Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Prenzlauer Berg, also known as "Prenzlberg", first became a trendy district and then an area for well-to-do families. Trendy cafés, pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs turn day into night and the district into a tourist magnet. The areas around Kollwitzplatz and Helmholtzplatz are especially popular.

The supra-regional interest in Prenzlauer Berg, which 30 years ago was still a rather neglected district, probably stems from its beautiful residential flair. The district is the largest contiguous Wilhelminian style old building area in Germany. Picturesque squares and streets with thoroughly renovated blocks are not uncommon here, and there are always green spaces with playgrounds.

The attractiveness of the district has led to a construction boom in recent years. Gaps between buildings and wastelands have been closed by modern and high-quality new buildings, especially condominiums and townhouses. Next to the detached houses in Blumenviertel and the prefabricated concrete slab buildings on Michelangelostraße, they make for interesting visual constrast.

Together with Pankow and Weißensee, the independent district of Prenzlauer Berg belongs to the larger administrative district of Pankow.

Portrait of Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg
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Trendy Neighborhoods in the South

After the fall of the Wall, many parts of southern Prenzlauer Berg were renovated and modernized. Today the neighborhood is a popular entertainment district with many cafés, bars, galleries, and stores. more

Prenzlauer Berg - Gleimkiez
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Family-Friendly Neighborhoods in the Northwest

The northwest of Prenzlauer Berg is less trendy and more residential than the south. Gleimviertel with the Mauerpark, the Nordic Quarter, and the area around Humannplatz are popular with families. more

Prenzlauer Berg - "Alter Schlachthof"
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Neighborhoods in the East

With its concrete housing estates of the GDR era, old buildings, detached houses and new buildings, the east of Prenzlauer Berg is developing its very own charm. more

Prenzlauer Berg - Gleimkiez
© Franziska Delenk

Prenzlauer Berg: Useful information

An overview of the most important addresses in Prenzlauer Berg: local authorities, schools, hospitals, restaurants, cafés, tips for leisure activities and more. more


  • Prenzlauer Berg© dpa
    Prenzlauer Berg
  • Mauerpark© dpa
    Mauerpark Berlin
  • Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin© dpa
  • Zeiss Planetarium© dpa
    Reopening of the Zeiss Planetarium
  • Stadtbad Oderberger Straße© dpa
    Renovated municipal swimming pool Oderberger Straße