It is difficult to identify a prime area to choose from where to sleep in Berlin.
A bit like London in fact, the German capital does not have a well-defined center and after the fall of the wall, the geographical importance of the places has undergone a downsizing.
In any case it must be said that Berlin it is a modern and well-organized city: whatever the area you choose, it will certainly be connected by public transport to get around the city quickly; moreover, during the weekends the subway also works at night.
One of the most popular solutions for tourists to reconcile the need to visit the city comfortably and at the same time go out at night is to stay at Mitte, around Rosenthaler Platz.
A point in favor is certainly the proximity to two inevitable areas for a visit to Berlin, the monumental Unter den Linden and historians Hackesher Market, where there is also the highest concentration of art galleries in the city.
You will be a lot comfortable with public transport: in fact most of the underground and S-Bahn lines pass through here as well as the express train from Berlin airport.
For nightlife, the area hosts night clubs where to go dancing and restaurants and even shoppers will be happy for the boutiques of the Kastanienallee.
From here you can also reach another area ideal for pleasant walks, Prenzlauer Berg.
Recommended accommodations in Mitte
Friedrichshain is also a good compromise between intense daytime life, museums, historical places and the possibility of staying in a lively area for the evening.
Along the Warschauer Strasse you will find many hotels and hostels able to satisfy every need.
You will be accommodated along the main sightseeing stops, such as the East Side Gallery and Karl Marx Allee, the only boulevard built in a European capital after World War II.
The area is well connected to Alexanderplatz and there are S-Bahn lines 3, 5, 7, the U1 underground line and the express train from the airport and from Ostbahnhof.
The neighborhood offers many nearby clubs, both in the Revalerstrasse and the Oberbaumbrueck area, many restaurants and typical "Berlin" places to discover: in short, picturesque streets, to be explored while strolling mingling with the locals.
Recommended accommodation in Friedrichshain
The Prenzlauer Berg district is very lively, full of events and trendy places and shops, ideal especially for young people.
In summer it is particularly recommended: on hot sunny days, people gather here between a coffee and a stroll to enjoy a much-loved corner of Berlin.
Prenzlauer Berg is connected by underground lines U2 and S-Bahn lines 5, 6, 7, 8.
Recommended accommodation in Prenzlauer Berg
Charlottenburg is an area very stylish, where the big names follow one another, ideal for those looking for a quiet accommodation.
Call him Shopping can take a nice walk along the Kurfurstendamm boulevard.
This neighborhood is very quiet, clean, elegant and generally more expensive, both for hotels and restaurants than other areas of the city: here are concentrated many design hotels of great taste and comfort.
Charlottenburg is connected to the subway U2 and U9 and to the S-Bahn S3, S5, S7 and S9 and the main points of interest are Charlottenburg Castle and Savigny Platz.
Tips for saving
- Berlin offers several solutions for accommodation, but for the high number of tourists who visit the city throughout the year we recommend book well in advance.
- Standard Berlin hotel prices are generally high, but there are certain times of the year preferential rates, as in July and August, the least popular months.
- Prices rise, however, during the period of the Masses, the Berlin fairs such as the Grune Woche, the agricultural exhibition that takes place in the second half of January, the ITB, the international tourism fair at the beginning of March and the Ce Bit, the international media fair every September in odd years.
- It is generally easier to find accommodation in West Berlin, even though there are more and more tourist facilities in the eastern part of the city.