If you’re at Nollendorfplatz you can go down Motzstraße to go shopping or step into the bars and clubs. But if you want to see and be seen, go down Maaßenstraße instead, which is just the place for a relaxing stroll.
This street is where the locals mix with tourists and business people. In 2015, the rainbow neighbourhood redesignated Maaßenstraße as a traffic-restricted shared zone. It has a metropolitan atmosphere with busy pavement cafés and restaurants where all kinds of people come together. It’s a promenade to linger on and a catwalk for the queer scene.
Coffee houses such as Café Berio (Maaßenstraße 7) or Impala Coffee (Maaßenstraße 5), which open their terraces from the first rays of sunshine in spring until late autumn, have long since become an institution of the rainbow neighbourhood.