The room is located high up on the 4th floor, overlooking one of those typically Berlinesque inner courtyards. Which means it’s as calm as it gets. It is furnished with a large double bed as well as a desk and various storage pieces. Even though it is inside our flat, it is separated from our end. Privacy is therefore not an issue. The flat is one of those decadent old apartments you often find in Berlin: large rooms, wooden floors and nifty, ornate elements here and there. Besides the room, both the bathroom and the kitchen are at guests’ disposal. Towels and bed linen are provided.
The room is located at the heart of Kreuzberg 61, just a three minute walk from the U-Bahn station Südstern (line number 7). We do not consider it necessary to start praising Kreuzberg, as it is – without the slightest shadow of doubt – Berlin’s finest area (but then again, we might be biased). Our flat is within walking distance from both Bergmannstraße and the Graefekiez with their endless variety of cafés and restaurants. The Landwehrkanal (or just the canal) is also close by for any spontaneous walks through one of Berlin’s finest public spaces. The bars in Kreuzberg 36 and Kreuzkölln (North Neukölln) are not much further away and are easily accessible from the apartment.
The apartment is located in the famous district of Kreuzberg. While Berlin was divided, this neighborhood was a border area of West Berlin, where the rents were low enough to attract artists, dropouts and immigrants. For this reason, Kreuzberg has been known ever since for its multicultural flair and alternative subculture. After the Fall of the Wall Kreuzberg is now situated in the center of the reunited city.
Night owls can enjoy the legendary `Kreuzberg nights’ especially in the area around Mehringdamm, Bergmannstraße and in the Oranienstraße. In Kreuzberg you will find clubs like ‘SO36’, ‘Watergate’ or ‘SchwuZ’: this area has something to suit everyone’s taste.
If you want to chill out, the ‘Victoriapark’ is a popular relaxation area in the western part of the district. Here you will find the eponymous Kreuzberg Hill, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view. During the summer, an artificial stream flows down from the top in the form of a waterfall. Also the Görlitzer Park in the east of the quarter is a beloved summer meeting place for young people.
Kreuzberg is well connected to the neighboring districts through the U-Bahn lines U1, U6, U7 and U8, and the S-Bahn lines S41 and S42 (circle line).