If you rent a vacation apartment in Berlin Kreuzberg, you are right in the cultural centre of Berlin.This part of the town was created in the 2nd half of the 19th century and since 1964 it is an protected construction area.
It can be said that the pulse of the whole city with its diversity starts at this point. Multiculturalism leaves its mark on Kreuzberg and makes this new trendy district a mosaic of contrasts.
If the guest who has rented a vacation apartment in Berlin Kreuzberg takes a walk through this district , he will not only feel Berlin, but also the whole world.
Everyone who doesn't want to be exposed as a tourist, lets himself be pampered in one of the excellent restaurants or bars in the Bergmannstrasse.
Ever since Gerhard Schröder's pronounced obsession with it, the Currywurst became an alternative landmark of Berlin.
The heart of this distincitve culture is the fast food stall "Curry 36", at the S-Bahn train station Mehringdamm. The different clubs at the Wrangelkiez in eastern Kreuzberg offer a lot of possibilities to dance off the calories.
Especially discos like "Berghain" or "Watergate" gained a legendary status as you can always find lots of clubbing tourists from all over the world waiting in the lines and looking forward to the night.
Besides, also the new Tempodrom doesn't come to our intention only because of its special architecture: theme eatery and events in two different arenas offer possibilities of entertainment before the clubs in Kreuzberg open their doors. The Liquidom is a grandly structured recreational spa that is located in the same building. If there's no live music in the dome-shaped concert hall, twelve underwater loudspeakers make it possible to "take a bath in light and music".
With your vacation apartment in Berlin Kreuzberg as a starting point we recommend to visit the remains the east-west-division had left in Berlin. Not only Checkpoint Charlie near Kochstraße is one of them. The Oberbaumbrücke leads towards the east of Berlin and today, as a former checkpoint, it is a symbol for the reunification of the city. Every year, on this bridge the legendary "battle of vegetables" takes place, in which people from Kreuzberg fight against those from Friedrichshain.
At the Wall path near Niederkirchnerstraße any interested person can tackle intensively with German history. The exhibition "Topographie des Terrors" there shows the terror of the Nazi era in a quite authentic setting: at the terrain of the former Gestapo head quarter.
Next to the German museum for technology (Deutsches Technisches Mueseum) the museum scenery was completed by the Jewish Museum in 2001. Its zigzag-shaped construction hosts a permanent exhibition with more than 2000 years of German-Jewish history.
The eponymous Kreuzberg is situated in the western part of the district and offers the possibility of recreation. In summer, many students, families and tourists make themselves comfortable in the Victoriapark nearby.
The Viktoriapark is situated on a slope which forms the foothills of the Berlin-Brandenburg plateau (Teltow) to the south of the Berlin glacial valley. Its landmark is the monument which is located at the top end. From here you get an amazing view over Berlin. Besides the musicians and street artists round off this special atmosphere, so that a visit to the Kreuzberg is an obligatory trip for everyone who has a vacation apartment in Berlin Kreuzberg.
Renters of a vacation apartment in Berlin Kreuzberg are situated quite centrally and due to the optimal traffic connection they are also very mobile.
The S-Bahn line S6 and the metro lines U1 und U7 cross Kreuzberg in east-west-direction, the metro lines U8 und U6 in north-south direction. Moreover, in western Kreuzberg you'll find the S-Bahn lines S1, S2 and S25.