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neukölln district of
sonnenallee around 25,000 people live on this ever-changing street
berliners are the fifth generation and we know but have never experienced sunshine like this people from 160 nations live in neukölln that my neighborhood is my territory i am here no more i hear the street, from the shisha bar to the typical
berlin corner pub and more, the
sonnenallee enjoys a dubious reputation, a child with social difficulties, but also green oases that only this big rude street is not a precious place of the earth so big somehow. How does it work with immigrants and long-established people?
How is the political mood? shortly before the federal elections. Twice as many dropouts as in
Berlin crossed the
Sonnenallee a so-called soz focal point ial four problems from all over germany are condensed into a small space we want to look around and kick martin hitel hello orders remained the 35 year old man has been ten
berlin district mayor since 2008 hello it is in the morning shortly before the federal election we mean the two meter 8 man for raid through his course so on the one hand the neukölln bonuses and that means I can always be contacted automatically and people always talk to me because because of my size I am not as easy as you can do not hide it even from this tour group from bavaria a conversation with the guests of 7 neukölln spontaneously arises the topic of petty crimes well that's a problem and that with the phenomenon what exists what also where there have been events there have been murders like in the neighborhood but that is not what characterizes the day to day and that if you don't have to be afraid when you go out into the street something like this automatically occurs to us the clear image mentioned seems to be framed in some way it is nonsense and if the people here use normal people who live here who grew up and who identify themselves as residents of Neukölln, in that sense it is a phenomenon of many 42 in 1870 crimes were recorded by the Neukölln police in the last year, including stabbings, sale of stolen goods, forger king, on May 1, the revolutionary demonstration at the
sonnenallee ends in a bullfight, another phenomenon, cars set on fire in the central reserve, the mayor knows the perpetrators or the background, we have in neukölln which unfortunately is part of that and it is also a reality in neukölln 6 times the company had a series of attacks where the cars were set on fire specifically by democrat politically active people and to threaten them not.
It doesn't seem like that has already been the case, but the series of a incendiary attacks is also part of the investigations, otherwise unfortunately we find it throughout the city. eten fights crime, integration is a central issue of the local politician, so on his agenda today is a visit to a special pastry shop founded by dancing syrian refugees so welcomed in a car these are people who came to germany from syria and have become the self-employed have contributed and above all bring great qualities and are role models for others and in this sense damask bakery is a bit far for me what a success story and what potential in the people who they live here with youtube videos has zu lehmann how saka taught himself german came to neukölln in 2016 now he sold his confectionery to france and england in series the war i also have many dead friends 20 of them died before my eyes what i lived in series as an easier occasion for him the
sonnenallee is a new and quieter home to the delight of mayor martin hiking for many people with antecedent migratory identes, the
sonnenallee is also home to the rat battery driving school owners he has been living here for 41 years he was born in förtha only planned and should by spring tab manages two branches opened the third today until his parents came from syria
berlin raab is firmly rooted in this district but for me it is not just a street but heart the heart of nicknames love and city or city of damascus because now there are so many arab people here this act is revealed particularly in two hours it will be his third driving school open so it's time to visit the hairdresser right across the street so she wants to get a little cut and how was she a little bit? the sap of the driving school has to hurry in an hour the opening ceremony begins german punctuality he is born here he knows he finished high school and then became federal has two dozen employees pays taxes and still sits somewhere in the stands
berlin born in german and he said yes but you don't look german i said yes originally my forehands are damascus syria i said you are syrian not german.
Then I asked the next where is Maintor Syria from? Yes, but how do you want to always be in the league? young damask roots you can forget you're in the roots where you come from that's always important your next date three blocks away for the 100 or so guests waiting for the fee for your driving school opening a special surprise you've finished the cake we'll see it's great , so we'll have a look at the cake again now take off better than i said to be floury very very nice long till nac. People from more than 160 countries live in Neukölln.
The shops along
Sonnenallee are correspondingly international for retirees. Angelika Mali doesn't make it any easier for retirees these days. Since 1990 people have lived here where you knew you were going there and then you get what you want. wanted the story of
sonnenallee begins in 1880 a single dirt road becomes a wide promenade after the second world war part of the street is separated by the wall in the west many local shops open thats not the only thing that is more german now karstadt that's where i go for example go there otherwise i don't go shopping here anymore because i feel like a foreigner and a turkey something like that i feel more or less uncomfortable say it like that because i agree with you i have a lot to no longer belong here on the straße to the former shoe saleswoman lives alone after separating from her husband but he does more than that to change the neighborhood, personally I miss the fact that we are many, let's say my idea of cooking or cooking is missing because I could buy it there but basically i'm not the door type so i tried the 100 things in the world it gives me such an effect of getting used to me because the apartment because the
sonnenallee is particularly characterized by the immigration for many long established people like angelika mann loves to travel bringing together different living environments bringing them together is a matter close to the heart of colonia mayor martin title your district is growing and it shows specifically in your next outside appointment the two managers of the second largest hotel in germany which is in neukölln they have big plans long before i took office the estrel opened in 1994 and in a location on
sonnenallee actually mid november as they say it would be and now it is building again 17 5 meters high should be the tallest hotel in germany and safety but no more dangerous than kurfürstendamm or unterlinden so not anymore should be finished in 2024 gateway to city center if you want with the star and then with the new tower construction which is a bit far from the fact that we have a lot of new things happening here I heard that they happen with a brain of four trees and above all by many people in Cologne as well as a place of self-determination and therefore also a place of longing and also many people move to Cologne how much immigration also means increasing rents the apartment prices in neukölln have doubled in the last ten years many
berliners can no longer afford it in the traditional working-class district some share his worries and hardships with him tour albarino works in a post as a salesman late into the night, offers various products in theaters for small purchases from condoms to phone credit to high test, always has an open ear for customers, my name is thurau, I am seven years old, 30 years old, I come from azerbaijan from baku and have lived for more 23 years old against Russia at eight in the morning he opens his shop and now working until 11 at night there is not so much effort rzo because now my mates have to get my drinks for later the tour is on everyone has a lot of regulars they know each other in the area if customers walk in no no matter what i have to do i have to be immediately behind the till because everything has to be done quickly here 24 makes 4 euros I still need 24 euros for two bottles of vodka and you do everything but then everyday life in later
sonnenallee also includes party delivery and pick up service and multilingual there is here at least in this area alone here at least 100 different nationalities and it's good that everyone who understands sticks together i also know
berlin is multicultural only when someone was born in
berlin or has lived in
berlin for years i don't think that person can live anywhere else That's how many people in the neighborhood think, but how well coexistence really works a few blocks away later it occurs to us almost impartially watch the hustle and bustle in the
sonnenallee i am the code collector and live now 39 years half a life on the streets it will look like in my time the role of these values will look like again short müller used to be head of department at a department store we all wanted to have a disco go to a bar after that one after another always in the four corners always calmly where to go wanted that's all the man is 75 years old and owned a house in turkey with cultures foreigners for ten years he says there is no problem but it is different with young people now he says it is completely different and he still gets no respect u leidel the alliance gave humanity and disrespect an impression he shares with many of his generation, however, the
sonnenallee still brings home, which is constantly changing, which is also visible in the sick scene, so meanwhile it means a bit silly but exotic in the nineties there. there used to be
berlin pubs on every corner and we are bankrupt after that and after the jan rouven breakup no idea and employees with the kids with one of the last operators of a
berlin pub my name is andreas escher how fast are you here in the neighborhood just not the direct Europeans lying here under the sun and I have been running them since 2010 a total of 98 now in cologne again crisis-proof to really know completely and because you always have something to do there were always some people filtering out any number of characters to chat with we know really cool is fun andreaskirche vintage 66 the place has s took over a pub for the whole world seven years ago i wanted it to be really where you say german but it had an atmosphere from train station, so even if we talked to him, I had to stop there before the Viennese Alps arrived or something and then I understood, so it's okay , we'll do all the wood paneling here.
Now I've made quite a pub here. You can see here all the wood panels. with a little because when you talk here and especially when you make music that was always more important to us it would be to do karaoke and then it was like saying that he has an apple but now the unionist comes he had problems and there you are in a group of 2000 people there is freedom like that How do you get this nonsense? The visit here is like a trip back in time to find the one who no longer takes it to the street and still not home like the vira tree enke take advantage of my opportunity and then we go home for a bit of shopping it always depends and plays how long i'm here my vote because less normal companies put it so not that i can bet my money now i can to pay who are the typical guests at andreas jäckel the germans come here actually just a foreigner who has his tea room and i could measure but here is why we said the integration here in my opinion really failed for me that means we were in german pubs and i just spoke there is no v back among the Germans here, on the one hand, the typical
Berlin corner pubs are disappearing, on the other hand, new shisha bars keep coming, but that is really an expression of the lack of integration demand for driving instructors more acceptable syrian
berliner wants better integration of immigrants i know a lot of people i have been in
berlin for 40 years and they still can't speak german.
They did not promote us. They were a percentage. They come after me. But it sounds like you're in a different class. I will say that it is different now so the integration is much better now for example two students are now brothers and in the doctors both work in the hospital in
berlin so it was a great pride on sunday germany goes to the elections to fundamentally change the current political course the employer sees little reason to do it i like angelika merkel what she did what she has done respect for germany in the first place and the situation in general is not good now for example syrian refugees who can work andthat means obtaining work permits on how the result of the federal elections will change life in the country and also here in
sonnenallee what will happen after 16 years ago angela merkel calmly faced the change in the chancellery afternoon the operators turn albarino i have lived 23 years ago i have never seen the chancellor come other people and as a result all the laws have been changed the law is becoming law that i dont care to be honest roll who is sitting there that sounds like a lot of confidence in the personality from the democratic system in germany back to business checking stocks refilling drinks until the next customer arrives sometimes i can get them to write me letters elsewhere unthinkable here they usually write me letters it is also a matter of trust and good cooperation with the
sonnenallee as a kind of microcosm of society issues like social justice and migration and also education and l Upbringing, how are you doing with the youngsters?
Here I am, I invite you to call me. I am not saying that the children did not do well, you also have to talk to the children like that, adults and adults are not numbers, but respect because of the children who grow up here they are very smart they are not stupid if everyone who lives here along the
sonnenallee sees it that way we accompany Martin Hikel on his tour of neukölln the 35 year old mayor is a major problem in his district children for about 50 percent of the family n the life of hartz iv there are always news stories where parents don't have jobs where kids don't necessarily learn we get up early in the morning where parents haven't really learned anything since eighth grade grade up math lessons can help if kids don't get along and there are things that of course can mean that if at some point you can't sustain success in school, at some point you might those are the old problems with the language, I would always say that the children in neukölln are then dumber than in another district you have completely different starting conditions different opportunities and to equalize this opportunity this is only possible through the school and it only works if the school works Martin Hihil is seen as committed he exchanges ideas with those responsible for the school takes us to this secondary school with about 500 students in the middle of a social hotspot this is the fear of the school is e In an exemplary example where the homeschooling doesn't work like other schools for other families if you don't have three laptops to get around the house and you don't have a five-bedroom apartment if you have to share a room. with your sister or brother if maybe you also have it at home you still need it for housework you are blocked and you can't easily solve the worksheets these are the challenges kids face here that's why school has made offers despite the corona in the house that you can also come here so that the children can get their high school diploma well you can prepare corona not only presented schools with enormous challenges, it also affected many restaurants that had to close during months the mayor is on his way to the Grace of Andreas Church everything is cool so far so good but it's great.
I have been around 27 months. It has closed. Now you would like to set up tables and chairs outside. in their requests they were rejected if we were to go out again and then they detoured to the left so you see that around my neighbors they already have chairs outside directly and I feel a little just a meter space on the sidewalk wishes the bartender the mayor can you help more than here and i want to be here and certainly not the bus stop that became my animal at that time works thank you very much i look at my work what happens then and indeed two weeks later the owner can install his table is surprised when the driving instructor laughs he is on his way to the opening of his third driving school in
sonnenallee the 41 year old man is thinking about the refugee question his thoughts i realize for example many of my beginner drivers work at amazon as the couriers work in dhl they work in e Lieferando they ask millions of times if the Syrians had not come who would have done this job re features 80 percent of people coming from abroad, so you actually have an advantage somewhere that these people have come and work arrival at your new branch of the third driving school.
We're too late. The guests are already waiting. The native
Berliner with Syrian roots is left behind by friends, acquaintances and colleagues, he has created his own company over the years. About the music. He knew the guests, but not about the music. I convinced myself. Thanks. He is waiting for many of his guests. He is a role model. young people look sometimes it can be stolen or stolen without even in the cars sold above or theft even if it brings nationwide I am happy when young people meet me and tell me hey you are our role model so I am glad to have achieved something in the way legal behind this is work and discipline cheat given gave us an insight into the daily life of his driving instructor and now he took good care of mistakes penultimate time to fix today yes let's do it syrian roots meet moroccans, 20 years old actually they originally come from north rhine-westphalia and have been living for almost a year now people change lanes on
sonnenallee and that's great it's ok with that lane change on the
sonnenallee can you challenge it on all of Germany or even the whole world because cyclists and those who park in the second row always require maximum concentration? now it's enough ready for a salad samira you're standing here in the middle of the pedestrian ford that's cheese sausage in the iraq war of you twice along the
sonnenallee there's a big green patch between the blocks of houses the allotment colony ncr With a total of 32 plots my name is affectionate I am 50 years old and I am the first position in the colony of gardens awarded ncr the gardens of the colony for what it says in the self-description, as well as its tenants are diverse and close to the nature and metropolitans we live here in a small garden where multiculturalism is popular that means the elders have problems with the turks the gym with the germans they have problems with poland again the poles have problems with the arabs to avoid that if i have the feeling that I was elected head of the laubenpieper by a Turk and a man with a sense of humor means his own garden By the way, he couldn't be the reason for the good election result, there would certainly be beauty, I advise all members not to take my garden as a model, he lives, he takes us out of the network, he could make headlines here, get the chips and everything, of course, everything strictly according to federal allotment gardens law.
I would also want investments that haven't hit their target yet and the target shouldn't be that often either. t be left and what's the problem here this protection has to be removed yes it is because it's a colony how is it supposed to become a community don't worry about the other tenants how should you say let's hide each other instead just between us see here something to see here one has to mow the front lawn here and also all the plants that have to be carried out here everything is gone yes well here it is of course dangerous if someone comes for a green oasis right on
sonnenallee svenja monat is with your family she's been here for six years but it's really not that far away and of course you don't get to hear them as much as I would have thought and I think that's quite nice and maybe then it's allowed to be called back by the fact that this big cheeky street is not really that good, valuable patches of land somehow returned to the street lachey led driving student samira to t through the
sonnenallee and now at the flashing light sit down then keep your speed exactly above private exactly you see then you play you know what but it's also moroccan that works super super well done samira has driven 40 minutes behind her driver's license is at the sight if passed he promised me that she delicious moroccan the food makes me eat a lot of iraqi dishes now first say a difficult Tunisian right now then let's say gifts like this real gift you have to cook me something that you like to make from your country and then taste it but it tastes very well cultures from all over the world in a street that can also be found in the allotment garden colony cared for by its president continues his round of inspections the tenants move in with the care of the common oasis these are our field of wild bees over there stop here and you can see how much hustle and bustle we have and just feed each other and if that seems like it s headlines are but then you think that's how you really have to work, yeah that's what they have to upload for you.
Many, many, many come. 1947, the colony was founded for the parcels that became vacant. but before that in the offer of the little ones we don't care we just want you to have fun here but the little green world is not always in order the police recorded almost 43,000 crimes in neukölln alone last year the allotment garden colony on
sonnenallee was It wasn't spared on Fridays either, so the police were interested, but me and the dismantler who broke the fence over a garden back here. Once I came close or the step often walked near the kohlrabi. Not much consideration was given here again on other people's property in general.
However, the gardeners of the colony feel safe this family comes from aserbaijan important Caucasian banks it is an excuse enrichment also for the Germans so to speak the vegetable culture the family spends the weekends here the mother also studied in
berlin Her husband works as a technician in a plastics factory in the neighborhood. You feel welcome, with a few exceptions, and I accompany you. Communicate better with young Germans, or whatever you say, it's better than with old people, because when we talk to old people, you say something and they're always so, as the president sees it, we have a 290-year-old man here, I would say, but they are covered, but on the other hand I understand that here they have also been here for 50 years without any problem and there is no idea on the right side in Turin was on the left side it can also be in this or in algeria and then what happens here renting a piece of land costs 600 euros a year there are many trees but there is an obstacle it's between the people with the underdog r very different roots it's not us we would say that muslims have their own garbage and we can hand it over but we can't hand it over because not eating doesn't work no problem it's normal you don't have to accept it if we start arguing politics or beliefs here moderately so we can conclude integration needs mutual understanding there are bad examples and there are good examples just like you share the night shift with tura has turkish roots took over his father's shop in 2006 survive i think it's years too complete the fatals for example here a respected and try to keep it as good as possible times with an attitude like that customers come back like hansi he is here every day different people who can actually hold me and oceans of short talks beautiful location you can in home she is 69 years old and a real young colony early he was the tube league now he lived on safety basic social ity a year ago his partner died his feet we will carry them out we should reduce this integration a bit because it is extreme i want to be honest that is just my opinion that multiculturalism is fine too but growing up youth is not so clear now that the mayor of Cologne, Martin Hikel, hears something like this, not for the first time since his childhood, the 35-year-old has experienced a large number of immigrants and then politicians have fallen asleep for too long when you look back on what was integration or in participation failed why we have very special phenomena petty crimes which for me are always due to the fact that in the 80s no one really followed a proper integration policy in any way one did not think about the fact that the people would come and then not come back, so you got over it, tolerance and stuff like that, always a lot of people at the UN. left to conscience and one has not formulated clear expectations what it really means to get here what do I really have to do what offers do I what do I expect but also, for example, that very banal things like being fluent in the German language and that there of course has that offering language courses started very late that he does not speak German he keeps isolated that he has also noticed that andreas church comes to him in the pub almost never people with a migration background new format offers what he wanted was that bothers me knock off, yes ok but i have to wait how sometimes andreas fights coronavirus to survive financially after the seven month lockdown we have endless here in the store and give my last time that could even have been prepared by the municipality until the last drop of blood until we say so because he has a typical German event in hisschedule a hit party today today I'll tell you again what to do we still know the prices partly fell jerkily and we think that only then will German hits come in the multicultural quarter and that our pandemic conditions according to corona regulations we must have four with abs they have tand people or marl protective walls and that's why we practically built people in the door already while the final preparations are done there is a party atmosphere for the guests it seems they can hardly wait for the party already crowded Shortly after announcement max 30 people allowed in otherwise expires that's the line shortly after 7pm.
Germans and immigrants can also come in and you will come there again tomorrow. Yeah, don't do Germany today. headscarf as an expression of another foreign culture it's not a thorn in my side i don't have or two look who took off the headscarf dhl thing you look beautiful from tradition making music n i can't see no in the bar on the corner of andreas church schlager fans meanwhile have come to roland kaiser an hour ago athletes are supposed to try so its starting now the mood is really good the mood also means good sales today is the end from the payday of the month for many regulars Definitely notes 30 skaters because now the next two weeks of the right piano and the next few weeks I can be super happy beautiful brings it back so the hard thing between successful fans we also discover elvira trienger again in his booth, how the round is mixed in the machine, it seems a time travel in a world without a crown and without the visible change in every corner on
sonnenallee the sales from the range are yelling to the people here everyone will know we got fire i should have sent this back then and while the hit fans were among them staying out it slowly fades away at the end of the day without special incident and So a good day for the
Sonnenallee, which is hard to shake from its reputation as a troublesome mile.
I think that's what people want to see. Michael is so harmless. He acknowledges reality. He is always simple, but most of all he is beautiful. The example of
Sonnenallee shows that Germany is constantly changing. All citizens must learn to deal with this. Some people find it easier now. Others find it even more difficult.