Deals for Hotel and Hostel near Hauptbahnhof in central Berlin Germany
It's Easy to find a cheap deal near Berlin Central Station.
Berlin is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with a huge metropolitan area and a historic centre, popular with visitors on city breaks. Berlin is a lively city of historic attractions and museums, cultural activities and a lively nightlife of cafes, clubs, beer cellars and cabaret.
Choosing accommodation in central Berlin, near the main railway station, or Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), gives you an ideal base for exploring the sights of the city. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, reconstruction has been fast, but there are still remnants of the Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, for visitors to see.
A great choice of rooms
Whether you arrive by plane or train, you will find cheap accommodation and a great choice of cheap hotels and budget friendly hostels in the area around the city's main train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, sometimes known as Central Station, and conveniently located in the heart of the city.
The present station features a new concourse that opened in May, 2006, which was built on the site of the Lehrter Bahnhof, a historic station on the S-Bahn, suburban railway.
The Hauptbahnhof is the largest station in Berlin, the others are Sudkreuz, Ostbahnhof and Gesundbrunnen. Lehrter Bahnhof opened in 1871, linking the city with Hanover on Germany's main railway line.
Other destinations served from Berlin Central Station are Hamburg, Potsdam and central Frankfurt in Germany, as well as Amsterdam city centre and Copenhagen central station.
After the end of the Cold War and the later completion of Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), many hostels and cheap accommodation grew up in the area around the station, giving you a good base for your city adventures, as well as putting you at the heart of the city's central transport system.
A wealth of accommodation
With the wealth of accommodation in the city, it's easy to find cheap hotels, hostels, pensions, and apartments in all districts, including around the station.
Save even more money by booking online in advance, or visiting out of season, when the weather is cooler, but great deals can be found, even in the more luxurious hotels.
Your choice ranges from youth and budget hostels, with shared dormitory rooms, 2 and 3 star hotels, some offering bed and breakfast, to a variety of chain hotels, which always offer a guaranteed level of cleanliness, service and comfort.
If you want to get a real flavour of city life, consider renting an apartment near Berlin Hbf, giving you the freedom and flexibility of local life. Once you are settled in your hotel, set out to explore the Berlin.
Take in the reminders of the Communist era, as well as visiting the beautiful Schloss Charlottenburg and the imposing Reichstag Building, before taking Europe's fastest elevator up the Kollhoff Tower on Potsdamer Platz.
For even more spectacular views head to the top of the Berliner Fernsehturm, on Alexanderplatz. This TV tower is nearly 400 m high, and Germany's tallest structure.
Architecture in the city is a blend of different historical periods, from medieval buildings near Alexanderplatz, to soaring modern structures of glass and steel on Potsdamer Platz.
When staying in the city for a couple of days you can easily take a day trip to Dresden or visit the Babelsberg film studios.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Main Central Train Station in Germany
Central Train Station Berlin -- Berlin Hauptbahnhof (help·info), or Berlin Central Station, is the main railway station in Berlin, Germany. It began full operation two days after a ceremonial opening on 26 May 2006.
It is now Europe's largest two-level railway station. It is located on the site of the historic Lehrter Bahnhof, and until it opened as a main line station, it was a stop on the Berlin S-Bahn suburban railway temporarily named Berlin Hauptbahnhof-Lehrter Bahnhof.
The station is operated by DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, and is classified as a Category 1 station, one of 20 in Germany and three in Berlin, the others being Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Ostbahnhof.
More Information -- www.s-bahn-berlin.de