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Friedrichshain, Berlin

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Pressed up against the fallen Berlin Wall, Friedrichshain was once home to squatters and artists after the wall fell. Mass evictions cleared these groups out, but the neighborhood continued to thrive as a trendy district and has become a fashionable place to live. On the end of the borough opposite the wall, in the Volkspark Friedrichshain, you'll find a largely landscaped park that houses sites like the Fairytale Fountain, as well as a memorial to Polish and anti-Fascist German soldiers. The main boulevard is lined with shops and beer gardens that fill up on warm afternoons. Don't miss the East Side Gallery, an outdoor art gallery located at the base of a remaining piece of the Berlin Wall. Plan to visit Friedrichshain and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Berlin attractions using our Berlin trip generator.
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  • I love the park here where I walked or ran several times. This time i brought my girlfriend to show her the beautiful spots.  more »
  • The narrow treelined streets of Friedrichshain brings memories of Paris. It's a charming hood with lots of interesting shops and restaurants.  more »
  • East Germany era, the parade had been in the area since the width is wide. Many of the original building had been in the buildings that remain, 1 wing 1 wing was in a large building, smells of the planned economy.
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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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