Moabit, Berlin’s Hipster Heart

German is not an easy language, with those long words that leave us breathless. Consequently, a linguistic immersion in the Central European country is always the most practical option to master the language of Goethe. But then the question arises: which city to choose?

We understand why, among Iberia’s many destinations, modern Berlin is a favorite. With its alternative bars, state-of-the-art museums, avant-garde concerts, as well as its dark clubs and bright days full of beautiful parks and history, Germany’s capital leaves nothing to be desired.

Wherever you go there’s always something happening, and every once in a while you discover the most quirky, interesting neighborhoods. Moabit is one of them, and it’s here to stay.

Moabit, a place for hipsters in Berlin’s center.

Surrounded by canals, Moabit marks the transition between Mitte and Charlottenburg, vanguard and tradition. Situated in the center of the center, Moabit is synonymous with youth, but one that likes to take it easy, as its streets have a relaxed, serene vibe that is never strident. In short, a lot happens in Moabit, but at a more relaxed pace.

What is there to see and do in Moabit? For the culturally minded, a visit to the Hamburger Bahnhof (Invalidenstraße 50-51) is required. This museum seems specifically designed for those who have artists like Warhol or Lichtenstein etched in their retinas.

Plan to spend at least two hours there, not only to appreciate the contemporary art that hangs on its walls or to admire its avant-garde architecture, but to indulge in a good session of people watching, as its visitors are amongst the hippest of the hip.

Nearby is the Bata Bar & Billiards with its industrial atmosphere and typical Berlin design, where you can have a fun time playing pool and table football with friends.

That’s Moabit, that’s Berlin, and that’s the way its neighborhoods are. If you are going to study abroad or are already studying in Germany on an Erasmus scholarship, discover and take advantage of the Go Study rate. Go for it!

Auf wiedersehen!

Photo | Markus Spiske