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Address: Berlin, Germany

This West Berlin neighborhood has long been a nexus for Berlin's socially...

This West Berlin neighborhood has long been a nexus for Berlin's socially alternative population.

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Excellent neighborhood to live in Berlin

Calm, nice, fun, with lots of cool cafes and restaurants, parks, streets - although not very clean. But one of the best neighborhoods in Berlin and convenient to live for short... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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123 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Calm, nice, fun, with lots of cool cafes and restaurants, parks, streets - although not very clean. But one of the best neighborhoods in Berlin and convenient to live for short stays.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Kreuzberg is the neighbourhood in the former American sector of Berlin. It is full of good and diverse places to eat, colorfull buildings and is nice for a stroll.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had only 48 hours in Berlin, but spent two afternoons and evenings in Kreuzberg, because we liked it so much. Don't miss the market on Maybachufer (Tuesday afternoon) and walk down Bergmannstrasse (from the bus stop with the same name) if you love small shops and charming restaurants with good food of all nations imaginable. Berlin at it's best...

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Lodz, Poland
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Great place in Berlin. Full of people, partys, bars, restaurants and cafes. Heart of the city. You have to visit it. The best option is around dresdner strasse

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We spent half a day in Kreuzberg, and had a great time. It's fun for a walk and getting a less "touristic" view of the city. Great Cafes, food market, and we happened to find a cool Kreuzberg museum telling about the history of this quarter behind the wall. Have fun!

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This area has a real urban feel. Traffic is a problem for a western because of the cyclists and traffic laws. Night life is here. Having a friend who can direct you is helpful. Club music is not the same as Brooklyn Music. To make money musically you a niche and a following. Cost $$

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited Kreuzberg after walking to the Eastside Gallery, and crossed the Spree at the red brick Oberbaum Bridge with its two unique turrets. Following the railway line back towards the city centre it wasn't long before the lack of tourists became apparent and you realised you were in a very individual and vibrant part of the city. Plenty of... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Quick bus ride from Mitte to Kreuzberg and the Markthall (thursdays food market) - only went for a short while to Kreuzberg but definitely worth it if graffiti is your thing! Got some stunning photos and interesting food at markthall

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

We walked through Kreuzberg from our hotel to take a boat cruise and on the way there, in the morning, the streets were fairly quiet, though they are perpetually alive with street art. On the way back in the late afternoon, the bars and cafes were alive with an eclectic mix of ethnicity, students, cultures and lifestyles.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Kreuzberg is an area where lot of things are related to the alternativ scene. A lot of nice bars and restaurants are out there, also shops and pure life on the streets. You ll find painted graffiti walls there, painted buildings and so on. Some areas are very dirty, others like the Kottbusser Tor are dangerous especially at night. For... More 

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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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