Berlin Center: 2 bounded apartments (100 qm + 50 qm)

Berlin Center: 2 bounded apartments (100 qm + 50 qm)

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We use two apartments bounded close together on the same level in the third floor (elevator!) of a typical Berliner house, build at the end of the 19th century. The two apartments are separated by a room door in their long corridor and might as well be used as one apartment. The whole building - as well as our apartments - have recently been completely restored (and balconies and elevator added). On the front side there is the street (with trees on both sides): quiet and safe; on the back side there is a small school and a daycare for adults (maximum about 30 persons). Our rooms have high ceilings and stone or wooden floors (the parquet floor is new, but the timber peeling is more than 100 years old). In the larger apartment we removed several walls; the kitchen (on the right of the fireplace) is rather close together with the adjoining dining and living section (on the left side of the fireplace), all of them large and lightened by the back and the front windows. The kitchen is professional arranged (electromagnetic induction, gas-wok, 3 different type of steamers, refrigerator US-style, Kenwood, Jura Coffee/Espresso machine, milk frother etc.) Living room and dining area have high quality designed old and modern furniture. The two home-offices serve as bedrooms (double bed or sofa-bed) as well. Both bathrooms have tube and shower; you also will find new washing machine and dryer in the larger bathroom. In the smaller apartment you will use -besides the already mentioned second home office with a sofa and the second (blue) bath room- a large double bed ("Koje") as well as a small kitchen (dishwasher 2). Installed close to each of the two double beds are TV and DVD-player. You will find a wide selection of prize-winning DVD`s, and a lot of CD`s

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  1. We are two women in our sixties. Rosi is a professor at the University (Humboldt-University, Unter den Linden), teaching public law. I retired as a judge. We participate in the cultural life of the city (concerts, theater, etc.) and very often invite our families and friends. In the past we swapped our apartments very often on a private base We went to Egypt, Kenya, Canada, New York, Middle America, Russia, China, Italy, Turkey, Norway, Praha, London ...). Since 2009 we had some of our many exchanges via "home for exchange": Australia, New Zealand, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Israel, Spain, USA. We travel nearly half of the year. Usually we two woman go on our own. But it might be, that our adult children or some friends might want to visit us for a short period. In Europe we would like to go to the capital of Portugal, Sweden or to Florence in Italy, but we are also eager to see South America as well as Africa... It is possible for us to change homes for a rather long period. Since we stay from about April until October in our summer-house at a lake close to Berlin, we can swap non-simultaneous.
    You will reach our apartments easily by public traffic as well as from Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (soon BER) as well as from Airport Berlin-Tegel. We will provide you with maps and free fast internet, both: cabel and WiFI

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The apartments are located in the very center of Berlin in Berlin-Friedrichshain. You reach from our home lots of public transportation options: two different bus stops and a metro/subway (U-Bahn, U 5). The "Ostbahnhof" (the former main station of East-Berlin) offers trains and the urban S-train and can be reached in 10 minutes walking (by bus: one stop; by bike 4 minutes). The "Alexanderplatz" (the heart of former East-Berlin) will be reached by local train (one station), S-Bahn (2 stops) and metro (3 stops) by bike (12 minutes). From the just mentioned "Alexanderplatz" you go (2 bus stops) to the main historical street ("Unter den Linden") and its well known buildings (as the Brandenburger Tor). The main city attractions of former West-Berlin is the church "Gedächtniskirche" and the street "Kudamm", you easily directly reach by local train or S-Bahn, passing by "Friedrichstr." and the government area ("Reichstag" with its new glass cupola). The public traffic in Berlin is well organised; a car is not needed. In the neighbourhood of our home you will find different shops/discounters, where you can buy food and other things daily needed. In the summer time there is a "Biergarten" near by. You might want to go to the disco "Berghain" not far away, which is said to be the best in Berlin. In the evening you might like to sit inside or outside eating somewhere for example on the famous "Simon Dach" street with its alternative scene. Nearby you see the flair of a typical German street market with fresh (even organic) products.

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