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Encyclopedia > Kiez

Kiez is a German word that refers to a city neighbourhood; a relatively small community within a larger town. A panorama of Sydney, Australia at night. ... A neighbourhood (CwE) or neighborhood (AmE) is a geographically localized community located within a larger city or suburb. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...

A Kiez is never set by the municipity or government, but rather by the inhabitants, therefore it doesn't necessarily describe any geographical borders or districts.

A Kiez usually means 5–20 neighboring streets with distinguishable style and atmosphere. The inhabitants are proud to belong to their Kiez and are keeping the Kiez unique and alive with street programs, concerts, and other events.

One can find many Kieze in Berlin (e.g. "Boxi" in Friedrichshain - the area surrounding Boxhagener Platz and Simon-Dach-Strasse). (help· info) is the capital city and a state of Germany. ... Boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee Friedrichshain is a part of Berlins borough Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. ...

External links

  • (German) http://www.kiezbilder Nightlife from the "Kiez" in Hamburg, Germany
  • (German) http://www.backtony Kiez-Nightlife-Magazine from the "Kiez" in Hamburg, Germany

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This neighborly tradition survived into the postwar period because Kreuzberg 36, the district that became the Kiez, was spared major destruction in 1945.
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