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DE7350

Berlin, Germany

The apartment building. (We are on the 1st floor, right at the corner.)

The apartment building. (We are on the 1st floor, right at the corner.)

The decorative front of our apartment building. (And our 5 windows on this side, too.)

The decorative front of our apartment building. (And our 5 windows on this side, too.)

Our corridor - here looking back at the entrance door.

Our corridor - here looking back at the entrance door.

The kitchen with its rear window to our patio. (All necessary kitchen appliances available - apart from a dishwasher.)

The kitchen with its rear window to our patio. (All necessary kitchen appliances available - apart from a dishwasher.)

The kitchen again - now with a look at the little breakfast table.

The kitchen again - now with a look at the little breakfast table.

Tiny bathroom. (Not really that dark !)

Tiny bathroom. (Not really that dark !)

View into the sleeping room.

View into the sleeping room.

View back from the window into the sleeping room (with some storage space above the door).

View back from the window into the sleeping room (with some storage space above the door).

Mirrors help to feel as if in a much bigger room. The ladder leads to the above storage area.

Mirrors help to feel as if in a much bigger room. The ladder leads to the above storage area.

Today the former kid's room serves as a 2nd "bedroom" during exchanges. Are you fit enough to climb the high sleeper ? :-)

Today the former kid's room serves as a 2nd "bedroom" during exchanges. Are you fit enough to climb the high sleeper ? :-)

The living room with dining table, armchair, a TV-set & still much space :-)

The living room with dining table, armchair, a TV-set & still much space :-)

Bright living space ...

Bright living space ...

For blue hours :-)

For blue hours :-)

The underground in front of the window - ... love it ! (No street noise problem, though.)

The underground in front of the window - ... love it ! (No street noise problem, though.)

Look from living room into office.

Look from living room into office.

Home office (with computer & work stuff)

Home office (with computer & work stuff)

My yoga space. The other half of the work room :-)

My yoga space. The other half of the work room :-)

View back from office into living room.

View back from office into living room.

Last but not least: me, Johannah & my son, Jonathan, on one of our travels.

Last but not least: me, Johannah & my son, Jonathan, on one of our travels.

J & J

J & J

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2003


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Exchange dates Duration
December 23, 2021 - January 02, 2023 14 days

06.11.2021: Watching the pandemic carefully, we will see what autumn brings ... In case of interest for later contact, you should read the following lines in advance: I am looking for cities only, i.e. no rural/remote places. Good + safe public transport & cultural experiences are an absolute "must" because I do not have + do not want to drive a car and I love to go to theatres & cinemas & museums & nice cafés. AMSTERDAM IS ALWAYS ON MY AGENDA & I do not mind if during summer or in autumn or for Christmas/New Year's Eve ... I let myself inspire by the place you offer, preferably in the Jordaan, around Noordermarkt or Haarlemmerdijk, maar Westerdok/Hoogte of Laagte Kadijk/Entrepotdok zijn ook heel fijn ;) Other Dutch cities are very welcome, too ... As I never travel with more than one companion at a time (or on my own), I also focus on exchanging with single persons or couples/two people at a time only. The above given 14-days-length of stay is always up for negotiation, i.e. it can be a lot less or a bit less or more than the two weeks. That depends on the offer/place to go to and my specific situation at that time. Sometimes things/arrangements need to be updated and adjusted near-term, you know ...? ;) That's it for now, I guess ... THX, everybody ! Have a great time & share great experiences, Johannah P.S.: I am always bound to Berlin school holidays. You can google the relevant dates beforehand (or more easily, see my date/s above). <http://www.schulferien.org/Berlin/berlin.html>

Flat in a charming Berlin neighborhood

We live in a four-room apartment (plus kitchen & bathroom) on the second floor of an authentic 1890s'-five-storey-building. The house is located in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg, a well known lively neighborhood close to Alexanderplatz/city centre. Around our home a lot of cafés, restaurants & shops can be found - as well as many sights & some nice parks with footpaths and bike lanes. Within a walking distance there are: several cinemas, independent theaters, the so-called 'Mauerpark' (a public park area with a weekly fleemarket and lots of outdoor fun, like the "karaoke stage") and much more... The restaurants and supermarkets serve&sell international food as well as vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
We do not have a car, but I can offer you my all-inclusive public transportation ticket, which is valid for whole Berlin. All kinds of public transport, i.e. subway, S-Bahn, tram or bus, are within a five-minutes-reach.
Our apartment belongs to a housing cooperative complex that was fully restored after 2000. It includes several green community gardens. The tenants are a friendly mix of young and old, families and singles, long-time residents and newcomers. It is a lively and sometimes busy area at night but very secure, though.
The flat (105 sq meters) consists of my bedroom, our living room with a connecting door to my office (computer/Wlan inside & my yoga equipment) and "my son's room" with a high sleeper & an extra mattress on the floor. The kitchen is fully equipped (but without a dishwasher); in the bathroom there is a bathtub (no separate shower).

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 41 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • teacher (English + psychology)
  • student (music)

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Total Area: 104 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Amsterdam, Niederlande

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Tegel Airport (TXL) - ca.12 km (= ca. 25 min by taxi, ca. 25€)

Occupation

  • teacher (English + psychology)
  • student (music)

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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