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Mercure Hotel Berlin at Wittenbergplatz

Stroll the streets of Berlin from City-West to Schöneberg

Perfectly poised between top shopping in City-West and the vibrant bar scene in Schöneberg, the Mercure Hotel Berlin am Wittenbergplatz is a brilliant base for exploring the city. This hip hotel is the ultimate home from home on your trip to the city. Part of visitBerlin’s pink pillow Berlin collection, it represents the openness and tolerance towards LGBTIQ+ people that’s the pride of the city. Its bright and colourful interior is a warm and welcoming space at any time of day or night.

A warm LGBTIQ+ welcome: Mercure Hotel Berlin am Wittenbergplatz

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It’s clear from the moment you arrive in the lobby of the Mercure Hotel Berlin am Wittenbergplatz: this bright and beautiful place is open to everyone. Part of visitBerlin‘s pink pillow Berlin collection, it’s a beacon for openness and tolerance on the Berlin hotel scene, committed to making Berlin more inclusive and increasing its appeal for LGBTIQ+ travellers. The hotels in the pink pillow Berlin collection are breaking new ground, signing a charter declaring that all their guests can come as they are. This is evident in everything from the professional and relaxed service to the hotels’ commitment to social projects and a tolerant working environment. They welcome queer guests with tolerance and respect and stand up for the values of the LGBTIQ+ community, as well as offering information on the local scene for visitors.

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Mercure Hotel Berlin am Wittenbergplatz – an exclusive getaway

This commitment is clear from the hotel’s interior design, right down to every last detail too. Bright colours and unusual materials combine to create bold and memorable designs, while the hotel offers all the creature comforts of a fabulous home from home: breakfast, room service, Wi-Fi, air conditioning flatscreen TVs, tea and coffee, laundry service and friendly staff who will do their utmost to offer you a pleasant stay. The hotel pursues its commitment to inclusivity with a selection of rooms specially tailored to guests with reduced mobility. The hotel bar is a welcoming spot for guests to get together and the first stop on many a thrilling night out. On the hotel’s doorstep, you’ll find the famous Wittenbergplatz, dating back to the late 19th century. It’s part of what’s known as the ‘Generalzug’ – a stretch of streets and squares connecting party hotspots Schöneberg und Kreuzberg.

The hippest of hotels

Whether you’re heading out for a day’s shopping in City-West or an unforgettable night in Schöneberg, the Mercure Hotel Berlin Wittenbergplatz is the perfect spot for the fashion-conscious. With its 183 lush non-smoking bedrooms, this 4-star hotel sits cheeky by jowl with the iconic KaDeWe department store. Fashionistas have come to the right place: style is a theme throughout the entire hotel, from the bold lobby to the creatively designed bedrooms. And you’re not far from inspiration: Wittenbergplatz marks the beginning of Tauentzienstraße, which later becomes the iconic Ku’damm, one of the world’s longest and most lavish shopping boulevards.

Here, you’ll find all kinds of gorgeous boutiques and fashion labels. Just 15 minutes‘ walk to the west, you’re sure to stumble upon Nollendorfplatz – the gateway to Schöneberg, a hotspot for queer culture with open and tolerant bars and venues galore catering to the LGBTIQ+ scene on Motzstraße, Nollendorfstraße, Eisenacher Straße and Fuggerstraße.

Discovering Schöneberg’s Rainbow District

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City-West might be your destination for a daytime shopping trip – but by night, it’s Schöneberg’s unique flair you want to sample. Its storied history as a nightspot has seen it dubbed the Rainbow District around the world. As far back as the turn of the 20th century, this was the hotspot for Berlin’s gay scene, and it remains a focal point today. Nollendorfplatz – or Nolli, as it’s known to locals – is the beating heart of this neighbourhood, home to all kinds of LGBTIQ+-friendly bars, restaurants, cafes and stores. By night, the dome of the Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn metro station lights up in the colours of the rainbow as a symbol of Berlin pride, and the district’s historic Town Hall raises a rainbow flag on Christopher Street Day every year. Playing host to this queer street festival in summer and events for the fetish community in autumn, this Schöneberg neighbourhood is quite simply the heart of Berlin queer culture all year round. Head to bars like Der Hafen, Toms Bar, Heile Welt and Sally Bowls for unforgettable nights of revelry that have led to Berlin becoming one of the world’s top travel destinations for LGBTIQ+ people in recent years.

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Schöneberg is a hotspot for queer culture in the capital, but that’s far from all it has to offer. Head to the weekly market on Winterfeldtplatz to meet locals and visitors alike keen to sample locally sourced fresh produce and delicious foods from all over the world. Stop by in the morning to pick up the day’s ingredients or come back later in the day to wander with friends and a glass of wine. OK, so Schöneberg has foodies covered – what about culture vultures? There’s plenty on offer for those, too. The Kleine Grosz Museum on Bülowstraße is dedicated to the life of artist, designer and caricaturist George Grosz, while Welter produces unique wall art for you to take home. Working up an appetite after all that exploring? Grab a sweet treat from Der Cupcakeladen or a stone-baked pizza from the Restaurant Winterfeld if you’re looking for something heartier. At WITTY'S on Wittenbergplatz, you can sample an organic take on that culinary source of Berlin pride: Currywurst.

Rest and relaxation at the Mercure Hotel Berlin am Wittenbergplatz

Whatever Berlin has in store for you, the Mercure Hotel Berlin Wittenbergplatz is here day and night to welcome you with open arms. This hip hotel is the perfect place to hit the hay after shopping till you drop in City-West or dancing the night away in a Schöneberg, Kreuzberg or Neukölln nightspot. Here, you can rest, relax and recover for the next day (or night) of fun that awaits.

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