About this listing
2-room apartment (65 sqm) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, directly on the Lausitzer Platz, close to Mitte, in a generous Berliner Belle Epoque townhouse with high ceilings.
The apartment has a living room with a stunning view over the square and the U-Bahn; a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area; a separate bedroom; a comfortable bathroom in which you can relax wonderfully. Free wireless Internet access is available.
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and the blend of modern facilities with selected classic elements. We guarantee that this gallery-style is good for your soul and your peace.
You’re an artist, designer or photographer? World travelled, work in new media or in music? Here you will find one of Berlin's creative roots. From romantic to rock’n’roll. From the unusual to the totally crazy. From trash to art. Simply everything is here on your doorstep.
Pardon, of course "normal people" are also welcome to become acquainted with the heart of Kreuzberg and get an authentic picture of Germany’s most exciting area and one of the world's most exciting districts.
The location is absolutely perfect – without ifs and buts! You will hardly find anything comparable in Berlin.
The very central location allows direct and fast access to all destinations in West and East Berlin. Free parking is possible on the street in front of the house.
The apartment was fully renovated in January 2012. All of the rooms have been overhauled, and fully refitted with new furnishings, with attention to every detail. We have put an emphasis here on the combination of original design with unique pieces, in conjunction with comfort. In this way, a delightful and charming period-piece bed (matching the house) and a media-corner with an iPod connector complement each other wonderfully.
In the same house, you can also book other apartments with a similar style (e.g. for a group).
The apartment is situated in Berlin's Kreuzberg district. Its central location means that it is not far from Kudamm in the west, or Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden or the government quarter in the east. You will live in a perfect location between city east and city west.
The apartment has generous space for luggage and clothes. The fully equipped, new kitchen - with cooker, fridge, crockery and utensils (from wine glasses to pots and pans), cutlery, coffee machine, toaster – lends itself to both a quick breakfast as well as a sumptuous dinner. Additionally, there is a dishwasher in the kitchen..
Optimally situated in an interesting quarter of the multicultural district Kreuzberg, you will be in the centre of Berlin’s trendy, up-and-coming zone. Art and culture combine with a wonderfully vibrant flair. You will be living at the beginning of the Oranienstrasse, which is the central nerve of the quarter, and which formerly had the magical postcode “Kreuzberg SO 36” (a famous location of the same name is also nearby).
Countless shopping facilities, and a lively cultural scene and nightlife are right on your doorstep. This area is particularly known for that, and it attracts curious visitors from all over the world. A large and beautiful market on Maybachufer is nearby and is considered one of the most interesting in Berlin. There is also a well-known organic market right outside your door, and an organic shop in the house.
You will only be a few metres walk away from a famous swimming pool, and likewise a large park (Görlitzer Bahnhof). Numerable attractions in the area have been (or will be) described in books, songs and films.
A special characteristic of this area is above-ground subway, which was built in 1902, as the first in Germany.
There is here a typical mixture of antique shops, numerous cafes and restaurants, art shops, galleries, antiquarian bookstores, and small businesses. The many small and medium sized shops in the vicinity entice you to a rich and varied shopping experience.
Berlin-Kreuzberg: at the centre of the action
Lausitzer Platz was created in 1882. Between 1890-93 the Emmaus Kirche (church) was built. In its original form, before its destruction in the Second World War, this was the largest church in Berlin, the Berlin Cathedral excepted.
The first underground railway in Germany went into operation in 1902, after six years of construction, and travelled past Lausitzer Platz as an elevated railway.
Following the 1st of May Festival in 1987 (this workers’ day festival has been held since the beginning of the eighties) the Lausitzer Platz witnessed street battles. These "May riots" developed out of the "traditional" conflicts on 1 May in Berlin.
In 1989 Kreuzberg was released, by the fall of the Berlin Wall, from its status as an “island” in the centre of Berlin.
Berlin has an extensive public transport network. Many of the tourist attractions are easily and quickly accessible. Because of the apartment’s central location, a lot of visitors leave their cars parked or don't even come to town by car at all.
The apartment is situated directly between the Berlin subway stations Kottbusser Tor and Görlitzer Bahnhof. Several subway lines, (night) busses and a taxi stand are also nearby. With the bus you can reach Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, the Bauhaus Museum, Kudamm and many other of Berlin’s tourist attractions, all quickly and directly.
The nearest motorway exit is located a few minutes away south of the apartment and is called Tempelhofer Dam (A100).
From Tegel airport, take bus 109 to the subway station Uhlandstrasse and change here to the subway line U1 (direction Warschauer Strasse). With this subway train travel to the station Görlitzer Bahnhof (travel time 47 minutes).
From Schönefeld airport take bus X7 to the subway station Rudow. From there take the line U7 (direction Spandau) to Hermannplatz. Here, change onto the subway line U8 (direction Oslo Strasse) and travel to Kottbusser Tor. Change here onto the line U1 and travel one station (direction Warschauer Strasse) to Görlitzer Bahnhof (travel time 43 minutes).
From Hauptbahnhof (central train station), take an east-bound S-Bahn (various lines) to Warschauer Strasse. Here, change onto the subway line U1 and travel until the station Görlitzer Bahnhof (travel time 24 minutes).
Tegel airport, 15 km (24 min), 25 Euro
Schönefeld Airport, 18 km (20 min), 29 Euro
Hauptbahnhof (central train station), 8 km (14 min), 16 Euro
L'appartamento corrispondeva perfettamente alla descrizione: spazioso, luminoso, ben equipaggiato e arredato con gusto. Il ricevimento è stato puntuale, secondo le istruzioni recapitatemi in anticipo via email. Quando ho avuto bisogno, la persona incaricata, Karola, è venuta immediatamente in aiuto ed è stata molto carina. Il quartiere è vivace e colorato, ma anche molto controllato; ben servito con la U-bahn verso tutti gli altri quartieri. I doppi vetri dell'appartamento sono efficacissimi e tutta la vivacità della strada ti
lascia non appena rientri a casa: perfetto!! Io ci ho trascorso 2 settimane e ripeterei immediatamente, se potessi.
My girlfriend and I stayed in this apartment for 1 month, and it was a wonderful home away from home. The location is absolutely perfect. Görlitzer Park is just around the corner, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars, and within walking distance to many clubs. Although it is on a main street (great for people watching from the window), it's surprisingly quiet. The apartment itself is spacious and has plenty of light. Martin and Karola, his assistant, were very responsive and easy to contact. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Martin!
The apartment matched the listing descriptions and images. I felt comfortable and happy! Communications with Martin before were great and clear. Arranging to gain access was easy.
Our family spent 7 nights at Martin's place and were very happy with everything. The apartment in Kreuzberg is huge, clean and very quiet, which allows for a nice relaxing contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. All in all a very pleasant experience.
We liked to stay in Kreuzberg, which is one of most exciting alternative neighborhood in Berlin with tons of cool bars, cafés and restaurants. The nearest station is Görlitzer Bahnhof, which has some very dodgy characters hanging around worried us a little bit but if you don't give eye contact and keep walking they don't bother you.
Our host Martin and her on-site manager Karola were friendly and very helpful to all our inquiries. Let me use this opportunity to wish them all best for 2015! Thanks again.
Não conheci o anfitrião, ele enviou um mensageiro com as chaves que não falava inglês. A localização foi escolhida por mim, é Kreuzberg e quem escolhe esse bairro já sabe o que encontrará rs.
Ich kann die Wohnung an der Skalitzerstrasse 47 nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen! Martin war im Vorfeld bei der Buchung unkompliziert, speditiv ud freundlich, alle Fragen wurden noch vor dem Stellen beantwortet..:-) Karola, welche die Wohnung übergab, war freundlich und sogar, als wir 20 minuten früher da waren als abgemacht, bereits vor Ort, alles verlief reibungslos und unkompliziert. Wohnung sauber und gepflegt, alles wichtige war vorhanden und in tadellosem Zustand. Gerne kommen wir wieder! Vielen Dank nochmals!
The apartment suited us perfectly for visiting family in Kreuzberg. Spacious and light and close to U Bahn stations and a range of affordable eating places. Kitchen was reasonably well (website hidden) was basic but there were interesting touches to the decor. Martin responded promptly to any communications.
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About the Host, Martin
First of all, the most important thing :-)
Normally you will get an answer for every inquiry within the same day!
For whom is my service intended?
For everyone! My guests are very mixed – the businessman from New York feels as comfortable here as the young family from a small town. I welcome the culturally interested, those who come here to Berlin events like the Berlinale or Fashion Week, music lovers and clubbers, and those who just want a relaxing holiday. Everyone is welcome, from singles to extended families.
What’s my aim?
To offer friendly, comprehensive and straightforward service at moderate prices – no ifs and buts!
Who am I?
The idea of an unconventional apartment service was born in the sunny April of 2003 over a glass of wine, cheese and a baguette. The accommodation service was set up, and what was initially a bit of fun and a second job quickly grew into a profession and a passion. Add two staff members, three temporary assistants and a trainee – and you get an ambitious crew that aims to grow even further!
Where am I located?
The firm’s office is located in the legendary suburb of Prenzlauer Berg, a central location in the former east of the city. The ‘wild’ years that followed the fall of the Wall are past, but life here is still lively and upbeat. The apartments and rooms are in central locations of Berlin, especially in the West in a central location close to Kurfürstendamm (Nollendorfplatz), and also in the Eastern centre like Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt.