Kreuzberg

Bold and brazen, Kreuzberg's creative people, places, and spaces might challenge your paradigm.

Contrarian ideas are born at a feverish pace in Kreuzberg. Punks, bohemians, LGBTQ individuals, and counter-culture enthusiasts have called its artfully decaying buildings home for generations. As a neighborhood founded on anti-establishment values, Kreuzberg refuses to lose its rebellious nature—graffiti covers everything, shawarma stands serve late-night revelers, and alleyways are often mistaken as bathrooms. Kreuzberg’s array of cafes, vintage shops, and music venues wake this brazen neighborhood up early and keep it up late.

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On the Map

Kreuzberg is bordered by Potsdamer Platz, Alt-Treptow, Tiergarten, Friedrichshain, Schöneberg, Mitte, Neukölln, and Tempelhof

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Tegel Airport: 20 minutes by car without traffic or 51 minutes by public transit
Schönefeld Airport: 20 minutes by car without traffic or 75 minutes by public transit
Hauptbahnhof Station: 31 minutes by public transit
Potsdamer Platz: 27 minute walk
East Side Gallery: 48 minutes by public transit

Kreuzberg at Night: From Dusk Until Dawn

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In Kreuzberg, daytime is simply the staging area for the neighborhood's nocturnal pursuits.

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Hand-crafted cocktails and cheeky conversation define the nightlife in this energetically hip neighborhood.

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Bergmannstraße's sidewalk dining scene strikes the perfect balance of private conversations and public discourse.

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In Kreuzberg, bars and clubs stay open late.

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Good news for midnight snackers.

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The neighborhood's iconic food carts and sidewalk stands stay open late, too.

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The Berghain Club, Watergate club, Bi-nuu, Badeshiff and others are all within walking distance."

Public Displays of Expression

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Going to Kreuzberg is free admission to an outdoor art exhibition.

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When speaking of art in Kreuzberg, you won't need to reference any museum. Commentary surrounds you on every surface.

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In this neighborhood, urban art isn't "street" art.

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It's just art.

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Within easy walking distance to the canal, Kottsbusser Torr and Oranien Strasser, it really felt like the centre of things, - a great base while we were exploring Berlin."

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Visited in 2013

Barely Tamer By Day

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Kreuzberg's poster-clad shops and peeling facades add to the neighborhood's post-punk predilections.

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Every Tuesday and Friday, the canal front comes alive with the famous Turkish market where you can buy everything from food to curtain material! There are also a few independently run galleries in the area that give it an eclectic charm."

Old Berlin In the New Generation

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Kreuzberg does more than party all night and hang out all day.

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Surrounded by pre-war architecture and bordering one of Berlin's canals, exploring the neighborhood by day is as rewarding as instigating nighttime excursions.

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Until tonight, Kreuzberg.

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... surrounded by really cool bars and eateries with excellent transport facilities allowing you to get to anywhere in Berlin easily."

Keith

Visited in 2011

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 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.

Christoph Neumann

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Dario Laganà is an Italian photographer now living in Berlin to document the city. He has a strong passion for German history, with focus on the Cold War, WWII, and the changing culture of Berlin. With the Airbnb Neighborhoods project, he had the opportunity to combine his passion for the past with the present day urban life, architecture and places of Berlin.

Dario-Jacopo Laganà

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