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Friedrichshain, Berlin

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As the true bohemians were squeezed out by the bobos taking up residence in the increasingly pricey Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg neighborhoods in the late 1990s, they migrated further east to Friedrichshain. Sections of the district alternate between "Plattenbau," depressing Communist-era high-rises now considered retro-hip, and neighborhoods where freshly renovated five-story buildings are inevitably linked to crumbling neighbors by the indiscriminate smear of graffiti. It is possible to imagine what life was like in East Germany, but the restrictions of communism are all but a distant memory for its current youthful population of punks, students, and other alternative types. Stretching east from Alexanderplatz, Karl-Marx-Allee—lined on both sides by socialist housing estates—was the Communist answer to the Champs-Élysées. Along the banks of the Spree River, the East Side Gallery on Mühlenstrasse, which hugs the north bank, is the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. With a young hipster population replacing the workers who once lived here, a social scene has developed around Boxhagener Platz, particularly along Simon-Dach-Strasse, where many spend their days (and nights) at the bars, cafés, and restaurants.

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