Beautiful, sunny 4-room apartment in Berlin's exciting neighborhood PRENZL.BERG

Beautiful, sunny 4-room apartment in Berlin's exciting neighborhood PRENZL.BERG

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our beautiful, clean, and SUNNY apartment has four rooms (a bedroom, a living room, two studies) plus a kitchen, a bathroom and a spacious chamber/pantry. All in all, our recently refurbished (May 2017), nicely decorated and furnished apartment is quite large (roughly 120 sq.m. = 1,300 sq.ft) and comes with high-speed internet (WiFi), a hi-fi system, two large flat-screen TVs (including the German version of TiVo), two DVD players, a washing machine, a dishwasher and a fully equipped kitchen that seats three people.

We also have a spacious, nicely planted (flowers, herbs & tomatoes), wine-covered and sunny recessed balcony (loggia) facing the south: it's quite big by Berlin standards (ca. 6 sq.m. = 65 sq.ft.) and comfortably seats four people. So even if you don't care to go out from time to time, you can still spend the day outside on the balcony and enjoy a relaxing and lazy day reading or snoozing in the deckchair or have dinner at sunset.

The homely and modern furnished apartment is situated on the third floor of a typical Berlin pre-WWI residential building (built around 1900), with laminate floors, high ceilings, and truly lovely neighbors all around.

Visitors and previous home exchangers have said that we live in a neighborhood that is like a mixture of New York's Brooklyn, San Francisco's Castro, and London's Camden Town -- combined with the typical post-1989 East Berlin charme. After having done quite some travelling to verify, we do agree a bit... :)

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More about us

  1. We are Patrick (42, a freelance journalist in culture and media) and Bastian (41, a literary critic & writer), a couple of 20 years, married, and love literature, movies, music and art. We love spending time in museums, we cherish travelling and we enjoy exploring different places and cultures.

  2. We have already swapped more then a dozen times and loved every single one of them (unfortunately, not all our ratings and comments were transferred from our old account over at HomeForExchange to here). You just cannot compare it to a stay in an anonymous hotel -- as beautiful as that may be. Swapping homes always made us immediately feel at home in places we have never been before and where we suddenly felt to be a part of the neighborhood. For us, it's the most wonderful way to go on vacation.

  3. We like sunny beaches just as much as lively cities and are always open to new adventures, new places around the world, and people from everywhere -- surprise us if you want to. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email -- we are looking forward to it.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The apartment is located in the north-east of Berlin, directly in the trendy PRENZLAUER BERG neighborhood (also called by its shortcut: Prenzl.berg), arguably the city's most beautiful, vibrant and exciting area (right next to MITTE and FRIEDRICHSHAIN). While our street is wonderfully calm and family-friendly, you will find cute little cafés and excellent restaurants, trendy nightclubs and cool shopping locations, museums and movie theaters, parks and sports fields, as well as everything from a pharmacy to the post office just around the corner within a couple of minutes walking distance.
Just FYI: the map shown here is not really exact. Our apartment is 10 minutes (to walk) down the road from what is shown here.

Young families, students, and professionals from the media and entertainment industry make up a large part of the neighborhood's young, aspiring, and gay-friendly population, while it is at the same time very international. You can be sure to run into people from all over the world in Prenzlauer Berg - and, of course, find everything from Russian specialty stores to finest Italian trattorias or French bakerys to all sorts of Asian shops and restaurants as well as movies from the US and music from South America.

Famous Prenzlauer Berg-areas such as the well-known Kollwitzplatz or the Helmholzplatz, the popular boulevard Kastanienallee (also called 'casting alley'), or the very busy Mauerpark (especially on the weekends with Berlins largest weekly flea market with thousands of visitors) are only a stone's throw away.

But the rest of Berlin's exciting places are not far away either: there are various metro-, train-, underground-, streetcar- and bus-stations within a five to ten minutes walk, connecting you to Berlin's two airports, sights, and all other places of interest.

You can even be in Hamburg, Poland, Prague (Czech Republic), or at the Baltic sea (Germany's beautiful seacoast in the north-east) within just a little train ride.

We'll have an entire folder with all the necessary information available upon your arrival.

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