About this listing
You won't find a more centrally located place than this one, seriously-just read some reviews! You have internet and a fully equipped kitchen. And there's the view. Spend Christmas in the center of town with 10 Christmas markets you can walk to.
Perfect if you are coming to Berlin and want to be up front and center! The fully-equipped Riverfront Panorama apartment is on the seventh floor of a riverfront property across from the Museum Island (Pergamon, Bode Museum) and is located close to the Friedrichstrasse station in Berlin Mitte. It is directly on the river Spree promenade (Schiffbauerdamm), spacious (100 square meters) and commands a stunning panoramic view of the entire city (Reichstag, Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, Pergamon Museum, City Hall and Television Tower).
Five minutes’ walk bring you to the Bode-Museum or to Monbijou and Oranienburgerstrasse with its international restaurants, a synagogue, the Old Post Office (modern art museum), the arts center and Hackescher Markt and the art gallery district of Berlin. For foodies the Torstrasse is a five minute walk and truly a paradise.
The Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, the exclusive shops of the upper Friedrichstrasse, Humboldt University and the Berlin Cathedral are also only a stone's throw away. The television tower of the "Alex" overlooks the scene.
The spacious living room (second bedroom) has a computer (currently in repair) hooked up to the surround system for listening to CDs, internet Radio or your own music from a USB stick or MP3 player. The second living room with the dining table ensures the place is spacious and not cramped. You can relax wonderfully after an active day in the city or work at the desk. Of course, the apartment provides broadband Internet and wireless WiFi. There is no television (the view out the windows is 100 times better than tv). If you just have to watch tv, you can turn the flatscreen on the computer around facing into the room and watch it on the internet.
The kitchen is fully-equipped for you to make meals that you can enjoy in the spacious dining room area while enjoying the panorama view. The supermarket (Edeka) in the Friedrichstrasse train station is open until midnight and on Sundays. There is also a Rewe supermarket just outside the station with similar opening hours. The bathroom has a tub and hair dryer. You can also use the washing machine.
Sheets and towels are included.
The Riverfront Panorama apartment is in the middle of Berlin's theater district. You can see the famous Berliner Ensemble from the living room and the Friedrichstadtpalast from the bedroom. The revived Admiralpalast, Deutsches Theater, the Opera house and countless other stages are just a stone's throw away.
Parking: There is some limited free parking in the neighbourhood and there are several parking garages within a few minutes' walk that offer special rates.
Minimum stay: 3 days
Maximum: 3 months
The Riverfront Panorama is a non-smoking apartment.
In a nutshell a review I received describes exactly why I love sharing my apartment:
"It's clear from the apartment contents that you're a traveller too and have many similar interests to us which created the lovely feeling that we were borrowing a friend's apartment for the week. Knocks the spots off a week in some faceless hotel! Thanks again for all your help, and all the very best for a healthy, happy and successful 2014."
You have full access to the facilities the spacious apartment provides.
Interaction with Guests
If I am not in Berlin I am easily accessible by mobile phone and email.
I love the fact that you can enjoy the beauty of the river (6 bridges) from home. There isn't much you can't find within 5 minutes' walk: First class museums, Berlin's incredibly creative cuisine (foodies will be in heaven), great pubs and cafes, galleries, theaters - everything from classic to underground.
You have your choice of subway, tram, bus, boat, taxi - all within a minute's walk. Plus, this is one of the nicest parts of Berlin to explore on foot!
Other Things to Note
A favorite review I received that describes exactly why I use airbnb: "It's clear from the apartment contents that you're a traveller too and have many similar interests to us which created the lovely feeling that we were borrowing a friend's apartment for the week. Knocks the spots off a week in some faceless hotel! Thanks again for all your help, and all the very best for a healthy, happy and successful 2014."
Most important "rule" is enjoy yourself and make yourself at home. Most things are self explanatory. I'd appreciate it if you watered the plants and turned off all the lights/stereo/electric appliances, computer, and turned off the heat before leaving. I will make all arrangements on an individual basis for picking up and dropping off the keys.