The Brandenburg Gate is only 3 metro stops from our hotel.
Originally considered as an ending for the boulevard Unter den Linden the gate made of sandstone developed into one of the most important landmarks in Berlin and should not be missed in a Berlin visit.
If you are already there why don’t you take a look at the new multi-media Museum am Brandenburger Tor? There you will get to know more about the history and daily life around the landmark. Experience amongst other things the parted Germany, the reunification and the development of the city.
Brandenburger Tor Museum
Pariser Platz 4a
As the conference venue of the German Bundestag the Reichstagsgebäude is the most important building in Berlin. Even though the architecture of this building is very impressive especially the spectacular dome and the visitor terrace are in the focus of tourists. From here you have a view over the whole city especially the Brandenburger Tor, the Potsdamer Platz and the river Spree. A visit is particularly worth in the evening where you can see the sea of lights of the city.
Platz der Republik 1
The “Goldelse” how many people call the Victoria on top of the Siegessäule should remind of the victories of Prussia against Denmark, Austria and France in 1864, 1866 and 1870/71. As a reward for climbing the 285 steps you receive a view above the Tiergarten and the neighbouring castle Bellevue.
Großer Stern 1
Just a 20-minute walk from Boutique Hotel i31 and you reach Hackesche Höfe. Northern of the Alexanderplatz you can find the Hackesche Höfe. With its eight connected courtyards it belongs to Spandau’s suburb. Stroll and rummage in the small shops, boutiques, unusual galleries and studios, have a feast in one of the restaurants or nightclubs or enjoy a showing in the cinema or performance in a theatre.
Between Rosenthaler Straße and Sophienstraße
The central traffic junction in Berlin-Mitte was used as parade square and marketplace until the middle of the 19th century. The Galeria Kaufhaus, the Park Inn, the world clock and Brunnen der Völkerschaft (the fountain of the people) are some of the things that make the Alexanderplatz a must-see in Berlin. From here you can easily reach the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain) and Fernsehturm (Television Tower).
In a city the motto is bigger, faster, more modern. If you ever need some distance to the hustle and bustle of the capital make a stop in the historic buildings, restaurants or coffee shops in Berlin’s oldest residential area, the Nikolaiviertel.
The Gendarmenmarkt is 10 minutes away (U6 Naturkundemuseum until Französische Strasse) from Boutique Hotel i31. Bordered by the three monumental buildings Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral), Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) and the Konzerthaus (Concert Hall) the Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most varied and exclusive squares in Berlin. It is placed in the middle of numerous restaurants and cafés, luxurious shops and boutiques, hotels and banks and much more.
As one of the most important traffic junctions between Mitte and Tiergarten the Potsdamer Platz offers everything that makes the big city heart beat faster. You can find a lot from huge cinema auditoriums through shopping centres to fine restaurants to spend a couple of nice hours. The bordering Sony Center with its sensational roof offers enough space for art and culture, entertainment, gastronomy and many more.
Originally built to lead the Berliners back to faith the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche with its ruined tower is a memorial for war and destruction. After the church was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, the hexagonal belfry with the chapel was inaugurated in the east of the tower in 1961 and the octagonal church and the foyer in the west.
Lietzenburger Straße 3
Let the Charlottenburg Palace become one of your favourite places like it was already for the Hohenzollern! The castle amazes with magnificent gardens and rooms amongst which the Weiße Saal (White Hall) and Goldene Galerie (Golden Gallery) which belong to the most beautiful rococo creations in Europe are some of the highlights.
Spandauer Damm 10-22
Enjoy the 1.3 Kilometres long East Side Gallery, a stretch of the former Berliner Wall, where you can admire over a hundred wall paintings. The longest open-air gallery in the world is a report of the joy and newly created hope after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Artists from all around the world established what was once a symbol of the partition into an art piece which symbolizes freedom and reconciliation.