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Friedrichshain
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Straddling the eastern side of the River Spree, this former industrial precinct is today the home of some of Berlin’s most progressive nightclubs.

Friedrichshain has seen many changes in the last three decades. Its tumultuous history has paved the way for it to become one of the city’s most fascinating neighborhoods. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of East Germany, Friedrichshain became known as representing the abandonment experienced across East Berlin. Today the area is one of the liveliest in the city, with a young population, a cosmopolitan entertainment precinct and some of Europe’s most revered nightclubs on its fringes.

See one of the longest remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall lining the river between Friedrichshain and neighboring Kreuzberg. The East Side Gallery is a 0.8-mile (1.3-kilometer) stretch of the wall that, since 1990, has been an outdoor canvas for over 100 murals by global artists. Walk its length to see huge pieces by Thierry Noir, Dmitri Vrubel and Bodo Sperling.

Friedrichshain’s sprawling Volkspark is an idyllic picnic location in summer and is transformed into a picturesque snowscape with a sledding hill in winter. As you stroll through the park, see the stunning Märchenbrunnen fountain that dates back to 1913.

Wander the cobbled streets that surround Boxhagener Platz to discover local boutiques and cozy cafés. These streets were once the center of Berlin’s squatting movement. The area has maintained much of its leftist political views, despite rapid gentrification in the past decade.

Visit Boxhagener Platz on a Sunday to look for special items at its popular flea market. Shop for antique furniture, clothing and East German keepsakes to take home.

As night falls, converge on Revaler Straße to join scores of partiers at some of Berlin’s best nightclubs. One side of the street is lined by an abandoned former train repair station, which has been repurposed as an entertainment precinct. Find beer gardens, nightclubs, concert venues and even an outdoor rock-climbing center among the seemingly dilapidated buildings.

Easy to navigate on foot, Friedrichshain is the base for a number of guided walks, including popular street art tours. Catch the tram or train to connect to neighboring areas of Berlin, including Mitte and Kreuzberg.


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Luxoise Apartments Berlin Friedrichshain
Luxoise Apartments Berlin Friedrichshain
4 out of 5
Gärtner Str. 32, Berlin, BE
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Located in Friedrichshain, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Simon-Dach-Strasse and East Side Gallery. Berlin TV Tower and DDR Museum are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (159 reviews)
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"Wery beautiful and chic apartment. All facilities for living."

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

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Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
4.5 out of 5
Otto-Braun-Strasse 90, Berlin, BE
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The price is £56 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Located in Friedrichshain, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Torstrasse and Alexanderplatz. Berlin TV Tower and DDR Museum are also within 1 mile ...
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"A good hotel, which is taking covid security seriously. Not great for business, as the desk space is small and much taken up by the coffee maker, and the chair is a backless affair, but otherwise well appointed and quite convenient for bus and tram"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

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Hampton by Hilton Berlin City East Side Gallery
Hampton by Hilton Berlin City East Side Gallery
3.5 out of 5
Mildred-Harnack-Strasse 15, Berlin
The price is £76 per night from 7 Jun to 7 Jun
Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of East Side Gallery and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Alexanderplatz and Oberbaum Bridge are also within ...
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"Very clean room with everything you need. Also a 24/7 gym"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

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a&o Berlin Friedrichshain
2.5 out of 5
Boxhagener Str. 73, Berlin, BE
The price is £42 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Simon-Dach-Strasse, Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery. Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV ...
3.7/5Good! (461 reviews)
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"The front desk staffs are kinds and nice. The hotel location is really good because there are so many restaurants, supermarkets and stations around this area. If you look for reasonable price and good location, I recommend this hotel. I will stay at this hotel again in the future :))"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

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Michelberger Hotel Berlin
Michelberger Hotel Berlin
4 out of 5
Warschauer Straße 39/40, Berlin, BE
The price is £74 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oberbaum Bridge and East Side Gallery. Mercedes-Benz Arena and Alexanderplatz are also within ...
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"Subtle yet hip and luxurious. Great location. Bed was so comfortable."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

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MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery
MEININGER Hotel Berlin East Side Gallery
3 out of 5
Am Postbahnhof 4, Berlin
The price is £39 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
Located in Friedrichshain, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery. Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (718 reviews)
"Great location right by the station, decent bar and very friendly staff"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

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