Landwehrkanal – In A Berlin Minute (Week 5)

The sun finally came out! And following closely behind came everyone eager for some warmth and light and leg stretching.They walked, they biked, they ran, they pushed strollers, took boats or just sat around and exhaled.

To me the best place to enjoy the sun in my neighborhood is the Landwehrkanal, which creates a border between Kreuzberg SO 36 (East Kreuzberg) and Neukölln, or as the hip (or maybe exactly the unhip – I can never keep track) call that little Neukölln section south of the canal: Kreuzkölln.

In the video you only see a short section of the 6-mile long canal – mainly the Paul-Linke Ufer and across the way the Maybachufer (Mayshore). In other sections and during other times you can also enjoy a Turkish greenmarket, a fleamarket, lush lawns, a bridge loved and hated for people hanging around day and night playing guitars and drinking (Admiralbrücke), runners (including me), big dogs, boules (pétanque/bocce) courts, ping pong tables, a few restaurants, food stands and bars and some of the most desirable balconies in the city (if you ask me anyway).

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