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Relaxed holiday in the countryside and on the waterfront

Discover Berlin from its natural side!

Like hardly any other European capital, Berlin combines idyllic locations on the waterfront and in the countryside with the cultural diversity of a major city.

Many hotels are idyllically situated by woods, parks and lakes – and yet they are only a short train ride or walk away from the city. Why not combine your next holiday in Berlin with some countryside recreation? We have put together a few selected hotels in the countryside in Berlin for you.


Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz
© Jutta Wrase

Relax in quiet seclusion on the shores of Wernsdorfer Lake: DAS SCHMÖCKWITZ welcomes you to an elegant manor house, surrounded by extensive park-like grounds and an abundance of woods and water. In the manor house and the summer house you will find a total of 93 charming and stylish rooms. The beautiful Restaurant Wintergarten, with its large terrace, also forms part of the hotel.

DAS SCHMÖCKWITZ, Wernsdorfer Straße 43, Treptow-Köpenick

ECONTEL Hotel Berlin Charlottenburg    

Charlottenburg Palace - a highlight in Berlin
Schloss Charlottenburg in autum © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

ECONTEL Berlin-Charlottenburg is located only a short walk from the banks of the Spree, the Charlottenburg Canal and Charlottenburg Palace with its large park. Behind its artistically designed façade are 205 bright, modernly equipped rooms offering free Wi-Fi and a restaurant with bar. You can hire bikes directly from the hotel to explore the surroundings

AMBER ECONTEL Berlin-Charlottenburg, Sömmeringstraße 24–26, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

FLOTTWELL BERLIN & Residenz am Park    

summer in park at Gleisdreieck
Park at Gleisdreieck © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Staying in the countryside in the heart of Berlin: The FLOTTWELL BERLIN Hotel & Residenz am Park is located at the beautiful Park at Gleisdreieck in the southern city centre. Right at the northern end of the park you will also find the Landwehr Canal. The 40 modern rooms of the family-friendly hotel are brightly decorated and have a kitchenette as well as free Wi-Fi. For excursions you can hire bicycles and touring maps.

FLOTTWELL BERLIN Hotel & Residenz am Park, Flottwellstraße 18, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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VCH-Hotel Christophorus    

autumn mood at Spandauer Forst
forest path Spandauer Forst © wikimedia, Foto: Leonhard Lenz (CCBY-SA4-0)

The VCH-Hotel Christophorus welcomes guests to the pleasant park grounds of the Evangelisches Johannesstift directly on the edge of the expansive Spandau Forest. The 56 quiet rooms of the hotel have been provided with modern furnishings and offer Wi-Fi. You can explore the Spandauer Forst and Old Spandau with hire bikes, which we will be happy to provide you with – or you can cycle to the Hotel an der Havel bathing area two kilometres away.

VCH-Hotel Christophorus, Schönwalder Allee 26/3, Spandau

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Pension Sperlingshof

Hiking in Berlin
Hiking in Berlin ©

The guesthouse is located directly at the northern end of the Döberitz heath. This makes it the perfect starting point for excursions into the expansive, green countryside that stretches for miles to the Königswald and the lakes of the Havel. And you are closer to Berlin than you think: From the nearby Dallgow-Döberitz train station, it takes only about 20 minutes to get to Berlin Central Station.

Pension Sperlingshof, Sperlingshof 28, 14624 Dallgow-Döberitz

Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann    

Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel im Grunewald
Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel im Grunewald © Menachim Czertok

Surrounded by elegant villas in the green district of Grunewald, the 5* hotel welcomes you in the middle of a wonderful, park-like garden. The hotel was built in 1911 in Renaissance style and luxuriously restored by the men's tailor Patrick Hellmann. It offers majestic flair with lavishly designed rooms, restaurants and an exclusive GQ bar. From the hotel you can discover the beautiful Grunewald – or relax in the indoor pool and spa.

Schlosshotel Berlin by Patrick Hellmann, Brahmsstraße 10, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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SO/ Berlin Das Stue

Tiergarten in Berlin
Tiergarten © (c) visumate

A hotel in nature in the heart of Berlin: The SO/ Berlin Das Stue is idyllically located between the Tiergarten and the Zoologischer Garten. The neoclassical building was once the Danish embassy – today it houses cosy, modern rooms offering Wi-Fi and a view of green treetops. The exclusive highlights of the 5* hotel also include a personal "wait-free" entrance to the zoo as well as the award-winning restaurant Cinco by Paco Pérez.

SO/ Berlin Das Stue, Drakestraße 1, Mitte

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St.-Michaels-Heim Jugendgästehaus (youth guesthouse) & Hotel  

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The Hotel am Wasser in Berlin-Grunewald is located in the former palace of the Mendelssohn family, whose English country house style was enlarged with modern extensions. Here you will find idyllic recreation directly at the Herthasee lake and not far from the Koenigsee and Hubertussee lakes – at the same time, Berlin city centre is easily accessible by public transport.

St.-Michaels-Heim Jugendgästehaus & Hotel, Bismarckallee 23, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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Seehotel Grunewald

Umgebung Seehotel Grunewald

At Seehotel Grunewald an idyllic holiday by the waterside in the country awaits you, only a few kilometres from City West: the modern hotel is located on the picturesque banks of the Havel in the middle of Grunewald, surrounded by a park-like garden as well as hiking trails and bathing areas. In addition, the family-friendly hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a sauna as well as sunbathing facilities and activities in the beautiful gardens.

Seehotel Grunewald, Straße am Schildhorn 5, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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Aqua Lofts houseboat hire   

Autumn trip to Tegeler Hafen and Humboldtinsel
Boats in Tegeler Hafen © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Drift along and discover the city in your own way: With a houseboat from Aqua Lofts you can experience the Spree, the Havel and many of Berlin's lakes from a whole new perspective. On the boat you will find a bedroom with a double bed, a shower, a kitchen-living room with refrigerator and stove, a TV and several sun terraces.

AQUA LOFTS at Yachthafen Ringel, An der Havel 38, 14542 Werder (Havel)

AQUA-LOFTS at Marina Lanke, Scharfe Lanke 109–131, Spandau


Kuhnle-Tours Citymarina Rummelsburg

Rummelsburger See
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You can also discover Berlin and Brandenburg on a houseboat holiday from Rummelsburger See: you start at the Citymarina Rummelsburg, right in the centre of Berlin, and from there you can set off in the direction of Müggelsee or the government district. Different types of boats offer space and comfort for up to seven adults and two children.

KUHNLE-TOURS GmbH Basis Citymarina Rummelsburg, Zur alten Flussbadeanstalt 5, Lichtenberg

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AMERON Berlin ABION Spreebogen Waterside

Spreebogen im Regierungsviertel
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The elegant hotel is located directly on a bend in the Spree River in the western city centre, next to the former Federal Ministry of the Interior. Directly on the opposite side of the Spree you will find the Tiergarten, Bellevue Palace and a beautiful riverside path. This leads to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the German Chancellery. In the hotel you can expect modern, stylishly furnished rooms and an elegant restaurant with fireplace and view of the Spree.

AMERON Berlin ABION Spreebogen Waterside, Alt-Moabit 99, Mitte

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KPM Hotel & Residences

Event KPM Hotel
court KPM Hotel © visitBerlin, Foto: Mike Auerbach

The KPM Hotel & Residences is a particularly elegant hotel in greenery in Berlin: the rooms are furnished in an elegant and modern style and the hotel’s own Asian restaurant serves meals on crockery from the traditional Royal Porcelain Factory. In the immediate vicinity you can walk in the expansive Tiergarten, along the pleasant Landwehr Canal and in the Zoologischer Garten.

KPM Hotel & Residences, Englische Straße 6, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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centrovital Hotel Berlin

Havelradweg Spandau
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The elegant hotel with spa boasts a particularly interesting location: It is located in the former Schultheiss brewery on the banks of the Havel in Spandau. The Spandau Citadel is also not far away, and its striking tower is clearly visible from the shore in front of the hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available in the 158 bright, modern rooms of the wellness hotel. You can also relax in the Ayurveda Center.

centrovital Hotel Berlin, Neuendorfer Straße 25, Spandau

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Berlin Ostkreuz Youth Hostel

Rummelsburger Bucht in Berlin
Boats in the Rummselburger Bucht © (c) visumate

The large youth hostel is located directly at the Ostkreuz S-Bahn station, from where you can discover many of Berlin's sights in just a few minutes. The imposing, red-brick building surprises with a spacious, green garden. There is even a theatre on the premises. The beautiful Rummelsburger Bucht (Rummelsburg Bay) with its long walking trail along the shore is also only a short walk away.

Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz, Marktstraße 9–12, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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ABACUS Tierpark Hotel

Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Schloss Friedrichsfelde
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The largest landscape animal park in Europe, located in Friedrichsfelde, offers a variety of idyllic paths for interesting walks in nature. Directly opposite this expansive green space is the ABACUS Tierpark Hotel with 278 modernly equipped rooms, restaurant and wellness area – ideal for a particularly relaxing visit to Berlin. From the nearby Tierpark underground station you can also reach the city centre in a few minutes.

ABACUS Tierpark Hotel, Franz-Mett-Straße 3–9, Lichtenberg

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AC Hotel Berlin Humboldthain Park

Spring: Floral splendour in the Volkspark Humboldthain in Berlin
The rose garden in Volkspark Humboldthain © visitBerlin, Foto: Arthur F. Selbach

Opened in 2019, the hotel welcomes you only about 100 metres from beautiful Humboldthain in the north of Berlin. Inside, the design of the lobby and the stylish rooms, characterised by wood and natural colours, visually picks up the proximity to the park. In addition to Humboldthain, Mauerpark (Berlin Wall Park) and the Panke Hiking Trail can easily be reached on foot from the hotel.

AC Hotel by Marriott Berlin Humboldthain Park, Hochstraße 3, Mitte

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Moxy Berlin Humboldthain Park

rose bed in the Volkspark Humboldthain
Volkspark Humboldthain © visitBerlin, Foto: Arthur F. Selbach

Only a short walk from Humboldthain Park, the Moxy Berlin Humboldthain Park offers a fresh, modern and colourful ambience. The modern and stylishly furnished rooms are a good starting point for exploring Berlin on foot: not only Humboldthain, but also nearby Mauerpark (Berlin Wall Park) and the Panke Hiking Trail.

Moxy Berlin Humboldthain Park, Hochstraße 2, Mitte

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Boats on the Spree at the Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin Kreuzberg
Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin Kreuzberg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

The nhow-Hotel, located directly by Mediaspree, perfectly combines proximity to the water with an urban, somewhat unusual ambience in pink and blue: You can sit and relax on the banks of the Spree and watch the many boats pass by, especially in summer – or, if you have spontaneous inspiration, use the hotel's music studios and loan instruments. The beautiful Treptower Park, the Simon-Dach-Straße neighbourhood and the lively Kreuzberg are within walking distance.

nhow, Stralauer Allee 3, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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Novotel Berlin am Tiergarten

Berlin Victory Column in autumnal backlight
Victory column in autumn ©, Foto: querbeet

The family-friendly hotel is located directly at the western end of the Tiergarten – perfect for relaxed walks in nature: along the riverside walking trail, to Bellevue Palace or to the Brandenburg Gate. You stay in one of 274 spacious, modern rooms. The hotel also has play areas for children, a sun terrace with a picturesque view over the roofs of Berlin and a wellness area with sauna.
Novotel Berlin am Tiergarten, Straße des 17. Juni 106–108, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin

Amerikasee im Botanischen Garten
Amerikasee im Botanischen Garten © Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Foto: I.Haas

The hotel in the green Berlin area of Dahlem is surrounded by villas and the Freie Universität. For relaxing walks in nature you will find the Domäne Dahlem, a historical manor with an open-air museum, as well as the Botanical Garden within a short distance. The 186 modern, bright rooms with floor-to-ceiling window façades offer a beautiful view, and there is also a restaurant and fitness area.

Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin, Takustraße 39, Steglitz-Zehlendorf

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Victor's Residenz-Hotel Berlin

Volkspark Friedrichshain
Volkspark Friedrichshain © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

The elegant hotel combines a convenient city location with the beautiful, expansive green spaces of Volkspark Friedrichshain. A quiet terrace in the inner courtyard, a restaurant and 133 modernly equipped rooms with classic flair allow you the possibility to relax between your excursions.

Victor's Residenz-Hotel Berlin, Am Friedrichshain 17, Pankow

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Grimm's Hotel am Potsdamer Platz

am Landwehrkanal
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The hotel is located directly in the northern tip of Gleisdreieckpark, only a few metres away from the Landwehr Canal. You can walk through the Tilla Durieux Park to Potsdamer Platz. In the fairytale-themed hotel you will find bright, lavishly decorated rooms, a sauna area and the cosy Restaurant Tischlein deck Dich.

Grimm's Hotel am Potsdamer Platz, Flottwellstraße 45, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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