Most popular with Berlin's immigrant, gay, and counter-cultural communities, and also known, inexplicably trendily, as X-berg, Kreuzberg is ideal for wandering. Bergmanstrasse is a jumble of restaurants, bars, music and boutiques- and particularly good for vintage shopping. At Colours Kleidermarkt, you can buy clothes by weight, (Bergmannstrasse 102, and the antique shops spill onto the pavement with racks of fur coats, stuffed bears and carved chairs. If you carry on up Bergstrasse, there is an exceptionally beautiful cemetery, rippling with birdsong, which leads to the green spaces of Volkspark Hasenheide. Allow an afternoon to explore.

Guide to Kreuzberg, BerlinGuide to Kreuzberg, Berlin


In the Mood


Goodbye to Berlin- Christopher Isherwood

Berlin- The Downfall 1945 Anthony Beevor

Alone In Berlin- Hans Fallada

The Moment- Douglas Kennedy


The Lives Of Others


Wings Of Desire

Run Lola, Run



Low- David Bowie

Berlin-Lou Reed

Marlene Dietrich Sings Berlin- Marlene Dietrich

Paris Days Berlin Nights- Ute Lemper & Vogler Quartet

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