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1. Posted by friscokid (Full Member, 122 posts) 1 Feb '06 08:18

I will solo travel to Berlin in early March and thinking of renting an apartment in Friedrichshain (Gabriel max STR. @ Boxhagener platz).

Does anyone have any idea what Friedrichshain is like, and must do's (especially free internet access cafes) for this area and the areas below?

I am more interested in hanging out in areas and doing things that the typical Berliner would rather than common tourist.

How about travel times using public transit from Friedrichshain to:
Zoologischer Garten

On my last day in Berlin I will fly from Tegel (flight leaves at 06:30 to AMS). I a taxi recommended for this early morning trip? What would a taxi cost?

Is anyone else going to be in Berlin 02.03 (March 2nd) through 06.03 (March 6th)?

2. Posted by mattematte (Budding Member, 4 posts) 1 Feb '06 12:21


As it happens I´m living in Berlin, to be more exact - in Friedrichsahain. Gabriel Marx str is very nice, it´s a calm street with lots of trees, and there are many cafes close by, where you can bring your laptop and use their W-LAN.

I think it´s right for you to stay in F´hain if you want to avoid the most touristic trails of the city. There aren´t really anything that makes tourists come here, except for the flea market a Boxhagenerplatz every sunday.

If you want to go to Mitte you can use the subway, line U5 to Alexanderplatz (about 8 min.) From there you can go to all the other mentioned places in short time with bus, S-bahn or subway. To Kreuzberg, Nollendorfplatz and Zoo you can take the U1 (subway) from Warschauerstrasse. From Gabriel Marx str it will take about 10 min by foot to Warschauerstr. and from there about 5 min to Kreuzberg, 15 to Nollendorfplatz and 20 to Zoo.

I don´t know how much a taxi costs to the airport, but I do know that several busses go there (from Alexanderplatz).

Anything more you`d like to know?