About this listing
Splendid newly renovated and refurbished 44 square meter (474 square feet) loft apartment in an historical original pre-war Berlin building!
This splendid newly renovated and refurbished 44 square meter loft apartment in an historical original pre-war Berlin building which at the time was built and used as a chocolate factory is situated just off Kastanienallee and a stone's throw to Mauerpark (where the Wall once divided the city), home of Berlin's legendary Sunday flea market. I employ this cosy living space as my artists studio and when I am busy working on the post production of editorial/book projects I open it to guests who I think will enjoy and respect the apartment.
Schwedter Strasse is right in the centre of Prenzlauer Berg, next to Oderberger Strasse and Zionskirchplatz, amidst historical buildings and beautiful old architecture. The Wall used to run at the end of Schwedter Strasse and Bernauer Strasse, where one of the last remaining parts of the Wall still stands and can be visited. Today, cute coffee shops, vibrant bars, restaurants from all corners of the world, art galleries, vintage furniture and clothing shops can be found all around the area.
The apartment is very quiet, as the building is set back from the street with its own courtyard and security gate. There is a new and pretty children's playground for the occupants of the house. Furthermore, a bakery and supermarket are located literally across the street.
There is Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi). Door buzzer with Wireless Interkom system.
The light-flooded flat has wooden floors throughout, central and floor heating, a fully fitted kitchen and separate bathroom. The windows are over-sized and allow for plenty of light. There is a modern kitchen with Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Cooker, Pots and Pans, Plates, Kettle, Toaster, Coffeemachine, etc.
The apartment has a large double bed as well as a sofa bed. Bedsheets and towels are included. Iron and ironing board.
There is also a separate bathroom with natural light coming in through a large window. Hairdryer and scales are available.
The apartment is just a scenic walk from Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, and Mitte's Hackescher Markt. Connected by U-Bahn (nearest tube station Eberswalder Strasse) and various tram lines it is perfectly positioned for a stay in Berlin and is also conveniently close to world famous landmarks such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag.
Two of Berlin's best flea markets are a 5 minute walk away: Mauerpark Flohmarkt and Trödelmarkt Arkonaplatz.
Pop star Madonna has recently opened a gym in the area, named Hard Candy. A Yoga and Pilates centre is located next door to the apartment building. There is also an organic supermarket on Schwedter Strasse.
Please note this is a non-smoking apartment.
I look forward to hosting you in the future!
You will have full and sole access to this apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I work for various international arts, fashion and culture magazines and need to keep my finger on the pulse of Berlin's cultural scene, so I should be able to help you with suggestions of places, museums, galleries, parties to visit during your stay.
Prenzlauer Berg is by far my favourite area to live in Berlin, it's culturally vibrant and full of successful creative types, with internationally successful film directors, artists, musicians and magazine editors all breathing in its chic yet bohemian air. It is very central, yet greener than much of Berlin (and just a few minutes walk to Mitte), and is full of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, art cinemas, independent fashion, vintage, record shops, and English language bookstores. Mauerpark (and its epic Sunday fleamarket) where the Berlin wall formally ran is just at the end of the street. The area also feels very safe at all hours of night and day, partly thanks to its thriving restaurant, coffeehouse, and bar scene. Architecturally the area is also very beautiful, with a large number of it's old buildings surviving the war. Prenzlauer Berg avoids the concrete jungle vibe much of Berlin possesses.
Transport wise, you could hardly be better located, with two tram lines, and two U-Bahn stations just at the end of the street and a few minutes walk away. In only a few stops you can reach central Mitte, Museum Island/the River Spree, Alexanderplatz etc. These destinations are also a scenic walking distance from the apartment.
This is a non-smoking apartment.
Arrival at early or late hours is possible if pre-arranged.
This is a peaceful place to stay so in return please respect our neighbours - no loud or unnecessary noise, especially after 10pm.
We treat our guests in a respectful, polite and friendly manner and expect the same in return.
No illegal downloads and no use of torrent on the apartment's internet connection.
Heike is an incredible host + has a very interesting background to boot. She possesses thorough knowledge on Berlin and made feel at home immediately, which I couldn't have been more thankful for as a newcomer. 5/5 would stay at her place again in a heartbeat.
The host canceled this reservation 62 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Great apartment, exactly as shown in the pictures: large, warm, totally new and with great light.
Great neighbourhood: calm enough and with lots of bars and trendy restaurants, cafes and shops nearby.
Great location: u-bahn, s-bahn, trams and buses very close, right next to Mauer Park and crossing the historical Bernauer Strasse. Supermarket right across the street, open until 00:00 everyday except Sunday.
Great hostess: Heike is very friendly and attentive, and extraordinarily flexible with check-in and check-out schedules.
Will definetly come back.
Me and my girlfriend wen to berlin for the very first time and it was awesome!! first of al the big studio that heike is renting is AMAZING AND VERY BIG!!!! it is very clean! very spatious! the decoration inside are really awesome!! everything you need in a house is available from a vacum cleaner to a iron board ect!! and for the ladies, the is a blow dryer for your hair ;)
the neighborhood were the studio is located is very nice!! nothing but beautifull buildings, very cozy streets woth lots of bars and restaurants. Very close to public transportation. subway and bus is max 5 minute walk. There is a supermarket in front of the studio wich is open every day till 0h00.
every saturday&sunday the is a flea market just accros the street in wich you can walk the whole day. lots of stuf to see and buy :p
We will CERTAINLY go back in berlin and take the same place heike is renting because it was just great.
Heike has been very kind and helpful...she has done our stay in berlin very easy, from the arrival to the departure.
The studio is great, perfect in location and really well equipped! It is just like in the photos!!
There's a supermarket in 1 minute walk and the street behind has a cozy atmosphere!
Beautifull appartment in nice neighbourhood. Clean and quiet. Just great! We would go there again.
We spent a wonderful time there, on Heike apartament. The place is comfortable, warm and completely funcional. Heike is nice and is glad to help or answer any question.
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About the Host, Heike
I enjoy welcoming people from all over the world to this exciting, vibrant, historical and charming area of Berlin. I work in the creative media industry so am particulary excited to witness the ever evolving landscape of this city first hand and am happy to share my knowledge of places worth visiting in the surrounding area to my guests.