Despite the large construction site here, we'll be welcoming some of you as early as the beginning of 2020. We're opening our second aletto Hotel at the centrally located underground station Gleisdreieck and can already reveal that the hotel will include luxurious open spaces, exciting Italian gastronomy, a beautiful roof terrace with bar, a garden and playground for the kids, and so much more, come see for yourselves!
We took a walk around the neighbourhood to explore the area for you:
The STATION exhibition centre is just opposite the aletto Hotel Potsdamer Platz. Berlin Fashion Week, Comic Con and Re:publica are just a few of the exciting events held here each year! If you're planning a business trip to Berlin, you couldn't find a better area.
Experience history and art
There are countless local treasures to be uncovered on a walk through the neighbourhood. Only five minutes away, you'll find the German Museum of Technology and its Science Centre Spectrum, where you'll not only be able to visit exhibitions but actually carry out scientific experiments for yourself. The concept of a hands-on museum is therefore perfect for those with a thirst for knowledge, both young and old.
Probably the most famous former checkpoint between East and West Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie, is also just a stroll away. A section of the old Berlin wall can be visited a further block along.
If it’s more history and information you're after, there are numerous museums for every interest nearby:
- The German Spy Museum Berlin
- Berlin Story Bunker
- The Museum of Decorative Arts
- The Berlin Musical Instrument Museum
- Schwules Museum (Gay Museum)
And that's just a taste of the area! More art can be found at the National Gallery or at Martin Gropius-Bau, one of the most important exhibition centres in Europe. Above all, the constantly changing selection of contemporary exhibits enjoys constant interest and a respectable international reputation.
Another gallery can be found 100 meters straight up, on the observation deck of the Kollhoff tower. Here you'll find historical shots of Potsdamer Platz, which you can fully enjoy at the top of the tower alongside stunning views of the entire city.
Close by, you'll also find the Mall of Berlin and the Potsdamer Platz Arcades, which will leave no shopping wish unfulfilled. You can relax or catch your breath at the Tilla Durieux Park running right along the Arcades or in one of the many cafés and restaurants in the area.
Enjoy more at a relaxed pace
If you fancy a nice stroll along the water, the canal is just two minutes away, but there's greater peace and variety still in the Park at Gleisdreieck. Whether you're single, with a partner, with the family or in a group, the park is worth a visit! Pristine lawns, fountains and a range of sporting equipment on 260,000 square meters of space. You can watch the tricks at the skate park or join in on a tournament at the ping pong tables. What's more, there are often events such as performances or concerts in the park.
Out and about in the evenings
With the aletto Hotel Potsdamer Platz as your point of departure in the evenings, you'll never be bored. If you really want to cut loose and go wild, Club Gretchen often has live music, and big concerts are a daily affair at the Tempodrom.
If classical music and calm, elegant evenings are more your style, the Berlin Philharmonic is not far. You also have the open air cinema just next door where you can spend a summer evening relaxing on a deck chair and enjoying a film to the background of luminous Berlin skyline. Theatre-lovers can also have their fill; the Stage Theater Bluemax on Marlene-Dietrich-Platz is just around the corner from the aletto Hotel Potsdamer Platz.
It's not without reason that Berlin has earned the title 'City of Boundless Possibilities'. The variety of sites and cultural attractions offer every guest the chance to curate their own experiences. Whoever stays at the aletto Hotel Potsdamer Platz never has to go far; whatever stirs your heart is just a few footsteps away.