Berlin’s dynamic city centre is an inimitable juxtaposition of regal history and minimalist contemporary architecture, making for an exciting European city break destination which never fails to surprise. This exquisite 5* Hot Rate City Center – Tiergarten – Berlin Zoo area hotel is available to Hotwire customers at exclusive discounts if they choose to book online today. Whilst executive professionals in the capital for work can take advantage of the onsite business centre and fully equipped meeting rooms, couples after a romantic retreat can unwind in the luxury health club with indoor pool, fitness suite, spa and tennis courts. This hotel also features a highly regarded a la carte restaurant and free high speed Wi-Fi throughout, as well as a 24 hour reception manned by friendly, approachable hotel staff.
Just a stone’s throw from this Hot Rate hotel is one of Berlin’s premier outdoor attractions, the Tiergarten. Translating to mean ‘Animal Garden’, the Tiergarten spans 520 acres of pristine urban parkland and includes idyllic ponds, untouched woodland and historic monuments; most famously the Victory Column. The Tiergarten is easily accessible via the Berlin Tiergarten and Berlin Bellevue S-Bahn stations nearby.
Adjacent to the Tiergarten on its westerly side is the world famous Berlin Zoo, arguably the must-see destination for families. Established in 1844 and spanning 84 acres, the Zoological Garden is widely regarded as home to one of the world’s most comprehensive and impressive collection of animals, with over 1,500 different species exhibited. From African lions to Arctic wolves, the Zoo’s exotic inhabitants are sure to excite children of any age. Visitors are advised to book their tickets early during peak periods to avoid queues and crowds, considering that the zoo is the most visited in Europe.
Marking the entrance to the Tiergarten is one of Germany’s most symbolic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate. Originally commissioned by the King of Prussia as an emblem of peace and unity, it was restored after being damaged during WWII and therefore serves to remind Germans of their eventual triumph in the face of adversity. The Gate is breathtakingly illuminated at night, making it advisable for tourists to visit it after dark.
Those wanting to find an exclusive spot to indulge in some traditional German cuisine can sample one of the many restaurants which line the nearby Unter den Linden. As one of Berlin’s most famous thoroughfares, this wide boulevard lined with Linden trees is also home to a variety of premium boutique shops and luxury department stores.