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Best things to do in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Volkspark Friedrichshain is a large urban park on the border of the Berlin neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg. The oldest public park in Berlin, at 52 hectares, it is also the fourth-largest, after Tempelhofer Park, Tiergarten, and Jungfernheide. it is 15 minutes by car and 28 minutes by transportation”
429 locals recommend
Plaza
“"Alex" to Berliners, a cattle market in the Middle Ages, a military parade square and an exercise ground for nearby barracks until the mid 19th century - Alexanderplatz is the square named to honour Alexander I, Tsar of Russia, on his visit to Berlin in 1805. It was here that Alfred Döblin took the pulse of the cosmopolitan metropolis portrayed in his 1929 novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" filmed by Fassbinder for a TV series as a portrait of the bustling city in the 1920s before the imminent Nazi takeover. Fast forward to more recent times, one million people congregated here, on 4 November 1989 to demonstrate against the GDR regime shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. This was the largest anti-government demonstration in its history. it is 15 minutes by car and 20 minutes by transportation”
300 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“World famous gay nightclub. Very strict door policy. Small tip to save you unnecesary queing and disappointment: if the bouncer thinks you are not gay, you will not be allowed in!”
391 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Located on the mill street in Berlin Friedrichshain. the longest open air gallery in the world with 1,316 meters formed part of the border between East and West Berlin originated: Feb.-Sep. 1990 - renovated: Feb.-Sep. 2009 101 large-format paintings painted directly on the wall symbolize the joy of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the overcoming of the Iron Curtain in Europe, the euphoria over the peacefully won freedom over the persecution, spying and lack of freedom, the hope for a better, humane society. For personal destinies, wishes and dreams. The East Side Gallery sees itself as a memorial to the fall of the Wall and the peaceful overcoming of boundaries and conventions between societies and people with more than 3 million visitors per year. In addition, the East Side Gallery is the only authentic monument of reunification to date, and has been for over twenty years. it is 12 minutes by car and 30 minutes by transportation”
366 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin's most important monuments – a landmark and symbol all in one with over two hundred years of history. A former symbol of the divided city, it drew visitors who used to climb an observation platform in order to get a glimpse of the world behind the Iron Curtain, on the other side of the barren "death-strip" which separated East from West Berlin, geographically and politically. It was here that on June 12, 1987, Ronald Regan issued his stern command to his cold war adversary admonishing him with the words: "Mr. Gorbachov – tear down this wall!". The speech delivered to West Berliners was also audible on the east side of the Gate and echoed President von Weizsacker’s words which translate as: "The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed." it is 20 minutes by car and 38 minutes by transportation”
212 locals recommend
Park
“It was the location of the Great Industrial Exposition of Berlin in 1896. It is a popular place for recreation of Berliners and a tourist attraction. On 14 July 1987 it was used by British band Barclay James Harvest for the first-ever open-air concert by a western rock band in the German Democratic Republic. it is 11 minutes by car and 30 minutes by transportation”
274 locals recommend
Food Court
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“Indoor market with international food vendors & shops, plus occasional community events.”
373 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island) is a unique ensemble of five museums, including the Pergamon Museum - built on a small island in Berlin's Spree River between 1824 and 1930. A cultural and architectural monument of great significance, it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1999. Berlin's own Acropolis of the arts is considered unique because it illustrates the evolution of modern museum design over the course of the 20th century and its collections span six thousand years of human artistic endeavour. it is 17 minutes by car and 30 minutes by transportation”
311 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“360° Berlin - Not just the view is worth it Everyone is supposed to remember that Berlin's Fernsehturm (TV Tower) is 365m high and the tallest building in Berlin. As urban legend has it, the tower's height was a deliberate decision taken by Walter Ulbricht, Leader of the SED, so that every child would be able to remember it, just like the days of the year. In fact the tower's summit today is 368m. ”
215 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Checkpoint Charlie, along with Glienicker Brücke (Glienicke Bridge) was the best known border crossing during the Cold War. The sign, which became a symbol of the division of Cold War Berlin and read like a dire warning to those about to venture beyond the Wall – "YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR" – in English, Russian, French and German - stood here. It is today an iconic marker of territorial boundary and political division. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, it signified the border between West and East, Capitalism and Communism, freedom and confinement. ”
170 locals recommend
Plaza
“Historic square reborn since fall of Berlin Wall, now a hub of entertainment, restaurants, and shops. it is 20 minutes by car and 35 minutes by transportation”
169 locals recommend
Park
“A mountain waterfall, a vineyard and a national memorial – you can find it all in Viktoriapark in Kreuzberg”
247 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is the second mall in the direct surrounding of the appartment. Here you could find even more fashion labels, clothing stores, handbags -, shoes -, watches and jewelry stores, a high-tech store (Saturn), many restaurants with international quisine of different class, as well as two grocery stores (Edeka and Aldi - Discounter), two large art supply stores, sports wear stores, a bank office of the national bank - Sparkasse, a fitness gym with swimming pool and many more. Enjoy!”
86 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, located in Mitte on a stretch of the former "death strip" where the Wall once stood near Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin's stunning monument to the Holocaust, dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II. Impressive in its awesome grey soberness, rather than sombreness, it includes an underground Ort der Information (Information Centre) located on the south-eastern side of the memorial grounds, accessible via two flights of stairs or a lift. ”
90 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Cycle past this amazing and eye-opening grass-roots historic true-Berlin landmark.”
149 locals recommend
Park
“Trashy but very popular, nice spot in the heart of Kreuzberg, nice to go around there, restaurants, bars... ”
167 locals recommend