Neighborhood Guide: Kreuzberg

A curated guide of 20 places and things to do in Köpenicker Straße, recommended by locals


Your Berlin Neighborhood, Unpacked.

Get ready Kreuzberg - the creative heartbeat of Berlin filled with cheap food finds, awesome coffee, dive bars, cool stores, and artistic experiences. Get up close and personal with your 'hood via this locally-curated selection of hits.

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  • Closest U-Bahn: Heinrich-Heine-Straße

    U Bahn • Transport • Kreuzberg

    Get around using Berlin's rapid transit railway system, right at your doorstep.

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  • Closest supermarket: ALDI, Kreuzberg

    Supermarket • Kreuzberg • Local

    Stock up on everything you need at the closest supermarket.

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  • Bonanza

    coffee • roastery • cafe

    Serious coffee drinkers. Bonanza is no joke. It is a very serious coffee roastery and shop. Drink unique brews, taste the difference, up your game, and take home a bag of beans. Kreuzberg's best.

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    Sultan Hamam

    Hamam • Turkish • Wellness

    As you get over to Kreuzberg, you should try to visit one of the traditional hamams. The Turkish way of wellness. Bliss!

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    Voo Store

    shop • contemporary • fashion

    Voo Store is a culturally empowered, creatively driven concept space located in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg, occupying a charming 300 square meter courtyard space on the ground floor of a former locksmiths.

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  • Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH

    boat • tour • activity

    Stern und Kreis is Berlin's leading boat trip operator, everyone here in Berlin has done at least one tour with them. They offer different tours along the river Spree or to the Havel, towards Potsdam.

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    La Cevicheria

    Ceviche • Peruvian • Dining

    This tiny little Peruvian restaurant serves amazing ceviche. Since they don't have that many tables, you ought to book ahead.

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    Yam Yam

    Korean • Food • Casual

    Your 'down the road' Korean joint to meet friends for a spontaneous meal. Yours!

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    Kremanski

    café • food • coffee

    Kremanski is a beautiful and cozy cafe and bar right at Kottbusser Tor. Start with coffee, continue with lunch, and end up there in the evening for some drinks.

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    YAAM

    culture • club • music

    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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    Hard Wax Record Store

    records • vinyl • music

    Das Hard Wax is a record store for electronic music, reggae and dub. Located in Kreuzberg, it's one of the most famous and oldest record stores in the city. If you are into techno, this is the place.

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    Holzmarkt 25

    Food • Beer • Events

    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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    Katerschmaus

    Restaurant • Bar • Casual

    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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    Der Goldene Hahn

    Italian • Restaurant • Food

    For some of the best Italian food outside of Italy, book a table for 9pm (you have it until close) and soak up the atmosphere. Word of warning, it's not your typical Berlin pricepoint - so consider it a treat. It is, however, well worth every cent.

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    Trinkteufel

    bar • metal • drinks

    These guys play heavy metal and offer a bar setting for you to relax into at all times. Cheers.

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    KitKatClub

    nightlife • club • music

    Want to dance all night? Check the website to find out what's on, don't get there before 2am, and don't be shy!

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    Kater Blau

    nightlife • techno • music

    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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    Tresor

    club • nightlife • techno

    A night club in an old abandoned power plant. Can it get more 'BERLIN' than that? Yes, it can - it's also in a basement. Enjoy epic club nights at Tresor.

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    OHM

    Nightlife • Music • Techno

    Ohm is one of the best clubs Berlin has to offer at the moment. Pay attention to the event hours on Facebook, the bouncers won't admit you to certain events if you only show up a couple of hours after the party has started. Berlin rules. Check out Trade Label night.

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    Golden Gate

    Party • Music • Nightlife

    This is the city's legendary after-party spot. It's also insanely fun on a Thursday. Small, like a local's smokey living room, but perfectly formed.

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