By David H. Urmann
Berlin is a one of the 16 states and the capital city of Germany. The city is home to numerous attractions including the Fernehtrum, East Side Gallery, the Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt and the Berliner Dome.
The Fernsehturm is a television tower situated in the city center of Berlin. Part of the WFGT or World Federation of Great Tower and close to the Alexanderplatz, the television Tower was constructed by the former GDR or German Democratic Republic administration who intended it as Berlin’s symbol between the years 1965 and 1969.
The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 kilometer long section of Berlin Wall and an international memorial for freedom situated close to the center Berlin on Muhlenstrabe in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. It consists of about 100 paintings by numerous artists all over the world painted on the east side of Berlin Wall. The paintings at the gallery express the euphoria and document at the time of change. It also projects great hopes for a free and better future for all people around the world.
Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate. It is both Germany and Berlin’s main symbol. It is located west of the city center along the intersection of the Ebertstrabe and Unter den Linden.
There are several hotels established close to these attractions. Here is a list of hotels close to the attraction:
Savoy Berlin is a luxury hotel situated close to the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Berlin State Library and Tiergarten. Other attractions near the area include German Chancellery, Viktoriapark, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Victory Column, Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche and the Berlin Zoo. After a buffet breakfast, guests at the hotel can plan a day of sightseeing with assistance from the multilingual concierge of the hotel. The staffs are on hand to book tours and theater tickets of the city. It also provides a fitness center complete with a solarium, sauna and an in-house therapist specializing in massage, acupuncture and reflexology. Other property amenities include a roof terrace to relax on, conference facilities, banquet facilities, a 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, business center and dry cleaning services or laundry services. The hotel offers about 125 spacious and well-appointed suites and rooms. All rooms include cable televisions, Internet access and mini bars. Other room amenities include direct dial telephones with voice mail, trouser press and hair dryer. The complete address of this hotel is Fasanenstr 9-10 in Berlin. For more information, call them at +49-30-311 03-0 or fax them at +49-30-311 03-333.
Swissotel Berlin is a 5-star hotel situated at Augsburger Strasse 44 in Berlin. The property is within a mile away from the Berlin Zoo, Beate Uhse Erotic Museum, Berlin Kathe Kollwitz Museum, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin State Library and Deutsche Oper Berlin. The hotel provides a concierge desk, secretarial services, sauna, business center, event catering, banquet facilities, conference rooms, exhibit space and high-speed Internet connectivity in public areas. Other hotel amenities include translation services, beauty services, multilingual staff, a 24-hour front desk, wedding services and dry cleaning or laundry services. It has about 316 rooms with stylish furnishings. All rooms have cable televisions with pay movies, multi-line telephones, desks, clock radios and irons with ironing boards. For more information, call them at +49 (0) 30/ 220 10 0 or fax them at +49 (0) 30/ 220 10 2222.
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