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Prenzlauer BergBerlin

Romantic cobbled streets, lazy weekend breakfasts and a lively flea market have made this district a favorite among families and young couples.

Like Friedrichshain to its south, this former East Berlin neighborhood played an important role in the collapse of the Berlin Wall and was a hive of urban rejuvenation following its demise. Today, Prenzlauer Berg has moved through a long period of gentrification and is home to young families, fashionable restaurants, members of the gay community and one of the city’s largest flea markets.

Take the tram from Mitte for a scenic journey up one of Berlin’s few hills. Arriving in Prenzlauer Berg you’ll see some of Berlin’s most charming neighborhoods. Wander the tree-lined cobbled streets to stumble across cafés and bars. Join the locals for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast at one of the many cafés with outdoor seating before making your way to Mauerpark.

Mauerpark occupies an area once inhabited by the Berlin Wall and its adjacent “death strip,” named for the many ill-fated Germans who tried to cross it. While you may still find relics from the days of the wall, they’re more likely to be on a table at the weekly flea market. Visit on a Sunday to browse many aisles of historic keepsakes, vintage clothing and handmade crafts. Take a seat in the Bear Pit amphitheater to watch hundreds partake in a weekly open-air karaoke session. Sign up to test your vocal cords and your confidence.

Visit the historic Jewish Cemetery on Schoenhauser Allee. The fascinating cemetery is largely overgrown. While it is a somber site, you can take stunning photographs here.

As night falls, travel to Kastanienallee, one of Prenzlauer Berg’s best entertainment precincts. With the large number of families in the area, Prenzlauer Berg isn’t a destination for wild parties but there are plenty of bars, restaurants and beer gardens in the area where you can celebrate into the early morning.

Reach Prenzlauer Berg by tram or train and stay in one of the many boutique hotels and serviced apartments. Rent a bicycle to explore the district and the surrounding neighborhoods, including Mitte, to the west.

Top hotels in Prenzlauer Berg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Vienna House Easy Berlin
Vienna House Easy Berlin
3.5 out of 5
Storkower Straße 162, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Brandenburg
The price is €93 per night

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Velodrom, Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery. Berlin TV Tower and Hackescher Markt ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (560 reviews)

"Great hotel clean room and nice beds. I would totally recommend this place.!!!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Vienna House Easy Berlin
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
2 out of 5
Schönhauser Allee 19, Berlin, BE
The price is €47 per night

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Torstrasse, Berlin TV Tower and Berlin Wall Memorial. Friedrichstrasse and Hackescher Markt ...

3.9/5Very Good! (387 reviews)

"Verte good, exelente opcion, cómodo y acogedor un trato muy bien"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Vienna House Andel's Berlin
Vienna House Andel's Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Landsberger Allee 106, Berlin, BE
The price is €101 per night

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Velodrom, Mercedes-Benz Arena and East Side Gallery. Berlin TV Tower and Hackescher ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,315 reviews)

"Great hotel the staff were friendly and helpful and it’s got great transport links too"…"

Reviewed on 8 May 2020

Vienna House Andel's Berlin
Hotel 103
Hotel 103
2 out of 5
Schoenhauser Allee 103, Berlin, BE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €51 per night

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Schonhauser Allee Arkaden and Max-Schmeling-Halle. Berlin Wall Memorial and Friedrichstrasse ...

4/5Very Good! (647 reviews)

"Needed this room last minute and for a short period to just get ready in while traveling but it ended up far exceeding expectations. Super cute hotel with very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

Hotel 103
BENSIMON apartments Choriner Straße
BENSIMON apartments Choriner Straße
4 out of 5
Choriner Straße 37, Berlin

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mauerpark, Berlin Wall Memorial and Max-Schmeling-Halle. Friedrichstrasse and ...

BENSIMON apartments Choriner Straße
Schoenhouse Studios
Schoenhouse Studios
3 out of 5
Prenzlauer Allee 241, Berlin
The price is €91 per night

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Torstrasse, Berlin TV Tower and Hackescher Markt. DDR Museum and Berlin Cathedral are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (155 reviews)

"Great location, 10 mins walk to Alexanderplatz. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Schoenhouse Studios

Popular places to visit in Prenzlauer Berg

Alexanderplatz
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Alexanderplatz

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Potsdamer Platz
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Potsdamer Platz

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Berliners come to celebrate their city in this public square, which was leveled during World War II and isolated in the Cold War.

Brandenburg Gate
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Brandenburg Gate

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Taste Berlin: Classics & Trends Food Tour
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Taste Berlin: Classics & Trends Food Tour

€65
Per adult
Best of Berlin Bike Tour
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Best of Berlin Bike Tour

100% of travellers recommend
€26
Per adult
Dark Restaurant 4-Course Dinner & Show
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Dark Restaurant 4-Course Dinner & Show

€49
Per adult
Small-Group Prenzlauer Berg & Mitte Walking Tour with Food Tastings
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Small-Group Prenzlauer Berg & Mitte Walking Tour with Food Tastings

€65
Per adult
Historic Berlin Wall Bike Tour
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Historic Berlin Wall Bike Tour

100% of travellers recommend
€26
Per adult
Berlin Highlights Guided Bike Tour
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Berlin Highlights Guided Bike Tour

€35
Per adult

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