The 5 most unusual places to sleep Berlin

PROPELLER ISLAND CITY LODGE

Albrecht-Achilles-
Str. 58
Charlottenburg-
Wilmersdorf
+49 (0)30 8919 016
www.propellerisland.de

If you’ve always wanted to sleep in a work of art, this is your chance. German artist Lars Stroschen created all rooms and all objects in this extraordinary place. Some rooms are pretty extreme, others a lot more normal, so choose wisely. But you may rest assured that literally everything in this hotel is unique.

NHOW BERLIN

Stralauer Allee 3
Friedrichshain
+49 (0)30 2902 990
www.nh-hotels.de/
hotel/nhow-berlin

This huge hotel was built near the Universal building on the so-called Media Spree – on this bank of the Spree river several media-players, like MTV, have their offices. Nhow attracts a lot of musicians, not only because of the radical design of the hotel by architect Karim Rashid but also because of the in-house concerts and fashion shows. All 304 rooms have stunning views.

OSTEL HOTEL BERLIN

Wriezener Karree 5
Friedrichshain
www.ostel.eu
+49 (0)30 2576 8660

This design hotel is located near the famous East Side Gallery and the huge Mercedes Benz World venue and takes you back to the time of the GDR German Democratic Republic). Everything here reminds you of those days when the Soviets called the shots in East Berlin, from the building – an authentic Plattenbau (see secret 429) – to the interior design and vintage memorabilia. Nostalgia turned Ostalgia or GDR-chic.

MODERN BOAT

On lake Rummelsburg
Lichtenberg
+49 (0)163 7372 509
www.welcome
beyond.com/property/
modern-boat

This private (boat) house lies in a little working harbour on the river Spree, namely in Rummelsburg, and offers a truly wonderful view on the water. It’s only 10 minutes by car or tram to the funky district of Friedrichshain. The building features modern design, large windows and a fireplace.

HOTEL-PENSION FUNK

Fasanenstrasse 69
Charlottenburg
+49 (0)30 8827 193
www.hotel-pensionfunk.de

Built in 1895, this house reached fame through its prominent inhabitant, the world famous actress of silent movies Asta Nielsen. The hotel is pretty authentic and the detailed Art Nouveau windows and beautiful ceilings are well preserved. Ideal if you like small, well priced hotels with a lot of character.

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