For 18 years Berlin was defined by the wall that separated West Berlin from
the German Democratic Republic (GDR) of East Germany. Since the Berlin Wall
fell in November 1989, Berlin has once again merged into a thriving
cosmopolitan city with outstanding diversity and world-renowned attractions. Berlin is over nine times larger than Paris, with more brides than Venice.
Though it houses ample historic and cultural sites as well as shopping,
dining, and entertainment, these attractions cover just 66 percent of the
city. The remaining 44 percent of Berlin is home to 2,500 public parks,
gardens, woods, and rivers, offering a refreshing green retreat amid the
urban highlights. Charlottenburg is the largest Hohenzollern palace surviving today, and it
offers a resplendent look into Berlin's more glamorous history. Originally
constructed as a summer home for Queen Sophie Charlotte of Prussia, the
oldest parts of the palace date back to 1695. You can tour the baroque
gardens outside as well as many interior parts of the Schloss
Charlottenburg. For a delightfully cultural agenda, head to Museum Island, where you can
take in stunning art, architecture, and antiquities. You can also treat
your ears to one of the best orchestras in the world in this city, the
Berliner Philharmoniker. The Berlin Zoo offers a softer side of Berlin, with residents that include
hippos, gorillas, king penguins, pelicans, brown bears, and more. When
you're ready for some fresh air, visit the Grunewald forest or sprawling
Tiergarten. Take a soaring look at all of Berlin at least once before your
departure with a trip to the TV Tower. Viewing points over 660 feet in the
air offer a 360-degree view of the city.
Good Spot for BERLIN Vavcation (Gesundbrunnen). Some of the entierior may need some refurbishment.,[Less]
Conveniently located, easy to find, well signposted, decent size rooms, neat and clean beds, helpful and friendly staff member, provided fan in the room as it was quite warm during my stay. Would[More] definitely recommend.[Less]
Perfect location for historical visit of Berlin
Outstanding location to visit Berlin, Brandenburg,
Potsdam and Stettin. Central location to all regions
with easy access to Gesundbrunnen U-Bahn[Less]
Very nice experience at the marathon... hotel was great location and easy to move to another areas.
Crew was very friendly[Less]
Enjoyable stay in Berlin
Very comfortable hotel within easy reach of Berlin centre using the S Bahn which is a short walk away.
Very comfortable room, nice public areas
All staff polite and helpful.
Good breakfast with[More] plenty of choice[Less]
Great Hotel in a Great Location
From check in to check out, everything about this hotel was fantastic! The front desk staff was friendly and welcoming, as was the dining room staff. The breakfast was delicious, and well worth the[More] money - be sure to have a croissant with Nutella!
Our room was spacious and comfortable with lots of conveniently placed power points for my teenage nephew to charge his devices. Complimentary beverages in the mini-bar were very nice after a long day of exploring this fascinating city.
There is a U-bahn/S-bahn station within a 10 minute walk and the hop-on hop-off tour bus stops near the hotel. The East Side Gallery, a section of the Berlin wall with artwork, is right around the corner
The only thing I would change about this hotel is to have a hot-tub to soak my aching knees after a long day of sight-seeing![Less]
great hotel, service and breakfast
very nice hotel - excellent service and great food. good location, nice breakfast[Less]
Excellent Berlin Stay
By Traveller 95
I really enjoyed our time at the hotel. Teased my wife that I needed a taxi to get from elevator to dinning room.
Good base but starting to look tired
I stayed at the Intercontinental while visiting the Innotrans show. I did not spend much time in the Hotel but the room was comfortable and the staff, especially the front desk check in were[More] excellent. The only negatives were the shower over the bath was not easy to get into and the shield did not stop water escaping and the bed although a double had a single duvet on it (like most German Hotels) which kept falling off in the night. The room was starting to look tired and in need of upgrading/re-decorating.[Less]