From July 23, 2009 to September 16, 2009 or alternatively till October 13th 2009.
We will stay in NYC until middle of September and then we are leaving for a trip. Our apartment in Berlin is available for the home swap partner until our return on October 13th.
very quiet, modernize, bright and spacious 4 room apartment (bathroom and kitchen extra) with wooden floors in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg: 86 sqm, three of four rooms for use (the smallest room won't be accessible, because it will be used as stockroom), new double-bed with new good mattresses, one bed for kiddie, sleeping couch in the living-room.
Amenities: furnished apartment and fully equipped kitchen, bath with tub, 24h fast internet with w-lan and telephone flat rate for fixed-line local and national calls, new dishwasher, new washing machine, large refrigerator, gas stove, microwave oven, new rice cooker, color TV, VCR, DVD and hi-fi music center. no smoking, please. Apt. not suitable for wheelchair access.
Available from July 23th to October 13th.
Location: Kollwitzplatz, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
very close to famous Wasserturm- and Kollwitzplatz (vivid street market with organic food and fresh veggie every Thursday and weekend). Countless pubs, restaurants, cafés, galleries, cultural projects, little shops, drugstores and supermarkets for everyday needs. Charming, international and young neighborhood famous for its vibrant day and nightlife atmosphere. Also child-friendly and safe surrounding with many playgrounds and several nice parks in the vicinity: people's park Friedrichshain with rollerblade course, Mauerpark - a popular place for the young crowd to hang around with one the largest flea market in Berlin each Sunday, people's park Ernst Thälmann with planetarium. Local public library and Goethe institute language school in close range. 10 min per bike to the state library, main municipal library and campus of the Humboldt University. Easy access to public transportation: several tram lines, metro station, next to S-Bahn (urban railway system), express bus to airport Tegel and within 20 min to the Central Station for intercity connections.
For photos of our neighborhood
Information on Kollwitzplatz / Prenzlauer Berg
great site in English with extensive information about history and everyday life issues
My husband and I are both scholars in the humanities (Urban Studies and Cultural Studies), and we have two kids. This summer we are working as Visiting Scholars at Columbia and NYU.
We are very responsible and tidy persons, and our children behave well.