The location

The school is really easy to get to, whichever route you take. The school is situated in what was West Berlin, in one of the most beautiful districts, which also happens to be one of the liveliest quarters of the city - Schöneberg. Berlin map Ideal connections to the public transportation network mean that all destinations are no more than a stone's throw away: Alpadia Berlin is just a couple of minutes away from the underground and local rail stations on Schöneberg's Hauptstraße.

Schöneberg is not just geographically the meeting point between the cool quarter Kreuzberg and the chic residential area Wilmersdorf. With its stylish bars, cafes and restaurants Schöneberg has become an exciting and varied area for going-out. To get a feel for Schöneberg why not visit the weekend market at Winterfeldplatz, probably Berlin's best-know weekend market? You'll find the most delicious fruit and vegetables as well as the most beautiful flowers, fine cheeses, interesting clothes, and household goods. Afterwards you can meet friends in one of the many cafes nearby.

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A gay and lesbian scene has established itself in the area around Fuggerstraße, enriching the life of the city with unique bars and exhibitions. It is a little bit quieter around Viktoria-Luise-Platz or in Friedenau, to the south of Schöneberg, with its many villas and interesting old buildings. In the sixties Schöneberg was written about by authors such as Grass, Enzensberger, Frisch, and Johnson and publishing houses such as Langenscheidt, S. Fischer, and Rowohlt were based here. There are also references to the darkest chapter in Germany's history here. The Bavarian Quarter on the border with Wilmersdorf has a number of memorials to the Jews persecuted during the Third Reich.

Not far from there, in Schöneberg's Town Hall, JFK made his famous 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner“ speech, directed at the East Berliners trapped behind the Berlin Wall. Right up until unification, this was the seat of government for West Berlin and even today you can still here the Freiheitsglocke (Freedom Bell) ringing everyday at noon. The cemetery in Stubenrauchstraße is the final resting place for perhaps the most famous Berliner of all time, Marlene Dietrich, who was born in Berlin in 1901 and died in 1992.

On Tauentzienstraße, the eastern continuation of Kurfürstendamm, you will find KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), the biggest department store on the European mainland and a paradise for shopping and browsing.

Short and sweet: Alpadia Berlin is located in one of the most interesting and diverse quarters of Berlin, very central, but nevertheless quiet!


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