Located in the trendy Neukölln area of Berlin, Hüttenpalast is a hotel for people who enjoy camping. Opened last year by locals Silke Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer, this unusual accommodation is located inside the wide open space of a 1910 vacuum cleaner factory and features neat rooms within revamped caravans and wooden huts.
Events organizer Silke Lorenzen and designer Sarah Vollmer wanted to create a fun, innovative and flexible accommodation space in their area of Neukölln. Aiming to preserve the inner beauty and vastness of the building, they decided to build a few shelters and re-appropriate some caravans — bought on Ebay. There is also a two-floor structure containing a double room on the top and another inside, made from original wooden paneling found on site.
With names such as “Heartbreaker” or “The Little Sister,” each room has been designed by a different artist and have its own unique style. Whether you are looking for a romantic atmosphere or a Scandinavian space for rest, Hüttenpalast has it all. Vintage camping furniture and mixed tables and chairs bought at the city’s Flohmärkte -— Flea Markets — made common areas to have breakfast, meet other travelers or just relax with the Berlin Travel Guide.
Hüttenpalast has also an outdoors cafe, with Wi-Fi and lots of growing herbs and plants, used on the extended homemade vegetarian menu. Reused wooden crates, plastic kitchen containers and even a vintage bathtub are used as containers for plant. This cool caravan hotel has plenty of bikes for rent — including a tandem! — providing guests with the favorite sustainable transport to move around the German capital.
Hüttenpalast is located at Hobrechtstraße 66,12047 Berlin.
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