Mitte or Kreuzberg?

That’s not even a questions as the answer is: Mitte and Kreuzberg! Centrally located in the heart of Berlin while living quietly? That’s possible in Melchiorstraße. The well-groomed street at the border of Mitte and Kreuzberg captivates through a harmonic facade structure with old- and modern buildings. Tree population in the street and green places as St. Michael church sum up the pleasant atmosphere. After traversing the impressive brick church through the lovely designed Michael church place an impressive panorama view opens all around Engelbecken with a mixture of historical and modern architecture. One can pursuit water games through the 16 fountains and if temperature drops low enough on winter, you can pirouette on ice skates. The cáfe at Engelbecken invites in every season for relaxing hours. From here you can walk on the green promenade over Oranienplatz and Wassertorplatz to the Landwehrkanal.

Mariannenplatz is even closer to Melchiorstraße. Here you can feel the vivid and colorful life shortly after the district border. The freely designed city place gets limited in west direction by the former deaconess Bethanienhaus, that nowadays functions as music school, art district with changing exhibitions and projects as well as theater institute and it furthermore consists of the café “3 Schwestern”.  The yard of the Bethanien fills regularly in summer at the open-air cinema and the Mariannenplatz with its round open-air stage attracting regularly street festivals, where one can feel the special mood of the young, urban and multicultural district. Here the change between day and night can be fluent, as one is surrounded by street cafés and refined international restaurants that invite to enjoy the young and vivid Berlin lifestyle. A little further off, the sought-after Markthalle Neun offers fresh and sustainable food and a well-chosen gastronomical offer.

From Melchiorstraße going direction Spree one experiences a completely different character in direct neighborhood. On its shores one can experience cultural events of every couleur at the former industrial yards. It depends on your mood if you prefer dance performances at Radialsystem or Techno at Kater Blau. For bigger events the Mercedes-Benz arena is in favorable distance. The diverse and modern cultural offers are certainly the reason, why more young and solid populations move into the district. With an average age of 41, Mitte is right after scene districts as Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain.

The historical center of Berlin can be easily reached within minutes by subway or bus. From Alexanderplatz to Gendarmenmarkt, you’ll go from one cultural highlight to another. You’ll have the choice between Jüdisches Museum or Berlinische Galerie and uncountable small and big museums of the city. Or you’ll go on extended shopping sprees.

As a culturally and infrastructurally ideally developed address the district between Mitte and Kreuzberg is highly favorable. Mitte is also economically on the top positions and especially retailers, making more than 50 percent of the districts revenue, taking up the pole position in a Berlin wide comparison. Here you can feel the pulse of the city from every direction.

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