Prager Platz is a square located in the heart of Berlin. Erich Kästner lived here from 1927 to 1931 and wrote his famous novel »Emil and the Detectives«. Take a 15-minute stroll to Kurfürstendamm, along streets with grand old facades, and you could almost imagine yourself transported back to old Berlin at the turn of the century. In his books, Kästner’s fictional character Emil also walked along these streets.
In the 1920s, Prager Platz was an important cultural area in the western part of Berlin. It was part of the Bayerisches Viertel, a quarter that promised a high quality of life, and was commonly referred to as the »Jewish Switzerland«. Many Jews lived here, including artists and intellectuals. The original historic buildings on the square were destroyed during World War II. Reconstruction work began in 1986, following the lines of the original historical structures.
The final reconstruction phase was implemented by TRIGON Immobilien. Within just a two-year period, under the company’s direction, an entire mixed-use complex was built with a gross surface area of some 40,000 square meters,
including a Ramada Hotel, a shopping arcade – the »Prager Passage« – and the »Elixia« fitness and spa center with a 25-m swimming pool. This ensemble filled the last vacant lot on the square.
Prager Platz is a prime example of a successful urban development project that combines modern architecture and historic elements. The urbanity of the new and meticulously renovated buildings on the oval-shaped square is balanced by large green areas, which create a park-like landscape. The low-traffic streets around the square help to create an oasis in the middle of this large city. Thanks in part to the close proximity of Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s most famous shopping boulevard, this is a highly attractive location.
The Ramada Hotel has 184 elegant double rooms and suites, along with six conference rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, air conditioning, ample daylight, and access to two large roof terraces. The restaurant serves modern and down-to-earth cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
The adjacent »Elixia« fitness club and spa offers an opportunity to work out and/or relax and unwind.