Like Berlin itself, Kreuzberg is an intoxicating mix of east and west, immigrant and middle-class, alternative and gentrified. It’s home to the Jewish Museum, a visit to which makes for a sobering experience, while Checkpoint Charlie is only a few streets away. Anti-establishment art lovers will love the converted warehouse setting of the Berlinische Galerie, too. But what makes Kreuzberg really special is its community, countercultural buzz. This is exemplified by the Tempelhof Feld, a former airport that was saved from development by local Berliners and is now a sprawling public park with cycling, skating, and jogging trails. Nearby you'll also find the community-driven Aufbauhaus on Moritzplatz, which houses the TAK Theater and Kai Dikhas Roma and Sinti Gallery. The Turkish immigrant community has spawned traditional cafes and Turkish markets, while outdoor restaurants along Bergmannstrasse, food trucks, vintage shops, street art and late-night music venues only add to Kreuzberg’s appeal.