Great Aparatment and Base for Enjoing Berlin
My wife and I are in our lates 60s, and we are independent travelers. Unlike most Americans we never rent cars while abroad, and rely on public transportation. We stayed at Angelika's apartment for 12 days in mid March of 2013, as part of six weeks travels in Italy, Berlin and Malta. We were joined for part of that time by our daughter and her partner. Despite bitter cold weather and frequent snow, we really loved our visit to Berlin and our stay in Angelika's apartment. This apartment is accessed by a separate door off a courtyard, and does feel like a separate house. The apartment offfered a large bedroom and living room (with convertible couches), an excellent bathroom, and a kitchen that was more than well equipped with high end appliances. This last included coffee and tea makers, a dishwasher, a washing machine, and all the dishes and cooking utensils one might wish. After three weeks on the road in Italy, it was nice to brew up coffee in the morning, and my wife loved having clean clothes again. We saved a lot of money by eating in often. We had control of the heat, and stayed warm -- no small consideration in a Berlin winter.
The location of the apartment is excellent for public transportation. The U-Bahn 7 line is five minutes away on the Kuferstendamn, and the major S-Bahn Charlottensburg station is five minutes away in the other direction. We were able to avoid taxi fare from Schoenfield airport by making our way the first day from Charlottensburg station (airport trains stop here) to the apartment, with the aid of a good map. If arriving at Tegel, you can take the X9 to Zoological Station, hop aboard an S train two stations to Charlottensburg station, and do what what we did. That said about transportation, both Berlin and its transportation system are huge, and it took us a few days to understand how to use all the transport options. Most travel requires transfers. This apartment is best for self actualized, independent travelers. If you stay here, we also definitely recommend a walk along the shopping mecca of the Kuferstendamn to the Kathy Kollick museum (about 25 minutes) -- on just about every short list of must see Berlin msueums.
Angelika was accomodating to our needs in setting up, and then left us alone for the remainder of our stay -- exactly what we wanted as independent travelers. We would recommend this apartment to friends and any persons wishing a unique place to stay in Berlin.
Tourists without a Car,
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