Newly opened designhotel right at Checkpoint Charlie – 4 star – Berlin

This newly opened designhotel right at Checkpoint Charlie is a great new accommodation option in Berlin. The surrounding district, Mitte, is well known for its energetic and historic characteristics and has an abundance of wonderful museums, galleries, restaurants and shops. Some of the most celebrated and renowned landmarks in the area include the Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstrasse shopping avenue and Postdamer Platz.

The property itself possesses all the services and amenities expected of a 4 star hotel and even includes some luxurious home comforts as standard. The onsite bistro restaurant serves a stunning array of local and international cuisine and always aims to accommodate your needs and preferences with great pleasure. After dinner, the lobby bar is the perfect destination for friends, colleagues and loved ones to relax and unwind after a busy day, with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Whilst you visit the major tourist attractions or attend meetings and conferences, the kids can entertain themselves in the outdoor play area or in the fashionably designed guest rooms with free internet, flat screen LCD television and telephone.

Get a better feeling for the capital from the air at the iconic Panoramapunkt in the Mitte district. As the name suggests, this red brick skyscraper offers spectacular panoramic views across the entire city’s skyline. The ideal location means that numerous famous landmarks and monuments are within easy sight, such as the Brandenburg Gate, Tiergarten, Postdamer Platz and the Sony Centre. The speediest lift in Europe whizzes you up to the 24th floor is just 20 seconds, and once you’re up there you can also watch a short documentary film about the fascinating history of the Postdamer Platz, and if your vertigo can take it, there’s a lovely rooftop café and terrace.

Visitors with a keen interest in history and architecture should not miss a trip to the astonishing Zitadelle Spandau, positioned on a small island on the Havel River. This beautifully-preserved fortress, built in the 16th century, is one of the most significant of its kind in the world. The typically Renaissance features such as the arrowhead bastions, moat and drawbridge are still wonderfully intact so it’s easy to imagine yourself transported back in time, acting as a lookout for approaching enemies from the Juliusturm tower. Also, in the winter months, the catacombs house thousands of bats which you can see up close if you dare!