Just like Bowie
Along the famous Kurfürstendamm, the historic avenue that used to be the main meeting place of Berlin's intellectual and artistic avant-gardes during the first three decades of the twentieth century, Askanischer Hof is a 17-room boutique hotel where the Twenties apparently never finished. The old-time charm of this place even managed to seduce David Bowie, who spent some time here in 1982, in room number 24. If you are a fan of the White Duke, this should be enough to make you book a room instantly.
Where all the artists used to sleep
Imagine the bohemian 1920s Charlottenburg of the Weimar Republic. The historic Nürnberger Eck guest house has been open ever since, and it is said to have hosted plenty of writers, artists, and intellectuals. Today, the environment is slightly 'hybrid, and the vintage wallpapers have been enriched with small Fifties references and inspirations. But the feeling of traveling through time remains intact.
Suddenly, it's 1978 and you're in East Berlin. Above your bed, hanging on the wall, is a portrait of President Erich Honecker. This is not a scene from the movie Goodbye Lenin, but simply what awaits you at Ostel, the Friedrichshain Ostberlin-style hotel (and hostel), a fantastic (and accurately faithful) reproduction of a GDR era environment crammed with memorabilia, to experience Berlin from a different perspective.
Author : The Slowear Journal