Are you visiting Berlin or even lucky enough to be moving there? Here is a small guide of Prenzlauer Berg, one of the capital’s most popular and vibrant areas.
From the Mauerpark on Eberswalderstrasse, where you can still see and touch remaining parts of the Berlin Wall, and visit a weekly flea market every Sunday, to its numerous cafes and restaurants, Prenzlauer Berg has, for good reasons, become one of Berlin’s most popular districts.
Beside the Mauerpark flea market, another very popular market is the one on Kollwitzplatz every Saturday, mostly for fresh food. You will also encounter a differentBerlin shopping experience in Prenzlauer Berg – instead of the larger shops or famous brands which can be found on Friedrichstrasse or Kurfuerstendamm, Prenzlauer Berg shops on Sredzkistrasse, around Kollwitzplatz, or on Schoenhauser Allee or Danzigerstrasse are mostly fine boutiques specialising in certain types of clothing, art of furniture. Guru shop at the corner of Danzigerstrasse and Pappelallee is one of our favourites.
Prenzlauer Berg restaurants offer a wide choice for all tastes
Prenzlauer Berg restaurants offer a wide choice of cuisine, from takeaway kebabs to sophisticated international food – be it French, Vietnamese (Thu Hanoi, Vietnam Village), Italian (Delize d’Italia, Pizzeria alla grande Berlino), German food (Gugelhof, Sowohl als Auch) or European fusion (Anna Blume). Brunch lovers will be spoiled here as well, especially in Summer or on warm Autumn or Spring days when the restaurants open their terraces and serve it almost all day long.
If you just need a coffee in Prenzlauer Berg, you will find many good options almost at every street corner. Kastanienallee (where we like Bracas Prenzlauer Berg), Schoenhauser Allee or Oderbergerstrasse are full of nice coffee shops.
Want to know even more tips for Prenzlauer Berg restaurants and coffee shops? Please visit our dedicated Berlin guide on the subject.