Apartment in Berlin, "Altbau" with great design

Apartment in Berlin, "Altbau" with great design


Feb 2018

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

This is our 90 squaremeter home in Berlin which we've decorated and designed with a lot of attention to detail. We love to mix original mid century furniture with flea market finds and designer pieces.

The apartment is in residential Berlin Wedding and less touristy than other places. Berlin Wedding has been named one of the 50 neighbourhoods to visit by Time Out magazin recently - and we agree! Locals say it’s authentic and international, with few tourists and many real Berliners. There’s plenty to do but also peace and quiet. Our apartment is close to the river Panke and nearby a S-Bahn and U Bahn station. We will leave a map with local recommendations for you!

We have a beautifully designed home in a classic Altbau from around 1890. A cosy and quiet bedroom with a large bed and enough space for clothing - a living room with lots of light and a desk area, a second living room with a fireplace and huge dining table. The kitchen is a seperate room, well equipped as we love to cook - the bathroom has a lot of light and comes with a shower and bathtub and a double sink. We have a lot of plants that hope to be taken care of while you're here. We have a rowing machine and yoga equipment if you want to stay fit - as well as highspeed internet connection and a great work from home setup, including an adjustable desk and a second desk if two people need to work from home at the same time. In our bedroom we have installed a TV including Netflix for movie time - and we will leave you two bikes (one e-bike) you can use for your way around the city. There is a comfortable air mattress that can be put in the livingroom for a third and fourth person (or kids) to sleep on if that's required.

We're open to any offers from anywhere in the world - but as we're both full-time employed, we'll have to check our schedules and come back to you. We can only offer the apartment when we're traveling ourselves as it's our main home - but we're both flexible working from anywhere that has good internet - so let us know if you want to swap :) We can work remotely and would love to do so a few times a year, so all swaps from 1-6 weeks are interesting, especially in Europe. Right now, we're looking for a longer swap (approximately one month) in Southern Europe, in the second half of 2021, COVID permitting.


Marie-Luise's reviews

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More about us

  1. We're a couple in our mid 30's - Marie runs a digital agency and Philipp is a university researcher.

  2. We love nature and plants and would love for someone to take care of them, in a swap home we'd love to be in the nature and outdoors.

  3. We love design and inspiration from all over the world and put a lot of work into our home - and appreciate if someone did the same to their place.

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Where is it?


Located in northwestern Berlin, Wedding has forever been the city‘s up-and-coming neighbourhood. Perhaps the uptake has been slow and steady, unlike in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a cool spot. Wedding is the Berlin visitors are looking for, where everything is relaxed and accepted. Wedding has a tangible local and neighbourly feel. Things are also more constant in here than in other districts that are constantly on the move. Wedding has seen an influx of stylish pop-up bars, dance studios, art galleries, vegan restaurants, clubs in abandoned swimming pools and other uber cool hangouts set up shop in this corner of the city.
The architecture is eclectic - From the Weimer-era minimalist architecture of the Schillerpark Settlement (which has UNESCO-protected status), to the old warehouse factories that recall Wedding’s working class history, through to the odd grand estate that has survived the war, this district has a fascinating mix of architecture to explore. Unlike other districts of Berlin such as Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain which are now packed to capacity, in Wedding you don’t have to wait in a long queue just to order some breakfast - but still enjoy some fantastic food and drink. The Neo-Gothic, Dracula-like castle (actually a courthouse) is one of the top attractions tucked away the quiet, leafy Brunnenplatz park - right next door.

Buzzy restaurants
Baldon, Mars Küche & Bar, Ernst, Cafe Pförtner, Ernst
Cool bars
Jatz Bar, Panke Culture
Cozy cafés
Dujardin, Julius
Bit of culture
SAVVY Contemporary
Walks in the park
Panke area, Humboldthain
Spot of exercise
Yoga at Lobe Block

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