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*<drink name="Tang" alt="" address="Karl-Marx-Str. 215" directions="3 mins from S-Neukölln" phone="+49-30-684 33 36" url="" hours="11-23" price="budget" lat="" long="">Authentic Hunan Chinese Food at rock bottom prices (under 7 € for a very filling main course). Ignore the menu, ask for the specials. The sticky, spicy & heartwarming pork & aubergine dish is a must, sometimes rarities such as chicken feet are on offer.</drink>
 
Especially in the northern part of Neukölln (east of Kottbusser Damm, next to the Kreuzberg-border), a bar-scene gets more and more established. However, in the rest of Neukölln are few student-friendly bars.  One is the punky "syndikat" on 56 Weisestrasse.  Nearby Kreuzberg offers more variety.   
 
Especially in the northern part of Neukölln (east of Kottbusser Damm, next to the Kreuzberg-border), a bar-scene gets more and more established. However, in the rest of Neukölln are few student-friendly bars.  One is the punky "syndikat" on 56 Weisestrasse.  Nearby Kreuzberg offers more variety.   
  

Revision as of 16:50, 2 July 2008

Neukölln is a borough of Berlin. It consists of four areas (Britz, Buckow, Rudow and Neukölln). Historically, Neukölln was a working-class district with a large number of migrants. Neukölln offers big contrasts between the poorer northern part and the more village looking south parts. Southern neighborhoods Britz, Buckow and Rudow became part of Berlin in the 1930s and kept its structure.

Get in

The U-Bahn line U7 is the heart of Neukölln. All stations from Hermannplatz to Grenzallee are northern Neukölln. Between Parchimer Allee and the last station Rudow you will see smaller houses, apartment blocks and more green.

See

Neukölln is known for its high immigrant population. To see the their influence on Neukölln culture, get out at U-Bahnstation Hermannplatz and walk down Karl Marx Strasse south toward the next station, Rathaus Neukölln (town hall). On Sonnenallee, Karl Marx Strasse and Hermannstrasse you will find a lot of telephone shops at discount rates. Most windows of these shops reflect the nationality of the storekeepers.

Do

  • Neuköllner Oper, [1]. Visit a play and be amazed by the creativity
  • Britzer Garten, [2]. A 90 hectare garden and former national garden show place (1984); it's pedestrian only with big playgrounds for kids, very famous with children and seniors to watch the beautiful flora on weekends.
  • Stadtbad Neukölln Built in 1912-14 in Art Noveau style and carefully renovated in 1984 this swimming bath (actually two in one building)with Mosaics and domes everywhere is one of Berlin's most beautiful swimming pools. For architecture fans a must.
  • Sonnenallee got famous through the film named after this street. During the cold war, the street was split in an Eastern and Western part. Today mainly migrants live here and changed the face of the street.

Buy

The Gropiusstadt Passagen (U7 station Johannistaler Chaussee) is the biggest mall in Berlin and offers all kind of shops.

Eat

  • Cafe Rix, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin, T: 030-686 90 20. Next to the Neukölln Opera house with international cuisine.
  • Britzer Mühle, Buckower Damm 130, 12349 Berlin, T: 030-604 10 05, [3]. Classical German cuisine in a old wind mill.
  • Casa Montella - Best Italian restaurant in Rudow, Krokusstraße 80, 12357 Berlin, T:030-662 03 95.
  • Louis, Richardplatz 5, 12055 Berlin - Austrian food
  • La Grappa, Erkstr. 1, 120Berlin,[4]. Italian food.
  • Götterspeise, Karl-Marx-Straße 131, 12043 Berlin
  • Tabibito, Karl-Marx-Str. 56 , 12043 Berlin. Japanese restaurant.
  • Café Jacques, Maybachufer 8, 12047 Berlin. Great French cuisine (especially the fish and the self-made noodles), nice service, very crowded though.
  • Kantina von Hugo, Friedelstr 31 Tel 030 22432825. Small cozy medditerranean mama-style home cooking situated near the Landwehrkanal. The menu is small but changes everyday. Friendly and not too expensive, very nice vines. Fresh pasta is a must, .

Drink

  • Tang, Karl-Marx-Str. 215 (3 mins from S-Neukölln), +49-30-684 33 36. 11-23. Authentic Hunan Chinese Food at rock bottom prices (under 7 € for a very filling main course). Ignore the menu, ask for the specials. The sticky, spicy & heartwarming pork & aubergine dish is a must, sometimes rarities such as chicken feet are on offer. budget.

Especially in the northern part of Neukölln (east of Kottbusser Damm, next to the Kreuzberg-border), a bar-scene gets more and more established. However, in the rest of Neukölln are few student-friendly bars. One is the punky "syndikat" on 56 Weisestrasse. Nearby Kreuzberg offers more variety.


  • Freies Neukoelln, Pannierstr. 54 [5] The best beer in town and a very good kitchen. Open daily from 7 p.m.
  • Café Xenzi, (Selchower Str. 31, [6]. A gay-friendly café known for its young crowd and great cakes.
  • Kulturverein Kinski, Friedelstr. 28. Famous for late nights and cultural activities. Frequented by Neukölln film enthusiasts, and occasionally rare films are screened. A nice feature: if you want to organize an artistic event or plan to DJ, just go there and sign-up in the list at the bar.

Sleep

Because Neukölln is not really in the city center, most hotels are for coach tours or bigger groups. They are busiest on weekends. If you come with a group (at least 10 people) negotiate a discount.

  • Estrel, [7]. Self call biggest hotel and entertainment complex in Europe. 1,125 rooms a convention center and Michael Jackson's father stayed here
  • Mercure Hotel Tempelhofe airport, [8]. According to many people who stayed there, one of the best conference hotels in Berlin.



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