Neighbourhood Guide: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough of Berlin is a very popular residential place. Everything from clubs, bars, and restaurants to museums, parks, as well as historical landmarks can be found here. If you are planning to move to this neighbourhood, then this guide will surely help you. In this guide, we have discussed the best of the best educational facilities and hospitals as well as cafes, and restaurants you can visit on weekends.

The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough is a hub of creativity and alternate lifestyle. Since it was formed by the merging of the former East Berlin borough, Friedrichshain and the former West Berlin borough, Kreuzberg, there is a lot of historical significance attached to this place. The place now draws a crowd of young people, artists, and hipsters because of the art, culture, and party scene here. It is also a migrant hotspot with a large Turkish community being based here. Museums, street art, in addition to delicious street food are just some of the characteristic features of this place.

Demography of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin
Total population289,787
Area20.16 km²
Polulation density14,000/km²
Annual population change1.1%
Age group
0 - 17 years44,275
18 - 64215,593

Housing In Friedrichshain-Kreuzber

The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district is a charming place that attracts youths, artists as well as expats. This neighbourhood is well-known for its nightlife because of famous and celebrated bars, clubs and restaurants. If you are an artist, you will dig the expressive graffiti, quirky cafes, dramatic fashion, and the overall aesthetic culture here.

The Bergmannkiez neighbourhood in the south of Kreuzberg is one of the most popular residential areas. The beautiful walking areas from Viktoriapark to Volkspark Hasenheide, historical landmarks like Wasserturm Tempelhofer Berg, markets such as Marheineke-Markthalle and Eco-market on Chamissoplatz have made it a very favoured location. You can easily find rental apartments in the proximity of these beautiful attractions. And, you can rent these apartments in Berlin without even moving from your couch.

Transportation In Friedrichshain-Kreuzber


There are various modes of commute in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg- buses, subway, and trams.

  • Train(S-Bahn):
    • S Landsberger Allee- S8, S41, S42, S85
    • S Anhalter Bahnhof - S1, S2, S25, S26
    • Ostbahnhof- S3, S5, S7, S9 S75
    • S Storkower Str.- S8, S41, S42, S85
    • S Friedrichshagen- S3
  • Subway(U-Bahn):
    • U Friedrichsfelde - U5
    • Friedrichstr. - U5, U6
    • U-Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz- U9
  • Bus -
    • S Landsberger Allee- 156
    • Am Friedrichshain- 142, 200
    • Klinikum im Friedrichshain- M6
    • S Friedrichshagen- N65
  • Tram -
    • S Landsberger Allee- 12, M1, M2, M4, M5
    • Am Friedrichshain- M4
    • Klinikum im Friedrichshain- 12, M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M8, M10
    • S Friedrichshagen- 60, 61, 88

Educational Facilities In Friedrichshain-Kreuzber

Schools in Berlin. School student in front of a board

Berlin offers one of the best educational facilities in the world. Here are some of our recommendations for different levels of schooling.

Best Kindergartens in Friedrichshain-Kreuzber

  • Kita Jungle

    Kita Jungle is a fascinating Kita that combines French and German languages in its pedagogy to promote bilingualism in children.

  • Waldorf-Kindergarten Kreuzberg e.V.

    The Waldorf kindergarten Kreuzberg is a unique Kita where the basis of education is the human image of anthroposophy. Here the soul and development of a child are nurtured with structured days, sensory-stimulating play time, and good influences for their imitation.

  • BOOT-Kita Farbenland

    One of the chief characteristics of the BOOT-Kita Farbenland is the large outdoor area where children can play, swing, climb, see-saw or just relax, whatever their heart desires.

Best Schools

Schools are the 2nd home of the child. That is why choose the very best schools from the recommendations below.

  • Berlin Bilingual School

    Children are prepared for an international world in the Berlin Bilingual school. Both the German and English languages are taught for the learning and development of the child in the best way possible.

  • Federation Otto Modersohn Elementary School Berlin e. V.

    The Modersohn elementary school is a unique academy with a focus on social learning along with classic education. It is also located in a very convenient location with daycare centres, gymnasiums, and playgrounds within walking distance.

  • Freie Waldorfschule Kreuzberg e. V.

    The Freie Waldorfschule Kreuzberg school is an inclusive school with an independent curriculum. From the 1st grade itself, Russian and English are taught as foreign languages and Spanish is also added in the 3rd grade.

Top Universities

Higher education is very well-developed in Berlin. Students from all around the world come to attend university in Berlin. Some of the top universities in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district are as follows:

Hospitals In Friedrichshain-Kreuzber

Best hospitals in Berlin

Healthcare is a necessity. Therefore knowing these hospitals in your district is a must.

Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban

An outstanding medical facility and academic teaching hospital. The Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban hospital offers its services to people of all cultures and countries.

Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain

The best medical and nursing care in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district. This is possible with the help of their expertise, cutting-edge technologies, as well as personal care.

Alexianer St. Hedwig Hospital

Christian care values meet medical expertise in the Catholic Alexander St. Hedwig Hospital.

Weekend Getaways

All work and no sightseeing make for a very dull life. These recommended places will make your stay in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg worthwhile.


Viktoria Park

Viktoria Park is a famous recreation spot where barbequing is almost a ritual in the summer months. There is also a hilltop here which offers the most beautiful view of the district.

Park am Gleisdreieck

The Park am Gleisdreieck is a very cool park that was an old railway site and is now used as a skating area. It is a perfect place to hang out with friends or family or exercise.

Görlitzer Park

A very Kreuzbergian park with ample space and a pleasant ambience during the daylight hours.


Artworks are everywhere in the district of Friedrich Kreuzberg and Theodor-Wolff park is the best example of this. Here you will find murals and graffiti on the walls and buildings which create a very creative space.

Volkspark Friedrichshain

A huge park that offers playgrounds, cafes, BBq space and a pond. Outdoor activities such as jogging, yoga, hiking, and more draw people in.


The Deutsche Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology)

Fascinating Technological developments of the past can be seen in the Deutsche Technikmuseum. Everything from steam locomotives to Saloon cars as well as historic aircraft carriers is present in this wonderful museum. There is also a massively popular ship simulator present that allows people to captain ships.

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is a must-see for all the history buffs out there. Visitors can learn all about the past life of Jewish people in Germany through objects, documents, films as well as fascinating interactive games.

Berlinische Galerie

Near the Jewish Museum is the Berlinische Galerie, a modern art collection museum. Here media of all kinds show the Dada and Eastern European avant-garde art movements. Exhibitions, lectures, concerts, etc regularly take place to attract the attention of Individuals to Berlin’s art history.

Top attractions

Oberbaumbrücke bridge

The elaborately designed Oberbaumbrucke is a major historic landmark. When Germany was divided into East and West during the Cold war, the Oberbaumbrucke bridge was a crossover checkpoint. It is now a connecting point between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg which together make the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district.

Markthalle Neun market hall

In the mood for some grocery shopping? The historic Markthalle Neun market hall offers all kinds of food from oysters and seafood to craft beer. This market is also the venue of the Cheese Festival, the Berlin coffee festival, the Wurst&Bier, and the Start Land food festival.


The youthful energy of the district can be felt on Bergmannstraße street when several thrift shops, cafes, restaurants, and fashion boutiques are opened for the public to view and shop at. From American bagels to Turkish cuisines everything is offered in the outlets and diners here.

Stralau peninsula

Experience something completely different with a canoe tour of the river Spree and lake Rummelsburg from the Stralau peninsula.

Restaurants In Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Celebrating an achievement, anniversary, or just the weekend? A good restaurant recommendation always comes in handy.

Top Cafes in berlin

Umspannwerk Ost

Formerly a power station, the Umspannwerk Ost is now a restaurant that offers delicious German and Italian cuisine. The interiors of the power station have been utilised to create a unique restaurant experience.


Based on a mother's recipe book, the Umami restaurant is a truly delightful place to dine. In their menu of very varied dishes, they never forget the most important ingredient, love.


Going to the Sage restaurant is an experience to have. The ambience of the place with artworks, murals as well as beachside outdoor seating make the restaurant one of a kind.


If high-quality meat is what you are looking for then Fes is the place to be. Other than their meats, this place is also well-known for its mezze which goes along well with barbeque meat.

Long March Canteen

Want a taste of real Cantonese food? Then go to the Long March Canteen and taste dim-sums and dumplings which are not found anywhere else in Berlin.

Mustafa's Gemüsekebap

Mustafa's Gemüsekebap is an iconic kebab spot where you will find a queue no matter the time of the day. Quite simply, Mustafa's Gemüsekebap has the tastiest kebabs. So, if you get a chance, definitely go to the kiosk and try one for yourself.

Cafes In Friedrichshain-Kreuzber

Welcome each morning with new vigour with the best coffees from these cafes.

Top Cafes in Mitte, berlin

Five Elephant Kreuzberg

The Five Elephant Kreuzberg is well-known for its cheesecake which is considered the ‘best in town by many. They also offer an assortment of coffees, baked goods and desserts that are delicious as well.

Bonanza Coffee

A special coffee shop with ‘unnecessarily good’ coffee should be on the checklist of everyone coming to the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg neighbourhood.

Café Mugrabi

The café Mugrabi is an Israeli cafe that offers a famous breakfast of shakshuka & hummus with flatbread. It is very well-liked by its patrons because of both its size and taste.

Zazza Kaffeehaus

Zazza coffeehouse is a coffee roastery that offers its products made from ecologically sustainable cultivation methods in its coffee shop. The Kreuzberg joint has a very cosy outdoor seating arrangement where you can sit with your coffee and watch the world go by.

The Visit Coffee Roastery

What makes the visit coffee roastery different from other coffee places is that it offers the most premium coffee-drinking experience. The mantra behind this incredible cafe is that everyone deserves to have good coffee.

Good Morning Monday

Good morning Monday was created to pamper you with good coffee and treats so that you forget all about your Monday blues. The delicious breakfast options, friendly staff as well as cosy atmosphere make even Monday feel like the weekend.

This guide to the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district is for the individuals who are making this place their new home. It provides a lot of vital information about the schools, hospitals, landmarks, etc in the area. We hope our carefully curated lists of recommendations help you in one way or another.

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