Comfy writer's studio in Berlin Schöneberg

Home exchange
Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bathroom

Highlights

  • My place is calm, peaceful and full of light.
  • Central location, laid-back & safe neighbourhood.
  • Cosy, comfortable, with cute decoration details

My studio (42 m2) is located on the fourth and last floor of an old refurbished building in a pleasant residential area of Schöneberg (no elevator). It is bright, calm, centrally heated and faces a mostly calm, green backyard. It can house a single person, a couple or two friends.

Hallway: space for coats, shoes, and scarves, a walk-in closet for clothes and bed linen.

Room: high stucco ceilings, comfortable queen size bed (140 × 200 cm), a working space with desk and chair, a library with German, English and French books, a sofa, sofa-table and a bamboo swing. For your health comfort and well-being: I have a hygienic electric humidifier (very helpful in the cold season), and there are anti-allergy encasings on my bed.

Media: high speed internet access via surf stick/sim card (no Wifi), a Hifi sound system, a TV and a DVD player.

Bathroom: bathtub, wash-basin, WC, shelf space for towels and toiletries.

Kitchen: electrical four-plate cooker, oven, water cooker, toaster, Nespresso machine, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine as well as plates, cups etc. and oil, vinegar, sugar, spices

You will also find maps of Berlin for you to use. So feel free to make yourself at home and enjoy your stay!

P.S. My neighbours are very friendly but don’t approve of loud music and parties.

Neighbourhood:

My building is located in a safe, tree-lined street in laid-back Berlin-Schöneberg, right in front of a small park. The residential homes here date back to the late 19th and early 20th century, so the area has a pleasant Altbau feeling to it. Historically, this neighborhood is known as the “Rote Insel” (red island). In the 1920s and early 1930s, the locals here supported the social democrats and the communist party – that’s why. And there is even a bit of glamour: Both actresses Marlene Dietrich and Hildegard Knef were born here. In the late 1970s, David Bowie and Iggy Pop used to live in the wider neighbourhood (Hauptstrasse 155).

Although the area is mainly residential, everything you need is nearby. Supermarkets, retailers, a post office, cinemas, a medical center with multilingual staff and a health food store can be reached on foot in 5-15 minutes. You will also find bars, cosy cafés and a variety of restaurants in walking distance.

The area is not yet considered as trendy as Friedrichshain, Mitte or Kreuzberg. But it is undergoing gentrification so it is only a question of time before it will be. Until then, the upside is that it is still authentic and not overrun by tourists.

My building, my neighbourhood and Schöneberg in general are gay-friendy.

Most monuments and trendy areas are not far away. It takes about 10 minutes to go to the Eastern city center (Brandenburg Gate) or to Neukölln by S-Bahn (Südkreuz). The Western downtown area around Kurfürstendamm can best be reached by bus (line 204) in 15-20 minutes, Kreuzberg (line 248) in 12-15 minutes.

Berlin combines the best of both worlds: urban life and nature (parks, forests, rivers, and natural lakes). It is one of the greenest cities in Europe with lots of possibilities for outdoor activities and relaxation. In summer, I often go swimming in the Schlachtensee (20 minute S-Bahn ride) or take a walk in the Naturpark Südgelände (one S-Bahn stop away), a park with street art and sculpture exhibits.

Nearby public transport/taxi points

Bus lines: 106, 204, 248, M46
U-Bahn: Kleistpark, Innsbrucker Platz
S-Bahn: Südkreuz, Schöneberg, Julius-Leber-Brücke
Taxi point: Südkreuz, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz

Details

Interested in

  • Home exchange
  • Live around the world

Preferred destinations

  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Zurich
  • Balearic Islands
  • The Mediterranean
  • Geneva
  • New York
  • Nice
  • New York
  • DC
  • French Riviera
  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Open to offers
Preferred dates Open to offers
Preferred duration 3-4 weeks
Location: Nearest gay scene is 15-20 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by bus
City, Central, Quiet
Features/amenities: Privacy, Hairdryer(s) available, Iron/ironing board available
Entertainment: CD Player, DVD Player, Radio, Stereo System, TV
Activities available nearby: Convenient Transport, Cycling, Food and Wine, Friendly Neighbours, Historical Sites, Park(s), Shops / Markets, HIV / AIDS Resources, Lake
Miscellaneous: No Children, No Pets, Smoke-Free Zone

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