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.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Kreuzberg at Night: From Dusk Until Dawn
The Berghain Club, Watergate club, Bi-nuu, Badeshiff and others are all within walking distance."
Public Displays of Expression
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."
Visited in 2013
Barely Tamer By Day
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
... surrounded by really cool bars and eateries with excellent transport facilities allowing you to get to anywhere in Berlin easily."
Visited in 2011
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.
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.
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