No hotel, no holiday apartment - the Linnen wants to be a home away from home for its guests. It is also an experience for lovers of upcycling and experimental design.
As soon as you enter Bodo Schmalenberg and Antonio Ferreira's guesthouse, you are in the coffee kitchen: in the middle an old workshop bench that has been converted into a table, in front of it a few quaint stools and on the right a wall-filling installation made of antique kitchen showcases by the designers Sebastian Summa and Jo Hany first divided into hundreds of fragments and then combined them into a cream-colored wooden mosaic.
Such playful upcycling creations can be found everywhere in Linnen: somewhere there is an old Russian operating room lamp hanging over the bed, in the hallway are lights that Summa has made from countless broken neon tubes, and in the stairwell there is a room divider made of at least 170 small wooden drawers.
If you are looking for inspiration, you will find it here. Because the philosophy of linen is that everything does not always have to be as it is normally. This also applies to the breakfast menu. Instead of scrambled eggs with ham, there are oatmeal with coconut milk, vanilla avocado, berries and chia hemp topping and similar experimental creations.
ArchitectureWhen the Linnen was founded, the operators Bodo Schmalenberg and Antonio Ferreira said: Just because we are doing something new, not everything has to be new. So they first looked around at flea markets, old factories and on Ebay to furnish the manorial rooms from the 19th century. Then they started upcycling the old furniture with the designers Sebastian Summa and Jo Hany. With a lot of imagination and attention to detail, they have given the linen a unique ambience. Whether suite, studio or apartment - each room is furnished differently: a room decorates an old Pierre Cardin leather sofa and sideboards made from old metal boxes. Another room is reminiscent of a cozy log cabin with its wall made from recycled wood. The next salon looks like a Parisian suite - including an old, restored ceiling fresco.
FoodOatmeal with coconut milk, avocado, berries and chia hemp topping. Never heard? In Linnen you can try these and many other extravagant breakfast dishes. The food here is supposed to be as extraordinary an experience as the overnight stay. Most of the ingredients are organically grown.
EnvironmentIt is important to the Linnen operators to pollute nature as little as possible. That is why it is cleaned with eco detergents and towels and bed linen are washed with eco detergent. Likewise the beauty products: Dr Bronner's Magic Soap as well as shampoo and conditioner from the German eco-label "Stop the Water While Using Me" are available for the guests in the bathrooms. Wood pellet heating ensures cozy, warm rooms, and only LED lamps are used for lighting.
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From Tegel and Schönefeld, take the bus, S-Bahn and U-Bahn to the Eberswalder Straße station. From there it is about a 150 meter walk to the Linnen.
From the main train station, simply take the M10 tram. It takes around 15 minutes to get to the Eberswalder Straße station. From there it is about a 150 meter walk to the Linnen.
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