About Das Stue Berlin
Built in the late 1930s, luxury heritage-protected hotel Das Stue was once the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin’s busy Embassy Quarter.
History of Das Stue
The hotel was built between the years of 1938-40 by leading conservative architect Johann Emil Schaudt, who is best known for designing KaDeWe – Germany’s answer to Harrods. He designed Das Stue to emulate the appearance of leading German department stores, with its neoclassical curved façade being tiered with cascading balconies.
It served as the Danish government’s embassy until the Second World War, after which they reclaimed it and used it as their embassy for the next 38 years. It was sold for public housing in 1970, but fell into disrepair until city officials turned it into a huge office complex in 1983. From 1986, Deutsche Bundespost (the German Post Office) and Deutsche Telekom used it as an executive training site.
It was finally converted into a luxury hotel in 2009, and along with a section of new build which makes the most of views over the neighbouring Tiergarten, has retained many of its historical features such as parquet flooring, French doors, and restored wooden inlays.
Das Stue Today
Today, the hotel is bursting with original architectural features alongside contemporary and comfortable furnishings. It being named ‘Das Stue’, which translates to ‘living room’ in Danish, reflects the owner’s intention to re-establish a drawing room, or salon culture, in Berlin. This salon culture is very much alive, with delicious food, plentiful drinks, a scenic terrace, live music, an extensive spa and pool and even a three-storey library making any visit memorable.
Getting to Das Stue
Das Stue is conveniently located. Berlin Tegel airport is nine kilometers (a 20-minute drive) from the hotel; Berlin Schönefeld is 40km and a 45-minute car ride away. Trains from all over Europe go to Hauptbahnhof station, which is 2km from the hotel. The closest bus station is Corneliusbrücke, from where the hotel is a 4 minute walk along the edge of the scenic Tiergarten. For those with a car, there’s a public car park a 10 minute walk from the hotel which costs 18 euro a night.