We LOVED the location of this apartment. It was directly near the main Berlin train station, the metro, the Reichstag, Brandenberg gates. We walked everywhere and only took the metro home once after we walked to the Kathe Kollwitz museum through the park. Unfortunately, there was lots of construction being done to the building and we were not told of this until our arrival. Scaffolding and plastic covers blocked our view from every window. Plus, the mornings were very noisy as workers drilled, yelled, etc. The owner offered us a different place after we arrived, however, it was only going to have one bedroom and since we have two children, we wanted two (plus the cost was going to be the same). I think we wouldn't have minded the construction if: a) we had been told about it before our arrival and given choices or b) given a discount for our inconvenience. Also, there is no phone or internet access here, in 2011 that is really a problem.