Lovely apartment in the centre of Berlin

Lovely apartment in the centre of Berlin

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

There are two bedrooms, although the second bedroom is my son's room and features a high sleeper. There is space for two additional people to sleep on the super-sized sofa in the living room. The apartment is ideal for three to four people, the bathrooms are well proportioned. There are two showers and one bath tub.

The Smart TV can be used to watch 3D movies and speedy internet connection is available as well.
Mobile phone reception is rather poor inside the premises.

My kitchen is unique, in that it features a Japanese-style teppanyaki grill.

The neighbours are very friendly, there are a few children in the neighbourhood and two playgrounds nearby.

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  1. After having lived in some 14 countries and visited some 60+, dedicating my life to humanitarian, emergency relief and peacekeeping projects working for the United Nations and international NGOs, I moved to Berlin in early 2010 to run a consortium funded by the European Commission.

    My son Leonardo and I live in this apartment since May 2016. We love traveling and the sea and enjoy getting to know new places and people.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

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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