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Hotel Lindenufer in der Altstadt Spandau

A stroll along the Havel to Spandau Old Town

Discover Spandau Old Town on foot from the Hotel Lindenufer. Home to historic buildings and a vast pedestrian area with over 300 businesses, it’s a must-see in Berlin. Your welcoming Berlin Spandau hotel is the ideal base for all the attractions and immersing yourself in the Old Town. You’re sure to fall in love with this most charming area of West Berlin.

Hotel Lindenufer, your Berlin Spandau Hotel

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A welcoming atmosphere, friendly service, originality and tradition – that’s what sets the Hotel Lindenufer in Berlin-Spandau apart. It’s been welcoming guests in one form or another for almost 12 years. The four-storey building is home to 43 beautiful rooms that take you on a journey back in time through Spandau’s history. After all, Spandau is in fact five years older than Berlin itself. And there’s so much to discover in the area around the Hotel Lindenufer. You’ll soon come to understand why locals love Spandau so much. The heart of the Old Town is home to all kinds of cultural and foodie highlights – and moments of leafy peace and tranquillity to boot.


A journey of discovery around the Hotel Lindenufer

With its dedicated and friendly team, the hotel is the perfect base for discovering the magic of Spandau’s Old Town, which has retained its character despite the destruction of the Second World War and new developments. Spandau Old Town centre is now a hub for shopping and Berlin’s biggest pedestrian area. Locals and visitors alike love to explore the shops and boutiques here in this relaxed environment. Whichever direction you stroll in, you’re guaranteed to find something to interest and entertain. The Old Town is also surrounded by water, making it one of Berlin’s 70 islands. Perfect for creating those holiday vibes.

From Hotel Lindenufer to the Kolkviertel

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Head along the lovely Havel promenade from the hotel – where you’re sure to forget, if you haven’t already, that you’re in a capital city. Lined with the lime trees that give the place its name, this promenade is a beautiful spot. Head further north and under the bridge via the Hermann-Oxfort Promenade to Behnitz, known to locals as Kolk. This is the oldest settlement in Spandau Old Town, dating back to the 13th century. Its narrow streets and passageways are home to lovingly restored half-timbered houses that give a clear impression of what it must have looked like here in the olden days. 


Shopping, culture and leisure in Spandau Old Town

Pass the St. Nikolaikirche in the other direction and head to the market in the heart of Spandau Old Town. From here, you can carry on exploring in all directions. Kaffee 26 on Jüdenstraße is a great spot for people-watching or relaxing on the comfy sofas. If you’re looking for something to read along the way, stop off at the Dorotheenstädtische Buchhandlung and find a good book. If you’re feeling peckish, Fisch Frank serves fresh river crabs with crisp fried potatoes. Bärenland Spandau is a great spot for stocking up on gummi bears. Return to the lovely waterside Uferpromenade from here via Charlottenstraße. This is a wonderful place to relax on a bench and let the kids let off steam at the vast playpark.

Of course, no visit to Berlin Spandau would be complete without a trip to the Citadel. After all, it’s one of the best-preserved Renaissance fortifications in Europe and home to Berlin’s oldest building: the Julius Tower. But this isn’t just a must for history buffs – it’s also a popular venue and an institution on the city’s cultural scene, frequently welcoming huge stars such as Sting and Lionel Richie to huge outdoor concerts. You’ll also find the Spandau History Museum here on the site: an ideal starting point for finding out more about this part of Berlin.

Hotel Lindenufer: get away from it all in Spandau Old Town

Medieval citadel in Berlin Spandau with moat
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It is precisely at this important section of the Havel’s green corridor, where the view stretches from Spandau’s historic district to the mouth of the river Spree, that we find the new Lindenufer with its abundant attractions for a pleasant stroll or …

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If that sounds like a lot of sightseeing – not to worry! Everything in Spandau Old Town is close together and all the main attractions are just a few minutes’ walk away. Your hotel is centrally located and always easy to reach. Head back to your cosy room in the Hotel Lindenufer for moments of tranquillity after a concert in the Citadel or a stroll around town. 

Right opposite the hotel you’ll find the U-Bahn station Altstadt Spandau. The U7 will take you directly across Berlin to spots like Hermannplatz in quirky Neukölln. So the Hotel Lindenufer makes the perfect base for exploring the rest of the Berlin too – and all its bounty that awaits.