Prenzlauer Berg
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Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg

Located in a quiet side street in Prenzlauer Berg one of the most thrilling districts of Berlin. Attractions in walking distance are: Kollwitzplatz (cafés,restaurants, farmer’s market), Volkspark Friedrichshain (Tennis Court, climbing wall, open-air cinema, playgrounds, cafés) and planetarium. Tourist hot spots like Brandenburger Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz, Museums Island are only a few U-/S-Bahn stops afar. Literally next door you’ll find a vast amount of international restaurants, food and wine stores, legendary cafés and exciting shops. There is even a fabulous bar directly situated in the front of the house. Prenzlauer Berg - around Kollwitzplatz

At the time of the GDR many non-conformists to the system lived in Prenzlauer Berg. The Gesthemane Church in Stargader Strasse was the meeting point for the protest movement in 1989, which eventually led to the fall of the Wall. Today, "Ossis" (East Germans) and "Wessis" (West Germans) from the fashion, music and art scene live together here in run-down, low-rent apartments. Clearly there is a lot going on in Prenzlauer Berg -- although without the hecticness of Kreuzberg. In the many cafés, you can still come across people reading books and writing poetry, but how long this will go on is a question of time.

The best place to experience this special atmosphere is in the numerous cafés surrounding Kollwitzplatz. Just a few steps away is another pseudonym for cafés and nightlife: the Wasserturm (Water Tower). This old landmark is surrounded by cafés and pubs of all sorts and, in summer evenings, it is practically impossible to find and empty chair or table on the sidewalks. Also worthwhile is a stroll in the side-streets of this part of the Prenzlauer Berg: take interesting Kastanienallee for example. The red-brick buildings of the Kulturbrauerei, located at the corner of Knaack- and Danziger Strasse, was originally a brewery, today it functions as a center for exhibitions, poetry readings and concerts.

You can reach Alexanderplatz with the tramway No. 5 in only 5 minutes. The next underground station is Senefelderplatz with the tube U2.
The nearest interurban railway station - so called S-Bahn - into the City is Greifswalder Strasse, take S41 or 47

Parking places are available on the street, places for bicycles are aviable in our courtyard

Tourist Info Centres:

Tourist Offices in Berlin are amazingly well organised, and information on anything from local sights and car hire can be found in an instant. In Berlin, the tourist office can help you find anything you are looking for.

Brandenburger Tor

Nov. 1 – March 31
daily 10–18 h
(April 1 – Oct. 31 extended opening hours)

Tourist Info Café:

Am Alexanderplatz
Nov. 1 – March 31
daily 10-18 h
(April 1 – Oct. 31 extended opening hours)


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