Friedrichshain, on the North-East side of Berlin, is a vast district that goes from the river Spree all the way to the area of Prenzlauer Berg. Once dismissed as a former East Berlin neighborhood, the area has been on the rise for the past 15 years, and for good reasons! It is slightly more elevated than the rest of the city and offers wide streets with fantastic transport connexions to the rest of the city. One can get to Alexanderplatz, the central hub of Berlin, in less than 10 minutes with the convenient metro line U5. From there, getting to other neighbourhoods like Charlottenburg in the west or Kreuzberg in the south is very easy.
The architecture in Friedrichshain is very diverse, and offers opportunities for every taste: from small cobblestone streets and historic buildings (1900s), to 1950s modern settlements with large green areas and parking spaces. Friedrichshain is attractive for visitors, with tourism spots like the Eastside gallery. But this Kiez is also a haven of cosiness with many local shops, cafés, small restaurants and the popular Saturday market at Boxhaganer Platz. A place to keep in mind!