In this city walk we will take a look at the historical developments of this turbulent Berlin district in the post-war period and its transformation from a traditional working-class neighborhood and subcultural free space to the hip scene district and investor’s dream of today.
In the process, we learn which urban policy guidelines were formative and how these have affected the urban space in recent decades. Due to the special historical and socio-spatial conditions, Kreuzberg became an experimental field for a different urban policy and alternative lifestyles. This gave the district its alternative, sub- and multicultural image. However, the increased real estate exploitation interests have led to massive restructuring processes in recent years, but also to a (re)strengthening of urban political protest. These processes of change as well as the strategies, forms of protest, achievements and limits of the local social movements will also be examined in the context of this city tour.