(331) Perfect location! Kreuzberg!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Skalitzer Straße, Berlin, Berlin 10997, Germany
Martin
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2-room apartment (75 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. I will provide a multimedia player also. You can use for it your own photos, music and movies of your USB stick or harddisc.

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 a large 2-bedroom apartment (65 sqm) or a stylish 4-bedroom apartment (110 sqm).

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 washing machine also.

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, (email hidden)ly 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 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).

Taxi:
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

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $63
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Great location in a cool part of town, right next to a convenient public transit station. Walking distance to some of the coolest clubs and bars in the city. The apartment upstairs was being renovated and was quite loud in the morning, so that was a surprise, but other than that the apartment is lovely and well stocked. Also, be warned that the large bed is two twin beds joint together, so there is an uncomfortable wooden post in the middle, as an FYI.

    June 2014
  • I had a great time in Martin's apartment. Everything was in order, the bed was comfortable, the place was beautiful and in a fantastic part of Berlin.

    May 2014
  • We had a very nice stay in this apartment! The apartment was clean and spacious. The house is very centre located when you want to be in Kreuzberg, Neuköln and Friedrichshain. The communication with Martin went fast and good.
    We would definitely like to recommend this apartment!

    April 2014
  • Would definitely recommend Martin's wonderful apartment in Kreuzberg which was spacious, beautiful and super central for our weekend in Berlin.

    Great communication with Martin throughout who even let us check in slightly early as our flight landed in Berlin for 9am. Will definitely return!

    S

    April 2014
  • The apartment was light, clean and well considered with a pleasant selection of modern design and some vintage touches which related to the former GDR or design icons. Nearby cafes and restaurants made staying in Kreuzberg very pleasant, especially in June with great weather. All of my expectations were met and exceeded.
    The building's front door key provided a small challenge, just make sure that you practice that lock when you are first let in.

    June 2013
  • My wife and I had a wonderful stay in Berlin. We had 6 nights in this apartment and it had everything we could wish for. The location was perfect for us as our daughter was staying within easy reach of us.
    The U-Bahn is a 2 minute walk away and you can literally see the train pass by your window. The apartment is surrounded by restaurants, bars and coffee shops and the cheapest supermarket is a 7 minute walk away.
    The pictures of the apartment on Airbnb are accurate and we found it clean and well maintained. The only improvement we would suggest is to put a curtain on the bathroom window.
    Everything went smoothly and we would stay here again with no hesitation.
    Communication and location was GREAT !
    We loved Berlin, city has so much to offer !

    November 2012
  • Martin's apartment was ideal.
    It was clean, spacious and in a perfect location.
    A late check in was accepted without problem.
    The only slight issue was that there was a misunderstanding and we were only given 3 sets of bed linen, despite the fact our booking was for 4 people.
    We will definitely stay here again next time we visit Berlin!

    November 2012
  • we LOVED this apartment. It is incredible spacious, wonderfully decorated and so to shops and public transport. Below is an organic store which was very convenient. The bed is huge and amazing, we didn't want to leave it. Martin was really great to deal with and has put a lot of care in his apartments it seems. Great value, and one of the best places we have stayed on our journey through Europe

    October 2012
  • This is a great apartment to stay in and was in an amazing location. Had everything we needed and would stay there again!

    August 2012
  • Really lovely apartment - just as nice, if not nicer, than it looks in the photos. Really cool location, great health food shop next door and lots of bars, clubs and restaurants in easy walking distance.
    The only funny thing is that the small shower curtain combined with the big uncurtained window in the bathroom means the neighbours might have had a bit of a show each time the shower was in use! Perhaps not one for the very shy...
    We also had to wait quite a while for Martin to arrive, but he was so nice when he did arrive that we didn't really mind.
    Super comfy bed (and sofa bed) and very well equipped kitchen - we would definitely stay again.

    July 2012
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO), philosopher, master of the art of living
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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.
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