Im going to Berlin for two nights 25th January with my girlfriend for our anniversary. Does anyone have any advice on what location to book our hotel in? Good hotels? Restaurants? Things to see? Nightlife?
A friend has told me to stay in Mitte? We are both 22 if that helps and budget around £70 a night per room.
Hi Andy try the Circus hostel in Berlin, for £70 per night you could get a 2 bedroom appartment on top floor, I have stayed there twice and it is as good as an Hotel, and very good for the younger ones, staff very helpful and a bar down below, and its in a good location too cheers allan
Friends of mine just recently stayed in a double room at Circus and liked it, other stayed at baxpax and said the same thing. Both hostels/hotels are in Mitte and it is indeed a good location, so your best option is probably to check their websites and then decide. I mean there are also some boutique hotels but you'd have to pay more than £70 a night.
As for sightseeing, I'd recommend taking the bus No #100 (leaves from Alexanderplatz) as it passes all the major sights and it might be a bit cold in January to walk around for a very long time. There are also plenty of museums to keep you warm, e.g. Pergamon museum is really interesting.
Hackesche Höfe are very touristy nowadays but still worth having a look around. They consist of a web of eight courtyards with little shops, galleries, a cabaret, and a few restaurants (have never eaten there so can't judge the quality).
Regarding dining out and nightlife you can find 'Erdbeerbar' (strawberry bar) in Mitte, a nice bar with yummy cocktails and cool music, a great place to start the night. There's also a great Vietnamese around the corner called 'Monsieur Vuong'. Other good going out areas are in Prenzlauer Berg. At 'Kulturbrauerei' you'll find several nightclubs and on Kastanienallee there's a few decent restaurants. On Oranienstr. in Kreuzberg and Oranienburger Str./Mitte you'll also find some good places to eat at. My favourite bar/restaurant though is probably 'Chez Jacques', an intimate French bistro just off the Landwehr canal in Kreuzberg. The staff there's great and they serve a mixture of French and Mediterranean dishes.
Hope this helps as a start and have a romantic weekend in Berlin ,
Well, not a lot left to say: Another vote for the Circus ... and for the Kulturbrauerei (lovely place if you like to see, so great live music!), which is just three tramstops away. You can even walk it.
As I'm in Berlin quite frequently and always stay at hostels I have compiled a list of good hostels and cheap hotels.
I can recommend all of those and I also added a map so you can easily check where they are in Berlin. Most of them are in Mitte or close by.
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In Berlin the best central areas to stay are Mitte,Prenzlauer Berg, also Kreuzberg (very cool area). A little further out, and a bit more laid back / residential are Charlottenburg (quite a chic area) Friedrichshain (some decent bars, good public transport ). I recommend this website -snip-
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