This modern, luxurious self-catering apartment is spaciously designed and stylishly decorated. It is perfect for all ages who just want to relax and long-term renters.
Located in the trendy Kastanienallee, not far from the lovely Helmotzplatz and Kollwitzplatz areas, as well as from Mitte's main attractions, this beautiful, spacious top floor, one-bedroom apartment is perfect for people keen to experience the magic of authentic-Berlin-meets-modern-era accommodation. The apartment is situated in Prenzlauerberg, one of the coziest places in Berlin. Chic and trendy site-specific furniture combined with wooden parquet and high ceilings, and more than anything else, the wonderful Jacuzzi, make the space a warm and welcoming refuge after a day out in the city.
The room and the large livingroom have both an access to the bathroom, so they work independently. The presence of keys at the door guarantees the wished privacy for whoever enters the bathroom.
The terrace can be romantically lighted up in the evening, to create a lovely dinner atmosphere.
This is Berlin’s über-trendy district, a favourite with young crowds and artsy types who frequent its terrace cafés, kitsch boutiques and alternative-style bars around Kollwitzplatz, or the Kulturbrauerei, an old brewery with shops and nightlife.
About the area: Countless pubs, restaurants, cafés, galleries and little shops create a day and nightlife atmosphere unrivalled in the rest of Berlin. Along with Schöneberg and Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg is a focal point of the Berlin art scene. Along with Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg it is also a popular neighbourhood with the student population.
Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most popular central districts in Berlin and one of the prettiest neighbourhoods, still central, yet quieter than Berlin Mitte. Much of Prenzlauer Berg escaped damage in the second world war and post war redevelopment. Nowadays Prenzlauer Berg offers trendy shopping with many street style fashion designers selling their wares in trendy boutiques.
Excellent public transport connections take you into Mitte in about 10 minutes, where you can visit main Berlin attractions such as Alexanderplatz, Museum Island or Hackescher Markt. Nearby U-Bahn: Eberswalder Strasse (U2); Nearby S-Bahn: Schönhauser Allee? (S(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)); nearby Tram (M1 and 12).
Weitere wichtige Infos
SINCE JAN 1st 2014 BERLIN HAS INTRODUCED A "TOURIST TAX" (5% of the Netto Price + VAT) THAT HAS TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE APARTMENT OWNER. I WILL CALCULATE THE TAX AMOUNT FOR YOU AND LET YOU KNOW BEFORE YOU COME TO BERLIN.
(It's usually not a lot, between 10€ and 25€ per booking)
This apartment is mainly thought for families and un general quiet occupants.
After a few bad experiences with young groups of party-people, my relationship with my neighbours have become more delicate and important to me than in the past. I I tend therefore to avoid bookings of groups of friends, especially if in the early twenties. For them, my other flat in the Ahlbeckerstr. is much more indicated.
The occupants of this apartment should be ready to observe the silence whenever going in and out of the apartment, in particular after 10 pm.
Kastanienallee (phone number hidden) Berlin (Prenzlauerberg)
(Important: there are two main doors corresponding to number 10. The correct one is the one on the right when facing the building, i.e. the smaller door. Not the one on the left, which serves as exit for the cars, and gives access to the court, where you can find the garbage bins you'll need the following days.
If you are receiving friends, the bell is FOSSI, on your left. However, unless you are waiting for someone, better not to answer if someone is ringing the bell.
How to get there
A) From airport Schönefeld
Take the train (22 min) till Alexanderplatz. Once in Alexanderplatz, follow the “U” signs and change with the U2, direction Pankow. After three stations, get off at station Eberswalderstr.
Alternatively the S-bahn S9 (40 min) till S-Schönhauserallee and here change for the U-bahn U2, direction Ruhleben or Theodor Heuss Platz, and get off at the following station, Eberswalderstr.
B) From airport Tegel
Take the bus X9 or 109 till S-bahn Jungfernheide. Here take the “ring” S-bahn S41 direction Gesundbrunnen and get off at Schönhauserallee. Here change for the U2, direction Ruhleben (not Pankow) and get off at the following station, “Eberswalderstr.”. Alternatively, cross the Schönhauserallee and catch the tram M1 for two stations.
C) From train Station Haupbtahnhof
Catch one of the S-bahn in direction Alexanderplatz and get off at Alexanderplatz. Here change for the U2, direction Pankow, and get off at the third station, “Eberswalderstr.”
please also check the website (website hidden) for more detailed information.
How to enter the apartment
One of the keys (the rectangular one) is for the main door. Go inside the elevator, put the green key in correspondence of the 5th floor and turn right. Once arrived on the top floor, use the remaining key (the yellow key) to open the brown door (not the red one)
For WiFi connection, name of the network and password are written below the router, in the living room.
Important: German law is very strict with respect to film and music downloading from peer-to-peer programs such as e-mule, Vuze and limewire. I already had to pay a 1200 euros fine in the past because one guest had downloaded one movie during his stay. Please don't don't download anything during your stay! Thank you!
Please, be careful with the floor, it is very fragile. I would be very thankful, if you’d decide to enjoy the natural feeling of walking on the wood by taking out your shoes each time you enter the apartment. Be careful especially when moving table, chairs, sofa and your luggage.
They are hidden in the right part of the white piece of furniture, in the bedroom.
Very IMPORTANT: Roof
Please do not go on the roof! You would violate the privacy of the neighbors. They already complained several times. Please help me keeping good relations with them by not disturbing them, especially with loud music at night.
Please leave money and keys on the table. Switch off the heating.
This point is not necessary, but would be strongly appreciated. Please start a washing machine with your linen and towels (if all fits!). This can be very useful to respect the tight schedule of checking in and out on those days when this happens simultaneously. Thank you for your cooperation.
Food rests, garbage and empty bottles
Unless you are running late to the airport... it would be nice if you could find the time to remove any food rests from the fridge and to take downstairs the garbage and all the empty bottles. With respect to bottles, remember that here in Germany there is often a caution on plastic bottles and beer glass bottles up to 25 cents each. At the entrance of the supermaket REWE, situated at the corner between Schönhauser allee and Sredskistr., you will find the machine where to get this money back.
Please remember to clean the oven if you use it!
The planet and I would appreciate if you’d decide to recycle during your stay in the flat. Inside the white wardrobe at the entrance you will find a wooden box where you can throw paper rests. Use a separated bag for all plastic and metal packaging. Throw the paper in the blue bins, and packaging in the yellow bins in the court, respectively.
You can throw glass bottles without a caution on your way to the supermarket, on the Schönhauser allee, more or less at the exit of the parking situated in front of the flat.
The energy that you will consume in this flat is 100% green, i.e. obtained from renewable sources like wind and sun. It is obviously more expensive that the non-green one. Please support my engagement for environment by switching off the lights when you don’t need them, especially the ones in the terrace.
Lights in the terrace can be activated with the black sensor close to the little table and to the big window in the living room:
- A rapid single touch to switch it on and off.
- Intensity can be changed by keeping the finger on the sensor.
For your esthetic pleasure, I put many plants in the loft. I’d be very thankful if you could water them regularly, especially in summer (every day).
Even in the winter's coldest days, there is no need to keep the heating at his maximum: the flat is perfectly isolated, and although full of windows and therefore very bright, it needs little heating.
Please switch it off or put it to the minimum when leaving the flat in the morning. Please switch it off completely before leaving the flat.
Please beware that since October 2010, parking in Prenzlauerberg is no longer for free.
However, free of charge parking areas (no colour) are not far from the apartment.
City-Funk: 21 02 02 Funk-Taxi Berlin: 26 10 26Quality Taxi: 26 3000 or (phone number hidden) (freecall) Spree-Funk: 44 33 22TaxiFunk Berlin: 44 33 22 Taxi-Ruf Würfelfunk 0800-Cabcall: (phone number hidden) (freecall)
For short journeys (less than 2Km), there is a fixed fare of 4 euros. You have to say “Kurzstrecke” to the driver at the beginning of the journey.
Rent a bike
The cheapest place to rent a bike is: PrenzlbergerORANGE bikes, Kollwitzstr. 37, Tel (phone number hidden), open daily 12am-6 pm, price: 6 eur for 24 hours plus a deposit of 20 eur for each bike.
Bring an ID card with you.
In case of problems, call me!
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