About this listing
The former chocolate factory was buildt in 1895 and completely refurbished in 2009 into beautiful apartments full of light and space.
The luxurious loft (592 sqft) is located right were the two most well-known parts of Berlin, the artistic, bohemian Prenzlauer Berg and the stylish, cosmopolitan Mitte meet, just around the corner from famous Kastanienallee and Mauerpark.
On the first floor of the old factory, the loft is facing the backyard. It is very quiet, the property is set back from the street and seperated by an electric gate.
very large factory windows facing east
large, sunny balcony
bathroom with bathtub, window and washing machine
kitchen: induction cooker, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, all by the top brands Miele, Neff, Bosch and Liebherr, kettle, high quality pots and pans (WMF), and so on.
wireless interkom/buzzer with display, high speed internet access (WiFi), flat screen TV, Berlin music CD-Player, radio with MP3, king size-bed (180x200cm), original Italian leather couch; white bed sheets and towels are provided.
The loft incl. bathroom is kept warm and cosy by underfloor heating.
If you want to divide the living room/kitchen area from the sleeping area, you can close a huge, state-of-the-art sliding door.
The Schwedter Strasse is a great location to start your experience in Berlin. There are numerous cafés, bars and restaurants on Katanienallee, Oderbergerstrasse, Zionskirchplatz and so on. As the biggest and best preserved pre-war area in Germany (most buildings are from the 1880s), the district is getting more and more popular, but still there are loads of little stores selling fashion, vintage furniture or memorabilia of the old times.
A supermarket and bakery are right across the street, an organic supermarket is 200m, Europe´s biggest organic supermarket is 800m down the road. On sundays the famous Mauerpark flea market and the nice little flea market at Arkonaplatz are literally just around the corner. To get a glimpse of the city`s history you can walk down the road about 800m to the Berlin Wall Memorial.
There are four tube stations nearby: Eberswalderstrasse / Senefelder Platz (U2) or Bernauerstrasse / Rosenthaler Platz (U8) and several tram stops. For example, to reach:
- the Alexanderplatz: 5 minutes by tube or a 20-minute walk
- the Hackescher Markt: 10 minutes by tram or a 20-minute walk
- the River Spree and the georgious Museumsinsel (World Heritage Site): 10 minutes by tram or (which I would highly recommend) a 30-minute-walk down the tree-lined, newly renovated streets of East-Berlin, passing by a lot of galleries, cafés and shops.
All the other famous sides (Brandenburg Gate, Friedrichstrasse, Potsdamer Platz, etc.) are also easy and quick to get to.
An ideal base to explore Berlin; I would love to be your host in this vibrant, ever-changing city.
(weekly and monthly rates on request)
Strictly no Smoking (except on the balcony) and no partys! The wooden floor needs a bit of attention, so please watch out for it (i.e. please don´t walk around in shoes). No candles allowed. Please treat my property as if it was your own, as I would do with yours.
Any use of Torrent via the internet is strictly forbidden, as well as any illegal up- or downloads!
Absolute Nichtraucherwohnung (ausser auf dem Balkon) und keine Parties! Der Holzfussboden sollte pfleglich behandelt werden (bitte Schuhe ausziehen), wie der Rest der Wohnung. Bitte keine Kerzen! Bitte behandeln Sie mein Eigentum gut, so wie ich es mit Ihrem auch tun würde.
Es darf kein Torrent über das Internet verwendet werden. Sämtliche illegale Up- und Downloads sind verboten!
Ingo was one of the best host I have had the pleasure to interact with. very kind and very caring with lots of good information about Berlin to make your stay most pleasant. The location of the apt was great for us since I wanted to explore East Berlin. Safe and hip neighborhood. I certainly would recommend this condo to anyone wanting to visit Berlin.
We had a great week in Prenzlauer Berg staying at Ingo's well-located and very peaceful apartment. The flat is light and airy, very clean, and well-maintained. The generous-sized bed is very comfortable and there's a great shower in the nice bathroom.
On arrival, Ingo took time to show us his local recommendations for shopping, eating and drinking, as well as some local attractions we might not have found otherwise, like the small but excellent flea market in Arkonaplatz on Sunday morning.
Ingo was great and accommodated me getting to the place early. He gave a really great description of the area and Berlin generally and was extremely helpful in all ways. The place is fantastic and in a really great area close to transport. Perfect experience, couldn't recommend this place more :)
Ingo greeted us, and provided us with two maps, and lots of helpful suggestions for places to eat, and things to do and see, several of which we did enjoy during our stay. He answered our questions, and made himself available if we needed anything, and was super helpful.
Ingo's flat was in impeccable condition, with lots of natural light. The bed was comfortable, really comfortable! The neighborhood was pretty and quiet, but still had a lot to offer in terms of food, bars, parks, shopping, and historical/cultural points of reference. We would definitely recommend this for your stay in Berlin!
Ingo is een prettige verhuurder, reageerde adequaat op vragen van ons voordat wij in Berlijn waren. Daar aangekomen heeft Ingo ons voorzien van waardevolle tips wat te doen in Berlijn. Zijn zelfgemaakte plattegrond met de belangrijke tips voor eten, drinken en vervoer was erg handig. Het appartement ligt in een prachtige buurt. Goed bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer. Het appartement voldeed volledig aan onze eisen. We willen een volgende verblijf in Berlijn graag weer gebruik maken van dit appartement.
Ingo was an absolutely fantastic host, staying with us for hours to talk us through his favourite bits of Berlin and answering all of our questions. He was so helpful and we followed so many of his recommendations, which made our trip to Berlin.
The apartment is beautiful and it was lovely being in such a great neighbourhood with so much going on nearby. A real gem - both apartment and host. Thank you Ingo!!
This was our first experience with airbnb and Ingo set such a high standard as a host. On our arrival, Ingo spent about 45 minutes introducing us to the apartment and providing extremely useful information about the immediate locality. His mud map containing information about good eating spots, tram stops and U stations made eating out and getting around so easy.
It was such a joy to return home to the apartment after spending the day visiting the sites/sights of Berlin. The apartment is modern, understated, well equipped and in an extremely quiet. It is located in a bohemian type area with a nice community feel. On Fridays, there is a local market nearby selling quality fresh fruit and vegetables, and a number of food stalls. It was extremely pleasant having a drink and a bite to eat while watching families enjoying themselves.
The excellent public transport system made it very easy to visit the major museums and other places of interest.
We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at the apartment and were a little sad when it was time to leave. Ingo is such an accommodating host who ensures that his guests' needs are met. We can certainly recommend staying here.
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