A neighborhood of Berlin, in the borough of Pankow, is a place identified as Prenzlauer Berg. In 1990, after the German reunification, many bohemian Berlin youth were attracted to the place and considered to live there. Prenzlauer Berg is located in the northeastern side of Berlin, which is part of the borough of Pankow. The place is in the boundary of Mitte, on the west and southwest, Pankow, Weisensee on the north, Lichtenberg on the east, and on the south is Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
Geographically, Prenzlauer Berg stretches out completely on the Barnim glacial deposit. On the Berlin glacier valley from the southwest is the boundary of the district. It is during the period of Ice Age, when its physical form was developed.
Volkspark is a small lake and an open pool accessible to the public at Ernst Thalmann Park found in Prenzlauer Berg.
Old buildings, which were erected from the early years in 20th century, could be found in Prenzlauer Berg. As compared to other cities, only a number of structures were damaged during the Second World War. In the period of German Democratic Republic, the place was abandoned. In 1970, the last remains were emptied. Buildings were restored after the fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification.
At present, standardized historic structures were created at Prenzlauer Berg. More than 300 edifices were preserved as historic monuments such as the breweries on Knaackstraße and Milastraße and the municipal swimming pool located at Oderberger Straße. Located at the heart of the district are various bars and restaurants.
The type of houses at Prenzlauer Berg is characterized by a five-story, numerous dwelling units in closed blocks. The blocks have large backyards; some people own a perimeter of more than a kilometre.
Several significant buildings are also located at the district. The Gethsemane Church of August Orth is one of the most famous. Aside from that, synagogues, a water tower called the “Thick Hermann”, and cemeteries with approximately 22,500 graves as well as 750 family tombs, comprise the area.
Based on a design made by James Hobrecht in 1862, the entire district of Prenzlauer Berg was developed during the middle part of the 19th century. Predicted as a working-class area, the houses were mostly occupied by artists, intellectuals, and students in the previous German Democratic Republic.
Prenzlauer Berg’s new look took place after the German reunification. Major renovations were made, structures have been brightly painted, and the rising property values attracted wealthy inhabitants to move into some places of the borough. Ancient structures like the Prater Beer Garden at Kastanienallee, the old breweries, and the water tower, which is near Kollwitzplatz, still gives a sense of the old Prenzlauer Berg.
Prenzlauer Berg today is considered as one of the most famous districts in Berlin, Germany. Currently, the place offers numerous pubs, cafes, restaurants, galleries, trendy shops and boutiques, street markets, playgrounds, and many more. The district is also renowned for its student crowd.
A tourist Information Centre is conveniently located at Prenzlauer Berg. The staff provides booking accommodation and could update visitors of upcoming events in the area as well as guided walks, nightlife, and tourist spots in Prenzlauer Berg.