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BERLIN

Berlin's Kreuzberg's district is one of the most multicultural in the the city. It is home to a multi-ethnic mix of residents including a large Turkish community. Every year a colourful carnival celebrates the area's diversity.



BERLIN

BY NATASHA A. KELLY

Overview

Berlin is not only Germany's new and old capital, but it is also considered to be one of Europe's most important junctions and one of the most visited cities on the continent. With a total population of 3.4 million, Berlin is without doubt Germany's most multicultural metropolis.

Kreuzberg
One of the largest multicultural districts in Berlin is Kreuzberg which partially owes its popularity to the turbulent history of the alternative movement and legendary squatter scene of the 1970s and 1980s. However, the area is also known far beyond the confines of Berlin for one demographic feature: Almost a third of the 160,000 residents are immigrants, many so called "guest workers" from Turkey and their descendants. Every year the colourful street parade called the Carnival of Cultures winds through the streets of Kreuzberg celebrating the city's diversity and presenting the mix of residents who shape the district.

Bergmannkiez
A must-see area in Kreuzberg is the so-called Kiez around the Bergmannstrasse. Its beautiful 19th century houses with richly decorated facades, staircases, and patios tell of the history of the area. In recent years the Kiez has not only become a magnet for visitors, but Germans - newcomers as well as old-established Berliners - have flocked to the area. Therefore you'll meet people of every creed and colour - a blend which shapes the surrounding neighbourhood.

Turkish market at Maybachufer
Bordering the districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln a traditional Turkish market can be found on the banks of Maybach (Maybachufer). Bargains include a wide range of inexpensive vegetables, textiles, and food. But, the eastern atmosphere is an absolute experience even for visitors who do not want to buy anything. The market takes place every Tuesday and Friday between 11a.m. and 6:30p.m. And what is more, if you go around closing-time, you can pick up stuff for next to nothing.


Food

African

Massai
African Restaurant
Lychener Str. 12
10437 Berlin
Tel.: 030 - 48 62 55 95
www.massai-berlin.de

Blue Nile
Ethiopian
Templehofer Ufer 6
10963 Berlin
Tel: 030 - 25 29 46 55
www.bluenileberlin.de

Kasbah
Moroccan Restaurant/Café/Bar
Gipsstraße 2
10119 Berlin
Tel: 030 - 27 59 43 61
www.kasbah-berlin.de

Brasilian

Brasil Brasileiro
Kurfürstendamm 151
10709 Berlin
Tel: 030-89409889
www.brasil-brasileiro.de

Café do Brasil
Restaurant/Bar
Mehringdamm 72
10961 Berlin
Tel: 030/78006887 ?

Mar Brasil
Restaurant/ Cocktail Bar
Seestraße 108
13353 Berlin
Tel: 030-81 79 95 50

Caribbean

Rosa Caleta
Jamaican/European Fusion Cuisine
Restaurant/Lounge/Art
Muskauer Str. 9
10997 Berlin
Tel: 030-695 37 859
www.rosacaleta.com

Tastees
Jamaican Soulfood
Grolmannstr. 27
10623 Berlin
Tel: 030-88922028

Ya-Man
Caribbean Soulfood
Gotzkowskystraße 17
10555 Berlin
Tel: 030 39808917
www.ya-man.info


Nite Life

Clubs

Yaam
Reggae + Dancehall
Stralauer Platz 35
10243 Berlin
Tel: 030-6151354
www.yaam.de

Roots
Afro-Caribbean Bar
Nürnberger Str. 17
Am Europa-Center
D- 10789 Berlin
Tel: 030 - 21 96 82 44
www.rootsbar.de

Surprise
Afro and Multicultural Club
Potsdamer Str. 84
10785 Berlin
Tel: 030- 261 180 1 /02
www.surprise-berlin.de


Theater

Ballhaus Naunynstraße
Naunynstr. 27
10997 Berlin
Tel: 030 - 754 537 25
www.ballhausnaunynstrasse.de


Centres

Afrika Haus Berlin
Bochumer Straße 25
10555 Berlin
Tel: 030 - 392 20 10
http://afrikahaus-berlin.de

 

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