Embark on a sightseeing tour from the hotel
From the Hyperion Hotel Berlin, you can reach the world-famous KaDeWe department store and the Kurfürstendamm avenue on foot. Its central location in the city district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and optimal transport connections to the bus and U-Bahn (underground railway) networks make the hotel an ideal base for exploring the city. Thanks to the excellent transport connections, you can visit many of the most famous sightseeing attractions after travelling a short distance. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, the recently established government quarter near the Reichstag and the modern Potsdamer Platz square.
The Olympic stadium in Berlin’s Olympic Park looks back on a chequered history. Built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympic Games, it has undergone extensive renovation in recent years.
The giant covered stadium offers space for 74,244 sports fans or culture vultures to cheer on the players of Hertha BSC or experience famous artists performing live. During a tour of the Olympic Stadium, discover a mix of architectural and German sporting history. The blue tartan track, designed in Hertha BSC’s club colours, is particularly eye-catching.
Enjoy the nightlife on the Ku'damm (as the Kurfürstendamm is nicknamed) with its restaurants, cinemas and bars. Take a stroll through the Europa Center with its giant water clock and party in the clubs in the Europa Center basement until the early hours.
You can reach the hotel on foot from the Europa Center. The next day, you might follow up with a shopping trip on the Ku'damm.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Perhaps one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks is a ruined building in the heart of the city. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was razed almost to the ground by bombing raids in 1943. All that remains is part of the tower, which formerly measured 113 m. The Senate decided against restoring the building, instead leaving it as a memorial warning against war and destruction.
Inside the remaining part of the tower are numerous murals and mosaics which allow visitors to re-imagine the once-magnificent decoration of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The adjacent modern memorial church, with its hexagonal bell tower, was built in 1961.
Discover Potsdam on a day trip
From Bahnhof Zoo railway station, you can reach Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg, within half an hour by taking S-Bahn line 7 or the Regionalbahn local train. When you leave the main railway station, you will catch sight of the newly constructed City Palace with the Fortuna Gate and the Church of St. Nicholas. Visit Park Sanssouci with its Chinese Tea House and Botanical Gardens. If the weather is nice, you could return to Berlin on a pleasure boat operated by the Weisse Flotte Potsdam boat company.