You won't find a more dynamic or creative part of the city than Friedrichshain.
This district has a magnetic appeal for the young and the young at heart.
Formerly an industrial district, Friedrichshain has transformed into the stronghold of design, fashion, art, music and entertainment:Today, Viva, MTV, Universal, Zapa, Pyramid, the German Center for Architecture (Deutsches Architekturzentrum) and many others are located here.
Another highlight was built by the American investor Phil Anschuetz on the 21-hectare site next to the Ostbahnhof (east station). In September 2008, a superlative event arena was publicly inaugurated with a Bon Jovi concert here. Thus, Berlin regained a piece of its historic status as the center and birthplace of film and showbusiness.
The neighborhood around Simon-Dach-Strasse and Boxhagener Platz is well known far beyond the state borders for its many bars, restaurants, clubs, boutiques, and designer shops. The area has something to offer for every taste and desire: the locations range from plain and simple to classy and elegant, from punk to couture, from alternative to hip. The neighborhood leaves its inhabitants free to lead their individual lifestyles and take them to the outside world.
Friedrichshain is a conglomerate of diverse lifestyles and a place where individuality prospers and can be freely expressed.