27 August-11 September 2005. Kreuzberg has a reputation as Berlin's liveliest neighbourhood. Each year it celebrates the end of summer with two weeks of street fairs and entertainment. Sports, women's and children's days as well as cultural performances make for a varied programme.
Once a stalwart of Berlins working-classes, in the 1970s and 1980s Kreuzberg became West Berlin's the hub of a burgeoning "alternative" cultural and political scene. With its mix of stately town houses, cutting-edge modern buildings and a picturesque canal, Kreuzberg is also home to Berlins most-vibrant Turkish community. Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Kreuzbergs bars, restaurants and shops have spilled over into the neighbouring district of Friedrichshain. This year's main events, however, take place in and around Viktoriapark in Kreuzberg proper, site of the event for the 57th time.
Free admission. Times vary throughout the day. Check the programme for listings.
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Kreuzberg Festival Days
Kreuzberg. The closest underground (U-Bahn) station is Hallesches Tor.