Upper Room Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Rankestrasse 3, Berlin, 10789, Germany
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 24% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Berlin at Easter

by SandiMandi


I’m going to Berlin at Easter and have a few questions... I know all shops will be closed on Easter Sunday and Monday (Good Friday also?), but what about museums and restaurants?
And as we’re flying off on Monday, is public transportation running normally?

Re: Berlin at Easter

by Turtleshell

If I recall correctly, shops open on Good Friday (at least till noon). Museums generally open on Sunday, even on Easter, whereas some generally close on Mondays due to the low number of visitors. So you need to check in advance whether or not they open on Easter Sunday and Monday. The website of the respective museum should provide some information.

Restaurants can basically open and close whenever they want, but you won't have trouble finding some that open on Easter.

Transportation runs on Sunday schedule on Easter Sunday and Monday and (if I'm not mistaken) on Saturday schedule on Good Friday.

Re: Berlin at Easter

by abalada

Good Friday is also a public holiday. Thus shops will stay closed (with the usual exceptions at railway stations etc.).

> but what about museums and restaurants?
Museums are open.
Many museums are closed on Mondays but stay open if this is a public holiday.
Restaurants are also open. Apart from the self service restaurants you find at department stores or butcheries.

Easter weekend is a peak weekend for city trips and anything leisure related. Also some sights closed over winter will re-open for Easter. There is more program and also more sights (= less prominent sights) open than on a normal weekend.

Public transport runs on public holidays on Sunday schedule. That also means between these dates with the extended weekend nights schedule.

BVG timetable
wherever you fly from

Re: Berlin at Easter

by SandiMandi

Many thanks to you both! :)

Re: Berlin at Easter

by PhillyJohn

I am assuming the same would be true of other German (and European) cities?

Re: Berlin at Easter

by Ansk

Hello, I wonder if anyone can tell me whether there are some good arts events or festivals going on over Easter, many thanks

Re: Berlin at Easter

by Turtleshell

Closest to a real "festival" would be the Long Night of Operas and Museums on April 25.

Perhaps check out this website:

If you can read German, use Zitty's "Kalendersuche":
or buy a copy of "Tip" or "Zitty" the two listing magazines. There's one in English, too, called Exberliner (http://www.exberliner.net/) which is available at the listed sales points.

Some exhibitions and shows I find interesting:

Travel Tips for Berlin


by Carmela71

The Parlament from Germany it is next to Brandenburg gate. It is very impressive the big glass dome on top where you can enjoy a great view of Berlin (in a good weather day!)

Always queues, so we did missed this time, but Sandra went up.

Keep in mind the security check that it is very strict

Free entrance from 8am till midnight, everyday.

A Handy-You Have to Have One!

by JourneyOf1

Just like it so many big (and smaller) cities I have been in, increasingly so, everyone has to have a handy. Where public transport is so common and used by most, its a necessity when meeting friends or taking care of business because you could be one block away and walking exact same speed in opposite directions and never meet.

Also, many Berliners I know still carry city maps no matter how long they have been living here. It's great if you are lost to be able to call a friend or directory service to help you find your way. Or in the case with me, was visiting a small outer district once and didn't know when or if another bus would be stopping on that line. Called public services and they told me when the next was coming along, which fortunately was in 30 minutes.

A place you can buy one is at MakroMarkt, it's a discount electronics store. They are all over Berlin>>>Charlottenburg, Spandau, Pankow, Eiche, Potsdam.........

Warning for handy use however>>>>>in school or university handys must be turned off. Teachers get very irritated when they ring. Our Lehrer would have an a rabid fit if one went off when he was lecturing. Also in museums and historic memorials, be sure to turn the sound off or put it in vibrate.

Rabbi Regina Jonas

by nicolaitan

The ordinary looking apartment building on Auguststrasse was home to a very unordinary woman, Regina Jonas. As Enlightenment liberalized Orthodox Judaism, the last bastion was the all-male rabbinate. The story of this remarkable woman was unknown until 1991 when Dr Katerina von Kellenbach, a researcher in theology from Maryland, came upon an envelope while working in East Berlin which contained Jonas's rabbinical certificate and a single photograph of the rabbi in her robes. Since then she has become an important historical figure and been recognized as a trail blazer for the many female rabbis of today. She is honored by a special section at the Berlin Jewish Museum.

Born in 1902, she became a teacher but pursued her ultimate goal in the liberal Berlin environment. By 1927, she was certified as a chaplain. Her thesis was refused by most authorities but in 1935 she was finally ordained by the Liberal Rabbi's Association. As Nazi persecution of Jews increased in the late 1930's, many rabbis fled Germany and she was finally able to preach in small outlying synagogues without other choices. On Nov 6, 1942, the Gestapo arrested Jonas and deported her to Theresienstadt where she continued her work for two full years before being transferred to Auschwitz and ultimate murder in December 1944. The Theresienstadt archives contain a list of 24 of her lectures on the history of Jewish women, Talmud and Bible studies, and introductions to Jewish festivals and ethics. It would be 1972 before a Jewish woman was ordained in the US and 1995 before Rabbi Bea Wyler would follow in her footsteps in Germany. A plaque in front of the building pays respect to her life and gives her due recognition.

Oldest flea market in town

by Karin1S about Flea Markets

Antiques, clothes, furniture, books, art, jewels. decorations . . . and a lot of odd items.
The flea market at "strasse des 17. juni" is the oldest and most expensive flea market in town. But it is very nice to take a look at all the stalls . . . there are very nice people and you can find the flair of the old "West-Berlin" . . .

Every Sat and SUN 8am - 4 pm

Plane Spotter's Paradise

by braynfeeble

With three airports all within easy reach of public transportation, enjoy Berlin! Tegel Airport has an amazing observation deck, making photographic easy. Expect to see something exciting - not every city is served by Mongolian Airlines! Tempelhof Airport is architecturally interesting and served by smaller business traveler airlines. Schoenefeld, in East Berlin, still thrives as a charter airport and served by a few scheduled low cost carriers. All in all a wonderful city for the plane spotter! And... Germany still has timetables to collect (unlike North America).


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