TripAdvisor Reviews Crystal Hotel Berlin
Travel Blogs from Berlin
... old and they were rewarded for killing people who tried to claim over the wall. They would usually get a free holiday to Russia, a new motorbike or car, or a pay rise. It was torn down in 1989 and left one whole generation of people who had been separated for 28 years all that is left is a line of bricks on the ground where the wall used to be. We also went to the Tier Garten which is the biggest park in Europe. It used to be the hunting forest for the royal family. ...
... much further back in time than the reality. The first section of the wall went up quickly in the middle of the night in Aug.1961. However, it did not fall until Nov. 9, 1989. In 1989, I was in college and it is hard to imagine that regular everyday people were shot crossing the border. Many successful escapes were made, however, when that happened East Berlin would reinforce the Wall. Before it fell, the wall had three layers to it.
... on the Autobahn. In a way we are relieved to know the Germans have them too.
*Why is Berlin our first major destination, we have been asked. Why the Northern Europe trajectory? Well SG studied German for many years at school & university and has never
visited Berlin. So it’s a kind of linguistic pilgrimage for her. AG visited many years ago on business and nearly got arrested at Checkpoint Charlie for taking ...
... of boys from Melbourne. Who ended up coming out with us that night. But once we dropped our bags we headed out to a metro station to the wet of the city and hoped for the best. First things first, was a kebab. Wow! Berlin kebabs are the ****. Something about them is just perfect. Everyone should have one, or three. Then we walked. We ended up amongst some big warehouses and it didn't seem quite right. So we went back to the metro station and ran ...
... we want to do, but surprise, the rain is visiting and the tour groups from sandemans walking tour are gigantic, so we decide to skip it and I suggest we go another day on the longer and more personalized 5 hour walking tour. We end up visiting the reichtag (but didnt go in because it was easter weekend = millions of people) and museum island, seeing one museum and then back to the hostel. Then Paul contacted his friends in Berlin and we ended up going with his 2 girl ...
Other places to stay in Berlin
Charlottenburg, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $137
- Stunning modern hotel fabulous room every area superb design.
- A touch of the old DDR
- Great rooms but falling short in other areas
Tiergarten, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $198
- Best hotel ever seen; every year again!!!
- Great experience
- Spacious rooms, quiet, and centrally located
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- We'll go back to Berlin.... just for this hotel!
- Utterly lovely
Charlottenburg, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $138
- Great Location, Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Staff
- Best location, great return on money, sparkling clean and beautiful
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- An excellent all round experience
- Good and convenient hotel
- Very good but not amazing
Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Excellent Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Great location
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $150
- Bestin Westin.
- What an Awesome Hotel!
- Perfect First Class all the Way!
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $99
- Pleasantly surprised
- Where have these people being staying?
- Amazing Views of East Meets West
Tiergarten, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $178
- 5 Star excellence
- Great situation, great hotel !
- Good for trios/families
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $124
- Great stay
- I am ver hard to please but........
Spandau, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $54
Alt-Hohenschönhausen, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Tiergarten, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $138
- A Short Summer Break In Berlin
- Very mixed
- Good Standard
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Not a 5-Star Hotel
- Elegance without stuffiness
- Tranquil oasis
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- Excellent service and lovely location
- Fantastic Berlin Hilton
- Ist Class Hotel
Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $97
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Excellent location and comfort
- Lovely Hotel But ..
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin | 3 star hotelfrom $102
- Good value all round
- Best choice in Berlin for good value
Mitte, Berlin | 5 star hotelfrom $161
- Nice hotel, prime location, friendly staff
- Great Hotel!
- Great Location and a Great Hotel
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $44
- Ok for the money
- Stay away from this thing
- Small Rooms, bad AC
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Best buy in town
- Great hotel
- Love it!
Neukölln, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $90
- Pleasant surprise!
- Check out the 8th floor
Mitte, Berlin | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Good With A Few Exceptions
- New Hotel, Great Location