Staying at a location that is right in tune
Our H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz is situated right at the beating heart of the German capital in a location steeped in history that was once divided by the vast Berlin Wall. In the immediate vicinity are the 368-metre-tall TV tower and the ultra-modern Alexa shopping centre with its enormous model railway, gastronomic facilities and world-famous fashion shops. Berlin Tegel airport is approximately eleven kilometres away. You can reach the Bahnhof Zoo railway station with its various connections to the surrounding towns and cities in approximately 16 minutes with the S-Bahn (city and suburban railway). Berlin Schönefeld airport is just under 29 minutes’ drive away.
More than any other building, the Brandenburg Gate symbolises German reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the country’s eruption into a modern Europe. The classical triumphal arch, upon which Victoria the goddess of victory steers her quadriga, was built at the end of the 18th century, and is the only remaining city gate in Berlin. New Year’s Eve is an especially good time to visit the Brandenburg Gate, when the new year is welcomed in on Parisier Platz with music and fireworks.
Sightseeing attractions around the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
With public transport such as the bus, S-Bahn (city and suburban railway) and U-Bahn (underground railway), you can conveniently reach Berlin’s main attractions, such as the Reichstag building, the Brandenburg Gate or the Victory Column on the Straße des 17. Juni. On the “Unter den Linden” boulevard, you will meet world-famous figures, such as Katy Perry, Cristiano Ronaldo or Nelson Mandela, in the Madame Tussauds waxwork museum.
Berlin’s liveliest street delights with its unusual street performers, cosy cafés and large selection of restaurants. Less than 20 minutes’ walk from our hotel is Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can see monuments such as the time-honoured Berlin Cathedral, which is the largest church in Berlin, the Monbijou Bridge over the River Spree, the “Alte Nationalgalerie” art gallery by Friedrich August Stüler, the Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum with its monumental altar.
If you set your sights high, then the Fernsehturm is the place for you. Measuring 368 metres, it is the tallest structure in Germany and the highest publicly accessible building in Europe. The tower on Alexanderplatz was inaugurated in 1969, and at the time was a symbol of progress for the socialist GDR. Today, it is the highlight of the Berlin skyline, and attracts over a million visitors every year. Enjoy the spectacular views from the visitors’ platform or the “Sphere” revolving restaurant above.
Popular excursion destinations in and around Berlin
Be sure to make an excursion to the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. The former summer residence of Frederick William II has extensive grounds, impressive vineyard terraces and is home to Frederick William II’s last resting place.
If you are bringing children along, you might like to visit the Berlin Zoo, which is Germany’s oldest zoo, the Wild West town of El Dorado in Templin, the Scharmützelbob summer toboggan run located 70 km away or the AquaDom & Sea Life aquarium with over 5000 unusual inhabitants from the vast seas of our continent.