Your guide to Friedrichshain

A curated guide of places and things to do in Friedrichshain, recommended by locals


Your Berlin Neighborhood, Unpacked.

Get ready for the center of town, Friedrichshain - the heartbeat of Berlin where great food, fun nights out, cool stores, and wow sites come in droves. Get up close and personal with your 'hood via this locally-curated selection of hits.

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  • Essentials
    Here is everything you need to know in order to get around town.

    Groceries & food

    Pharmacy & medical

    Police station

  • Closest S-Bahn: Ostkreuz


    Don't be late, you have lots to see! Get around using Berlin's rapid transit railway system, right by your door.

  • Coffee

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    BARETTO Kaffeeladen

    Café
    open
    $$$$

    This is a nice, small coffee place where everything is organic and homemade. Chill in the friendly atmosphere, sip on a chai latte for breakfast and try a pasta dish for lunch.


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    Café Tasso

    Café
    open
    $$$$

    Cafe Tasso is great spot for crowd observing during the summer. It also functions as a used book store so you can combine stocking up up a book or two while enjoying their excellent coffee and breakfast. And they also regularly host concerts at night!

  • Food

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    Silo Coffee

    Coffee Shop
    open
    $$$$

    Best brunch in town! It's super busy at Silo so it's best to go during the week to avoid the weekend insanity.


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    Katerschmaus

    Gastropub
    closed
    $$$$

    This cool but cozy restaurant is frequented by a hip crowd. It's right next to the famous electro club Katerblau with food made with love by very special people from former Bar 25.


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    La Cevicheria

    Peruvian Restaurant
    $$$$

    Craving Peruvian food? Cevicheria Berlin is a small family restaurant in the heart of Kreuzberg. It offers, among many other options, their famous "Ceviche. Since they don't have that many tables, you ought to book ahead.


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    Burgermeister

    Burger Joint
    open
    $$$$

    Loaded burger time! Take these to go or enjoy them in the restaurant with a side of chips and dip. Either way, these burgers hit the spot.

  • Culture

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    Shakespeare & Sons

    Bookstore
    open

    We recommend the centrally located Shakespeare & Sons where books and bagels come as a pair. The winning combo. They also have great coffee and if you buy a book, you get a cup for free.


  • Holzmarkt

    Arts & Entertainment

    Welcome to Berlin's urban oasis. An adult playground to explore for its various little food and drink treasures. Grab a beer and sit by the Spreeufer. Find it between Holzmarkt 25 and Holzmarktstraße 19-30.


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    Boxhagener Platz

    Market

    On Sundays, this square becomes one of the best second-hand bazaars in Berlin. Known for its retro furniture, find amazing pieces for bargain prices.


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    Urban Spree

    Art Gallery
    closed

    Good place for exhibitions, to go to a party or to just hangout!


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    YAAM

    Music Venue
    closed

    YAAM is a well know Reggae and African Music and Culture Club. Go there by day to hang out at the beach, or by night for a party or a live show.


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    Schoene Schreibwaren

    Paper / Office Supplies Store
    closed

    Schoene Schreibwaren bind their own journals and calendars and offer a very awesome range of handmade laptop cases. You can even get your case custom made by choosing your own material and size etc.


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    Pfefferhaus

    Gourmet Shop
    closed

    If you like your hot sauce, then you are in luck. This place is dedicated to it. They have a great selection of sauces, recipe books, drinks and more. Quite literally the hottest spot in town.


  • Street art

    Street Art

    Street Art can often be very visible and famous, but at the same time, it can be hard to spot and very hidden! One of my tasks is showing you what I call "The Invisible City of Berlin" made of corners, details and many artistic "leitmotiv." If you join me with your eyes wide open, the tour will never finish since you will go on seeing those details that repeat all around town! I strongly recommended taking this tour during your first day in the city.

  • Nightlife

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    Salon zur wilden Renate

    Nightclub
    closed
    $$$$

    This dance club is the perfect place for a wild night out, or as a place to keep partying when everywhere else closes. With several bars, dance floors, cosy small rooms, pole dances and techno — this place is a true Berlin experience.


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    Kater Blau

    Nightclub
    $$$$

    Dance, hippie, electro at Hopper; light techno at Acidbogen. Come with a good mood and leave any tourist or bourgeois guide behind you This is the place where you can wear a wonder woman costume, an old shabby frotte-morning gown, a Zylinder, a Circus-Jacket, a Marine-Boy outfit - and it will totally make sense. Time to dance.


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    Berghain

    Nightclub
    closed
    $$$$

    This is not the place to party all night — it's the place to party all weekend. It's an absolute legend across Europe, so not for tourists. Stay hydrated, save the number of a local taxi, and don't eat the red pills.

  • Outdoors

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    Oberbaumbrücke

    Bridge

    Take a stroll over the bridge that used to mark the border between East and West. Watch the sun set over the Spree before hitting the clubs and bars of Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg. Now, on summer evenings the bridge becomes a stage for many street musicians and artists.


  • Trendy Berlin Tour: Friedrichshain with a Local

    This exciting neighborhood has captured the hearts of many and slowly became the trendiest area of Berlin. A local resident will guide you through the fine street art, the best second-hand shops and hidden hot-spots.

    From 17.5€

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    Badeschiff

    Pool
    open

    A swimming pool that floats on the water? Yours, all summer long in Berlin. Try to catch a yoga class there in the morning.

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