Steglitz-Zehlendorf is the sixth borough of Berlin. It is located to the south west of the city and has seven suburbs. This is a leafy district with beautiful forests and lakes that can be enjoyed from a number of recreational areas, cultural highlights and a number of remarkable attractions. Here you will find the famous Glienicke Bridge where spies were once exchanged. It crosses the River Havel.
There is so much to see and do in this borough that you may not even wish to leave it, but if you do choose to see some of the attractions of the wider city then the excellent transport links will allow you to do so with ease.
The many tourist attractions to be found in this area include the Open-air museum, Domäne Dahlem, the Dahlem Museum Complex, the Museum Village of Düppel, Wannsee, the beautiful Lake with its delightful beach and the parks and other attractions around its shores, idyllic Peacock Island and historic Schwanenwerder Island in the Lake, which can be reached by ferry, the botanical gardens which are amongst the most diverse found anywhere in the world, and a breathtaking number of historic residences and mansion houses. The Wannsee Beach, which is Europe’s largest outdoor swimming area on an inland body of water, is enormously popular when it is sunny and warm. Many come to relax and enjoy the beach lifestyle here in the city. The lido was opened in 1907 and has been delighting Berlin families and many visitors ever since. The grand Schloss Glienicke is one of the UNESCO Listed Palaces of Berlin. This Italianate, extravagant attraction set in its park grounds is one of the most popular of this borough’s many attractions.
Hotel-Petit am Wannsee: On the shores of the Lake, this small, cosy hotel offers an escape on the outskirts of the city. This peaceful place also has a fish yard and a restaurant.
Hotel Forsthaus: This calm and quiet hotel is located right beside the Stölpchensee, a lake in the verdant Wannsee area. The hotel has a delightful, sunny waterfront terrace to enjoy.
Hotel Grunewald: This hotel offers the best of both worlds. It is right in the heart of the Grunewald Forest and yet has excellent transport links connecting it to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Landhaus Schlactensee: This informal hotel is set in a delightfully leafy and quiet residential area, just five or six minutes walk from the Mexikoplatz U-bahn stop. Rooms are calm and airy.
Hotel Haus Leopold: This hotel enjoys a prime location in Zehlendorf, with an historic building with a modern new building behind, offers magnificent views of the countryside and idyllic surroundings in which to walk.
Hotel-Pension Dahlem: This three star establishment is an elegant family run hotel near the Grunewald and Wannsee and just 20 minutes from the city centre attractions of Berlin.
Hotel-Pension Enzian: This hotel in a classic historical building has been run by the same family for over fifty years. It is located in a peaceful side street close to the Botanic Gardens.
Best Western Plus Hotel Steglitz: Only around 15 minutes drive from the Mitte district and within easy reach of all Berlin’s many attractions, this luxury four star hotel is perfectly situated to explore the city.
Hotel Morgenland: This hotel encompassed an old building and an attached new one. In a leafy district and easy to get to, the hotel caters to disabled guests and employs people with disabilities allowing them to gain some economic independence.
Hotel Villa Toscana: This baroque hotel combines Italian flair with family hospitality, The hotel is housed in two historic villas that were built in 1885 and 1891. These buildings have been lovingly restored and filled with mostly Italian antiques.
Novum Hotel Ravenna Berlin Steglitz: This three star hotel is comfortable and quiet, in a pleasant area close to the Botanic Gardens and well placed for transport links to the centre of the city.
Miles Hotel Berlin Steglitz: Another central but quiet hotel this one is located very close to the Licherfelde-Ost Railway station, a calm green oasis with lovely walking options in Green Park Licherfelde along the Teltow Canal.
In Hotel: This pleasant three star hotel is just minutes away from the most famous shopping street in the district, Schlosstrasse. Close to all the action and yet at one remove, allowing for a very relaxing stay in the capital.
Hotel am Forum Steglitz: This hotel is located on a quiet side street, a beautiful, small and cosy hotel in the immediate vicinity of Schlosstrasse with friendly staff and good facilities.
ApartHotel Landhaus Lichterfelde: Set in tranquil gardens, this delightful 19th Century apartment hotel is only a couple of kilometres from the Botanical Garden and 9.4km from the beach on the Wannsee. Apartments are simple with traditional pine furnishings and there is a beer garden, a playground and a pond.
Hotel Eckstein: This is a cheap yet cheerful affordable family hotel within easy walking distance of transport links to all the major attractions. This simple and clean hotel is within a couple of minutes walk of the famous Schlosstrasse.
Hotel Gotland: This small cosy hotel is located in the old musical area of the city. There are a great number of shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainments nearby and this is an affordable option fairly close to the inner city and yet this is a leafy area with clean air, free from traffic noise.
Seminaris Campus Hotel: This four star luxury hotel is situated in the desirable neighbourhood of Dahlem between Steglitz and the Grunewald, on the campus of the University. This modern building caters to the needs of those who are in Berlin for a variety of reasons.
Steglitz-Zehlendorf is a leafy and pleasant area with plenty to see and do and it is also an affordable option for those looking to head into the inner city. This is a relaxing and interesting part of the city and one which many people choose to visit each year.