Marzahn-Hellersdorf is the tenth borough of Berlin. It was formed as were others during the changes made in 2001. It is situated in the north-east of Berlin and has a population of under 250,000. Only 12% or so of this population is of non-German origin, making this the least ethnically diverse area of Berlin, though there are more Russian, Kazakh and Vietnamese people here than there are elsewhere in the city and in recent years there has been an influx of Islamic people and people of Middle-Eastern descent. This is an area that has changed a lot, perhaps more than any other borough, since reunification. In 1991 the average age of the citizens here was 30.5 whereas that increased to 39.6 due to younger people leaving the area.
This district is on the outskirts of the city but does have good transport links to the city centre and all the attractions that can be found there. What is one there are several attractions in this area that are worth a visit. One of Marzahn’s primary attractions is the Erholungspark, a park with sculptures, horticultural displays and buildings, with gardens with various themes from around the world. This recreational park is known as ‘Gardens of the World’. Another attraction of this area is the Bezirksmuseum (District Museum) of Marzahn-Hellersdorf. There is also Galerie M, showing local art. Nearby is Schloss Biesdorf park and garden and to the south of the district is the Gründerzeitmuseum in Gutshaus Mahlsdorf . If you are looking for family fun then BergWerk Berlin is an adventure centre that the whole family might enjoy. Rope ladders and bridges cross a recreated mine shaft here at this Hellersdorf attraction. This might also be a good section of the city in which to stay if you plan to travel out of Berlin to the north east to explore the countryside or head towards the Nature Parks out in that direction.
You will not find as many hotels and places to stay here as you will do further towards the centre of the city, but there are still a number of hotel options, which include:
Hotel-Pension Blumenbach: This guest house hotel offers a friendly family atmosphere in a quiet location. The guesthouse has a large garden with lovely and relaxing floral displays. Rooms are rustic but modern, with a homely and relaxed feel and they are all kitted out with natural materials, plenty of bare wood and artisan workmanship is on display.
Hotel Gasthof Zum Ziehbrunnen: This hotel brings Hungarian culture and hospitality to the city of Berlin. This family run hotel takes inspiration from the inns of the Hungarian plains. Here you can listen to Hungarian traditional music while Hungarian cooks prepare delicious food, specialities from the Puszta to Balaton. This friendly and cheerful guesthouse could leave you feeling as though you are not in Germany but another country entirely.
Park Hotel Berlin Schloss Kaulsdorf: This slightly faded yet classic hotel is located in a quiet suburb of the city. It may have seen better times but is is good value and some say the food at the restaurant is good. The hotel is close to a station so you can get into the centre of the city from here without any difficulty. This is an unusual place, quirky and perhaps even odd – a pink cherubic confection in the middle of a residential street.
Haus Am Niederfeld: This is a conference and event type of hotel that offers a relaxing place to stay close to the centre of Brlin Kaulsdorf. There are a wide variety of transport options in the vicinity including bus, rail and underground stations and for those who have brought their own vehicles there are free parking spaces.
Hotel Engelke: This hotel is in the countryside-like outskirts of Berlin but you can quickly get from here right to the heart of the action. This is quite a small hotel, with 17 lovely individual single and double rooms and two apartment suites. This could be a good location for a training course, seminar or event for up to 30 people, if you do not mind being outside the centre of the city.
Park Hotel Marzahn: This hotel is located right at the heart of Marzahn, right beside the Gardens of the World Park. The site for the 2017 International Horticultural Exposition has already been created behind the hotel, which is conveniently located not only for this but for a number of other attractions.
Hotel Kubrat in Helle Mitte: This comfortable three star hotel is right in the centre of Hellersdorf. There are 35 contemporary style rooms suitable for business or leisure stays. The hotel is not far from the ring-road motorway, the A10. If you do not have your own car the hotel is still well connected by bus or tram to the city’s major centres and attractions.
Hotel Azur: Relax in this bed and breakfast accommodation option on the outskirts of the city in Kaulsdorf, this is a relaxing place to escape the crowds of the city centre, though the s-bahn station is just a five minute walk from the hotel meaning that you can get straight into the city centre from here without a hitch.
Hotel B1: In a peaceful location, this modern and colourful hotel has comfortable rooms. It is on a street to the south of old-Kaulsdorf and there is a garden terrace where you can even set up your own barbecue if you like. There is free Wifi and there are other perks to be enjoyed here, great for the young budget traveller.
Garni-Hotel An der Weide: This family owned and run hotel is in a convenient location, not far from the motorway, should you be arriving in your own vehicle, though also only about ten minutes walk from the Mahlsdorf S-bahn station, and other transport links that will take you to the city centre and elsewhere.
Whether you are looking for somewhere specifically within this area because you have business nearby, or simply prefer to be a little removed from the frenetic rush of the city centre, perhaps one of the above hotels in this borough will be right for you.