Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Friedrichshain

East Side Gallery

In 1989, after 28 years, the Berlin Wall, that grim and grey divider of humanity, was finally torn down. Most of it was quickly dismantled, but along Mühlenstrasse, paralleling the Spree, a 1.3km stretch became the …
Top Choice Park in Friedrichshain

Volkspark Friedrichshain

Berlin’s oldest public park has provided relief from urbanity since 1840, but has been hilly only since the late 1940s, when wartime debris was piled up here to create two 'mountains' – the taller one, Mont Klamott,…
Street in Friedrichshain

Karl-Marx-Allee

It’s easy to feel like Gulliver in the Land of Brobdingnag when walking down monumental Karl-Marx-Allee, one of Berlin's most impressive GDR-era relics. Built between 1952 and 1960, the 90m-wide boulevard runs for 2…
Bridge in Friedrichshain

Oberbaumbrücke

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 smooth…
Museum in Friedrichshain

Computerspielemuseum

No matter if you grew up with Nimrod, Pac-Man, World of Warcraft or no games at all, this well-curated museum takes you on a fascinating trip down computer-game memory lane while putting the industry's evolution int…
Cultural Centre in Friedrichshain

RAW Gelände

This jumble of derelict buildings is one of the last subcultural compounds in central Berlin. Founded in 1867 as a train repair station ('Reichsbahn-Ausbesserungs-Werk', aka RAW), it remained in operation until 1994…
Area in Friedrichshain

Holzmarkt

The Holzmarkt urban village on the Spree is a perpetually evolving cultural open playground – and a nose-thumbing at the luxury lofts, hotels and office buildings that continue to gobble up the riverside real estate…
Arts Centre in Friedrichshain

Urban Spree

Comprising a gallery, a bookshop, artist studios, a concert room and a beer garden, this grassroots urban art hub is a top stop in the RAW Gelände compound along Revaler Strasse, especially in summer. That's also wh…
Square in Friedrichshain

Boxhagener Platz

The heart of Friedrichshain, 'Boxi' is a lovely, leafy square with benches and a playground. It's framed by restored 19th-century buildings harbouring boho cafes, artisanal bakeries and shabby-chic boutiques. The ar…
Museum in Friedrichshain

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 post-WWII history, with a focus on the construction and demise of the Berlin Wa…