Once badly destroyed by the effects of World War II, Friedrichshain is now an absolutely gorgeous borough of Kreuzberg, Berlin. Being one of the most fashionable parts of Berlin thanks to all kinds of media frenzy, it is easy to see why Friedrichshain is one of the most desirable places to live in Berlin. Friedrichshain also has its fair share of squatters and students too, making rents very affordable! Of course Friedrichshain isn’t just a fantastic place to live, there is also a lot to do here if you are just casually visiting Berlin:
East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery is an absolute must-see for anyone travelling to Berlin. It is of course one of the staple tourist attractions in Berlin due to it being more than just a wall full of pretty paintings. The East Side Gallery is actually one of the only remaining remnants of the Berlin Wall and is a giant mural that consists of over 106 brilliant paintings that were painted by artists that were finally allowed to express themselves again artistically. These paintings were done in honour of the Berlin Wall being abolished and naturally it’s a great attraction to visit if you have an interest in art or Berlin’s dark history.
Friedrichshain is renowned for its superb nightlife and so planning a trip to this excellent district of Berlin means you’re going to need to know where the hotspots are! If you like your music full of adrenaline and you don’t want to stop partying until the next morning, then you will no doubt love it in Berghain! Set in an old powerplant, Berghain is now considered to be one of the best night clubs in Europe.
Of course not everyone wants to party that hard, especially if you’ve got day of travelling ahead of you and don’t want to waste your trip in a hung over state, so why not pay a visit to one of the many nice German pubs dotted about? Whether it’s Rockz on Simon-Dach Street or Bierhof Rüdersdorf on Rüdersdorfer Street, you are sure to have a great time and be in bed in plenty of time to wake up fresh the next morning!
Being one of the most beautiful parts of Berlin, Friedrichshain has some very scenic areas which are great for taking a nice stroll by. Why not take a pictureseque walk along the River Spree at the East Harbour? Or maybe a lovely picnic in Berlin’s oldest park, Volkspark Friedrichshain? There is so much luscious scenery within Friedrichshain that it is impossible to miss it!
Every Sunday the flea market at Boxhagener Platz is the place to be where you can pretty much find anything. From old vinyl records to fashion and from art to food, it’s got everything! There is also a fairly large farmers market here on a Saturday which is also worth a visit even if you’re not planning on buying anything.
Friedrichshain has everything! Underground clubbing, beautiful scenery, shops, art – everything! So whether you’re visiting Berlin or scoping out your future home, Friedrichshain is definitely a place to check out.