Enjoy a Berlin city break at the heart of the action at the stylish and modern NH Collection Berlin Mitte hotel on the city’s iconic Friedrichstraße. This is the perfect starting point for sampling the historic city centre’s cultural and culinary delights by foot or by bike – with an extra helping of retail therapy at some of the city’s most exclusive stores.
NH Collection Berlin Mitte: comfort and convenience in the heart of the city
The NH Collection Berlin Mitte hotel puts you in plum position for a fascinating Berlin city break. Despite its prime location just a stone’s throw from Friedrichstraße S-Bahn station, you can leave your travelcard at home. Berlin’s historic city centre is easy to explore by foot from Friedrichstraße, which itself boasts a rich history, sophisticated stores, vibrant culture and foodie delights into the bargain.
Featuring a sleek, modern design, the hotel offers 268 rooms, a gym and sauna as well as a restaurant and cocktail bar – making it the perfect spot to relax and recharge before heading out to explore this dense and thrilling part of the city. The Guest Relations team are on hand to take care of you and offer tips on exploring Berlin. If you fancy discovering the city on two wheels, they will be happy to arrange bike hire for trips that can’t be made by foot.
Friedrichstraße – an iconic shopping street
Friedrichstraße spans the centre of Berlin from north to south and five centuries of the city’s history. Today, this famous thoroughfare is mostly known for its incredible shopping. Just 100 m from the hotel, you can stop by dussmann das KulturKaufhaus to check out the first example: a magnificent bookshop selling an extensive hand-picked selection of books, films and music.
Less than 500 m along the street you’ll find the French department store Galeries Lafayette – bringing a little French je ne sais quoi to Berlin for a quarter of a century. The boutiques at Quartier 206 next door offer a luxury shopping experience. Other exclusive names on this storied street include fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, jeweller Bucherer and Italian women’s fashion designer Max Mara.
Living history on Friedrichstraße and beyond
Thanks to its location, the NH Collection Berlin Mitte is immersed in Berlin history. The German Historical Museum, for instance, is just a short stroll away – on a route that wends its way along Georgenstraße past atmospheric restaurants under the S-Bahn arches and via Humboldt University, before finishing up at Museum Island, packing the iconic Lustgarten, Berlin Cathedral and five outstanding museums into one little outpost. A different route from the hotel leads you along the magnificent Unter den Linden boulevard to the vast Tiergarten and federal government district with the Reichstag building in just a few minutes.
Friedrichstraße itself offers a rich vein of city history to explore, too. When Berlin was still divided, the street boasted not one but two border crossings. Checkpoint Charlie, the Kreuzberg crossing, is probably the best known. Friedrichstraße S-Bahn station, right next to the hotel, was also the last stop on the East Berlin S-Bahn until reunification. The former departure hall at this border crossing, poignantly known as the Tränenpalast – ‘palace of tears’ – remains to this day and stands as a monument to the everyday lived experience of divided Germany, complete with an exhibition.
A culinary journey at NH Collection Berlin Mitte
Any Berlin city break has to take in some of the city’s foodie favourites – from classic currywurst and döner to haute cuisine and Michelin stars. Begin your journey at the hotel itself – where the stylish TASTE! bar and restaurant is ready and waiting to serve local and international dishes à la carte. Round off your meal with wine or cocktails in the hotel bar.
If you’re in search of gourmet cooking, you’ll find a couple of outstanding examples just a short walk from the hotel: stylish restaurant einsunternull, serving intricate seven-course menus from the restaurant’s Michelin-starred kitchen, and Cookies Cream, a restaurant whose vegetarian culinary triumphs also earned it the Michelin seal of approval.
Visitors seeking Berlin dining with a twist have also come to the right place: they can celebrate the humble tuber by sampling one of over 100 potato-based dishes at the cosy Kartoffelkeller, or check out fresh Japanese flavours at stylish Ishin, just 250 m from the hotel. Finally, round off your shopping trip with a cuppa and a piece of cake from the elegant Café Einstein at Quartier 206 – a delightful coffee house with branches at Unter den Linden and Gendarmenmarkt too.
Soak up the city’s culture at NH Collection Berlin Mitte
Curtain up: when the offices close at the end of the day on Friedrichstraße, the street transforms into a popular spot for going out – with a broad menu of cultural delights to sample in the evening. You don’t have to venture far from the hotel to find something to take your fancy: the listed Friedrichstadt-Palast, famous for its entertaining revue shows, is just 500 m from the hotel on the other side of the river.
It’s a similarly short stroll to Bertolt Brecht’s legendary Berliner Ensemble on Schiffbauerdamm. On the hotel’s doorstep you’ll also find the Admiralspalast, a venue known for staging political cabaret performances by the Distel Cabaret Theatre, as well as a wide range of other shows and events. There’s no shortage of other venues nearby: check out the Komische Oper with its modern programme, just 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel, or Schinkel’s magnificent Konzerthaus, over two centuries old, located on the stunning Gendarmenmarkt square – home to the incredible Deutscher Dom and Französischer Dom.