Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain's forward-thinking attitude pervades its art-adorned public spaces, bars, and boutiques.

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.

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On the Map

Friedrichshain is bordered by Fennpfuhl, Alt-Treptow, Plänterwald, Rummelsburg, Lichtenberg, Kreuzberg, Mitte, and Prenzlauer Berg

Tegel Airport: 30 minutes by car without traffic or 46 minutes by public transit
Schönefeld Airport: 30 minutes by car without traffic or 52 minutes by public transit
Hauptbahnhof Station: 29 minutes by public transit
Potsdamer Platz: 51 minutes by public transit
East Side Gallery: 27 minutes by walking

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Communities Unite In Friedrichshain

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Friedrichshain means comm(unity).

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Outdoor markets keep neighbors engaged and active.

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The Volkspark Friedrichshain is one of the few spots to find peace and quiet in this bustling neighborhood.

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What a lovely spot it is.

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The Berlin Canvas

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Friedrichshain's main tourist attraction is the East Side Gallery, a 1.3 km strip of the original Berlin wall re-painted by international artists.

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The area serves as a creative haven and inspires passionate counter-cultural activities.

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Splendid Simon-Dach-Kiez with its numerous bars, fancy little cafés, international restaurants, quaint clothes- and hotchpotch-shops, yoga studios and lovely parks throughout the neighborhood is a 3-minute walk away."

Casual and Cool

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Performing artists and open-minded families populate Friedrichshain, one of Berlin's favorite alternative neighborhoods.

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Visitors flock to Simon-Dach street, but the scene is loved by both locals, too.

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The emerging and upcoming new hip German capital with its many cultural institutions, legendary clubs, galleries, cafes, bars, and historical sites are the source of creativity and inspiration for an international crowd of creative people."

A Day In Friedrichshain

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One of the oldest roads in Berlin, The Frankfurter Allee, hosts countless cafés and shops set against neo-classical tile façades.

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Its wide sidewalks accommodate daily crowds.

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Turning down a less-trafficked street, your surroundings may quickly become increasingly charming.

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Charmed, we're sure.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Christoph Neumann

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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.