Berlin Friedrichshain offers some of the cities best food, nightlife and entertainment. Here you find nine recommendations arranged in a walks (from breakfast til cocktail at night) through Berlin’s most creative neighborhoods. Let me take you on a journey and explore all aspects of daily life in vibrant Friedrichshain!
To make the choice a little easier for you, I have search for the hidden gems of Berlin Friedrichshain and designed a walk for you. The entire walking tour and even more crafted walking tours through Berlin can be explored in my BertaWalks App or in my BertaBerlin map for Berlin. If you want to stay up to date, register for my BertaBerlin newsletter! For now I would like to introduce you to five of the twelve recommendations of my walking tour through Friedrichshain, Berlin.
East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is an international memorial for freedom. The preserved 1.3 km-long section of the Berlin Wall now hosts murals by artists from around the world. After walking the length of wall, head around the backside of the Berlin Wall. The open riverside space is the perfect location to run and enjoy the view of the river Spree. You could just walk along the wall or do a street art and graffiti tour with Berlinkultour, one hidden gem Tobi showed me ist he graffiti opposite from the wall by Mural Alicé in Berlin. It is at Warschauer Straße 47 / Ecke Mühlendamm, 10243 Berlin.
Mühlenstraße, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain), Station: U1, U3, S3, S5, S7, S9 Warschauer Straße; You could just walk along the wall or do a street art and graffiti tour with www.berlinkultour.de.
Breakfast in Friedrichshain
Simply put, the Michelberger is effortlessly cool: it’s experimental, youthful and artistic. Owners Nadine and Tom opened the hotel in 2009 in a former 19th-century industrial building in Friedrichshain. I love this hotel restaurant for its fresh, seasonal fare with a keen awareness of food allergies and willingness to work around all food issues with care. Chef Alan Micks creates truly beautiful dishes and the staff is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we’re safe. I recommend going for weekday lunch and breakfast for weekends, which is a bargain for the quality of food, especially the lunch tray that features a healthy portion of soup, salad, a smaller main and dessert.
Michelberger Hotel, Warschauer Straße 39, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain), +49 30 29 77 85 90, email@example.com, www.michelbergerhotel.com, Mon–Fr 7:00–11:00, 12:00–14:30, 18:30–23:00, Sat 8:00–12:00, 18:30–23:00, Sun 8:00–12:00, Station: U1, U3, S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 Warschauer Straße
RAW area at Friedrichshain
At the RAW area you will find the Kegel, which is a former bunker. In addition, an adjoining building was converted into a bouldering hall, so you can climb indoor and outdoor and round the cone. There are also a few climbing routes at the tower, which lead to the top for summit register and a lovely view (2 rope lengths). The Kegel is the most favorable climbing hall of Berlin.
Every Sunday, you can additionally visit a street market (design, food, music), which is also located at the former national railway workshop. Nowadays it also hosts clubs, studios, bistros and a skate hall.
Der Kegel, Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain), www.derkegel.de or www.raw-flohmarkt-berlin.de, Station: U1, U3, S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 Warschauer Straße; pic by Mathias Kutt
Lunch in Friedrichshain
In the vibrant Friedrichshain neighborhood, you can find Shakespeare and Sons, a café, bookshop, and dream come true for bibliophiles. Selling a wide variety new and used books, this space is cozy and selling the best bagels in the city, the large windows are a perfect place for your pet to people watch while you get lost in a book.
Shakespeare and Sons, Warschauerstraße 74, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain), www.shakesbooks.de, Station: U5 Frankfurter Tor, U1, U3, S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 Warschauerstraße, daily 8:00–20:00
After your little lunch break, make your visit a historical journey of games and their creators with things to do and see for everyone of all ages! Their permanent exhibition “Computerspiele. Evolution eines Mediums” ("Computer Games. Evolution of a Medium") contains over 300 exhibits, including rare originals, playable classics, and more, will turn you into “Homo Ludens Digitalis" so that you can create your own image of the gamers that made this medium of entertainment possible. Make your visit a historical journey of games and their creators with things to do and see for everyone of all ages! You can also book Virtual Reality Tours (8 age+).
Karl-Marx Allee 93A, 10243 Berlin (Friedrichshain), +49 30 60 98 85 77, firstname.lastname@example.org, Station: U5 Weberwiese, daily 10:00–20:00, pic by Jörg Metzner
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