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Old April 23rd, 2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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Some unseen BERLIN areas by me (Köpenick, Friedrichshain and Neukölln)

Hey guys!

So, another thread of Berlin here. On the weekend of the 12th and 13th I went through some not-so-tourist areas of Berlin, first to Köpenick and on Sunday to Friedrichshain and Neukölln.

I was pretty surprised with what I saw, especially in Köpenick, where, honestly, I imagined some run-down and 100% commie-block area, but no! No commie blocks at all and there's a very charming old city, it takes you 100 years back in the past, really nice.

On Sunday I went through Karl-Marx Allee, which has some Stalinist buildings from the GDR era. I can't say it's BEAUTIFUL, but it certainly is some IMPRESSIVE place. Everything looks so massive. The street is long and wide, with some huge buildings on the sides, very interesting place, feels like another world! I went also a bit deeper into Friedrichshain and took some pics of churches and cemeteries.

Later on I went to Neukölln, in the Southeast part of town (this area was West Berlin until 1990) and it has some VERY interesting architecture. Aside from the landmarks and all, it's one of the most interesting areas in the city, and it also feels just like an entire different city, you'll see!

But let's stop talking and go to the pics:

Köpenick

0 - S-Bahnhof Köpenick


1 - Rathaus Köpenick


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18 - View of the Schloss from the Park next to it


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21 - Bahnstraße, seems to be the main street of the district, but I'm not really sure


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Karl-Marx Allee (Friedrichshain)

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34 - I love the sky when it's like that


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42 - My small detour from Karl-Marx Allee


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Neukölln

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69 - Last view from Neukölln


Hope you guys like it!
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 11:27 PM   #2
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Very beautiful schmidt, Berlin looks great. I really like the use of colour in Berlins architecture. So sad so much was lost.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:55 AM   #3
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WOW! Now that is more the Berlin I know and love!

Those are some of the best shots from Berlin I have seen on this site. Keep touring, keep snapping and make sure you get some more of West Berlin too!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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All this are East Berlin boroughs, right? I did not imagine them to be this nice. I did walk along Karl Max Allee on my visit a year ago. That was "interesting"...so communist-looking.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:24 AM   #5
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very nice, you got some surprising pictures here!!!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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All this are East Berlin boroughs, right? I did not imagine them to be this nice. I did walk along Karl Max Allee on my visit a year ago. That was "interesting"...so communist-looking.
Neukölln was in West Berlin, right on the easternmost part of West Berlin.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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Very nice. We need more Berlin pics on this forum anyways.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #8
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Who said Berlin doesn't have beautiful, heritage buildings?

Nice pics
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Old May 1st, 2008, 07:43 PM   #9
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Beautiful city and the buildings' design is great too.
Thanks for sharing !
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:56 AM   #10
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I was pretty surprised with what I saw, especially in Köpenick, where, honestly, I imagined some run-down and 100% commie-block area, but no! No commie blocks at all and there's a very charming old city, it takes you 100 years back in the past, really nice.
why would you think so? bc its in the 'east'? thats plainly stupid... actually the eastern part has more old substance than the west
enough ranting for now, ... nice pictures
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 05:42 PM   #11
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you should have taken some photos from around the richardplatz in neukölln, i guess that would have been a surprise for you. keep them up!
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:01 PM   #12
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Thanks so much for the pics.
Have never been to either Neukölln or Köpenick so this was very interesting.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #13
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Great great pict !!! Love pics of "unknow" buildings. Berlin is that, not only the Alexander Platz.

Thank you very much !!! Keep the good work and share more pics !!! ;-)
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:35 AM   #14
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Great pics! Berlin is so eclectic and interesting!
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 03:10 AM   #15
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Is Neukölln popular with Turks and Germans of Turkish origin? I read it was along with Kreuzberg very Turkish.
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yes
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:32 PM   #17
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Is Neukölln popular with Turks and Germans of Turkish origin? I read it was along with Kreuzberg very Turkish.
Yeah, in fact the first thing I saw when I got there was an add in TURKISH! haha
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:41 PM   #18
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Yeah, in fact the first thing I saw when I got there was an add in TURKISH! haha
My mind works faster than I'm able to read sometimes and I thought you were about to say the first thing you saw was a Turkish bath which you almost entered or something.
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I'd like to see this Turkish Kreuzberg. Any pics??
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