Friedrichshain is located directly behind Warschauer Brücke in the former East Berlin between Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg. The Berlin district extends from the Volkspark Friedrichshain to the south to the banks of the Spree. The area around Simon-Dach-Strasse and Revaler Strasse is considered a trendy district. The Friedrichshain neighbourhood between Warschauer Strasse and Frankfurter Alle is characterised by countless clubs, bars, cafés and restaurants. Here, musicians and other creative people from all areas form a diverse community where everyone can find what they are looking for.
With an apartment in Friedrichshain you can enjoy a special feature of Berlin’s infrastructure: the tram – or Straßenbahn. Berlin has the third largest tram network in the world, and since almost all sections of the line are located in the former eastern part of the city, it is a popular means of transport in this district. For many people living in Friedrichshain, however, the bicycle is the transport of choice. The mostly flat and wide streets are a safe and extensive paradise for cyclists.
Particularly popular with people from the West after the fall of the Berlin Wall, who were looking for cheap temporary or permanent accommodation, the area is now undergoing massive gentrification. The large number of abandoned buildings made Friedrichshain at that time an extraordinary starting point for creative people. Today many large media companies have their headquarters there under the name “Mediaspree”. Nevertheless, places like Boxhagener Platz or Forchenbeckplatz are perfect for a Sunday stroll or a relaxing picnic. Friedrichshain also has not only the highest club density in Europe, but the longest part of the Berlin Wall still stands there today: the world-famous East Side Gallery. The Berlin99 tip: the Burgeramt on Krossener Straße – really the best burger in Berlin!