Rixdorf used to be the name of todays north of Neukölln. Its center was Richardplatz. Today, this part of Berlin is most famous for its traditional Christmas Market. Not surprising, as Richardplatz is the last remaining medieval part of Neukölln.

Most of the buildings on Richardplatz are landmark protected. They were mostly built in the 1500s, when Rixdorf was still a village. Despite being in the middle of a vibrant and noisy city, it still feels quite provincial here. There are a few restaurants, cafés and bars around the rectangle plaza, but nothing that I can personally vouch for. Still: it’s a quaint walk and a deserved break from the usual architecture porn of the 20th century.