Formerly a neighbourhood in East Berlin, Friedrichshain has an alternative and artistic vibe. Tourists are often attracted to the area’s famous GDR-era relics, including the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and the socialist boulevard, Karl-Marx-Allee. However, the artsy neighbourhood is also known for its punk-locals, artistic collectives and for housing Berlin’s most rambunctious nightlife. With so much on offer, we’ve broken down the top 10 things to do in Berlin’s artsy hub.
Accessibility & Audience:Accessible (Wheelchair), Accessible (Deaf), Family Friendly
Services & Activities:Free
Accessibility & Audience:Accessible (Deaf)
Services & Activities:Guided Tours
Atmosphere:Local, Photo Opportunity
Anyone who calls themselves an art lover has to check out the murals of the East Side Gallery A section of the Berlin Wall, along the river Spree, is now used as an open-air art gallery. One of the best ways to experience the murals is on bike, whether alone or with a cycle tour is up to you. You will be able to go through Bernauer Street via Potsdam Plaza, and explore the vestiges of a difficult past with memorials, remaining sections of the wall, and even watchtowers along the way.