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A hotel as unique as the city of Berlin!

“This hotel is a boon to individualists,” writes the magazine Stern in its recommendation. “A place of refuge for art-oriented urban nomads,” writes 500 VERY SPECIAL HOTELS.

Opened in 1995 as an authentic Berlin artists’ project, the "Louise" has developed into a comfortable hotel. A charming hotel situated in one of the most exciting areas in the city center. A unique location in Berlin-Mitte with a view of the Reichstag building and the Spree River, just a few minutes walk to Unter den Linden and the Brandenburg Gate. The Friedrichstrasse subway station and the Hauptbahnhof rail station are within easy walking distance—the train practically runs past the hotel. The Chancellor’s Office and the Parliament building in the government district, the Charité and the ARD studios are all located nearby.

You may choose from a total of 50 single rooms, double rooms and suites housed in a carefully restored, neoclassical building dating from 1825 (listed monument) and a new extension with eye-catching architecture from 2003. The hotel rooms are comfortable, and in the bel-etage they are explicitly generous. They include shower or bath and TV, and in the new building the rooms are also fully air-conditioned with no openable special windows against noise. For us, complimentary wi-fi access throughout the hotel is par for the course

In the tradition of the “Künstlerheim Luise,” the legendary predecessor of the current hotel, a number of simple, very reasonable rooms are available in the mansard, which are equipped with centrally located, shared baths.

Exciting Topics about the hotel

History
1994 - 2004

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Artists
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HOTEL VICINITY
Discover Berlin

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more than art in the hotel

Over 50 artists have realized concepts specially designed for individual rooms of the hotel, creating places of retreat that set the mood for a visit to the museums or galleries in the art city of Berlin but that also offer guests a source of inspiration or quiet reflection.

The entire room is incorporated into an artist’s concept, including the furniture and any other accessories. No two rooms in the hotel are alike. Each room is unique, and the only thing that the rooms share is the high quality of the concepts behind each hotel room. We have been described as “a gallery where you can spend a night” or “a museum for a night,” which is not quite true, since most guests stay not just one night, but several.

Over 50 artists have realized concepts specially designed for individual rooms of the hotel, creating places of retreat that set the mood for a visit to the museums or galleries in the art city of Berlin but that also offer guests a source of inspiration or quiet reflection.

The entire room is incorporated into an artist’s concept, including the furniture and any other accessories. No two rooms in the hotel are alike. Each room is unique, and the only thing that the rooms share is the high quality of the concepts behind each hotel room. We have been described as “a gallery where you can spend a night” or “a museum for a night,” which is not quite true, since most guests stay not just one night, but several.

Restaurant

The HABEL at the Reichstag has stood for one timeless idea since 1779: a beautiful fusion of fine wines and good home cooking in a simple, guest-friendly atmosphere. In the new heart of the city and the old one, it’s a place where Berlin residents, visitors, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs and ministers meet.

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Arriving at the hotel:

We are situated within view of the Reichstag building, the Spree river, Friedrichstraße, Unter den Linden, and the Brandenburg Gate.

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Lobby

Sit Down and Stay a While

Except for sculptures by the Dutch artist Hans van Meeuwen and a wall piece Markus Linnenbrink our lobby is otherwise functional. There is a comfortable seating arrangement complete with selections from the international press, a 24-hour reception with our knowledgeable and helpful staff, a free Internet terminal, a small snack and drink shop, and the branch of a bookstore providing reading material on the city of Berlin and its art and architecture.

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stairway of the philosopher

A view from above, from without, relativizes the narrow, immobile set of relations over which the gravity of the factual holds sway.

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Vom Kunstlabor zum Hotelbetrieb

Die Idee entstand schon vor dem Fall der Mauer: Ein kleines Künstlerhotel in Berlin zu errichten, einen Ort, wo Künstler und Kunstfreunde wohnen und arbeiten können, wo Musik gemacht wird, wo man sich treffen kann.

Die ersten Jahre nach der Wende boten dann diese unerwartete Möglichkeit. Es herrschte Aufbruchsstimmung und auch eine gewisse Anarchie. Die Dinge waren noch nicht geordnet...