Berlin’s Grandest Hotel

The most famous hotel in all of Berlin is undoubtedly Hotel Adlon.

During its heyday, it played host to Greta Garbo, Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich and many others. Unfortunately its prime location near the Brandenburg Gate meant that it was trapped unceremoniously on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War and consequently languished under communist rule.

Things have changed since the fall of the Wall, however. Paul Torpey, writing for The Guardian, takes us back to a hotel that has ebbed and flowed throughout Germanys’ turbulent history, but has now finally returned to its rightful place as Berlin’s very best–or at least most historic–five star hotel.

Perhaps you might recall its most recent role in the bizarre Michael Jackson baby dangling incident which was performed just outside one of the hotel’s windows–probably the window of the presidential suite which runs a mere $16,000 a night.

For those less fortunate, a night in the Aldon becomes surprisingly affordable this July and August as the hotel celebrates is hundred-year anniversary. Rooms will cost just €100 in honor of this momentous event.

Except, of course, the Presidential Suite.