|Points of Interest
most attractive bridge is connecting the districts of
Friedrichshain. There you have a fantastic view over River Spree.
Berlin's longest existing part of the
wall (about 1,3 km).
The place to go for the younger folks. Pub after
all to Warschauer Str.
The peninsula of Stralau is great for a walk in
Friedrichshain. But the water in Lake Rummelsburg isn't very clean,
thanks to former
East-Berlin depositing a lot of junk in the lake. There are better
places for a swim.
Busses 104, 347
Formerly called Stalin-Allee
the street was supposed to become Friedrichshain's posh boulevard. But
it didn't work out. You get a disco, a bar and a cinema. That's about
Transport: U5, Straußberger Platz, Frankfurter Tor
It's nostalgia pure for all folks of former East-Germany. The
Intershops were shops where you could buy western goods, if you had western
currency. In this last existing Intershop you can buy only products
from the east.
The place to have a decent
barbeque in Friedrichshain.
Public Transport: Go to
Alexanderplatz. There you change to Tram 4 in the direction
of Falkenberg. Get out at "Am Friedrichshain".
the "Magic Fountain" in the park. As Berlin is broke, most of the time
there's no money to spend on water. So no fountain.
This is the district of
Up to 1990
Friedrichshain simply was a shabby eastern workingman’s
districts with no highlights whatsoever. Then
the wall came down and the young folks from the neighbouring
"Hippie-District" of Kreuzberg invaded Friedrichshain
in search of empty houses they could live in rent-free. And empty
houses there were. A lot of them, because the Eastern Germans had left
their country in thousands and thousands
About half of
Friedrichshain’s population is made up of people aged from 18
to 35 and you can feel and see a slight touch of anarchy. But
everything is peaceful there.
For younger tourists,
Simon-Dach-Str. and Boxhagener Platz are an absolute must. Pup after
pub, club after club, cafe after cafe.
The peninsula of
Stralau is Friedrichhain’s romantic side. It’s
surrounded by river Spree and Lake Rummelsburg and great for a walk.
Until 1990 it simply was a huge rubbish-heap where
East-Berlin’s glass factory deposited all its junk. The lake
was a scrap yard for rusty ships. Now
lots of modern apartments have been built and it’s an
exclusive living area.
more details: Wikipedia
to get to Friedrichshain:
Warschauer Str., U5
Frankfurter Tor, S3,5,7,8,41,42,46,75 all Ostkreuz,
S3,5,7,9,75 Warschauer Str.
The peninsula of Stralau: Busses 104 and 347
It's best to catch bus 104 at the S-Bahn station "Treptower