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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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Quirky and Cool

This area of Berlin is really cool. It's a bit more gritty and not as polished at the other areas, but there are loads of cool open air bars and restaurants here. I really liked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of Berlin is really cool. It's a bit more gritty and not as polished at the other areas, but there are loads of cool open air bars and restaurants here. I really liked the vibe.

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St. Ouen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Very bohemian great great great is all I can say!! An absolute must,the below places are on he floor where the SS dragged people from there home during the not so distant past

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The area is absolutely fantastic to visit if your enjoy querky eclectic bars and restaurants. The area at first glance looks run down a little and perhaps it is to some extent with its graffiti covered buildings but there are some fabulous laid back late night drinking establishment's and it is very popular. The architecture here is awesome and I... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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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