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The mooring near the Oberbaumbridge

The "Eastern Comfort" hostel boat is located directly at the "Oberbaum" bridge, one of the most beautyful bridges on the river "Spree", and next to the so called "East Side Galery" the longest left over piece of the former wall seperating East- and West Berlin during the cold war. The wall is 20 meters away. 15 years ago, it would have cost your life, trying to step on this ground (e.g. minefields)!

Now, it is one of the most visited hotspots in Berlin. The areas left and right of the river are the upcoming district of "Friedrichshain" in the former East and "Kreuzberg" in the former West. Each of them packed with pubs, bars, clubs & original shops.

 

 


 

Getting on board

  • Central Station "Ostbahnhof" 15 min walking distance (leaving the station, you will see the wall, now only follow it along leftwards and you will find our entrance almost at the end)
  • Public Transport / subway "Warschauer Strasse" 10 min walking distance (at the entrance, down the hill towards the bridge (at the Spree), cross the big road, keep right 500m our entrance).
  • To the city centre 10 min by public transport
  • From / to the airport ("Schönefeld" by "S-Bahn" metro train to "Warschauer Strasse" and walk or take "Schönefeld Express Train" to "Ostbahnhof" and walk.)
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Arrival

  • by bus
    arrival on ZOB (central bus station)
    / BVG single ticket: 2,70 €
    go from subway station Kaiserdamm (directly at ZOB) by line U 12 to subway station "Warschauer Strasse". Outside the station you find a road (on a bridge), turn left, downhill towards roadjunction (trafficlights). Cross diagonal, walk along the "wall" (former Berlin boundary wall), second opening / entrance you will see the boat.

  • by plane
    arrival on airport Tegel (TXL) BVG single ticket: 2,70 €
    Bus “TXL” to "Alexanderplatz", from there take the "S-Bahn" (fast train) to station "Warschauer Strasse". Outside the station you find a road (on a bridge), turn left, downhill towards roadjunction (trafficlights). Cross diagonal, walk along the "wall" (former Berlin boundary wall), second opening / entrance you will see the boat.


    arrival on airport Schönefeld (SXF) BVG single ticket: 3,30 €
    outside the airport take the shuttlebus or walk to station. Take the expresstrain (RE) (every 30 min.) to "Ostbahnhof" or take the "S-Bahn" (fast train) to station "Warschauer Strasse". Outside the station you find a road (on a bridge), turn left, downhill towards roadjunction (trafficlights). Cross diagonal, walk along the "wall" (former Berlin boundary wall), second opening / entrance you will see the boat.


  • by train
    arrival at mainstation "Hauptbahnhof" / (HBF) BVG single ticket: 2,70 €
    take the S-Bahn (fast train) to station “Warschauerstraße”. Outside the station you find a road (on a bridge), turn left, downhill towards roadjunction (trafficlights). Cross diagonal, walk along the "wall" (former Berlin boundary wall), second opening / entrance you will see the boat.


    arrival at “Ostbahnhof”.
    It ´s a fiveteen minutes walk to us. Leave the mainentrance of the station. On the left side the Berlin Wall (Eastsidegallery) begins. Follow the “Wall” for 1 km. The second entrance of the Wall leads to the hostelboat “Eastern Comfort”.

  • by car
    All motorways to Berlin lead you onto the "Berliner Ring" (A10) (motorway ring around Berlin). Take any exit leading you to "Berlin Zentrum", look out for signs directing you towards "Mitte" / "Alexanderplatz". From here you drive towards "Treptow", Dresden, Airport Schönefeld, from "Holzmarktstrasse" you drive further into "Mühlenstrasse" (the former "wall" on your right). Almost at the end the last but not least opening, you will find "Eastern Comfort" hostelboat.
    Our Hostel does not have its own parking area for cars (just for boats ;)). However, you can park along Mühlenstrasse, the street right in front of the boat, next to the Berlin Wall. It's free of charge and safe and as long as there’s not a concert in the concert hall Mercedes Benz Arena across the road you can usually find a parking spot with ease!
    An environmental badge is necessary in our neighbourhood. You can find all the info in english here: http://www.environmental-badge.co.uk/en/environmental-badge.html
    Be aware there are several Mühlenstrasse in Berlin, area code 10243 is very important for navigation system.

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Navigationsdata

nearby roadjunction:
Mühlenstr. / Am Oberbaum / Warschauer Str.
Mühlenstr. in Friedrichshain Berlin 10243


position of ship in degree:
E 13.44434°
N 52.50305°