Lonely Planet review for Oberbaumbrücke
The Oberbaumbrücke (1896), which links Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain across the Spree, gets our nod for being Berlin’s prettiest bridge. With its jaunty towers and turrets, crenellated walls and arched walkways, it has a fairytale quality and played a key scene in the movie Run Lola Run. There are great views of the Mitte skyline from here.
Looking south 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 meant as a symbol of the joining together of the three districts of Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain and Treptow across the former watery border.