The Hilton Berlin hotel is only a 30 minute drive from Tegel airport and a 50 minute drive from Schoenefeld airport. Set on Gendarmenmarkt, major Berlin attractions such as Brandenburg Gate are within walking distance and the Stadtmitte metro station is located in front of the hotel.
The hotel attracts travelers with business in Steglitz or at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universitat Berlin) – commonly called FU Berlin–1.25 miles (2 km) away.
Built in 1987, the lobby’s open atrium, Italian-marble columns, chandeliers, glass dome, and grand stairs recall the original use of the building, as the Imperial shopping arcades of the 19th century. Families with children are welcome and special services can be arranged.
Just off the bustling Ku’damm shopping strip, green marble, towering flower arrangements, solid dark-wood columns and red-cloth sofas make the Bristol’s softly lit lobby a quiet contrast to the fast-paced Berlin streets. Leisure and business travelers mingle with long-time Berlin residents on their way to the Kempinski Grill.
Tourists are awe struck by the architecture of its buildings, for example the Brandenburger Tor – Gate. Amongst other things, it is also famous for its Opera House and its nightlife. It has also hosted many international and historical events. The best way to get around and become familiar is by bus.
“All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words `Ich bin ein Berliner!'” Berlin is the capital of united Germany and prior to that it was the capital of Germany and before that the old capital of Prussia. It is also famous for its museums, including one that exhibits the bust of Nofretete-Nefertiti.
Things to see and do in Berlin:
Welcome to the island of museums. Enjoy your visit and check out the group of five museums that were constructed over a period of 106 years, stretching from 1824 to 1930. UNESCO awarded it the world heritage status in the year 1999. Situated on a small island in the Spree River of Berlin, this collection of museums is considered something unique because it demonstrates the evolution of the modern museum during the course of the twentieth century. Do not talk loudly within the museum lest you disturb the tranquility of its artifacts which tell the story of 6,000 years of human artistic activities.
The peaceful hotel attracts both business and leisure travelers wishing to be within walking distance of shopping, dining, nightlife, history, and culture in the center of what was called West Berlin before the Berlin Wall dividing the city was torn down.
Set amid the nondescript, parking-garage-style architecture of the communist era and the ornate buildings of 19th-century Berlin, the hotel with its glass front stands out as an example of the contemporary style enlivening Berlin’s revived Mitte section. Business and leisure travelers come for ready access to Mitte’s professional offices, restaurants, bars, and historical attractions.
Babelsberg and The Blue Angel. Revisit the Classic German Film Studio Era at Media City Babelsberg. It is certainly no secret that Berlin is a well-established film city. Approximately 300 new movies are made here every year. It is home to hundreds of film and television production companies, film and dubbing studios – dubbing being a big industry in Germany – and Berlin’s center for the cinematic arts at the Filmhaus on Potsdamer Platz which brings together the Film Museum of the German Film Archive Foundation and the German Film and Television Academy. And, of course, the annual Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the “Berlinale”, is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and the world. But whenever making reference to film and Berlin, the nearby Babelsberg film studio in Potsdam is the real gem in the crown of German film making industry, both then and now.
Popular with leisure travelers, the hotel offers an eye-catching ambience created by artistic flower arrangements; a contemporary art collection of paintings and sculptures that includes two inverted lighted-glass pyramids and a huge alabaster light sculpture gracing the lobby; a green-gneiss lobby floor with a purple-edged area rug; and caramel-colored-wood walls.
This hotel, reflecting Berlin’s rich history and grandeur, is architecturally reminiscent of the Art Deco buildings 1920s New York and Chicago. Guests enter a spacious lobby with a grand marble staircase, wrought-iron railing, marble columns, and a sparkling chandelier. The famous Ritz service attracts international leisure and business travelers.
One of the first two hotels built in Berlin after the city’s devastation during World War II, and expanded twice since, the hotel serves as a major conference center and also attracts leisure travelers who enjoy the hotel’s convenient location between East and West Berlin.
A perfect recreation of the 1907 Hotel Adlon, this landmark building attracts a range of clientele from celebrities to families to business travelers. The airy marble lobby is topped by a stained-glass dome, and a piano player on the mezzanine Belle Etage accompanies guests taking tea by the Art Nouveau fountain. Tuxedoed waiters glide trolleys of cakes between the rust and lavender-colored sofas.
Take a look at the live-sized structures inside this gigantic museum. Few lovers of arts are aware of the fact that when Germany was divided in the aftermath of the second world war, its art treasures were divided too. Located on Museum Island (Museumsinsel), Berlin, the Pergamon Museum was designed by Ludwig Hoffmann and Alfred Messel.
Germans don’t read as much they used to. According to a recent study, only about 6 percent of the German population picks up a book on a regular basis. This is all the more surprising to anyone who has ever spent any time exploring the streets of Berlin. Bookstores are everywhere. Certain streets, like Knesebeckstraße in Charlottenburg, are literally loaded with literature. And many a foreign visitor will be even more surprised (pleasantly, of course) to discover a huge selection of bookstores offering and even specializing in English language books. Many museums offer a very good selection, as well. So English speaking bookworms now have yet another reason to visit Berlin. Anyone can rummage through great literature here, new or used. The following list offers you some of the best addresses to find that book you may, or may not, need.
One of the top five running events in the world today, the Berlin Marathon’s official distance of 42.195 kilometers is also one of the fastest and well-loved.