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A day in … Kreuzberg, Berlin

Join Berlin’s artsy types for brunch, then check out the galleries, parks and nightlife in creative Kreuzberg with insider tips from a local

Few neighbourhoods illustrate Berlin’s transformation with such vividness as Kreuzberg. Once enclosed on three sides by the Berlin Wall, this former West Berlin neighbourhood, immediately south of the river Spree, drew immigrants, hippies, artists and squatters while the city was divided. It feels more gentrified and upscale these days but still has a revolutionary streak, and is now the hub of Germany’s digital currency boom, with the world’s highest density of businesses accepting Bitcoin. If you come, rent a bike: it’s by far the best way to get around.

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