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Neue Heimat Friedrichshain Berlin

Neue Heimat. Photo: Thang /electru

Neue Heimat Friedrichshain Berlin

Neue Heimat. Photo: Sasha Kharchenko

Neue Heimat. Photo: Sasha Kharchenko

Address Revaler Strasse 99; 10245 Berlin
by Dirschauer Strasse
Neighbourhood Friedrichshain | See on map
S-Bahn/U-Bahn Warschauer Strasse [U1, S5, S7, S75]
Website http://www.neueheimat.com/
https://www.facebook.com/neueheimatBLN
Price Street food EUR 5-10.
Hours Fri 15-04. Sat 12-04. Sun 12-24. Check website for special events.

Think of an abandoned, derelict factory ground, then add a flee market, street food and a dose of counterculture. By now your mental image should be getting pretty close to what’s in hold for you at Neue Heimat. Literally meaning ‘new home’, this industrial site in Friedrichshain has become a central for alternative art, design and food.

Sunday afternoons are the most popular, especially on sunny days when people come to eat, drink and chill. However, it’s open throughout the weekend till late (check schedule for weekday openings), hosting various vintage and craft markets, and a musical programme that goes from big bands and live jamming sessions to trash funk concerts and disco DJs.

Compared to the more polished Markthalle Neun, this is raw, somewhat trashy and certainly not everybody’s cup of tea. But if you want an authentic “alternative” Berliner experience this is one. If not for the food (generally good and cheap), then come for some interesting people-watching: Anti-establishment youth, yummy mummies, granny hipsters. Everybody are welcome and everybody are present.