I find that Berlin, unlike most other big cities on an international scale, offers a vast landscape of various cultural activities – for everyone. That means most of it is free. From the rave to the spontaneous theater to the open galleries to the big events such as the Karneval der Kulturen.
Last weekend, 48 Stunden Neukölln was a perfect example for how it should work: every gallery, restaurant, bar, or even private place, was invited to take part in an open Festival of Arts. The point with these things is not just to attract those who know about art, but also those who pass by randomly and can possibly find some interest in the things that are displayed.
All in all, 48 Stunden Neukölln feels like a massive subcultural happening with many adventures to expect.