After the reunification, this borough-from-the-other-side became a hotbed of bohemian activity. Now it is mostly gentrified, the cool kids moving south to colonize the area around Tempelhoferfeld. Architecturally, however, it is one of the more striking parts of the city, with its mixture of turn-of-the-century buildings and eerie Soviet architecture. The vibe here is more intimate and lived-in than anywhere else, and the Berg boasts even its own lake, the Weisensee. Worth a visit is Ecke Schönhauser (or Schönhauser Corner), an infamous intersection of avenues where Beatniks and other deviant adolescents congregated in the nineties, and Berlin's oldest synagogue on Rykestraße, which due to the density of the area escaped the pogrom of 1938.