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NeukoellnBerlin

This up-and-coming district is overwhelmingly international, with an enormous number of residents born in other countries and migrated to Germany.

The latest of Berlin’s neighborhoods to see a process of gentrification is the working-class district of Neukoelln. Located immediately south of the popular Kreuzberg area, Neukoelln was once Berlin’s ghetto. Its reputation has been upended over the past decade. Today it attracts artists, musicians and students from around the world who choose to live in its reasonably inexpensive apartments. Neukoelln has a bohemian atmosphere and laid-back attitude. Join locals for an afternoon game of Frisbee in one of its many parks, for a late-night beer at a trendy bar or in rollerblading across the disused airport at its western fringe.

Start your day exploring Neukoelln with coffee and a sit-down breakfast at one of the many cafés in the hip Kreuzkoelln region of the borough. Named for its proximity to Kreuzberg, the area between Weserstrasse and the Landwehrcanal is studded with bars, cafés and restaurants. At its north, visit the cobbled street of Maybachufer to attend the local market. On Tuesdays and Fridays a fresh produce market is held with Turkish specialties, while on Saturdays a craft market occupies the space. Look for vintage clothes and housewares at the flea market held every second Sunday.

Visit the largest park in Berlin at Tempelhof Field. The former airport was the site of the Berlin Airlift and served West Berlin during the Cold War. After being decommissioned as an airport in 2008, Tempelhof has become a much-loved community space. Rent a set of rollerblades to skate across the runway or bring a picnic to enjoy in the sun.

Watch a movie at the historic Neues Off cinema. At nearly a century old, the theater has existed as a ballroom and a red-light cinema, before the current owners took over in the late 1970s and converted Neues Off into one of the city’s premier art-house movie theaters. Afterward, enjoy a meal in the historic Rixdorf district, home to one of Berlin’s popular traditional Christmas markets each December.

Reach Neukoelln by bus or train. Hermannplatz U Bahn station can serve as a great starting point for your exploration.


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Top hotels in Neukoelln

Amaya Motel
Amaya Motel
3 out of 5
Silbersteinstraße 5-7, Berlin, Berlin
The price is NZ$80 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.

Located in Neukoelln, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate. Gendarmenmarkt and Alexanderplatz ...

2.8/5 (11 reviews)
One night stay

"Lovely and accommodating host. Very clean too"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019

Amaya Motel
Centro Park Hotel Berlin-Neukölln
Centro Park Hotel Berlin-Neukölln
3 out of 5
Buschkrugallee 60-62, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$104 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.

Located in Neukoelln, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Huxley's Neue Welt and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Treptower Park. East Side Gallery and Mercedes-Benz Arena ...

3.7/5Good! (987 reviews)

"I can’t be more happier with an hotel and their services than this place. I think overall, this was the best hotel that I stayed in here in Berlin. Rooms were spacious, clean, staffs was amazing, and parking was super easy and secure."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Centro Park Hotel Berlin-Neukölln
Leonardo Boutique Hotel Berlin City South
Leonardo Boutique Hotel Berlin City South
4 out of 5
Rudower Str. 80-82, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$80 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.

Located in Neukoelln, this hotel is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Alexanderplatz. Johannisthaler Chaussee U-Bahn is 15 minutes by foot and Britz South U-Bahn is 15 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (432 reviews)

"This hotel is very homely. The manager Nancy Herman helped with everything , it was like home away from home . Great hotel I totally recommend 👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2019

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Berlin City South
Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof
Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof
4 out of 5
Hermannstr. 214-216, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$111 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.

Located in Neukoelln, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Huxley's Neue Welt and within 3 miles (5 km) of East Side Gallery and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Friedrichstrasse ...

4.1/5Very Good! (551 reviews)
Business trip

"The hotel was fine for my solo business trip but it was not as clean as I would expect from a 4* hotel. There was an empty haribo packet next to my bed on the floor! Breakfast was great and the service I received on check in late Monday night was also great. Check out on Wednesday morning was not ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof
Motel Plus Berlin
Motel Plus Berlin
3 out of 5
Silbersteinstraße 30-34, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$94 per night from 19 Nov. to 20 Nov.

Located in Neukoelln, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Huxley's Neue Welt, Columbiahalle and Oberbaum Bridge. Treptower Park is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Hermannstrasse ...

3.9/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"Easy to get to, plenty of food outlets and restaurants near by... Conveniently situated for Sbahn and Ubahn"…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2020

Motel Plus Berlin
Erlanger Hof
Erlanger Hof
3 out of 5
Erlanger Straße 4, Berlin
The price is NZ$106 per night from 3 Nov. to 4 Nov.

Located in Neukoelln, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mercedes-Benz Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate. Alexanderplatz and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (124 reviews)
Good inexpensive hotel in central Berlin

"Very large room. Good bed. Good shower. Very reasonable."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Erlanger Hof
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4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

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4/5Very Good!(17 area reviews)

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