemporary gym and sauna to relax and unwind in.
For a museum with a difference, visit the Design Ponoptikum, an utterly original museum of collected items by the Russian artist Vlad Korneev. His eclectic assortment of rare and extraordinary items includes everything from surrealist clocks, to antique medical equipment, airplane engines and exotic toys. The innovative curator prefers to keep the sources of all his items under wraps, which makes the mystery and enigma of the place all the more enticing. Many of the items on display in the first few rooms are also for sale, as well as just admiring from a distance. A favourite with kids and adults alike!
Get a taste for real local culture and cuisine at the quirky and fun Schwarzwaldstuben restaurant in the Mitte district. The journey into the Black Forest starts from the moment you arrive, as you pass the model pine trees and Bambi heads dressed in baseball caps. The authentic German dishes are all superb and the perfect accompaniment to them is the traditional wheat tap beer. The fact that the place is usually crammed with happy regulars is credit to the excellent food, friendly staff and relaxed, homey atmosphere.
After you’ve satisfied your appetite it might be time to see first-hand what all the hype about Berlin’s nightlife is all about. Visit one of the best known bars – and arguably hardest to find – in the city, Bar Tausend. There are no signs or lights pointing the way to this elusive, and exclusive, bar, only its reputation. The highly creative and futuristic design features, such as the glass sculptures and stainless steel walls all add to the space-age character of the swanky joint and form the backdrop to the city’s hottest young things as they sip scrumptious cocktails and dance to the newest beats.