SUBCULTOURS BERLINOSCOPE #4 - GRÄFEKIEZ
GRÄFEKIEZ - ALTERNATIVE GATEWAY TO NEUKÖLLN
Gräfekiez is the area south of Kottbusser Tor when you walk down Kottbusser Straße towards Neukölln. Just behind the Kottbusser Brücke (any other name wouldn't have made sense) past the corner with bar "Zum Fuchsbau", the official Gräfestraße begins. When you cycle up and down the street, you already get a first impression of the spirit of this neighborhood. Small designer shops, Turkish kebab places, dark and dusty night bars. That’s the rhythm you gonna find here. A mix of cultures, smells and life attitudes concentrated on a small area around Gräfestraße.
On a Saturday, you don’t have to travel long distances to discover small, individual alternative shops. Just stroll along Dieffenbachstraße and discover tea shops, upcycling furniture labels and vegan coffee shops popping up every few meters. If you like going to green markets, you shouldn’t miss out on Zickenplatz market which takes place every Saturday and Tuesday.
Thanks a lot Alexis for sharing with us your favorite places in your hood! :)