Parks, gardens, museums, theatres, art, comedy, cabaret, lakes for bathing, cycle routes, historic buildings, places of interest - Berlin has a lot to offer and plenty to discover. There are various ways of becoming acquainted with the city: by bus, bike, boat, or on foot. We will be glad to help you with any queries, concert or theatre tickets, or a visit to the famous Friedrichstadt-Palast. Please feel free to ask us!
For business travellers
Several well-known specialised clinics, distinguished research centres and an adjacent campus are located in the immediate vicinity of the Bel Air Hotel. Moreover, the northeastern part of Berlin is home to numerous medical technology, healthcare, IT and service providers and companies.
HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch
The HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch combines highly specialised medicine with extra convenience. The modern diagnostic and treatment options are available for all the patients. With over 1,000 beds, the Klinikum treats patients using an interdisciplinary approach, in particular in certified centres, including the breast centre, the vascular centre, the HELIOS Herz-Rhythmus-Zentrum Berlin-Brandenburg, the HELIOS Hörzentrum Berlin-Brandenburg, the emergency centre with a stroke unit and chest pain unit, the perinatal centre, the prostate centre and the Sarkomzentrum Berlin-Brandenburg. The gastroenterological centre is currently aiming to attain a certification. The new dermatology and allergy clinic opened in building 202 in January 2012. The clinic and the neighbouring outpatient facilities (policlinic, specialist outpatient departments, dispensaries and social-pediatric centre) cooperate closely.
For more details please visit: www.helios-kliniken.de
Located in the northeastern part of Berlin on the campus of Berlin-Buch, the Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) combines basic biomedical research and clinical research. The aim of interconnecting these areas is to translate the findings about the development of diseases as quickly as possible into clinical application. This is why the scientists at MDC work closely together with the Robert-Rössle-Krebs-Klinik and the Franz-Volhard-Herz-Kreislauf-Klinik of the Charité, the Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Campus Berlin-Buch, located in close proximity. With regard to patient care, they are integrated in the Helios Klinikum Berlin. There are numerous connections between MDC and these clinics in Berlin-Buch. Clinicians are in charge of research groups at MDC; MDC scientists and clinicians coordinate projects; MDC supports research in the clinics and offers a special training programme to young clinicians who want to work in basic research.
For more details please visit: www.mdc-berlin.de
For sightseers and tourists
You ought to invest in a guidebook before visiting the German capital. However, if you need any suggestions, please feel free to ask us! The Internet provides plenty of travel tips for Berlin. The following are a small selection:
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you can relax at one of the numerous lakes in the vicinity, for instance the Wandlitzsee, the Summter or Rahmer See, or in the Karower Teiche nature reserve. A highlight for active vacationers is the Berlin-Usedom cycle route
The Berlin-Usedom cycle route
Cycle from the German capital, Berlin to Usedom, the Baltic Sea island. Peaceful landscapes, an expanse of meadows and woodlands, rare animals, lakes and rivers, historical sites with old churches, and people who look forward to welcoming you are what await you on the Berlin-Usedom long-distance cycle route - either as a relaxing tour or an athletic challenge.
For more details please visit: www.berlin-usedom-radweginfo.de
The Wandlitz bathing beach at the Wandlitzsee is a must for water lovers. A long footbridge leads you directly to the lake, and a large lawn is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Other recreational activities on the premises include a playground with a large slide for your children. In addition, you can rent rowing boats and pedal boats, and you can also play beach volleyball. The beach restaurant serves a selection of coffee and pastries in a historic ambience.
This is how to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/vaL4dtc1sXB2
The Karower Teiche nature reserve
The varied zones, meadows and forest landscapes of the four Karower Teiche were declared a nature reserve in 1994. They include the most significant breeding habitat for water birds in northern Berlin and are also an important spawning ground for amphibians and reptiles. The nature reserve offers a unique way of experiencing nature on the outskirts of a large city. A well signposted network of paths helps you explore the area. Watchpoints provide visitors with a spectacular view of the diverse birdlife. The nature reserve is not far from the Hotel Bel Air, and can be reached via the Pankgrafenstrasse.
Oranienburg and Oranienburg Palace
Oranienburg and Karow are both surrounded by lakes, meadows and woodlands. Oranienburg is located to the northwest of Berlin in the Ruppiner Land. The palace is one of the oldest in Brandenburg, and worth a visit! This baroque palace complex showcases an exhibition by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg with paintings by Dutch masters. The palace also houses the district museum with its exhibitions related to the regional and cultural history of the area.
Green surroundings full of lakes and recreational activities
Visitors staying at the Hotel Bel Air are surrounded by green surroundings, yet they are not far from Berlin's vibrant city centre. Thanks to good accessibility you can reach the city quickly. The Berlin-Karow station, where you can get the S2 line to the city centre, is just a ten-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can reach the A10 motorway and the A 114 approach road in just a short amount of time. However, visitors can also enjoy numerous other activities in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Nature lovers will appreciate the Bucher Forst or the Karower Teiche nature reserve. Numerous lakes enrich the scenic surroundings of Karow. The Rahmter See, the Summter See, the Gorinsee and the Wandlitzsee are in the area surrounding the hotel. The long distance Berlin-Usedom cycle route passes close to the hotel, and because it is mainly flat terrain it is an attractive route for every cyclist.