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The creative neighborhood of Berlin. This district has the highest concentration of clubs in the city, with some of them being world-renowned, but not necessarily for the best reasons.
The center of the city has the highest amount of tourists, English speakers, and foreigner-to-German ratio. Due to its location in the city, it's also where many groups are able to meet, exchange ideas, and grow relationships.
Often teased for its wealth, it's easy to forget this neighborhood is a part of Berlin. But do you remember reading about the attacks at a Berlin Christmas market in 2016? Or maybe you learned about the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church that was damaged during an air raid in 1943 in school? Regardless, the monuments in this borough serve as reminders of the darkness in this city.
Known for its diversity, Neukölln is home to many mosques and has a very high number of Turkish immigrants and descendants, among other nationalities as well.
Most popular for the enormous old airport-turned-open air park, it's also been the home of the LGBT community in Berlin since the 1920s. It was the first district to fly the pride flag during pride in 1996. Some even call it "the old-school gay neighborhood."
Home to one of Berlin's 31 Universities, it's also home to many students who live in this district but commute to their university in Potsdam (a city just outside of Berlin).
College Students in Berlin: 200,000+
Often considering themselves not a part of Berlin, their distance allowed them to preserve much of their history, beauty, and forests. It can make the city difficult to reach due to physical distance and the difference in cultures.
Buddhism isn't what most people expect in Western Europe or even Berlin, but the seeds of today's new-age ideas were planted decades ago. Reinickendorf is home to a Buddhist cultural center that was founded in the 1920s, and it is just one of many Buddhist temples in Berlin.
The number of times people have met for coffee here is innumerable. A perfect place to discuss ideas and meet small business owners. More and more young families and people who work in start-ups are moving here all the time.
Like Pankow, Lichtenberg has been home to many new families in the last few years, but it is also home to much more architecture and east german history, like the Stasi prison and Stasi headquarters. Also has a significantly large number of Vietnamese living in this district often with small Buddhist shrines in their businesses.
A combination of East German architecture and beautiful gardens one could spend days in. This district also has a high amount of Russian Germans, and one might very well hear more Russian in this area than any other. The Russian-speaking churches in this area were incredibly helpful in handling the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis.
Much of this district doesn't even feel like you're in Berlin. Home to the largest lake in Berlin and gorgeous scenery, it often feels like a small suburb. Here, you're much more likely to run into traditional German neighborhoods, a small-town feel, and one of the highest German-to-foreigner ratios in Berlin.