The area is located in the heart of Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district, not far away from the old Tempelhof airport (closed in 2008).
It was brought to current conditions during an orchestrated renovation and building works around 1900, as many places around Berlin.
The tenements are maintained in a revivalist style, mostly neoclassical and neobaroque, although from time to time one one can stumble upon a pseudo-historic structures alluding to the mythical founder’s times, or Gründerzeiten.
Some Jugendstil ornaments can also be found.
The main tract of the neighborhood is Bergmannstraße. It is full of cafés, antique shops, bars and restaurants, frequented mostly by Berlin’s hipsters and bohemians.
The street ends in a square called Marheinekeplatz, where a flea market takes place almost every weekend, where one can buy unique items and one of a kind souvenirs from Berlin.
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