If you decide to rent a vacation apartment in Berlin Steglitz you will learn to appreciate the idyllic character of the district, that goes back to the Prussian village Steglitz. The glory of this district was characterized by wealthy people from Potsdam. With the construction of the direct train connection between Potsdam and the Prussian capital, the Potsdam people celebrated their upper classes here. Thus, from 1838 on, the historical mansion districts in the south of the district Steglitz have developed, which nowadays define the majority of the atmosphere.
The centre of Berlin Steglitz is the Schlossstrasse with a length of 1,7 km, where shopping enthusiasts from all over Berlin gather together. The most odd one of the department stores here is the "Bierpinsel". The red building with its 46m height and its futuristic pop architecture was designed in the 1970's and it should be associated with a tree.
Meanwhile, this Bierpinsel is a landmark, that's why most of the people from Steglitz refuse a restoration of the building.
At the end of the street we can find the historically most precious building of Steglitz: the Wrangelschlösschen. It belongs to the oldest preserved buildings of the early Prussian classicism and it is protected. The park of the palace today is used for cultural events which also can take place in the adjacent cafés, clubs and bars.
Half a million inhabitants every year visit the botanical garden in the district part Dahlem. With an area of about 22 hectares and approximately 22.000 different plant species it is the richest in species. The 15 greenhouses enable the guest in a vacation apartment in Berlin Steglitz to marvel at the most exotic plants from all over the world, even though it might be winter. Therefore, even the greenhouses themselves are artworks.
Guests in a vacation apartment in Berlin Steglitz are perfectly connected with the local and long-distance traffic. The metro line U9 as well as the S-Bahn lines S1 and S25 connect Steglitz with the city centre. The U3 connects Dahlem with Zehlendorf and Schöneberg. On the run of this track there is the metro station "Dahlem-Dorf", the most beautiful metro station in Europe. Moreover there are various bus lines, connecting Steglitz with the centre of Berlin. Car drivers get to the centre via Schlossstraße.