St.-Michaels-Heim is situated in the quiet and exclusive residential area of Berlin-Grunewald, in the middle of a large park directly on the banks of the Herthasee lake.
The centrepiece of this group of buildings is the former palace of the Mendelssohn family. It was built in the English manor-house style. Its stylistic features were smoothly integrated into the new buildings to give the complex a harmonious character.
It now houses a youth guest house for young travelers, with 140 beds and 17 comfortable en-suite hotel rooms (some with a view of the lake), each with shower and toilet. It also features a restaurant and various rooms for conferences and festivities.
The place is ideally situated as it is in close proximity to the centre of Berlin. Central parts of Berlin, such as the Western City, the trade fair (Berlin Messe) near the radio tower (Funkturm), the International Congress Center (ICC) and the central bus station ZOB are within a few minutes walking distance or alternatively can easily be reached by public transport.
Today, St.-Michaels-Heim houses the church called Johannische Kirche, a youth guest house with 140 beds, a small 3-star hotel and the restaurant St. Michaels - also known as the "Frommer Löffel" ("pious spoon") - with a beer garden. Its "Bankett & Catering" service turns your private parties and festivities into an unforgettable experience.
On our grounds covering over 23,000 m2 you will find:
- a day care facility for children with nursery
- a children's home with therapeutic youth residential program
- a dentist's office- a general practitioner's office
- a welfare centre- a guardianship association
- a home-delivered meals programme
- an osteopath's and physical therapist's office
- a speech therapist's office
- a breathing therapist's office
Today, St.-Michaels-Heim is still a meeting place for all kinds of people, just as its builder had intended it to be. All as befits the motto of the house:
Peace to those that come here,
joy to those that stay here,
blessings to those that move on.