The infamous Berlin Wall is one of the German capital’s most poignant and enduring historic memories, and this 4* Hotwire Hot Rate hotel is just a stone’s throw from some of the most well preserved remaining sections of the imposing border which previously divided east and west. Featuring spacious and contemporarily furnished double en-suite guest rooms each fitted with the latest amenities and free high speed Wi-Fi internet, Hotwire customers can treat themselves to exclusive discounts on an indulgent city break. Guests, at this this Berlin Wall/Spree Riverbank/ Ostbahnhof area hotel are treated to a free breakfast at the hotel’s highly regarded onsite restaurant and may also choose to work out in the modern fitness suite.
Those seeking to truly experience Germany’s remarkable history must pay a visit to some of the last remaining parts of the Berlin Wall, just a stone’s throw from this excellent Hot Rate hotel. The popular Berlin Wall Museum, located on Bernauer Straße, is home to the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, the Chapel of Reconciliation and a window of remembrance, as well as a 200ft section of the former partition which bisected east and west. The Wall is today decorated with commemorative graffiti and urban art, attracting millions of visitors each year.
Across the great River Spree is the continuation of the central Mitte district and the largest urban park in Berlin, the Tiergarten. Boasting over 520 acres of pristine parkland hidden amongst the vibrant metropolis, the Tiergarten is a premium outdoor attraction, especially for families. The park’s idyllic ponds, bubbling streams and convenient picnic areas are easily accessible via various S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations dotted around the Mitte area.
Just adjacent to the Tiergarten on the western side is one of the capital’s most exciting attractions for families, the Berlin Zoological Gardens. Widely regarded as home to one of the world’s finest collections of animals and the most popular zoo in Europe, the Berlin Zoo counts Arctic wolves and African lions are some of its most exotic inhabitants. The zoo also features a world-class aquarium, reptile house and walk-through aviary.
A short walk from the Tiergarten and easily accessible via the bus or metro from the hotel is the poignant Judisches Museum. The Museum commemorates two millennia of German Jewish history, whilst the striking Garden of Exile outdoor installation immortalises the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.