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Our mooring at Oberbaumbrücke – on the pulse between East and West

Our floating hostel is moored beside Oberbaumbrücke, which happens to be one of the most beautiful bridges in Berlin, and the main connection between the two party districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. Directly beside us, the East Side Gallery stretches out into the distance, the longest remaining piece of the Berlin wall. Just three decades ago, entering this area meant certain death, and your path to the boat was the previous border with it´s lines of watch towers and barbed wire. Now the area is a magnet for tourists and backpackers from all around the world.

We are floating on the east side of the Spree river, in Friedrichshain – a district full of clubs, cafes, bars, and discos sprinkled all over, including the legendary Berghain. Also Kreuzberg, directly across the river, is a Mekka for nightcrawlers. However, during the day, both districts are relaxed destinations full of markets, galleries, and parks.

Thanks to our ideal public transport connections (U & S Warschauerstraße), the tourist attractions in Mitte and West Berlin are just minutes away, especially Alexanderplatz, The Museum Island, and Hackescher Markt.

 

 


 

Transport Overview

  • Regional Trains (Ostbahnhof) 10 mins walk
  • U & S Bahnhof Warschauer Straße 3 mins walk
  • Bus stop directly in front of the door
  • Schönefeld Airport connection from Ostkreuz via Warschauer Straße
  • Alexanderplatz train station 10 mins with the S line
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Arrival

  • by bus
    arrival on ZOB (central bus station)
    / BVG single ticket: 2,80 €
    Go from subway station Kaiserdamm (directly at ZOB) by line U2 direction Pankow till "Wittenbergplatz". Then change for U1 direction "Warschauer straße". Stay in the train till the end station.
    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: 2,80 €
    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: 3,40 €
    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: 2,80 €
    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°