Whether CSD or May 1st, every year the big city, known for its festive inhabitants, is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists. An extensive nightlife with numerous events and countless clubs is on the daily schedule in Berlin. A detour to the multicultural district of Friedrichshain opens a whole new view of the big city and offers a stark contrast to the usual tourist regions such as the Ku’damm or Friedrichsstraße. All nations and religions united live in the hip trendy district of Friedrichshain. In addition to affordable cafés, chic and high-priced fine restaurants and extravagant boutique hotels can be found in Friedrichshain: there is something for every taste.
Anyone who thinks that Berliners are only out to party is mistaken. In the small streets and colourful alleys of Friedrichshain you will discover charming concert halls and art galleries. A hotspot in Friedrichshain is the Arena Berlin and the adjacent Badeschiff. In addition to concerts and exhibitions, you can spend the day outdoors with a cool drink on the Spree in warmer temperatures. If the weather is fine, the neighborhood meets at Boxhagener Platz, a central market place and at the same time meeting point and recreation area.
There are numerous museums and cultural centres in Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie and the East Side Gallery with original pieces of the Berlin Wall remind us of Berlin’s past and are important memorials. The Jewish Museum, the Willy Brandt House and many other museums are part of the Must-See in Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Afterwards a visit to the Kreuzberg market hall Nine is recommended. There you can stroll daily over an international market with regional organic products. Special events often take place at the weekends.
In addition to Berlin culture and the Berlin Wall, a city trip to Berlin naturally includes an exuberant evening in Berlin’s trendy clubs and pubs. Berghain is probably the most notorious club in Berlin. A few hundred meters further you will find the RAW area with numerous clubs. A wide variety of music genres are played here. On the weekends there are also flea markets.
Selected boutique hotels in Friedrichshain attract with their central location and real Berlin charm. From there, the city and especially the trendy district can be easily reached thanks to good transport connections. It is also only a stone’s throw to the city centre Berlin-Mittethe Ku’damm and many other Berlin attractions.