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Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg: Creativity for all your senses

Oranienstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg
Oranienstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg © visitBerlin, Foto: Maxi-Lena Schuleit

The world’s largest open-air art gallery and a street art and music scene attracts visitors from around the world! The Berlin Wall long divided the two traditionally working class boroughs of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. When the Wall fell, they quickly grew together again – and how! The heart of Berlin’s creative scene has many facets, with many different styles and looks. In the Prinzessinnengärten (Princess Gardens) nature meets culture to transform once dreary Moritzplatz into an urban gardeners’ paradise. The innovative Aufbau Haus at Moritzplatz (square) fosters a remarkable synergy between culture, design and creativity, and not only hosts such favourites as Gallery Kai Dikhas, showing Roma and Sinti artists, but also the Prince Charles Club and Theater TAK. Here, new benchmarks are also set in creativity - with Planet Modulor’s unique walk-in portrait camera, the Imago 1:1.

As you stroll past the Kreuzberg late-night cafés, the air is scented with oriental spices and freshly baked pita bread, and you’re just as likely to hear Turkish, Spanish, or Russian as German. In contrast, around Waldemarstrasse 8 there are still traditional Berlin pubs – such as the popular Alte Henne. The district’s renowned diversity is also much in evidence around Mehringdamm. And whether gay or straight, drag king or queen – it all fuses into that special Kreuzberg lifestyle!