Wall Museum East Side Gallery
This tourist-geared private museum on the 3rd floor of a former warehouse offers an easily digestible multimedia chronicle of Germany's...
Pink Man Mural
This house-sized mural by Italian artist Blu depicts a creature composed of hundreds of writhing pink bodies. Note the lone white guy...
For a short night’s journey into day, check into this high-octane riverside club with two floors, panoramic windows and a floating...
The cafeteria at the European headquarters of Universal Music is open to all. Choose from four daily mains or fill up at the salad bar...
Oberbaumstrasse · interesting places nearby
With its jaunty towers and turrets, crenellated walls and arched walkways, the Oberbaumbrücke (1896) gets our nod for being Berlin’s prettiest bridge. Linking Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain across the Spree, it smoothly integrates a steel middle section by Spanish bridgemeister Santiago Calatrava. In summer, street musicians and artists often turn the bridge into an impromptu party zone.
Added bonus: the fabulous views. Looking southeast along the river, you’ll spot the Universal Music HQ, MTV Europe and the extravagantly designed nhow hotel. On the Kreuzberg side is the Watergate club, the Badeschiff and, in the distance, a giant aluminium sculpture called Molecule Man by American artist Jonathan Borofsky. Right in the river, it shows three bodies embracing and is a symbol of the joining of the three districts of Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Treptow across the former watery border.