When you stay in the cultural heart of Berlin, you only ever really care about the itinerary of places to visit in Berlin rather than the neighbourhood you’re staying in. But neighbourhoods can make or break a trip. Some people want to be in the heart of it all whereas some want to be on the outside looking in.
This blog will give you tips on where to stay in Berlin. But first, before we get into that, it’s worth noting that accommodation plays a vital part in short or extended stays in Berlin. Thesqua.re, a premium serviced apartments provider, has a whole array of serviced apartments in Berlin. They are in all the great neighbourhoods and come with all the homely features needed for a successful stay.
Now, let’s get back to business.
Top 5 Berlin Neighbourhoods
This neighbourhood is often referred to as Berlin’s centre, due to its proximity to many of the city’s most famous attractions like
- The Museum Island,
- Opera House
And many more.
These are all within walking distance when you stay in the mighty Mitte. What a great starting point for exploring the capital of Berlin.
Don’t forget to walk down Berlin’s famous Unter den Linden boulevard to take in the charm of the historic quarter. If you need refreshments along the way then stop off in one of the eateries and cafes that dot the streets. You won’t be disappointed.
The Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood is a thriving and charming part of the city to stay in. You’ll find a whole array of restaurants, bars, shops and charming squares to browse, dine and enjoy the delights of the city in. It’s still close to some of the major attractions, notably the Berlin Wall, the popular fleamarket in Mauerpark and the Prater Garten; one of the oldest beer gardens in Berlin. Grab your pint of German beer and bask in the views.
Edgy street art, ethnic restaurants and cool bars are all yours to explore when you stay in the delightful neighbourhood of Friedrichshain. It has a distinctly bohemian vibe which attracts a new wave of young visitors. But don’t let that put you off. If you want to feel like you’re 25 again then this is where you should book a stay.
You’ll find that the district has a distinct urban buzz. The shops and buildings reflect the area’s youthful, creative appeal. One of the main places to visit in Berlin (and Friedrichshain) is the open-air East Side Gallery. It displays 105 works by 118 artists from 21 countries that were painted onto a section of the Berlin Wall.
The Kreuzberg district is famous for its culturally diverse and international creative scene. You’ll find that its large Turkish community plays a paramount part in shaping the district’s character.
Many shops, restaurants and markets selling traditional Turkish foods and delicacies fill up the neighbourhood as do the eclectic mix of coffee houses and bars. All these features make it a hipster hotspot, while the Türkenmarkt market is a must visit for both locals and visitors.
If you like a combination of elegant historic buildings, stunnings boutiques and tranquil baroque gardens then you’ll love the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. These fine amenities make it one of Berlin’s most prestigious districts.
Attractions such as the Tiergarten Park and the Charlottenburg Palace to the cosmopolitan, high-end shopping centres like KaDeWe will keep you on your toes and give you much to do. The huge array of fine-dining establishments and other delicious eateries make this area perfect for an evening out.