Call yourself a bonafide Kreuzberger? Think you’ve got Friedrichshain figured out? But do you really know the backstory of this beloved Bezirk? If your knowledge is a bit patchy, stop by at this much loved institution and get clued up on some local history. It’s not your typical tumbledown neighbourhood museum here, far from it. Expect engaging exhibitions charting the district’s colourful past through the one thing that makes it so unique – the people that have come to call it home.
Though there’s always a steady slew of temporary displays, it’s worth visiting just for the permanent exhibit “Local Histories – Distant Conversations – Local Chats”. Using your own smartphone or one of the museum’s devices, you explore an interactive map of the district filled with fascinating audio content. Train your phone on the floor map and listen in as it comes alive with facts about local sights and spoken stories from residents recalling their memories of certain places. It’s a true living history befitting one of the city’s most diverse boroughs.