Neukölln

Passionate self-expression takes the form of wall-encompassing murals and spirited discussions in this southeast Berlin neighborhood.

Cohesive diversity sounds counterintuitive, but it’s the unifying characteristic of Neukölln. Often referred to as “Little Istanbul,” Neukölln brims with Turkish specialties, but cumin-flavored delicacies are only part of this southeast Berlin neighborhood’s appeal. Artists congregate in Neukölln's reimagined public parks and easy-going bars that invite fierce self-expression and late night philosophizing. This progressive-leaning neighborhood’s busy streets and graffiti-covered surfaces look intimidating, but underneath its brusque exterior is a community based on shared support.

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On the Map

Neukölln is bordered by Alt-Treptow, Plänterwald, Baumschulenweg, Johannisthal, Kreuzberg, Tempelhof, and Britz

Tegel Airport: 25 minutes by car without traffic or 47 minutes by public transit
Schönefeld Airport: 25 minutes by car without traffic
Hauptbahnhof Station: 38 minutes by public transit
Potsdamer Platz: 41 minutes by public transit
East Side Gallery: 33 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

New Life In An Old City

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It's hard to find the perfect child-friendly, artist-friendly blend, but Neukölln makes it seem natural.

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If the music and the arts don't make you fall in love with this off-beat neighborhood, the food will.

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On any sunny afternoon you'll find Berliners flocking to their former airport, Tempelhof.

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Its defunct runways have transformed into a spectacular open space for picnics, kite flying, and summer festivals.

The Schillerkiez is named to be Berlin´s new hot spot at the former Tempelhof airfield which currently serves as a recreational area. Kiteboarding, skating, rollerblading and a lot more of ohter sport activities are found here."

A Walk Along the River

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Whether awash in daytime light or saturated in dusky hues, the riverwalk in Neukölln requires no specific invitation: Just go.

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Continue walking along the river and you'll encounter the enchanting Neukölln flea market, full of handmade crafts and fresh baked treats from the Turkish Community.

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Turkish Delight.

The location was perfect for us visiting our friend and the area has lots of really cool bars to go to."
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Visited in 2013

Growing in Peace

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Neukölln's youth continue to redefine the landscape with their persistent innovation and creative lifestyles.

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Street art jumps from wall to wall in Neukölln.

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Young people in Neukölln live a largely unencumbered lifestyle.

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.