What is the best area to stay in Berlin? This is the question that often arises when planning a trip to the German capital.
If you too have chosen Berlin as your next destination, but you can't understand which is the neighborhood for you, don't worry because in this article we will solve all your doubts.
Let's see in detail the best neighborhoods to sleep in Berlin, those in a strategic position close to the main attractions but also those full of clubs, more suitable for those looking for a bit of evening life.
Where to stay in Berlin
Berlin is a modern city, safe and well connected by public transport, so wherever you are you will have no difficulty in moving from one area to another.
It should also be specified, however, that Berlin does not have a real historic center, but has several districts, more or less central, each with its own characteristics and atmosphere.
Among these the best positioned and close to the main attractions is certainly the Mitte, not surprisingly, is the most popular as a location to sleep in Berlin.
But choosing the ideal area depends on your needs and budget.
In this guide we will go to an overview of the main areas where to stay overnight in Berlin, all central and convenient for visiting the city.
As I told you, Mitte is the best choice to stay in Berlin, is considered the heart of the city and is the ideal solution for getting around easily during the day and at the same time going out in the evening choosing between clubs and restaurants.
The location is the strong point of the Mitte, moreover the area is perfectly connected with the rest of the city, thanks to an efficient public transport service.
The Mitte is full of charm, thanks to the vast cultural offer of the Museum Island and to the monuments that occupy the neighborhood, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the most famous in all of Germany.SEARCH HOTEL: MITTE
It is one of the busiest districts of Berlin, full of historical sites and attractions, it also offers the possibility of staying in a lively area for the evening. In fact, what was once a working-class neighborhood, today it is the alternative area of Berlin, the old factories have been redeveloped and transformed into night clubs.
Do not miss the walk in the famous boulevard Karl Marx Allee and the visit to the East Side Gallery, the largest route left in the original position of the Berlin Wall, as well as the longest open-air art gallery in the world.
The area is well connected with Alexanderplatz, with the other districts and with the airport.
The neighborhood of Friedrichshain is a great choice for those who want to discover the authentic soul of the city. It offers many clubs, both in the area of Revalerstrasse that of the 'Oberbaumbrueck, many restaurants and quaint streets to explore while strolling among the locals.
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Until the fall of the Wall it was one of the poorest areas of the city, following an important redevelopment work it has now become one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Berlin, very lively, full of events and trendy shops, ideal especially for young people, frequented by students, artists and tourists.
Prenzlauer Berg is a good solution to sleep in Berlin, well linked to the attractions of the city. A neighborhood that is always lively and popular especially in summer, for strolling on sunny days, among cafes, bookstores and shops.CERCA HOTEL: PRENZLAUER BERG
Charlottenburg is an upscale neighborhood with several boutiques, upscale shopping malls, and starred restaurants.
Charlottenburg is not only a shopping area, but also has a lot to offer as cultural attractions, first and foremost Charlottenburg Palace, from which it takes its name.
In general it is a recommended neighborhood for a stay in Berlin for those looking for a quiet and refined area. For the evening, consider Savignyplatz, an area full of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs.
Obviously in this area the hotel prices are higher than the Berlin average, but there is no shortage of accommodation at lower prices.SEARCH HOTEL: CHARLOTTENBURG
Summarizing the Berlin Zones:
Center: best choice as a location for getting around the city;
Friedrichshain: good location and lively neighborhood for the evening;
Prenzlauer Berg: trendy neighborhood ideal especially for young people;
Charlottenburg: quiet and refined area, a little more expensive.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS WHERE TO STAY IN BERLIN
Novotel Berlin Mitte
Fischerinsel 12, 10179 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
The hotel is close to Museum Island and a 10-minute walk from Alexanderplatz and 300 meters from Splittermark metro station.
The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Excellent and exaggerated breakfast, even if excessively expensive if it is not included in the holiday package.
Hotel particularly recommended for families with children
For table lovers, a 10-minute walk takes you to the To the last dance one of the oldest stube in berlin where you can eat very well.View Price on Booking
Hotel Gat Point Charlie – Mitte
Mauerstrasse 81 - 82, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Central location in the heart of Mitte, a stone's throw from Friedrichstrasse and with a metro stop 200 meters away, a few steps from the most beautiful attractions of the German capital.
Good value for money, modern design, 100 meters from the Check Point Charlie. Right in front of the hotel there is a delightful little square with a cathedral.
In the evening the area is not very busy, but the Kochstrasse metro station is very close and at 2 stops there is Bergmannstrasse, a street full of bars and restaurants.
I would recommend for business travel.View Price on Booking
BEST WESTERN Hotel City Ost – Friedrichstein
Frankfurter Allee 57-59 - 10247 Berlin, 10247 Berlino, Germania
Excellent choice for value for money. Opposite the Samaritenstrasse metro which in just 5 minutes takes you to Alexanderplatz, very convenient for exploring the city.
A 10 min walk away is the Friedrichstein area full of clubs and restaurants, so even if you don't want to go far away you will find something. Hotel in excellent location with respect to the underground (U Bahn) and the train (S9) leading to Schoenefeld airport.
Nice rooms with a not very big bathroom but all clean. The hotel offers the possibility to prepare coffee, tea or herbal tea all day. The Bacca bakery is recommended for breakfast.
The only flaw: wi-fi only works in the hall.View Price on Booking
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Tips for a trip to Berlin
- It is advisable to book well in advance
- It is recommended to purchase the Berlin Welcome Card which allows you to travel for free and enter museums without queues plus various discounts.
- We recommend not having breakfast in hotels, unless it is at good prices included in the package, otherwise in most hotels the cost of breakfast starts from 15 euros per person.
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