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A local guide to Friedrichshain in Berlin

Funky Friedrichshain. In ex east Berlin, you'll find Friedrichshain with a punky, alternative vibe. Linked to the Kreuzberg district by the Oberbaum Bridge over the Spree, it’s home to techno clubs like Berghain. Political murals cover the East Side Gallery, a preserved section of the Berlin Wall. Soviet-era buildings line Karl-Marx-Allee. Indepent boutiques, coffee shops and casual eateries near leafy Boxhagener Platz attract an international crowd.

Hotels in Friedrichshain, Berlin

Michelberger Hotel - Hip and happening. Stylish hotel and also a great place to work, for drinks, for breakfast. For basically everything. Warschauer Str. 39-40, 10243 Berlin, Germany -

Breakfast room, Michelberger Hotel, Berlin

Breakfast, Brunch and Coffee in Friedrichshain, Berlin

Cozy Coffee - A lovely place for coffee. Latte art like you want it to be.

Gabriel-Max-Straße 15A, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Happy Baristas - How are you brewing? Great vibe. Great coffee.

Neue Bahnhofstraße 32, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Outside Coffee Shop Happy Baristas Berlin

Michelberger Hotel - A great place to work, coffee, breakfast, lunch, drinks. For everything basically. Including courtyard. Warschauer Str. 39-40, 10243 Berlin, Germany -

Milch and Zucker - Laid back vibe for coffee, sandwiches and lunch.

Oranienstraße 37, 10999 Berlin, Germany -

Silo Coffee - Loved this place. A yoghurt granola bowl and a fresh brewed coffee. Nothing else needed. Gabriel-Max-Straße 4, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Tres Cabezas - A lovely place which gets quite busy. A great place for your caffeine fix.

Boxhagener Str. 74, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Interior inside Silo Coffee Shop Berlin

Terrace outside coffee shop tres cabezas friedrichshain

Drinks in Friedrichshain, Berlin

Hops & Barley - A cool microbrewery. Berlin pilsner.

Wühlischstraße 22/23, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Primitiv Bar - Cocktail galore.

Simon-Dach-Straße 28, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Shops in Friedrichshain, Berlin

Grunberger Weinhandlung - Your local wine shop since 1991 specialising in European wine.

Grünberger Str. 18, 10243 Berlin, Germany -

Maerz - Stocking women's and men's fashion with brands like Wunderwerk and Wood Wood. Here you'll find classic design mixed with more daring pieces which change seasonally. Krossener Str. 23, 10245 Berlin, Germany -

Shakespears & Sons - Bagels & Books. A cosy local bookshop selling German fiction and non-fiction books translated into English. One to support!

Warschauer Str. 74, 10243 Berlin, Germany -

Inside Bookshop Shakespears & Sons, Berlin

Things To Do in Friedrichshain, Berlin

Boxhagener Platz - The heart of Friedrichshain. Regular markets and a Sunday Flea Market are held on the square. Around the square you'll also find many nice cafes. A great place to hang out. Grünberger Str. 75, 10245 Berlin, Germany

East Side Gallery - The East Side Gallery in Berlin is one of Berlin's most historic landmark overcoming the division of Germany and at the same time a historical testimony to the German Democratic Republic. 118 artist from 21 countries spruced up this longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall which stretches more than 1.3km along the Spree.

Mural East Gallery in Berlin

Karl-Marx/Frankfurter Allee - One of the seven big streets of Berlin and one of the grandest boulevard of the German Democratic Republic. The Karl-Marx/Frankfurter allee is full of the socialist era architecture built between 1952 – 1960 under the East Germany reconstruction after World War II. Nowadays you'll find lots of shops.

Oberbaum Bridge - One of Berlin's most historic and recognizable landmarks.

A double-deck bridge over the River Spree which connects the formerly divided districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.

Raw Gelände - A large and old industrial former train yard complex from the GDR time. Many warehouses have been converted into artist work-spaces, clubs, bars, cafés & beer-gardens. On Sunday there is a flea-markets and there's even an indoor climbing wall and skate-park. Graffiti alternative hipster 2.0.

Graffiti Raw Gelande, Berlin

Volkspark Friedrichshain - A large urban park on the border of the Berlin neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg.

Neukölln, Berlin

If you like Friedrichshain, you also like Neukölln. Known for its international feel, Neukölln’s busy boulevards are lined with hummus joints, Middle Eastern pastry shops, and discount stores. Students and artists live on quaint side streets dotted with vintage shops and hip bars and cafes. A few local tips to enjoy a night out.

Drinks in Neukölln, Berlin

Klunkerkranich - Rooftop madness on the top of a parking garage in Neukölln. Locals know their way up and that is a good thing. Sundowners, beer, cocktails and some food. The perfect ingredients for a night out.

Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin, Germany -

Rooftop view Klunkerkranich Berlin

Brauhaus Neulich - My friend loves this place. Home brewed beer. Next door to Han West.

Selchower Str. 20, 12049 Berlin, Germany -

Han West - Home of Dumplings, yummy. Next door to Brauhaus Neulich. Check it out.

Selchower Str. 20, 12049 Berlin, Germany -

Keith Bar - On our way to another bar we stumbled upon Keith Bar in Schiller Viertel. A cosy bar which reminds of a speak easy in London, specialising in whisky.

Schillerpromenade 2, 12049 Berlin, Germany -

Coffee in Neukölln, Berlin

Roamers - Your not so average very cool brunch place.

Pannierstraße 64, 12043 Berlin, Germany -

Populus Coffee - Nordic specialty coffee roastery.

Maybachufer 20, 12047 Berlin, Germany -

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