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Kreuzberg

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Address: Berlin, Germany
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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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Very colorful, fresh, international, mixed. Kreuzberg is a legend, with it's bars, nighlife and so on. Oranienstrasse is really pleasent for a walk without a lot of stupid shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2016
Stanislav K
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Avon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The southern portion is my least favorite section of Berlin, "gritty" with every available surface filled with graffiti. However, many of the lower-priced ethnic restaurants are in this area as well as the twice-weekly Turkish Market which is worth visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check this area out for an alternative view of Berlin. A mixture of good alternative food outlets and shops in a neighbourhood that maybe rough around the edges but nevertheless has an interest and individual charm of its own. Probably best suited to the younger generation or the young at heart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Very colorful, fresh, international, mixed. Kreuzberg is a legend, with it's bars, nighlife and so on. Oranienstrasse is really pleasent for a walk without a lot of stupid shops, mainly food and services

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We spent the whole day walking through the neighborhood. It was an awesome experience, this area is full of interesting spots whether you look for record stores, underground bookshops, small cafes or vintage fashion stores. If you are looking for a place to chill out in nature, take a blanket and go to Gorlitzer Park.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Walk across the bridge after visiting East Side Gallery...and you're in a fun section of Kruezberg. You'll find lots of eateries and boutiques. And you'll find more street art and murals. If you like chasing graffiti and political signage, you must take a trip to the neighborhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great neighbourhood filled with a whole range of food and drink options ranging from traditional style pubs and restaurants to clubs and cafe/wine bar style establishments. We went to see a band at SO36 club and hung around for a few post gig drinks. Great party atmosphere spilling out of the bars and along the streets- and everyone enjoying the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I stayed in Neukölln for a while and thus had the need to walk through Kreuzberg at night on several occasions. The restaurants and bars that opened at night were nice, especially a Vietnamese one owned by some Vietnamese. It is a bit quiet otherwise, but I didn't encounter any real issues walking alone at night, apart from some stares.... More 

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Cambridge UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 . A small free art gallery in an old hospital with great grounds and interesting background history and apparently once a squat. The entrance wasn't that obvious as its only signposted the café but one of the best hidden treasures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is not as dangerous as you might hear. Our hostel was here and it has some really nice shops and cafes around the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

great nightlife for all kind of fun!full of young locals and tourist,a great place to drink a beer or a drink

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Kreuzberg
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighborhood 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 neighborhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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