On your next trip to Berlin, combine all the delights of a thrilling city break with relaxed Mediterranean feelgood vibes at the stunning Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin. You’ll find this charming spot tucked away in a historic building with a beautiful garden in the north of the city centre. It’s the perfect starting point to explore the artsy area around Auguststraße and Linienstraße with its cute little galleries and studios, as well as bigger Berlin sights like the Berlin Wall Memorial.
Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin: a leafy spot in the heart of Berlin Mitte
The Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin is one of the city’s most distinctive and charming hotels, combining leafy surroundings and a nostalgic air with real Mediterranean flair – just a stone’s throw from all the action on buzzing Invalidenstraße. Its stylish and welcoming boutique interior and incredible central location make it the perfect starting point to explore the heart of the city by foot.
The hotel is a hop, skip and a jump from the Nordbahnhof station and the historic and modern attractions that surround it, including the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Straße, just five minutes’ walk away. It’s also the perfect spot if you’d like to stay active on your trip, with the BeachMitte beach volleyball facilities and MountMitte climbing centre in the nearby Park am Nordbahnhof.
If all that sightseeing has tuckered you out and you’d prefer to spend your free time just chilling at the hotel, the Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin has a stunning garden that’s the perfect place to while away the day. Here, you’ll find Mediterranean trees, leafy palms, statues, a lovely pond – and, if you’re lucky, the hotel’s very own cat. And if you want to relax for an afternoon, you don’t even need to leave your room – each of the hotel’s guest rooms has its own stylish decoration inspired by the history of the building. Built in 1845, this quirky property has lots of single and double rooms and apartments hidden away in its nooks and crannies – including some in cute little cabins in the garden.
Seeing the sights around the Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin
The hotel is in the heart of what used to be known as the Oranienburger Vorstadt, part of Berlin’s historic town centre. This former industrial stronghold has long been a popular hotspot for enjoying everything the city has to offer. Germany’s largest Museum of Natural History is just a short walk from the hotel, showcasing millions of artefacts from the natural world – including an impressive dinosaur skeleton. You can also go deeper underground in a different sense with the Berliner Unterwelten-Museum, which lets you visit a fascinating wartime bunker at the nearby S-Bahn railway station Gesundbrunnen.
For a moment of contemplation, visitors can stroll to Zionskirche on Zionskirchplatz, about a 15-minute walk from the hotel. This church was founded in 1873 and offers stunning views from its tower, which you can climb on Sundays, and a compelling history – resistance fighter Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached here. The impressive New Synagogue on Oranienburger Straße, with its Centrum Judaicum exhibition, is also worth a visit.
Living the good life near the Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin
Foodies are well catered for around the hotel. Make a snack stop at heimlichTreu, a 15-minute walk from the hotel on Anklamer Straße, where light sharing plates are the order of the day. Around the corner, you can pick up fresh pastries at the aptly-named Pâtisserie du Bonheur – its croissants are a true delight.
Thanks to its location near bustling Oranienburger Tor, Oranienburger Straße and Linienstraße, the Garden Boutique Hotel Berlin caters for every dietary requirement as well. Try tasty twists on the classic schnitzel, vegan mains and German tapas at Schnitzelei Mitte – just 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Vegan food is on the menu at the stylish Kopps restaurant on Linienstraße, too – making this spot a veritable plant-based paradise.
If you fancy loosening up a little after dinner, there’s plenty in the way of evening entertainment within walking distance of the hotel. For the finest in ground-breaking contemporary dance, head along Bernauer Straße to the Halle Tanzbühne – home to famous ensemble Toula Limnaios. The location – a historic brick building with a stunning garden – is worth the price of entry alone. To capture a little of the spirit of the city after the Berlin Wall fell, head to ACUD – established in 1991, this art and culture project helped shape the newly unified city’s unique creative spirit, which persists to this day. It’s still home to galleries, a theatre and a cinema for all your cultural needs.
Discover the heart of the city and its contrasts in Berlin Mitte
Berlin Mitte isn’t just home to historic attractions – in its creative northern quarters, you’ll find ground-breaking contemporary art rubbing shoulders with Berlin’s imposing past. Check out the Hamburger Bahnhof, a gallery showcasing the latest modern works in a magnificent former freight railway station just under fifteen minutes’ walk from the hotel. You’ll also find a vibrant artists’ community in the area around Auguststraße and Linienstraße, about ten minutes from the hotel. Many makers, shakers and risk-takers have made their homes on the small side streets here, where you’ll find plenty of charming little galleries and cafés to explore.
South of Oranienburger Tor, you’ll find another world of contrasts. This is where the artsy area around Auguststraße meets chic Friedrichstraße. Shop in style in this spot where department stores and boutiques sit alongside cool cafés and restaurants. Busy Friedrichstraße is a lively counterpoint to the tranquil Heckmann-Höfe courtyards – historic spaces where creatives and small businesses have settled in the peace and quiet just off Oranienburger Straße. It’s a great spot to pick up a souvenir – at the Bonbonmacherei sweet factory, for example.
If you’re enjoying the peace and quiet you’ve found in these courtyards, you don’t have to look much further afield to find leafy oases perfect for whiling away a sunny afternoon. Less than 200 metres from the hotel, you’ll find the lovely Park am Nordbahnhof, while Invalidenpark and the Park an der Südpanke are just a short walk away. Nestling between Oranienburger Straße and the river Spree, you’ll also find the popular Monbijoupark – a hidden gem with delightful views of Museum Island. The ultimate place for reflection, of course, is the area’s historic cemeteries, where many of the great and good have been buried. Stop by the Sophien-Friedhof or Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof to pay your respects.