Imagine an art gallery turned inside out and you’ll begin to envision Friedrichshain. Single walls aren’t canvases for creative works, entire buildings are canvases. This zealously expressive east Berlin neighborhood forgoes social norms in favor of squatters’ rights and boisterous bars serving cheap brews. It doesn’t always go against the grain—cool bars, boutiques, and cafes fill Friedrichshain’s bustling main streets and its intimate cinemas and riverside green spaces invite visitors to get cozy.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Christoph Neumann lives and works in Berlin. He studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. He is the 2012 winner of the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Award. His work seeks to capture lifestyle, fashion, portraits, reportage and feelings. Chris has photographed all over the world, and was delighted to shoot his hometown of Berlin for Airbnb.