Those of you who are on the hunt for street art, cannot avoid Friedrichshain; it is a stronghold for graffiti, stencils, cut-outs and installations of local, national and international street artists. In times of cold war and German division, Friedrichshain was a neighbourhood of the eastern part of Germany and part of the Capital of GDR. 2001 it was joined with Kreuzberg to Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and then the hype began and Friedrichshain changed to the hippest place to be for tourists and to live at. Gentrification moved in and even the last neglected real estate will mutate to built-up areas in the near future. The process has already begun; one building site follows the next excavation pit. But they are still there, in the streets, the discarded TV sets, matrasses, furniture and skeletons of old bikes. And the squatted buildings and alternative life plans too.