- Check Point Charlie
City Name: Berlin
Direction from City Center to Hotel: North
Closest Convention Center: Tempodrom
Distance from Hotel: 0.19 MI/ 0.3 KM West
Completely regenerated after WWII, Potsdamer Platz is now a lively dining and entertainment hub in the heart of Berlin, a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Wander around the base of soaring modern buildings to discover sophisticated restaurants and cafés, or catch a movie at the IMAX cinema. Shoppers can head to the sleek Mall of Berlin to browse for top brands in its comprehensive range of stores.
A five-minute drive from the hotel, Bergmannkiez is a thriving area in the Kreuzberg district. There are plenty of dining options to choose from, with restaurants offering global cuisine such as Italian, Mexican and Thai. Stroll down Bergmannstrasse, where pavement tables spill out of cosy cafés, and boutiques sell fashions and souvenirs, or head to Marheineke Market Hall to pick up fresh produce.
Don't Go Home Without
You can delve into Berlin's Cold War past at Checkpoint Charlie, a short walk from the hotel. The former Allied crossing point of the Berlin Wall remains a notorious landmark and an indelible reminder of a divided Berlin. Visit the nearby Mauermuseum to discover the daring stories of those who tried to escape East Berlin using everything from cars to hot-air balloons.
Locals know that exciting new food stalls pop up frequently at the lively Markthalle Neun, a 20-minute U-Bahn ride from the hotel. From deli meats and baked goods to French cheeses and German sausages, there's always something fresh to sample at this popular food hall. Call in for an afternoon snack, or linger over global street food and craft beers on a Thursday, when the market stays open late.