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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Top hotels in Kreuzberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Angleterre Hotel
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr. 31, Berlin
NZ$151/night
30 Jul. - 31 Jul.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,057 reviews)

"Rooms are lovely and clean, receptionists are very kind and helpful, location of the hotel is perfect just outside U6 and checkpoint charlie"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2019

Angleterre Hotel
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Movenpick Hotel Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Schoeneberger Str. 3, Berlin
NZ$148/night
18 Aug. - 19 Aug.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,145 reviews)

"Excellent complimentary breakfast, helpful friendly staff and good location."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2019

Movenpick Hotel Berlin
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Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4 out of 5
Hedemannstraße 11-12, Berlin
NZ$111/night
28 Jul. - 29 Jul.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,017 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and willing to help. Afforded me an early check in time. Location is excellent regarding accessibility, cordiality and quietness. FYI breakfast is also tasty."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2019

Select Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
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Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
3 out of 5
Stresemannstr. 49, Berlin
NZ$111/night
4 Aug. - 5 Aug.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,736 reviews)

"Loved the breakfast and the hours that it was available. Thought they had Washer/Dryer but available but it was only a laundry service which was not convenient for us."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2019

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
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Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4.5 out of 5
Markgrafenstrasse 16 - 16a, Berlin
NZ$140/night
4 Aug. - 5 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (889 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly, apartment was ideal for us"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2019

Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
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Novotel Suites Berlin City Potsdamer Platz
3 out of 5
Anhalter Str. 2, Berlin
NZ$151/night
11 Aug. - 12 Aug.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,704 reviews)

"Nice location. Morning free coffee and biscuits helps those who do not take breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 25 May 2019

Novotel Suites Berlin City Potsdamer Platz

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