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9 Hotels Near Berlin's Best Art

Jennifer Ceaser | January 18, 2018

Whether you want to admire works by Old Masters, see the world’s longest open-air gallery, or check out the latest stars of Berlin’s contemporary art scene, you’re never far from great art at these hotels.


Lulu Guldsmeden

Why it made the list

What was once the Tagesspiegel newspaper building is now home to a bevy of fine contemporary art galleries, including notables like Blain|Southern (representing Bill Viola and Wim Wenders) and Esther Schipper (repping Tomas Saraceno). The Lulu Guldsmeden hotel is right around the corner.

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Hotel de Rome

Why it made the list

Just a 10-minute walk from the hotel is Museum Island, a collection of five world-class institutions—among them the Neues Museum, home to the iconic bust of Nefertiti.

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Patrick Hellmann Schlosshotel

Why it made the list

Though not in the city proper, the Brucke Museum is worth the trip to see its amazing collection of German Expressionists like Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Erich Heckel. This museum was said to be one of David Bowie’s favorites when he lived in Berlin in the mid-70s. The Patrick Hellman Schlosshotel is a five-minute drive (or easy 25-minute walk through the leafy residential suburb of Grunewald).

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Eastern Comfort

Why it made the list

Stroll a short distance along Mühlenstraße to the start of the East Side Gallery, the longest existing span of the Berlin Wall and an important artistic, cultural and political landmark. Around 100 colorful murals—including the famous “kiss” between Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev—stretch for nearly a mile.

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Arte Luise Kunsthotel

Why it made the list

Tucked inside a converted former Nazi bunker is the stunning private contemporary art collection Sammlung Boros, owned by Christian Boros. The rotating exhibitions feature such artists as Olafur Eliasson and Damian Hirst. You can visit only with a guided tour that must be booked ahead of time. The hotel is a five-minute walk away.

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Grand Hyatt Berlin

Why it made the list

Rembrandt, Botticelli and Vermeer are among the masters showcased at Gemaldegalerie, aka the Old Masters Painting Gallery, one of the finest collections of European paintings from the 13th to 18th century. The Grand Hyatt is less than 10 minutes by foot.

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Radisson Blu Berlin

Why it made the list

A short stroll over the Spree River puts you on Museum Island, where among the handful of museums you’ll find the Pergamon, housing the magnificent Ishtar Gate of Babylon.

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Waldorf Astoria Berlin

Why it made the list

Just down the street from the Waldorf is the former Amerika Haus, where Berliners once came to learn about American culture and politics. Today it’s C/O Berlin, a space for contemporary art, and especially photography, from around the world.

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The Yard Hotel

Why it made the list

Walk nine minutes to reach the Berlinische Galerie, showcasing more than 5,000 works of modern and contemporary German and Eastern European painting and photography. The Daniel Libeskind-designed Jewish Museum is also nearby.

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