The 23 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe, according to travel bloggers

Leipzig-#Plagwitz/-#Lindenau: Während das #Westwerk stirbt – #13 of “the 23 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe, according to travel bloggers”

Es ist die Frage, ob man das Westwerk retten kann. Und die #Spinnerei war ist und bleibt in Lindenau. Währenddessen:

Business Insider: “… Travel website Travel Supermarket partnered with bloggers Adam Goffman, who runs “Travels of Adam,” and Emily Ray from “The Cosy Traveller” to find out which neighbourhoods across Europe will become tourist hotspots in 2017.

The ranking was broken down into three categories — culture, creativity, and value — and looked at the ratio of trend-setting and creative industry indicators (such as independent coffee shops, vintage fashion stores, independent bike shops, co-working spaces and art galleries/studios) to the number of residents. Penalty points were subtracted for areas that had high numbers of big chain brands such as Starbucks, Costa and Pret a Manger.

The bloggers’ hipster hangouts are spread all over the continent, from Manchester to Berlin, and include everything from former Soviet borders to self-proclaimed republics and anarchist squats.

23. Poble Sec — Barcelona, Spain
22. Cotroceni — Bucharest, Romania
21. Malasaña — Madrid, Spain
20. Belleville and Ménilmontant — Paris, France
19. Savamala — Belgrade, Serbia (Ne davimo Beograd!)
18. Amsterdam-Noord — Amsterdam, Netherlands
17. 7th District — Budapest, Hungary
15. Holesovice — Prague, Czech Republic
15. Mariahilf — Vienna, Austria

13. Plagwitz — Leipzig, Germany
Two German neighbourhoods make it into the list, including Plagwitz to the south-west of central Leipzig. Plagwitz was actually a town in its own right until 1891, when it was incorporated into Leipzig. The district has a strong Portugese and Brazilian presence, and is known as a residential hub for the city’s professional artists. One of Plagwitz’s biggest cultural attractions is the Spinnerei — a disused cotton factory that now houses art galleries, exhibitions, and film screenings. …

13. Uzupis — Vilnius, Lithuania
12. Nørrebro — Copenhagen, Denmark
11. Kalamaja — Tallinn, Estonia
9. Exarchia — Athens, Greece
9. Sredets — Sofia, Bulgaria
8. Grünerløkka — Oslo, Norway
7. Pigneto — Rome, Italy
6. Metelkova — Ljubljana, Slovenia
5. Södermalm — Stockholm, Sweden
4. Praga — Warsaw, Poland
3. Ancoats — Manchester, UK
2. Miera Iela — Riga, Latvia
1. Kreuzberg — Berlin, Germany