Kreuzberg is the hotspot of Berlin99 and one of the most popular areas for people looking for an apartment in Berlin. Kreuzberg has different centres: in the western part of Kreuzberg, between Mehringdamm, Bergmannkiez and Viktoriapark, you will find a wide range of culinary options and the neighbourhood is today a sought-after residential area for families. The area between Kottbusser Tor and Schlesisches Tor, near the border to Friedrichshain, is the traditional home of many artists, squatters and punks. The anti-establishment movement in the 70s and 80s has left its mark there, especially in the punk scene and its meeting places like the S036.
Kreuzberg is home to Berlin’s oldest subway, the legendary Line 1 (now U1), and the rest of the city can be reached quickly by foot, bike or public transport. In Kreuzberg you will find interesting buildings at every corner. The ruins of the Anhalter Bahnhof, for example, the famous Tempodrom right next door, or for a rainy day, the German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) or Jewish Museum. However, when the weather permits, the inhabitants of Kreuzberg are usually outside. Whether in the large Park am Gleisdreieck or in the Görlitzer Park – people barbecue, dance and drink.
An important date to mention is the 1st of May, when the May festival, which is known across the borders, takes place. It does not only mean the start of spring and summer but is also a reminder of the highly political past of this particular day and this particular quarter and is furthermore an opportunity to celebrate a diverse and respectful community. In Kreuzberg it is never far to the next culinary highlight. Be it the Hasir restaurant near Kottbusser Tor or Mustafas Gemüsedöner at the Mehringdamm. Whether you are looking for a temporary home or willing to stay permanent – Kreuzberg offers something for everyone and never gets boring. The Berlin99 tip: the Clash.