Explore the fascinating area around the Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt, home to incredible Berlin shopping, sightseeing and dining – with brilliant boutiques, top restaurants and incredible landmarks. This charming hotel in the heart of Berlin-Mitte makes the perfect base for exploring. All you need to do is decide on your first stop: the lavish Galeries Lafayette, Berlin Cathedral and the iconic Brandenburg Gate are just 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Time to explore.
A home from home in Berlin Mitte: Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin
Few other places in Berlin combine the city’s past and present like Gendarmenmarkt. Tradition and modernity are intertwined here in this magnificent place. In an area packed with museums, galleries, restaurants, bars and sights, there are almost too many must-sees to count. The Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin is just around the corner on Französische Straße, in the former costume store for the State Opera. The incredible Gründerzeit building that houses the hotel is classic Berlin-Mitte and home to 208 stunning rooms and suites that make the perfect retreat from the busy city that surrounds you. Combining classic elements and playful modern decor with the ultimate in comfort and luxury, this is truly a hotel apart. With warm colours and dark wooden floors, the effect is instantly welcoming.
For those who’d like to stay a little longer or celebrate a special occasion, the hotel offers 12 suites featuring separate living and sleeping quarters. All hotel bedrooms have plenty of amenities and free Wi-Fi. Classic white marble and a rainfall shower in the bathroom offer a bright and beautiful start to your day of Berlin sightseeing.
After a busy day exploring the capital, let off steam in the sport and spa area, lounge in the authentic Turkish baths, then enjoy a hearty meal in the hotel’s Beef Grill Club Restaurant with its open kitchen and delicious wine and cocktails capping off the fine dining experience. When the weather is warm, the restaurant terrace offers a touch of Mediterranean open-air flair at breakfast and dinner.
Named for the iconic Berlin architect, the hotel’s Schinkel Bar is a lavish spot to sample a delicious cocktail or classic champagne with a backdrop of live music. Work off the previous night’s indulgence before breakfast with a training session at the fitness club or prepare for your day sightseeing in Berlin with a trip to the sauna or massage table in the spa. Breathe in, breathe out: time for a moment of luxury before embracing the bustle of the big city.
Around the Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt
After all, there’s plenty to discover in the area around the hotel in Berlin-Mitte. The newly renovated Staatsoper Unter den Linden opera house on historic Bebelplatz is just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Surrounded by the French and German cathedrals, this impressive building is an architectural marvel before you’ve even sampled the music played within.
The history of the Gendarmenmarkt dates back to the 17th century – so there’s quite a lot of it to discover. With its cafes, restaurants, cosmopolitan hotels and stunning boutiques, it’s worth a visit in itself. You could spend a whole day here moving from one café to the next, sipping a beer here, trying chocolates there, and browsing the best of Berlin shopping in its many fashion boutiques. This square is often home to outdoor concerts, events and one of Berlin’s biggest Christmas markets.
Fashion meets champagne and oysters at the Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt
If that’s not all, simply stray a street further from the hotel – where you’ll find Friedrichstraße, an iconic Berlin shopping street with a storied history. You should emerge halfway between Checkpoint Charlie and the Friedrichstraße rail station: both important border crossings when Berlin was still a divided city. You can still get a photo at Checkpoint Charlie today, while a fascinating exhibition at Friedrichstraße station lifts the curtain on the border crossing. Bookworms will love the Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus, where they can spend hours browsing for their ideal holiday reading and settling into to one of the cosy corners to sample what’s on offer.
Feeling peckish? Treat yourself to champagne and oysters in the basement of the Galeries Lafayette department store before continuing west towards the Brandenburg Gate and Hotel Adlon, around 15 minutes’ walk away. Behind that you’ll find the government district, with the famous Reichstag and the chancellery. This can be a busy spot when Parliament is in session. Heading the other direction from Gendarmenmarkt, you’ll find the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, Humboldt Forum and Museum Island.
Now you’ve made it to Museum Island, time for a little art, culture and history. Home to five museums and the Monbijoupark, this is a great spot to explore ancient art and culture before enjoying a rest and refreshment in the park as you watch the dancers in summer and soak up the vibes. Cross the bridge and head left along the water to get back to the hotel.
Gourmet cuisine at the Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt
All that sightseeing is hungry work – but there are plenty of fine restaurants nearby to tempt and delight. Das Borchardt, Crackers, Bocca di Bacco and the famous Grill-Royal are all nearby. Cookies Cream Unter den Linden even has a Michelin star. If you’re feeling thirsty after dinner, head to the Bellboy Bar and famous Newton Bar – both on Gendarmenmarkt. If you’d rather spend the rest of the evening in your room, there are great wine stores and late-night supermarkets in the area around the hotel. You can also place yourself in the capable hands of the room service team at the Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt.
From the Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt to the night of your life
When the sun sets, it’s time to think about the evening’s entertainment. Across the street from the hotel, check out the Pierre Boulez Saal. Perhaps you already have tickets to a night at one of the opera houses nearby, or a concert at the Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt or the Friedrichstadt-Palast. If not, tickets are usually available at short notice. The Titanic Hotel Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin-Mitte is the ideal base for all entertainment – day and night. The toughest part is deciding where you’re going to go!