If you have been staying with us over the past couple of days, or indeed have just looked at the picture above, you will know that there is a teeny tiny amount of chaos on the Rosenthaler Platz at the moment, as they do some work on the tram tracks that run past the Circus Hostel and Hotel. But what does it mean for you? Well if you are trying to get to us… not much. All our directions, from the airport or the train station, suggest a route which uses the U-Bahn (the underground) which is unaffected by the work going on above the surface.
Once you are here, there are some changes to the transport network beyond the U-Bahn, which might impact your exploring of the city. The tram M1 which usually runs from Prenzlauer Berg down into Mitte and vice versa has been diverted. If you want to head north, to Prenzlauer Berg, then you can walk up the hill for five minutes to Zionskirchplatz where things are running as normal. If you want to get down to Hackescher Markt, a replacement bus will take you from Brunnenstraße to S-Bahn Oranienburger Straße (where you can change to a tram) or to Friedrichstraße station, where you can catch the S-Bahn. If you are not at all sure… come and ask us at reception, and we will get you where you want to go.
But the positive news is that with these new tracks the trams will – supposedly – be quieter in the future, which can only be a good thing!