Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg


Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the second borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former East Berlin borough of Friedrichshain and the former West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg. The historic Oberbaumbrücke links both districts across the river Spree as the new borough's landmark.

The counterculture tradition especially of Kreuzberg led to a plurality of votes for the Green Party, which is unique among all Berlin boroughs. The local MP Hans-Christian Ströbele is the only Green politician directly elected to the federal Bundestag parliament.

Localities

*Friedrichshain
*Kreuzberg

Twin town

*flagicon|Nicaragua San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua since 1986

External links

* [http://www.friedrichshain-kreuzberg.de/ Official homepage de icon]
* [http://www.berlin.de/english/ Official homepage of Berlin]
* [http://www.xhain.info/ Xhain.info - Private portal de icon]


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