What are you going to do?
This walk is quite long, but very interesting, because Kreuzberg is such a varied neighborhood. The walk starts with two great museums: Berlinische Galerie and Jüdisches Museum. Because they are quite far from the U-Bahn station, you could also visit them separately another time. In this case, the walk will start at a local urban farming project, where organic vegetables are grown for use in their mobile kitchen. Across the street is a huge art supplies store.
The walk continues through vibrant Oranienstraße, which also has a quirky museum and a beautiful gallery. Head to Mariannenplatz and the popular Markthalle Neun for a great street food market. Then cross the Landwehrkanal to head south.
Here, you will immediately notice that you have left the raw area of Kreuzberg 36 and entered the friendly Kreuzberg 61 district. Stroll down scenic streets with tall trees and children playing, past shops and restaurants. After passing one of the many World War II air-raid shelters, that can still be found all over Berlin, you will walk down Bergmannstraße. Here, you can visit some old cemeteries, and then continue to Chamissoplatz, to get a sense of the old pre-war Berlin.
If you still have the time and energy, be sure to visit two of Berlin's best known street food vendors a little bit farther down: Curry 36 and Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap. You can take your food with you to nearby Park am Gleisdreieck, and enjoy it sitting on a park bench, or in the grass, Berlin-style.