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Borough of Berlin
Coat of arms of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Location of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin
Berlin Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (labeled).svg
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is located in Germany
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is located in Berlin
Coordinates: 52°30′N 13°27′E / 52.500°N 13.450°E / 52.500; 13.450Coordinates: 52°30′N 13°27′E / 52.500°N 13.450°E / 52.500; 13.450
Subdivisions2 localities
 • District MayorMonika Herrmann (Greens)
 • Total20.16 km2 (7.78 sq mi)
 • Total289,787
 • Density14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationB
Websiteofficial homepage

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪçsˌhaɪn ˈkʁɔʏtsbɛʁk] (About this soundlisten)) is the second borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former East Berlin borough of Friedrichshain and the former West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg. The historic Oberbaum Bridge, formerly a Berlin border crossing for pedestrians, links both districts across the river Spree as the new borough's landmark (as featured in the coat of arms).

Subdivisions of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

The counterculture tradition especially of Kreuzberg led to a plurality of votes for the Green Party, which is unique among all Berlin boroughs. The local MP Canan Bayram is the only Green politician directly elected to the federal Bundestag. While Kreuzberg is characterised by a high number of immigrants, the share of non-German citizens in Friedrichshain is much lower and the average age is higher. The merger between the distinct quarters is celebrated by an annual anarchic "vegetable fight" on the Oberbaumbrücke. Both parts have to deal with the consequences of gentrification.


Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is divided into 2 localities, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.


Sitzverteilung in der BVV
Sitzverteilung in der BVV

As of May 2018, the following parties were represented on the borough council:[2]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is twinned with:[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner im Land Berlin am 31. Dezember 2020" (PDF). Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. February 2021.
  2. ^ "Factions of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough council". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Städtepartnerschaften - Elf Partner auf der ganzen Welt". (in German). Berlin. Retrieved 2021-02-08.

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