Das Stue

Rooms 78   Architecture Johann Emil Schaudt, Annette Axthelm   Interior Design LVG Arquitectura S.L.P, Studio Urquiola
The Original Aurora Fierro, Daniel Aristot, Juanjo Gimeno

Hotels Facts & Figures
Rooms
78
Architecture
Johann Emil Schaudt, Annette Axthelm
Interior
Design LVG Arquitectura S.L.P, Studio Urquiola
The Original Aurora Fierro, Daniel Aristot, Juanjo Gimeno

The Ambassador Of The Park

Redesigning the Past for a Bold and Beautiful Future

Nearly every room at Das Stue affords one a captivating view of the natural world, from the exotic wildlife of Berlin’s Zoo to the surrounding green of the park. 

Design Hotels™ has been based in Berlin for the better part of two decades, and here one can find Das Stue with its bold, command-post-type setting right on the edge of Berlin’s luscious Tiergarten park. From its very inception, the hotel performed what is today a critical action both in preservation and environmental stewardship: Rather than constructing a new building, it adapted an existing structure (in this case, the regal and lovely former Danish embassy), thus avoiding a tremendous amount of unnecessary pollution and waste. 

Most of our customers respond to the design of our clothing. But when they feel it and learn that it’s sustainable, they say ‘Oh wow!’

Sandra Umann, co-founder of eco-fashion label Umasan

Most of our customers respond to the design of our clothing. But when they feel it and learn that it’s sustainable, they say ‘Oh wow!’

Sandra Umann, co-founder of eco-fashion label Umasan

In short, the masterminds behind Das Stue have rekindled life into the heritage structure’s stately architecture and modernist façade. Minimalist design, meanwhile, creates a calming influence, and though the hotel is not far from the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Berlin Philharmonie, and Potsdamer Platz, its park setting ensures that it also serves as a passageway into the natural world. 

And once Das Stue’s guests do step outside the hotel, they are not far from a vegan chef (the fez-wearing Gordon W), who opened Berlin’s first vegetarian restaurant many years ago. Today, the German capital has piggybacked on Gordon’s success and transformed the way people think and eat here. Likewise, fashion movements in the nearby neighborhood of Mitte, are producing clothes that are not only stylish but made from plants and other biodegradable materials. All of which is to say that for Das Stue and the guests who stay in this glorious 1930s-era structure, luxury is an old concept with many new perspectives.

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Berlin’s First Vegetarian Restaurant

Shaking Up the Land of the Meat Eaters

Gordon W, Finding Infinity video
  • Face it, it takes courage to be the first to open a vegetarian restaurant in Berlin, a city famous for its meat. But Gordon W, chef, purveyor, and all-around bon vivant at W-Imbiss knew he was onto something big right from the start (the “W” by the way, resembles the McDonald’s gold arches turned upside down). By adopting the recipes he used when he was a monk, Gordon W and his restaurant have become the benchmark by which all the subsequent slow-food/vegan/vegetarian eateries have been measured.

     

    Oh yes, did we mention that he is also an accomplished Theremin player and tango dancer? In short, he’s just what you’d hope to find in the person at the forefront of Berlin’s sustainable and healthy food initiatives.

  • My menu? That’s simple. It’s a fusion concept cherry picked from the world!

    Gordon W, Chef at W-Imbiss

EARTH-FIRST FASHION

A High-Minded Approach to High Style

Anja Umasan, Sandra Umasan
  • Imagine a fashion company that makes its clothing, not from synthetics or textiles that pollute the environment, but from wood or sea grass or any number of other materials that can be replenished. That’s the mindset at Umasan where twins Anja and Sandra Umann, two products of the former East Germany, have taken fashion skills acquired in Munich and Paris, and as a photographer and designer for Yohji Yamamoto, and married them with a desire to do great things—both in fashion and for the earth.

     

    Together, they make what they call “vegan” clothing—fashion that does not use any animal products. Their shoes resemble real leather, even though they are made from recycled plastic, while other items might be made of bamboo or recycled polyester that is completely biodegradable. The brand uses the philosophy of yoga: “Life is a journey!” And it’s the perfect description—this is a journey that fits beautifully. 

  • The inspiration for our clothing is how people live, how they move, how they think.

    Anja Umann, co-founder of Umasan

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