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Some of you might know Magda und Wenke from our MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus because both are working there. They share their tips for Berlin with you.
What’s your name and what’s your job at MEININGER?
We are Wenke and Magda! We both work at MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus as receptionists.
What is the question most guests ask you in the hotel?
We have very different types of guests in our hotel, that’s why the questions are so different: The backpackers ask for the next supermarket, the party people ask for the best clubs in the city, couples ask for a nice restaurant and families ask for the most suitable free time activities.
What is typical about Berlin?
Besides the many sights, museums and different events you’ll find good and cheap food at every corner in the capital city! For instance, the Curry 36 at Mehringdamm in Kreuzberg or the Burgeramt at Boxhagener Square in Friedrichshain. But Berlin has a lot to offer for real gourmets too: the Amrit restaurant next to our hotel serves delicious Indian food or for meat lovers the steakhouse Tauro in Prenzlauer Berg is a good place to eat and it is just a few minutes walk from our MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz. Berlin is definitely the city that never sleeps: We party from Monday till Sunday!
What do you have to experience in Berlin?
Berliner Unterwelten is definitely a highlight in our city. One of the tours to the underground bunkers starts at the station Gesundbrunnen. There you can learn and especially SEE a lot about the circumstances during World War II. A great and thrilling adventure that makes everyone’s hackles rise! Another highlight in the capitol is the International Berlin Beerfestival, which takes place once a year on the first weekend in August. Every beer lover gets one’s money worth at this festival: From Bavarian white beer to African banana beer everyone will find something tasty to drink!
What’s your insider Tipp for Berlin?
Our insiders’ tip for Berlin is obviously the real Kreuzberg, which is the cause for the name of the district. In Viktoriapark, near the subway station “Platz der Luftbrücke”, the naturally emerged hill is situated, which was used as wine-growing area in medieval times. The view from the top of the hill over the city is especially impressive. There is incidentally a large iron cross, which is the reason for the name of the hill and the district “Kreuzberg” (engl. “Cross hill”).