Beautiful 2bedroom flat close to the gay heart of Berlin

Home exchange
Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Our two-storey penthouse sits atop a five-storey building in Schöneberg. The building, built as a so-called passive house (no pun intended – its just highly energy efficient), was finished in 2011. The appartment covers 120 sqm/1300sqft, plus a 50 sqm/540 sqm wooden patio facing south and west (onto a soccer field…). It offers one master and one guest bedroom, one library/Media room, one big and one small bathroom, and a 50 sqm/540sqft open space with kitchen/dining room/living room and 6 meter high ceilings. Thanks to the big windows, the appartment is very light and sunny all year round. The appartment is our own, and we live here all year round, so the furnishing is cosy and personal, including a baby grand piano. Neighbours are friends (well: most of them), and we have built the house together as a community. So: everybody will say hello to you on the staircase, but don’t worry: they don’t have keys to the appartment.

The apartment is situated in an up-and-coming part of Schöneberg, called the “Rote Insel”. Marlene Dietrich was born next door, and from our library you can see the grave of the Brothers Grimm – so, yes, this is the true Berlin. The location is quiet, and as the house is built on a bit of a hilltop, you have extensive views in all directions. There are a few restaurants right on our street, and two very nice neighborhoods within a ten-minute-walk (Crelle- and Akazienkiez). The gay heart of Schöneberg (Motzstr.) is ten minutes by bike (which we offer). The tourist hotspots of Berlin (Mitte, Museums, Kudamm, etc.) are 15 minutes by bike or 10 minutes on the subway (4 different lines in walking distance).


Interested in

  • Home exchange
  • Weekend exchange
  • Open to suggestions

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Open to offers
Preferred duration
Location: Nearest gay scene is 10 mins by bike / 2.5 km away
City, Central, Quiet
Features/amenities: Elevator / Lift, Ensuite Bathroom(s), Patio / Deck, Privacy, Views, Hairdryer(s) available, Iron/ironing board available
Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, Radio, Satellite or Cable, Stereo System, TV, Plasma / LCD TV
Internet access: WiFi available
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cultural Attractions, Food and Wine, Historical Sites, HIV / AIDS Resources, Nightlife, Park(s), Tourist Attractions, Shops / Markets, Theatre(s), Museums
Miscellaneous: Bicycle(s) available, Domestic Help , No Children, No Pets, Smoke-Free Zone


Reviews from other users

This loft apartment was as an amazing experience that made our stay in Berlin really perfect, the flat is spacious and very comfortable, quiet and you can also enjoy a nice view over the city from the beautiful terrace. The very big windows have automatic shades projected to control the temperature of the house and the building has high ecological standards. The apartment is extremely bright and I guess this will be a big plus if you stay there in the wintertime. We also had two very good bycicles that Clemens and Tobias let us use, so it was easy to get around. The location was perfect and the area is full of green and close to a metro station. Some very nice restaurants are steps away and several supermarkets as well. We had a chance to meet Clemens and Tobias, who were perfect guests and left our house in pristine conditions. We really hope to exchange with them again in the future.

Paolo stayed in Aug 2012

We were very sad to leave this beautiful penthouse in beautiful Berlin. We were left a great list of things to see and do here and the suggestions were all spot on!
The views from the penthouse are stunning and it was a joy coming home every day from a busy round of sightseeing to sit on the big sunny terrace.
We haven't met our hosts yet, but they are coming to visit us in New Zealand in January and we want to make sure that their visit to our place is as terrific as ours was to theirs.
There was nothing we didn't like about the swap and the owners made it all very easy.

Miranda Spary stayed in Oct 2012

Clemens and Tobias came and stayed with us in Queenstown, New Zealand this week after letting us stay in their beautiful penthouse in Berlin.
What terrific houseguests! Fun and interesting and we were very sorrythey had such a short time with us.

Miranda Spary stayed in Jan 2013

Clemens & Tobias home is truly wonderful. We had the pleasure of meeting them before they set off to our home in London. We enjoyed 5 days over the New Year period in their luxury home. We very much hope to exchange with them again ! Thanks guys !

Mark Whaymand stayed in Dec 2012

We stayed at Clemens & Tobias flat for 5 days during Easter weekend 2016.
The flat is just amazing. An exceptional Eco-conceived two-floor penthouse. with an impressive 180 degrees terrace. The flat is perfectly located at only some metro stations from all the more important attractions of the city : Nuremberg's Door, Museum Isle, Tiergarten, AlexanderPlatz... And also very close to Schöneberg gay district.
The flat is cozy, beautifully decorated with a lot of "bon goût", and of course equiped with all you can need. Everything was perfectly clean.
Clemens and Tobias have been really nice with us from the very first exchange here on HATW. They gave us a small guide to their Berlin, full of nice advices. They also left us their bikes in case we wanted to use them, and they even left a bottle of Champaign in the fridge to welcome us ! We really appreciated our stay in their flat and hope that Tobias and Clemens will appreciate their stay in our Barcelona flat.

David stayed in Mar 2016

This year again we stayed 5 days during Easter period in Clemens & Tobias beautiful flat (from 12 to 17 April 2017). Everything was as perfect as the year before of course. You can read "David’s review" (March 2016) for details. Clemens and Tobias are perfect hosts, really kind and accessible, always ready to help. They stayed in our flat at the same period, and we can also say that they are perfect guests too. We’re happy and feel really lucky about having had the chance of exchanging our flat with them. Our two 5-day stays in their flat were both perfect holidays... their impressive flat is all one can dream…

David stayed in Apr 2017

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