The Vietnamese Dong Xuan Centre in Berlin, Germany, is always a hub of activity. Photo: Alamy

How a rundown corner of Berlin became a refuge for city’s Vietnamese, and how other Berliners found it

  • Hired by East Germany as contract workers, Vietnamese who chose to stay in Berlin when the Wall came down gravitated to an indoor market in the city
  • Fellow Berliners have discovered the Dong Xuan Centre and go there for the cheap manicures and shopping, and there are plans to make it Berlin’s Asiatown
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The Vietnamese Dong Xuan Centre in Berlin, Germany, is always a hub of activity. Photo: Alamy
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