Leisure & sports in Berlin

Experience Berlin with the Holiday Inn Hotel Berlin City East

You can reach the highlights of Berlin easily on public transport from our hotel.  Berlin Alexanderplatz with its TV Tower and the many shopping opportunities are just 8 tram stops from the Holiday Inn Berlin City East hotel. Leisure and professional athletes appreciate the proximity to the Velodrom and Sportforum Hohenschönhausen.

And visitors who want to retrace the history of the GDR can find the Berlin Hohenschönhausen monument and the Stasi Museum Berlin close to the hotel. The Holiday Inn Berlin City East is ideally located for party fans, close to the fashionable districts of Friedrichshain, Mitte and Kreuzberg. The lively Simon-Dach-Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain is easy to reach and has a large selection of interesting restaurants, bars and beer gardens.

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Holiday Inn Hotel Berlin City East
Landsberger Allee 203
13055 Berlin
 

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Leisure tips in Berlin, sightseeing highlights and Berlin sporting venues
Brandenburger Tor | © Brandenburger Tor Berlin | © Brandenburger Tor Berlin

Brandenburg Gate

One of Berlin's most-visited sightseeing highlights is Brandenburg Gate. The gate, which was built from 1788 to 1791 under the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II, is today - after years of German separation - the national symbol of German unity.

Berliner Bär | © Berliner Bär | © Berliner Bär

Berliner Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz is located directly on the traffic axis between the east and west part of the German capital and is a traffic hub and colourful playground. The Weltzeituhr (World Time Clock) and the Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft (Fountain of International Friendship) are famous reminders of this era and the aesthetics of the German Democratic Republic. The tallest building in Germany, the 368m high Berlin Fernsehturm (TV Tower) towers over the square.

Fernsehturm Berlin | © Berliner Fernsehturm | © Berliner Fernsehturm

Berlin's TV Tower

Berlin's Fernsehturm (TV Tower): A visit to Germany's highest building is a must if you want to gain an overview of Berlin. The panorama floor gives you the best view of the city and its sights. The tower restaurant 207m above Alexanderplatz moves full circle twice an hour and provides its guests with a perfect panorama view of the old and new capital.

Kaffees Berlin | © Kaffespots Berlin | © Kaffespots Berlin

Nikolai Quarter

Nikolaiviertal (Nikolai Quarter) The Nikolaiviertel, built between 1981 and 1989, is a traditional Berlin island round the Nikolaikirche, the city's oldest parish church. In between reconstructed historical buildings and modern apartment buildings, numerous restaurants, cafés and shops invite you to take a stroll and a wonderful shopping trip. "Must-sees" include Ephraim-Palais, the "Gaststätte zum Nussbaum" and the reconstructed "Gerichtslaube" of Berlin's medieval town hall.

© Fotolia Berlin Skyline | © Fotolia Berlin Skyline

Hackesche Markt

The Hackesche Markt is a traffic hub, cultural centre and a well-known starting point for Berlin's night life with its cafés, bars and restaurants. At the northern end of the square you can find the "Hackeschen Höfe", the largest closed courtyard in Germany. Since its renovation in the mid-90s, it has once again become home to a lively mix of art, culture, residential accommodation, retail and gastronomy.

Einkaufen in Berlin | © Einkaufen in der Bundeshauptstadt | © Einkaufen in der Bundeshauptstadt

Gendarmenmarkt

The Gendarmenmarkt east of Friedrichstraße is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The focal point is the theatre built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1818 – 1821, today the "Konzertsaal". Many shops around invite for strolling.

Shopping Trip | © Shopping Trip Berlin | © Shopping Trip Berlin

Unter den Linden

The historical boulevard Unter den Linden runs from the historical city centre to Brandenburg Gate. For almost 1.5 km, it is flanked by royal palaces, theatres, libraries, museums and international consulates. Just past the campus of the Humboldt University it crosses Friedrichstraße, the city's traditional shopping street.

Berliner Dom | © Berliner Dom | © Berliner Dom

Berlin Cathedral

The Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), built from 1894 to 1905 in Italian high renaissance style, is the largest protestant church constructed in the 19th century. The Hohenzollern Crypt, with around 100 sarcophagi and tombs, is particularly important in a historical and cultural historical sense. The Predigtkirche contains, for example, the reredos with the 12 apostles designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the large Sauer Organ.

Museums Insel  | © Museums Insel Berlin | © Museums Insel Berlin

Museum Island

The Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is home to five of Berlin's most important museums in one place: The Alte Museum with its collection of ancient Greek art and cultural history and the Egyptian Museum. The Neue Museum houses the Egyptian Museum with the bust of Nefertiti and part of the Museum of pre-historic and early history.

Checkpoint Charly | © Checkpoint Charly Berlin  | © Checkpoint Charly Berlin

Friedrichstraße

Friedrichstraße runs for a straight 3.3 km through the centre of Berlin. In the north you can find the new Friedrichstadt Palace opened in 1984. Friedrichstraße station served as a border crossing point in divided Berlin between 1961 and 1989. The Deutsche Theater, the Berliner Ensemble and the Metropol Theater are close by. The former border crossing Checkpoint Charlie and the Mauermuseum (Wall Museum) is by the Kochstraße underground station. 

Insider Tipps
Berlin wall

The Berlin wall (e.g. near Ostbahnhof and Nordbahnhof) is a  must see for visitors who want to get an impression of the life in the DDR. At Gesundbrunnen Center you can get a feeling for the Berlin Underground world in “Berliner Unterwelten”. And I recommend the best curry sausage in Berlin at curry snack bar Konopke.

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