Kreuzberg is often classified according to its former postal codes: Kreuzberg 61 refers to the southwest part of the district, SO 36 to the southeast. The district is divided into many small neighborhoods called Kieze, as is usual in Berlin. Rents range from exorbitantly high to comparatively cheap when one considers the inner-city location and good infrastructure of the district.
Kreuzberg: Residential Areas & Infrastructure
Kreuzberg used to be one of the most diverse parts of Berlin, but rents have risen considerably over the last decade. The district is very centrally located and features excellent connections to public transport.
Kreuzberg 61, located south of the Landwehrkanal, is considered the more tame and middle-class part of the district. Most of the beautiful Wilhelminian style old buildings of the area have been renovated and maintained, and rents are correspondingly high. SO 36 is located north of the Landwehrkanal. Here one tends to find rather simple old buildings. This northwestern part of Kreuzberg was heavily destroyed during the Second World War. Buildings from the 1970s and social housing dominate here. There are also many office buildings and some museums.
Kreuzberg is a very central district, located southeast of the eastern city center. It features very good transport connections in all directions.
Several subway lines (U7, U1, U8, U6) and an S-Bahn line (S1 / S2) run through Kreuzberg. The U1 subway runs above ground as an elevated railway and connects Kreuzberg with Schöneberg and Charlottenburg in the west and Friedrichshain in the east.
The central traffic axes in Kreuzberg are Hallesches Ufer/Glitschiner Straße/Skalitzer Straße running from Schöneberg to Friedrichshain, Mehringdamm from Mitte to Neukölln, and Yorckstraße/Gneisenaustraße/Hasenheide running from Schöneberg to Neukölln.