enjoy a great charming area from Berlin with lots of coffeeshops, bars and restaurants and boutiques in a family friendly renovated flat with all comfort in...
Where is it?
The apartment is located in a very historic spot and the heart of Berlin (Mitte) and has been the attraction for friends and family. Why historic? It is located in a newly built apartment complex, on top of the former wall that divided the city between East and West. A line on the ground outside marks the exact location of the former wall, so you can see where it run through the apartment.
We live on the ground floor and have a terrace, which is facing a wall to a cemetary (can be see on the picture). This cemetary is special and includes a little museum, honouring Theodor Fontane, a famous German novelist. In 1999, Berlin artist Karla Sachse placed 120 brass rabbits here, sunk into the asphalt of the road and slabs of the pavement on either side of it.
Between 1961 and 1989 a thriving rabbit population made their home on the death strip, the no-man’s land between the inner and outer border walls in Berlin. Unimpeded by the travel restrictions affecting their human neighbours, the rabbits hopped from East Berlin to West Berlin and vice versa. They even openly built tunnels. Berliners on both sides of the wall looked on the rabbits fondly. Unsurprising, given their lack of respect for or fear of the border guards and the dictates of the communist regime.
There are plenty of trees and plants in the vicinity and birds are chirping.
Since my home is located in a compound, you won't hear any of the street noise while being right in the city center, some two km away from the main station, the river Spree, Friedrichstraße with its theaters and parks. An underground stop is right in front of the entrance to the compound.
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