Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, which lies just to the south of Berlin’s famous Mitte area, combines parts of both the Former East and West Berlin. Famous for its music scene, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a great place for young music lovers to delve into the subcultures and contemporary culture of Berlin and Germany. The huge annual Carnival of Cultures is a huge attraction in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, and accommodation is hard to come by during the festival, so make sure you book early!
The Carnival of Cultures is a week of lively street parades, live music and plenty of stalls selling everything from crafts to food. The week of the carnival is the most popular time to visit Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, but culture vultures will find plenty to entertain at any time of the year.
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is also filled with history. Checkpoint Charlie, possibly the Cold War’s most famous site, is located within Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, as well as the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. The
The whole of Berlin is available from a self catering Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg apartment. Berlin-Mitte and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf are two of the most impressive regions of Berlin to visit, both brimming with the most iconic monuments and buildings that Berlin are famous for. Anyone with a love of shopping, especially the more expensive fashions, will also be very pleased with a day spent wandering the streets of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, as this is where Berlin’s finest boutiques can be found.
Berlin is lovely during the summer months, which stretch from late May right through until September, when temperatures can be relied upon to hover in the mid to high 20’s (?C). Berlin apartments do not stand empty during the winter however, as visitors remain pouring into the city, throughout the year, especially during December, when the Christmas Markets attract tourists from around Europe.
The closest airport to a holiday rental apartment in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is Berlin’s Schonefeld Airport, which receives a huge range of inbound flights from across the UK, from the East Midlands to Edinburgh to Exeter. There are also flights from London and Dublin. The U-Bahn connects the whole city to Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, so exploring all that Berlin has to offer is wonderfully easy from Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg accommodation.