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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
To see the outer basement walls of the SS headquarters knowing they started prepping them for war well before the war started-KNOWING what horror they would cause & bring down on themselves, was terrible. This is worth if you are walking from one thing to another, but maybe not worth just going for itself. However it’s quite close to check...
First of all, remember to have at least half of day free to visit de museum, and try not to miss the anexes (like the car collection) because it’s totally worth visiting.
One other thing is that, in spite of having such a big collection, the info in english is a bit slacky, and much shorter compaired to the german...
A good museum that gives an overview of Jewish life in Berlin before, during and after the Nazis. One of the most interesting parts was seeing how German identity was so deeply integrated in Jewish life (including Christmas trees in Jewish homes) before the Nazis.
"Historical significance & modern shopping/eating"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by BarbieMegaTraveller
This street has significance during the East/West Berlin divide yet in its current form there are lots of shopping to be done here, good restaurants, cafes and bars as well as excellent transport links, so good quality hotels in the area (see pics).
Once upon a time this was where the divide occurred and walking along this street you'll come...
We had the best meal of our Berlin adventure tonight in this hidden gem of a restaurant. Very intimate space with the friendliest owner in the city. The food was incredible and so reasonably priced (€6 per entree). We had tempeh, tofu, chicken curry, and chicken noodle stir fry. Difficult to find the restaurant so make sure to look carefully....
"Shaky start...but ended up one of best meals ever!"
reviewed 1 week ago by TimmyToad
I booked a table of 9 for dinner with colleagues and customers. They gave us a big wooden table right by the kitchen- excellent! The first course was boiled sprouts with the insides scooped out and replaced by...wait for it...mushed banana with a lime sauce! It sounds wrong and it is wrong...on every level! At this stage I was dreading...
"Absolutely fantastic, comfortable room, fair breakfast and delightful staff."
reviewed 1 week ago by Frank F
I stayed at the Hotel Johann recently for four nights.
The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and had everything I needed, the breakfast was plentiful and probably a typical German breakfast buffet and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly.
"Superb De Luxe room with bath tub in the living room"
reviewed 1 week ago by Erik W
High standard hotel, superb service and modern De Luxe rooms.
Perfect for couples looking for a romantic weekend in Berlin. Within walking distance of all major attractions of Berlin city center.
The rooms are all high standards, with a bathtub in the living room.
This was very much a luxury stay at affordable prices, with an excellence of service and welcome. The room was very well designed with quotations and illustrations from the Grimm canon, but I must admit the image of the frog on the elevator mirror made me jump on my early morning start on the second day. Certainly recommended, and will...
Stayed at Mondrian suites this week. Very clean apartment with good breakfast for €9.50. Nothing was too much trouble including putting a mattress topper on the bed which was quite firm. The hotel is near Checkpoint Charlie and is on excellent transport links for UBahn and busses. Quiet location for a good night’s sleep. Lidl supermarket around the corner which...
Such a beautiful hotel - well presented, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable beds - a perfect retreat after a long day of exploring Berlin. Great location, only a few minute's walk away from the U-bahn and S-bahn stations that can take you almost anywhere in the city. I can't recommend the Crowne Plaza - Potsdamer Platz enough. A bit more...