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“Perfect place to stay and start your exploration of Berlin: Oranienburger Strasse”

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Owner description: This East Berlin neighborhood is well known for its lively night scene.
Byfield, Massachusetts
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“Perfect place to stay and start your exploration of Berlin: Oranienburger Strasse”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin Mitte is just a few blocks away from the Friedrichstrasse train station in the heart of historic East Berlin. There's probably not another street in the city that's more dedicated to young travelers than this. More than just a few hotel/hostels are located on the street or just around the corner. It is home to Tacheles, the arts center of the alternative crowd in old socialist GDR, as well as Neue Synagoge, the synagogue targeted to be burned by the Nazis on Kristallnacht. There is a remarkable concentration of eateries and bars that cater to the younger crowd, lots of ethnic food but also a great traditional Berlin meals, all within a couple of blocks. Lots of open air cafés, big sidewalks and still room for bikes. It's a 5-10 minute walk across the Spree River to Museum Island and/or the German Historic Museum on Unter den Linden, or to Bertolt Brecht's home museum. A streetcar connects from Friedrichstadtpalast variety show palace on one end to Hackischer Markt, the Hackischer Höfe and the old historic Jewish section of Berlin on the other. The one proviso: Oranienburger Strasse turns into "der Strich" at night with lots of ladies of the night in high leather boots plying the trade, so families and youth groups need to be prepared, but it's all very safe and friendly. If you can't find a meal or a bar you like on Oranienburger Strasse, you are beyond picky.

Visited June 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Fun bars crazy art and more”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Always go for drinks or food along this famous strip friendly bars and lots of street art as well as some galleries as well as the famous ones inside and behind were the Zapata club used to be.day or night you will always find something interesting to look at :)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and exciting part of Berlin”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This was our first time in Berlin (stayed at top of Orianburgerstrasse) and I was not disappointed! There were so many unique little shops, beautiful street art (not graffiti, it was spectacular), relaxed cafes, bars and restaurants. Pretty much any of the bars you stumble into you are in for a treat. Aufsturz was our favourite- massive beer selection, lovely staff, fantastic food that is pretty cheap, great atmosphere. You are really close to pretty much any sight seeing things you want to do, but also could just eat, drink and chill if you wanted to.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Oranienburgerstrasse is the place to go if you want to see a real melange of small art galleries, one off boutiques and a fantastic range of restaurants to meet all pockets. The former Jewish quarter of Berlin it is clearly steeped in history which is respectfully treated. To see this modern vibrant Berlin, constantly re-inventing itself, as epitomised by Oranienburgerstrasse gave me hope for other places in the World

Visited July 2013
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“Great area in Berlin”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

We wandered around this area at dinner time & there were lots of bars & reataurants everywhere. It had a great feel to it and I would definitely recomend the area as somewhere to hang out on your nights in Berlin. I was there with my Mum & even she liked it!

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