Staying in Berlin
Relive the past in historic hotels
Though a relatively young city by European standards, there is no denying that Berlin has played a pivotal role in European history. That fact is reflected in its numerous historic hotels, many of which are located within walking distance of some of the city's most important sights.
The Courtyard Berlin City Center not only enjoys a central location, it's also within walking distance of the infamous Checkpoint Charlie. The opulent Hotel de Rome on Bebelplatz puts you in the heart of the city, while the bohemian Soho House hotel is located in a history-laden late Bauhaus building.
Bunker down in Berlin-Mitte
Berlin's chequered past as a divided city means its attractions can be spread far and wide, however the historic core of the city is its important Mitte district. Dissected by the bustling Unter den Linden thoroughfare, many of Berlin's most popular sights are situated in close proximity.
Countless landmarks are located throughout the district, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral and the German Reichstag, all of which are well-served by the 5-star hotels dotted around Mitte, including The Regent and Hotel Adlon.
Rediscover East Berlin
Once a divided city, in the past 20 years much of Berlin has undergone rapid regeneration. That's especially true in the eastern part of the city, where trendy Prenzlauer Berg is at the vanguard of Berlin's artistic and cultural movements.
With its heady mix of students, artists and bohemian inner-city dwellers, the district and its surrounding areas play host to a raft of budget accommodation options, from funky backpacker hostels to affordable self-contained apartments and the odd mid-range hotel.