One of Berlin’s coolest neighborhoods has a long history of youthful indulgence, a diverse ethnic population and some of the city’s best entertainment precincts.
Head west of the River Spree from central Berlin to reach Kreuzberg, one of the most active areas of the German capital. Transformed from one of Berlin’s poorest districts in the 1970s, today Kreuzberg is characterized by its multicultural population, plenty of bars and cafés and a longstanding legacy of alternative culture. Delve into the culinary delights of Turkey and Lebanon at a grill house or picnic in one of Kreuzberg’s many parks.
Intersected by Berlin’s network of canals, Kreuzberg is a fantastic area to take an afternoon stroll. Follow a canal to discover waterfront bars and restaurants or purchase a kebab to eat on the grassy areas lining the water. Embark on a canal tour aboard a boat to see Kreuzberg from the water. Tours are offered in a number of languages, including English.
Join scores of Berlin’s youthful population as they welcome the summer weather in Kreuzberg’s many green areas after a long winter. Visit Görlitzer Park to see how the city transformed a former train line into a popular meeting place for locals. Climb to the top of Viktoriapark in western Kreuzberg for one of the most spectacular views of the city.
After dark the area around Schlesisches Tor becomes one of the busiest areas in the city. Traditionally low rents have allowed for diverse culinary offerings and today Kreuzberg is home to some of the city’s most revered restaurants. Choose between classic German cuisine, European bistros and fast-food restaurants. Afterward, have cocktails or listen to music at one of the many bars in the area. Look for bars that offer a non-smoking room if you prefer fresh air, as many Berlin bars and restaurants still allow smoking indoors.
Kreuzberg is served by a number of Berlin’s U Bahn and S Bahn train lines, with major stations including Merringdamm in the south and Kottbusser Tor in the north. The district is large. While walking is a great way to see certain neighborhoods, appreciate the speed and convenience of the rail network for crossing Kreuzberg.
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