Where to Stay in Berlin

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Berlin

Berlin at a Glance

While once scarred by its rather depressing history, Berlin has recently experienced a renaissance in creativity and culture. With the rise of start-ups, multiculturalism, and creative flair, the city has become a world-class destination while still maintaining its edgy side. Kreuzberg is the core of this quirky artistic hub, with some of the best kebabs in the city thanks to the Turkish influx to Germany. The center of the city, Mitte, holds numerous museums and art galleries that could keep you occupied for weeks. In the West, the more affluent area is still visible, in particular the Charlottenburg Palace.

The serendipity of this city is amazing, creating an amazing art and music scene that has arisen from a war torn city. What’s more, the Germans are famous for their Christmas markets, and Berlin’s Weihnachtsmärkte does not disappoint, nor does the fruity Glühwein. Gay Pride is another special event, when millions flock to the city to celebrate. The techno music scene is an essence that unites Berliners together, with some clubs open throughout the weekend. The party never stops in Berlin!

Berlin Neighborhoods

  • Mitte

    the cultural and historical center bustles with shops, cafes, businesses and landmarks

  • Kreuzberg

    hipster area with street art, cafes, kebabs, bars and nightclubs

  • Prenzlauer Berg

    stylish, cafes, home to largest flea market in Mauerpark

  • Friedrichshain

    art gallery galore, the East Side Gallery, Boxhagener Platz and more nightclubs

  • Schöneberg

    colorful area with bars and cafes & shopping, LGBTQ community

  • Charlottenburg

    the classy, west side neighbourhood

  • Neukölln

    shopping centers, cafes, bars and Tempelhof Park

This guide only covers highlights. View all neighborhoods of Berlin.

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