An impression of the Osthafen area in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district of Berlin.
The photo was taken after sunset and shows a view over the Spree and the wreck of the “Dr. Ingrid Wengler” towards Oberbaum Bridge and TV Tower.
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is undoubtedly the hotspot of Berlin’s creative scene, and everything that has made Berlin famous (and infamous) can be found here as if in a nutshell.
Yet the double district only came into being in 2001, when (formerly East Berlin) Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg (formerly West Berlin) were merged (which wasn’t exactly met with undivided enthusiasm at first either…).
The connecting element of the two unequal (?) sisters is the Oberbaum Bridge – symbol and landmark of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
Until 1989 it separated East and West, heavily marked by the war.
Today, the Oberbaum Bridge with its two characteristic towers is once again one of the most beautiful bridges in Berlin and, like the Brandenburg Gate, stands for the reunited capital.
The former industrial area of the Osthafen is considered a “filet piece” of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
With its historic warehouse buildings on the banks of the Spree, the area is now a popular location for companies, especially from the fashion and media industries (catchword: “Mediaspree“).
Discover more pictures of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg:
A sunset at the Oberbaum Bridge, the landmark of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
Fireworks on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain.
A summer evening on the banks of the Spree, with the sun on the face and a view of the Oberbaum Bridge.