family-friendly apartment in the centre of Berlin

family-friendly apartment in the centre of Berlin

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Waking up with sunrise – watching the sun going down while having dinner? Our sunny apartment offers an incredible view over the Tiergarten park in central Berlin. The apartment is on the 8th and 9th floor of an outstanding highrise building that was built for the international architecture exhibition Interbau 1957 (by Dutch architects Van den Broek and Bakema). The apartment is 85 sqm large and has two bedrooms (one rather small). The apartment is a so-called split-level design: You enter it on level 1 and walk seven stairs up to the second level (entrance hall, kitchen, living room), another seven stairs bring you to the third level, where the bedrooms and the bathroom are.

The house is very near to Berlin's main station, the zoological garden and the Western city centre (Charlottenburg) – being on the fringes of Tiergarten, the largest park in the city. We are a family of 4, with two kids (5 and 2 years old), so there are lots of toys for kids. Underground/U-Bahn (line 9) and Suburban/S-Bahn trains (lines 3, 5, 7 and 9) are very close, making it very comfortable to reach all parts of the Berlin by using public transport (for instance: only 4 stops to Alexanderplatz). Please note that the house is very near to the train tracks. The flat has soundproof windows, but is an urban place – not a quiet one ; )

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More about us

  1. we are a family of four with two kids (5 and 2 years old), living in Hansaviertel since 2013

  2. gregor is an architectural historian, journalist and curator; kristina is a landscape architect; we both came to Berlin in 200o to study, but we only met while living in Zürich – and in 2013 we went back to Berlin

  3. we are interested in culture, architecture, cities and travelling; together with our kids we travelled inter alia to tel aviv, cairo, madeira, new york, montreal, copenhagen, lisboa and london

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Hansaviertel is a small and rather special Berlin neighbourhood: a selection of outstanding post-war buildings from internationally renown architects, set in a green landscape on the fringes of Tiergarten park, yet very near to the Western city centre. Don't expect neither a party-area like in Kreuzberg or Neukölln, nor a gentrified living area like Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte, with lot of cafés and shopping opportunities – but a unique, small quarter in the Western part of the city, that allows to experience the "real" Berlin, offering some hidden gems. We are happy to share hints and information!

Buzzy restaurants
Tiergartenquelle offes traditional Berlin food and very good craft beer, Schleusenkrug beergarden is famous, Johannisgarden beergarden is a hidden gem in Moabit
Cool bars
frankly, not so much in walking distance... but the underground station is near!
Cozy cafés
Café Buchwald offers world-famous baumkuchen, Café Tiergarten
Retail therapy
supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakeries are within a 1 (!)-minute walk; market with organic products each friday
Bit of culture
Akademie der Künste exhibition hall, Haus der Kulturen der Welt art centre, Siegessäule
Walks in the park
if you have kids, you will be excited that you can walk (!) through the park to the zoo in about 20 minutes; Kantstraße is Berlin's non-touristic asia-town; KuDamm and KaDeWe department store are near
Spot of exercise
go for a run on the riverside of the spree, passing by Angela Merkel's offices ; )

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