IN THE HEART OF BERLIN: THE LITTLE HOTEL WITH A DIFFERENCE, WITH ITS SIMPLE AND ELEGANT BIEDERMEIER FURNISHINGS AND ITS LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS.
The simple and elegant 19th century German ‘Biedermeier’ furniture, chandeliers, oriental carpets and gold framed mirrors give the hotel a special charm. Our rooms are individually furnished and no two are alike. Here you can get to know the works and personalities of the writers who lived in the Berlin quarter of Friedenau through the collection of books, biographies, manuscripts, drawings and photos. When do you ever have time to take a novel, a book of poetry or short stories down from the shelf if not when you are travelling?
18 INDIVIDUAL ROOMS
Single room with breakfast
95 € to 120 €
Double room with breakfast
120 € to 140 €
Three bed room with breakfast
150 € to 185 €
Appartement with 3 double rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen.
Price on request.
Conferences, events, assemblies, lectures and celebration in our Uwe-Johnson-lounge
We offer breakfast everyday from 8 to 10 o'clock; visitors who don't stay with us can join us for breakfast for 15 € per person, including drinks
All rooms have a shower or bath
Book a third bed including breakfast for 35 €
Parking is available on the premises
Relax in our inviting garden
Two bikes for hire, 10 € per day each
We speak English, Swedish, French, Italian and Russian
All prices incl. VAT. Subject to change.
It was in Friedenau that Christoph Meckel wrote one of the most beautiful novels of the last century, Bockshorn (1973), the story of two boys’ search for their guardian angel. A few streets away, Uwe Johnson collected the days and dreams of his heroine, Gesine Cresspahl in his masterpiece, Anniversary (1970…), who remembers New York and the Hudson, Mecklenburg and the Baltic Sea. Meanwhile, his neighbour, Günter Grass, noted in From the Diary of a Snail (1972) that during the election year of 1969, Willy Brandt wore the watch of August Bebel… Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Tucholsky, Erich Kästner, Max Hermann Neiße, Kurt Hiller, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hans-Magnus Enzensberger, Nicolas Born, Max Frisch...Their apartments and houses are still there.
We have documented Friedenau’s past as a haven for writers so that, with the help of the photos, readings, books and conversations, the literary dialogue in Friedenau might begin again.