Kreuzberg is where Berlin’s hipsters and artists come together. This neighborhood is packed with art galleries, trendy cafes, offbeat bars and nightclubs, street food, and street art – the best of alternative Berlin! For the creative types who aren’t shy about crowds, I’d say this is the best area to stay in Berlin.
Kreuzberg is also popular among long-term ex-pats and is home to a large foreign community. This means that the cuisine around here is super diverse, featuring foods from India, Turkey, and many other Asian cultures. The nightlife in Kreuzberg is one of the best parts of this neighborhood. Head to the vibrant area surrounding Görlitzer Park for a variety of casual bars, laid-back eateries, and food stalls at the popular Markthalle Neun.
For vintage gems and thrift shopping, go to the trendy Bergmannkiez area, just a few minutes from the serene Viktoriapark. And, of course, you can’t miss out on the iconic East Side Gallery, the largest remaining segment of the Berlin Wall, now transformed into the biggest open-air art gallery in Germany.