KreuzbergBerlin

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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.

Top hotels in Kreuzberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Movenpick Hotel Berlin
Movenpick Hotel Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Schoeneberger Str. 3, Berlin, BE
NZ$119
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Kreuzberg, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Berlin Story Bunker and Tempodrom. Friedrichstrasse and Potsdamer Platz are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,157 reviews)

"Nice room, lovely receptionists and breakfast was also nice"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

Movenpick Hotel Berlin
Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
3 out of 5
Stresemannstr. 49, Berlin, BE
NZ$112
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Kreuzberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tempodrom, Berlin Story Bunker and Jewish Museum Berlin. Martin-Gropius Bau and German Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,901 reviews)

"Excellent central Berlin hotel within easy walking distance to Potsdammer Platz, Brandenburg gate etc. U bahn & S bahn stations within 5 mins walk. Very friendly & helpful reception staff. Clean comfortable room & a good selection buffet breakfast. Would stay here again when visiting Berlin"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz
Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz
4.5 out of 5
Hallesche Str. 10, Berlin, BE
NZ$120
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Kreuzberg, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tempodrom and Friedrichstrasse. Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdamer Platz are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,495 reviews)

"Liked: Close to the city and underground station. Very quiet in the area. Didn't like: There was no restaurants or bar close by. Had to travel or walk a long way to find any."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020

Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz
Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4 out of 5
Hedemannstraße 11-12, Berlin, BE
NZ$103
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Located in Kreuzberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Gendarmenmarkt and Potsdamer ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,053 reviews)

"A nice place to stay within a good walking distance of attractions"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4.5 out of 5
Markgrafenstrasse 16 - 16a, Berlin, BE
NZ$128
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

This family-friendly Berlin apartment building is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Jewish Museum Berlin and Checkpoint Charlie. Gendarmenmarkt ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,064 reviews)

"Great location and helpful, friendly staff. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Novotel Suites Berlin City Potsdamer Platz
Novotel Suites Berlin City Potsdamer Platz
3 out of 5
Anhalter Str. 2, Berlin, BE
NZ$167
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

Located in Kreuzberg, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Berlin Story Bunker, Friedrichstrasse and Tempodrom. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,757 reviews)
Nice Novotel

"Very clean facility in a convenient location. The staff was friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2019

Novotel Suites Berlin City Potsdamer Platz

Popular things to do in Kreuzberg

Checkpoint Charlie Museum
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Checkpoint Charlie Museum

4/5(55 reviews)

Visit one of Berlin’s most famous relics of the Cold War. Once a place of chilling fear and dramatic escape attempts, it is now one of the city's big attractions.

Top activities in Kreuzberg

Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

NZ$44

Explore Berlin on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

NZ$22

Explore Berlin on a biplane that lets you plan out your own itinerary and see the city's top attractions, trendy neighborhoods, and historic sights at your own pace. With unlimited rides and 18 stops scattered around town, it's the perfect way to get the lay of the land.

Berlin's Private Food Tour with 10 Tastings
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Berlin's Private Food Tour with 10 Tastings

NZ$72

Get ready to experience the genuinely multicultural side of Berlin: the food scene! Enjoy 10 delicious tastings, carefully chosen by your local foodie to impress your taste buds! All exclusively for you! Whether you want to check out the local Berlin cuisine, typical German snacks or Turkish goodies, you’re in for a treat! On this private tour, you can try out 10 authentic German bites! All of this in the company of your favorite local host and their amazing local stories.

Private Berlin's Best Beer Tour
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Private Berlin's Best Beer Tour

NZ$42

Treat your taste buds to the best German beers to be found in Berlin—both new favorites and beloved classics. With an in-the-know guide leading the way, sip frosty brews and snack on a salty pretzel as you work your way between hidden hotspots and popular microbreweries.

Shore Excursion: Berlin Hop-on Hop-off
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Shore Excursion: Berlin Hop-on Hop-off

NZ$44

Explore Berlin on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Combative Berlin Walking Tour
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Combative Berlin Walking Tour

NZ$60

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Potsdamer Platz Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin Germany Pass by without stopping Pass By: Tiergarten, Strasse des 17. Juni 100, 10557 Berlin Germany Pass by without stopping

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Tiergarten showing heritage elements and heritage architecture

Tiergarten

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Enter a peaceful park full of forests, lakes and long expanses of grass, all within minutes of the city centre.

Tiergarten
Friedrichshain which includes outdoor art

Friedrichshain

4/5Very Good!(29 area reviews)

Straddling the eastern side of the River Spree, this former industrial precinct is today the home of some of Berlin’s most progressive nightclubs.

Friedrichshain
Schoeneberg which includes a city

Schoeneberg

4.5/5Wonderful!(19 area reviews)

David Bowie and Iggy Pop once lived in this fascinating Berlin district, which is now the diverse center of Berlin’s gay community.

Schoeneberg
Mitte which includes modern architecture and a city

Mitte

4.5/5Wonderful!(257 area reviews)

Berlin’s central district is a convergence of quaint residential streets, sprawling Soviet squares and some of Europe’s most revered museums.

Mitte
Prenzlauer Berg featuring a city

Prenzlauer Berg

Romantic cobbled streets, lazy weekend breakfasts and a lively flea market have made this district a favorite among families and young couples.

Prenzlauer Berg
Wilmersdorf featuring street scenes

Wilmersdorf

4/5Very Good!(17 area reviews)

Deep in western Berlin, this stately neighborhood is characterized by its large homes, former manors and a weekly meeting place for the city’s Thai community.

Wilmersdorf