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KreuzbergBerlin

One of Berlin’s coolest neighborhoods has a long history of youthful indulgence, a diverse ethnic population and some of the city’s best entertainment precincts.

Head west of the River Spree from central Berlin to reach Kreuzberg, one of the most active areas of the German capital. Transformed from one of Berlin’s poorest districts in the 1970s, today Kreuzberg is characterized by its multicultural population, plenty of bars and cafés and a longstanding legacy of alternative culture. Delve into the culinary delights of Turkey and Lebanon at a grill house or picnic in one of Kreuzberg’s many parks.

Intersected by Berlin’s network of canals, Kreuzberg is a fantastic area to take an afternoon stroll. Follow a canal to discover waterfront bars and restaurants or purchase a kebab to eat on the grassy areas lining the water. Embark on a canal tour aboard a boat to see Kreuzberg from the water. Tours are offered in a number of languages, including English.

Join scores of Berlin’s youthful population as they welcome the summer weather in Kreuzberg’s many green areas after a long winter. Visit Görlitzer Park to see how the city transformed a former train line into a popular meeting place for locals. Climb to the top of Viktoriapark in western Kreuzberg for one of the most spectacular views of the city.

After dark the area around Schlesisches Tor becomes one of the busiest areas in the city. Traditionally low rents have allowed for diverse culinary offerings and today Kreuzberg is home to some of the city’s most revered restaurants. Choose between classic German cuisine, European bistros and fast-food restaurants. Afterward, have cocktails or listen to music at one of the many bars in the area. Look for bars that offer a non-smoking room if you prefer fresh air, as many Berlin bars and restaurants still allow smoking indoors.

Kreuzberg is served by a number of Berlin’s U Bahn and S Bahn train lines, with major stations including Merringdamm in the south and Kottbusser Tor in the north. The district is large. While walking is a great way to see certain neighborhoods, appreciate the speed and convenience of the rail network for crossing Kreuzberg.

Top hotels in Kreuzberg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
4.5 out of 5
Markgrafenstrasse 16 - 16a, Berlin, BE
The price is £89 per night

This family-friendly Berlin apartment building is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Jewish Museum Berlin and Checkpoint Charlie. Gendarmenmarkt ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,148 reviews)

"Top notch stay. Hotel staff were great, helpful and professional. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Movenpick Hotel Berlin
Movenpick Hotel Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Schoeneberger Str. 3, Berlin, BE
The price is £75 per night

This family-friendly Berlin hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Berlin Story Bunker and Tempodrom. Friedrichstrasse and Potsdamer ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,213 reviews)

"Close proximity to the U and S bahn's but outside of the major tourist locations. Good clean facility and great breakfast. The staff goes out of it's way to accomodate you. Paul at the front desk is fantastic. I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Movenpick Hotel Berlin
relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof Berlin
relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof Berlin
4 out of 5
Anhalter Straße 8-9, Berlin, BE
The price is £57 per night

Located in Kreuzberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Potsdamer Platz and Tempodrom ...

4.2/5Excellent! (409 reviews)
Good hotel!

"The hotel is good, clean and quiet!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof Berlin
Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin
Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Stresemannstr. 66, Berlin, BE

Located in Kreuzberg, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Potsdamer Platz. Brandenburg Gate and Gendarmenmarkt are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (188 reviews)
Good for the price.

"Overall a pretty good stay, I don't have any real complaints especially considering the price. It does however kind of feel like an old hospital or something in the hallways. I did one load of laundry here and it was all the way down stairs at what felt like the furthest corner of the second floor ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2019

Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin
Hotel the YARD
Hotel the YARD
4 out of 5
Alexandrinenstr 125, Berlin
The price is £95 per night

Located in Kreuzberg, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jewish Museum Berlin and Friedrichstrasse. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (171 reviews)

"Really clean and well presented. Extremely comfortable bed and great bathroom fitted with a very spacious shower. Maybe would do with a touch better lighting but that's an extremely minor negative"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Hotel the YARD
Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre
3 out of 5
Stresemannstr. 49, Berlin, BE
The price is £63 per night

Located in Kreuzberg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tempodrom, Berlin Story Bunker and Jewish Museum Berlin. Martin-Gropius Bau and German Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,956 reviews)

"Very friendly staff who were more than happy to help, clean hotel close to a lot of tourist attractions"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre

Popular places to visit in Kreuzberg

Checkpoint Charlie
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Checkpoint Charlie

4/5(657 reviews)

Learn about the history of Checkpoint Charlie, a well-known monument in Berlin. Discover the entertainment choices and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Checkpoint Charlie Museum
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Checkpoint Charlie Museum

4/5(450 reviews)

Once a point of tension and dramatic escape attempts, this Cold War relic is now one of Berlin's biggest tourist attractions.

Martin-Gropius Bau
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Martin-Gropius Bau

You can study the exhibits at Martin-Gropius Bau, a museum with a storied past, during your holiday in Berlin. Discover the acclaimed theatre scene and shops in this vibrant area.

Jewish Museum Berlin
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Jewish Museum Berlin

4/5(8 reviews)

You can study the exhibits at Jewish Museum Berlin, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to Berlin. Visit the notable monuments and shops in this vibrant area.

Topography of Terrors
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Topography of Terrors

You can study the exhibits at Topography of Terrors, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to Berlin. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

German Museum of Technology
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German Museum of Technology

4/5(1 review)

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at German Museum of Technology during your travels in Berlin. Experience the acclaimed art galleries and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Kreuzberg

Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

74% of travellers recommend
£20
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

76% of travellers recommend
£19
Per adult
Berlin's Private Food Tour with 10 Tastings
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Berlin's Private Food Tour with 10 Tastings

74% of travellers recommend
£113
Per adult
Private Berlin's Best Beer Tour
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Private Berlin's Best Beer Tour

90% of travellers recommend
£64
Per adult
Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour
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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

£31
Per adult
Beriln: Food & Art in Funky Kreuzberg Small Group Tour
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Beriln: Food & Art in Funky Kreuzberg Small Group Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£58
Per adult

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Tiergarten which includes heritage architecture and heritage elements

Tiergarten

4/5Very Good!(3 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants a must-see zoo and top sights from Potsdamer Platz to Berlin Zoological Garden – discover Tiergarten, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Tiergarten
Friedrichshain which includes outdoor art

Friedrichshain

4/5Very Good!(172 area reviews)

Known for its lively bars and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Friedrichshain. Top attractions like Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Frankfurter Gate U-Bahn or Warschauer Straße Station to see more of the city.

Friedrichshain
Schoeneberg featuring a city

Schoeneberg

4.5/5Wonderful!(141 area reviews)

Kurfürstendamm and Department Store of the West are top sights in Schoeneberg, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Schöneberg S-Bahn or Innsbrucker Platz Station to see more sights in the area.

Schoeneberg
Mitte featuring a city and modern architecture

Mitte

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,916 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Mitte. Check out top attractions like Berlin Wall Memorial and Reichstag Building, and jump on the metro at Schwartzkopffstrasse U-Bahn or Reinickendorfer Street U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Mitte
Prenzlauer Berg which includes a city

Prenzlauer Berg

Travellers choose Prenzlauer Berg for its lively bars. Hop aboard the metro at Greifswalder Straße S-Bahn or Prenzlauer Allee S-Bahn and check out top sights like Velodrom.

Prenzlauer Berg
West Berlin Centre, Berlin, Germany

West Berlin Centre

Travellers choose West Berlin Centre for its fascinating museums. Hop aboard the metro at Uhlandstrasse U-Bahn or Savignyplatz S-Bahn and check out top sights like Kurfürstendamm.

West Berlin Centre