Neighborhood walk through Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Neighborhood walk through Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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On a short walk through the neighborhood, we will talk about the changes in the neighborhood, visit places and discuss why Amazon is so problematic for the neighborhood structure and the world.

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A walk through Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg clearly shows how the neighborhood has changed over the years. Once characterized by alternative cultures and a lively street life, many corners are now dominated by gentrified apartments and hip cafés.

Amazon has a major influence on these changes. Due to the company's expansion in recent years, more and more local stores and small businesses in the neighborhood have disappeared. The convenience of online shopping has led to many people preferring to order from Amazon instead of shopping in small local stores.

Amazon's presence in the neighborhood is not only problematic locally, but also globally. The company is repeatedly criticized for its working conditions in the warehouses and for its tax avoidance practices. In addition, Amazon's mail order business contributes to environmental pollution caused by packaging materials and delivery vehicles.
Overall, Amazon's presence in the neighbourhood and worldwide is problematic, as it leads to a monopolization of the market, displaces local businesses and has a negative impact on the environment. It is important to be aware of this problem and to support local businesses in order to maintain the diversity and vibrancy of the neighborhoods.

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Sun 14:30 - 19:00 Excursion