Friedrichshain used to be a distinct neighborhood, but now it is part of a combined district of Friedrichshain -Kreuzberg. Nevertheless, this waterfront Kiez has its own character and personality. Friedrichshain is a former industrial region, which converted into the punk-underground venue. Everything here spells “rebel”: informal art galleries, street art, and graphics tagging all visible surfaces. Squatters formerly occupied numerous abandoned buildings around Berlin. Now there are only a few bastions left, predominantly in Friedrichshain. The neighborhood boasts some of the best nightlife venues in the city; clubs hide beneath the S-Bahn or behind the unmarked doors. Additionally, there are some remarkable examples of art nouveau façades. Rental prices have typically low in this area, and you can find affordable apartments, rooms, and lofts.