Metropolitan Hotel Berlin

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Schaperstrasse 36, Berlin, 10719, Germany
Metropolitan Hotel Berlin
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Costs 36% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Couples72
  • Solo78
  • Business70

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Forum Posts


by michellejg

What has the weather been like in Berlin lately?

Re: weather

by TexasDave

Go to, enter the city in the search box, and down the page on the left side you can access History & Almanac and check what the weather was last week or lest year.

Re: weather


Here's very current information about the weather:
The rain radar for Europe at

At the bottom you can click the country flags to see the rain radars for individual countries.

Re: weather

by MandiD

For pretty accurate weather reports and predictions for Berlin go to:

Re: weather

by Bavavia

i was there september 8 through 15. One day was raining all day( sept 14) and some of the other days were partial rain just rain in morning mostly. I looked at weather forecasts daily and they were rarely accurate. had Tuesday as being sunny and it rained terribly... I talked to a guy on the elevator who lived in Berlin and said september can be very rainy... i would say maybe look at a few weather sights or contact a hotel in berlin and send an email asking what weather is like..i would suggest a jacket and some warm clothes and an umbrella. several days were chilly.

Travel Tips for Berlin

Berlin's House-Numbering System

by Turtleshell

Frederik William III. has his merits: The Prussian king founded the University of Berlin and pushed some reforms promoting freedom and equality. But in 1799 he had a weak moment when he invented the Prussian house-numbering system which still exists in Berlin. His idea was that, relative to the position of the City Palace*, the numbers count up on the right side of the street: 1,2,3,4,5 ... Quite simple, but at someplace the street ends and the numbers now continue to count up all the way back on the left.

According to Murphy's law, this u-numbering system will confuse you the most, the more important punctuality gets.

Say, you have a job interview at 10 a.m. in 171 XY-Strasse and the first number you see when you arrive at said street is number 53. You hasten up the street until it ends at a crossroads - and with number 85. The number of the house on the other side of the street reads 86. Familiar with the zigzag-system (even numbers on the left, uneven numbers on the right) you think that's o.k. So you cross the crossroads to find AB-Strasse. Now that's odd, where is 171 XY-Strasse? Answer: At the opposite end of XY-Strasse, opposing house No. 1 - you walked down the street on the wrong side and in the wrong direction. Be glad when you only arrive 10 minutes late for your interview.

Actually, this system fits the proverbial Prussian sense of orderliness well. It works like double-entry bookkeeping: When one account is being debited, another account is being credited, with the debits of each transaction equal to the credits it creates.
In our example, we have number 1 on the right hand side at one end of the street and number 171 on the other side of the street. That sums up to 172. Had we crossed the street when we first saw number 53, we would have found number 119. 53 + 119 = 172. You get the idea. And yes, I know, 85 + 86 is not quite exactly 172, but I did say the house-numbering system can be a bit confusing, didn't I?

(continues below) Now to make matters worse, Berlin has grown, well: somewhat, since 1799, and as you can imagine, extending a street can get difficult when using the u-numbering system. Hence, it can happen that you go down XY-Strasse and, without further notice, you are all of a sudden in GH-Strasse. Those responsible then thought, inventing a new street name was easier than to force 2,045 residents and shop owners to change their business cards and newspaper subscriptions.

You may feel lucky to have the zigzag-system in your hometown. But as I wrote someplace else, Berlin has something for everyone. We even have the zigzag-numbering system, you are so familiar with. Sometimes and someplace. Most often, however, when you thought you just got used to the u-system.
What, two different systems don't make it easier? Now you are difficult to please.

At least, you now know what to do when your taxi driver stops at number 15, not 150 as you requested. No need to issue a fatwa against Berlin's notoriously rude taxi drivers. Just remember Frederik William III. - and cross the street. And a last tip: Google Earth can cope with both systems fairly well.

* Yes, that's the thing that was partially destroyed by WWII, completely destroyed by the socialists, replaced by the Palace of the Republic (or Erich's Lamp Shop, with "Erich" standing for Erich Honecker, head of GDR's government for a couple of decades), and which is going to be rebuild. It's probably going to be No. 1 Soandso-Street, but who knows.

Old Museum (Altes Museum)

by Mandy23

The museum was built 1825-30 in romanesque-classicistic style, and is the third-oldest in Germany.

If you look at this photo, then please imagine that the Berlin Dom stands on the right side :P

Opening Hours:
Tu-Su 10a.m.-6p.m., Th 10a.m. - 10p.m.

Mascot and symbol of Berlin

by matcrazy1

The symbol of Berlin is a bear. Nobody knows why. Surely the bears lived in that area long time ago when the first bear was used on official correspondance in 1280.

Nowadays a bear is a mascot of Berlin and it's present on a flag of Berlin, on a coat of arms of Berlin and easy to find in each souvenir store. The prize of famous Berlin International Film Festival is Golden Bear statue whereas it's Golden Palm in Cannes, France and Golden Lion in Venice, Italy. It seems that Europe loves gold colour :-).

There were two diffirent bears on the two different coat of arms during cold war when the city was divided into two parts. Now, hmm... some bears look somewhat strange and kitschy as you can see on my picture.

Go to POTSDAM (west of Berlin)...

by miaou

Go to POTSDAM (west of Berlin) and see how Frederick II spoiled himself. This 600 acre park holds royal residence, pavilions, fountains, etc. This palace is Schloß Sanssouci. Tours of this place are only in German.

Bars and restaurants area

by Kova about Oranienburger

This is one of the main areas. Don't be surprised to see prostitutes standing right next to you while you're having your first drink, because you will get used to it :) It's vibrant and it's got loads of different pubs and restaurants to offer. One of them is Silberfisch which is open till 8 am, but there's loads of them so you won't be dissapointed.


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