Ancient traces are reinvented

This edification was created in 1887 by architect Ludwig Heim with the intention of creating the headquarters of the Dresdner Bank. When this area of the city turned into the Soviet Sector after the Second World War, the building served as the bank of the Democratic German Republic. It was later destroyed with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. During it’s renovation process, great effort was made to preserve the original traces of its past. Currently, the bank director’s office is a suite; the vault where jewelry was safeguarded is an indoor pool of 20 meters of longitude; and the cashier’s hall is a grand ballroom. We could say that history has a pulse in its fabrics and interiors.




We find this place in the heart of Berlin, in the historic Bebelplatz, which is forged by the avant garde district of Mitte, which is near the Museum Island; everything that is great about this city can be found at hands reach in this location.

It’s restaurant, La Blanca, is an excellent choice to savour various Italian rooted dishes, whose bases are the best local produce. Any gourmet bet found on the menu is in charge of the successful chef Fulvio Pierangelini and perfectly executed by Jörg Behrend.

The roof garden of this hotel is ideal to take a nightcap, it is here we find Violet Royal, who presents itself as easygoing and casual, with great attention to detail. This beverage is based on champagne and it was inspired by the lavender that grows in the terrace.






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Text: Maria Grajales ± Photo: Hotel am Steinplatz / Hotel Zoo Berlin / mnos / the luxtraveller / Hotel Zoo Berlin / ROCOO FORTE HOTELS / Humboldt / BLACPAPER