It's the mix of different people which makes Kreuzberg what it is: Turkish bazaars, old Berlin atmosphere, creative people, office workers and alternative people, all can be found here.
In times of the Berlin Wall a very own culturel life was developing in the district because of it's peripherality. After the reunification it moved into the spotlight because if the closenes to Berlin-Mitte (city center).
The name come from the highest mountain, the 66 metres high "Kreuzberg" in the Victoria-Park. Here you have a nice view over the city.