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The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Neighborhood in Berlin

By John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012

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East Central Berlin has been transformed into a trendy mecca for students, artists, young people and the politically left-wing. Once separated by the wall, the neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg were merged into a single entity in 2001. Though they used to have little in common, the neighborhoods are more than municipally linked. That said, local residents tend to stick to referring to the neighborhoods separately. For a taste of what life was like before they came together, visit the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery close to the Warschauer Straße station in central Friedrichshain.

Though long considered the center of punk culture in the city, Kreuzberg has begun to attract a broader demographic of both visitors and aspiring residents.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Berlin Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Berlin.

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