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Propeller Island City Lodge is permanently closed.

Propeller Island City Lodge

Come stay at a live-in art installation. 


Berlin is a city known for the pervasiveness of art and for its tendency toward outlandish character. Propeller Island City Lodge does not disappoint that legacy.

Propeller Island is the pseudonym used by the German artist Lars Stroschen whose usual oeuvre consists of audio-visual creations. This particular construct of his takes D.I.Y to the extreme. This hotel is hand-made down to the last detail; original, uncopied and unique.

Each room has a different character, whether it is the “Padded Room” where everything is upholstered with green leather or “Two Lions” where guests get to choose between sleeping in elevated cages or a twin bed down below.

Perhaps those are more of an acquired taste? Rest assured there is space for those who would like a gentler introduction to such things. For instance their “Blue Room” surrounds you with mirrored sails and remains one of the most popular City Lodge rooms.

Consider yourself part of the performance and rest easy inside of this permanent art installation hotel.

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