The trendy district of Friedrichshain in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough of East Berlin enjoys both a picturesque location on the banks of the River Spree and an irresistible cosmopolitan atmosphere. Hotwire customers can book today for exclusive deals on spacious, contemporary guest rooms in this superbly modern 4* Hot Rate hotel close to Frankfurter Allee. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic city retreat or families on a cultural European holiday, this hotel features a luxurious health club with gym and sauna, a highly regarded a la carte restaurant and offers its guests free high speed Wi-Fi and free secured parking as standard.
Friedrichshain enjoys an enviably central position both adjacent to the historic Mitte district and Berlin’s Spree river. Formerly ravaged by the horrors of WWII and the bleak Cold War, the Friedrichshain area is today home to some of the most fashionable postcodes in the city, including the liveliest bistros, bars, pubs and clubs found primarily on the Simon-Dach-Straße. Hotel guests may choose to peruse the popular Sunday flea market at Boxhagener Platz, experience the remnants of history at one of the longest remaining parts of the former Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery or enjoy idyllic views over the river on the Oberbaum Bridge, an important symbol of unity.
One of the area’s premier attractions is the Volkspark Friedrichshain, just a short walk from the hotel itself. The Volkspark is the oldest public park in Berlin and at 52 acres, also one of the largest. The park has long been one of the city’s favourite leisure destinations owing to several children’s adventure playgrounds, open sunbathing areas, tennis courts, paddling pools, toboggan run and jogging tracks.
The Friedrichshain is linked to the central Mitte district via S-Bahn, U-Bahn and several bus routes, enabling hotel guests to commute easily into Berlin’s historic heart. Berlin’s turbulent and often tragic past is encapsulated by many of the capital’s historic landmarks, most of which are found in the Mitte. The most popular and notable of these sights include the regal Brandenburg Gate, the imposing Reichstag and the elegant Unter den Linden boulevard.
Also prominently positioned within the Mitte district is the 1960’s style Alexanderplatz; a public square renowned for its minimalist contemporary architecture. The square’s most conspicuous feature is the imposing Fernsehturm TV tower, which at 368 metres is the tallest structure in Germany. Tourists are encouraged to take a lift to the famous revolving restaurant which offers unrivalled panoramas over the Berlin skyline.
Don’t miss out on a great offer at this Friedrichshain – Volkspark – East Berlin area hotel!