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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
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
2 out of 5
Schönhauser Allee 19, Berlin, BE
£75
per night
2 May-3 May

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

3.9/5Good! (371 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
£119
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,291 reviews)

"The property has a Michelin rated restaurant on the 12th floor with amazing views to accompany the equally amazing food."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Vienna House Andel's Berlin
Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
2 out of 5
Storkower Strasse 160, Berlin, BE
£40
per night
3 Apr-4 Apr

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

3.5/5Good! (1,015 reviews)

"Excellent price and value."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Holiday Inn Berlin City Center East Prenzlauer Berg
Holiday Inn Berlin City Center East Prenzlauer Berg
4 out of 5
Prenzlauer Allee 169, Berlin, BE

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Schonhauser Allee Arkaden and Max-Schmeling-Halle. Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (764 reviews)

"The hotel was great, very clean and modern The staff was great too"…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Berlin City Center East Prenzlauer Berg
Victor's Residenz-Hotel Berlin
Victor's Residenz-Hotel Berlin
4 out of 5
Am Friedrichshain 17, Berlin, BE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£64
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Torstrasse, Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower. Friedrichstrasse and Velodrom are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,470 reviews)

"Lovely welcoming staff, clean hotel, nice waiting areas, bedrooms very comfortable only negative pillows in bed very small"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Victor's Residenz-Hotel Berlin
Old Town Hotel Berlin
Old Town Hotel Berlin
3 out of 5
Greifswalder Str. 211, Berlin, BE
£82
per night
2 Apr-3 Apr

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Torstrasse, Alexanderplatz and Velodrom. Berlin TV Tower and Hackescher Markt are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (400 reviews)

"Property is located I out of the tourist area, this makes it excellent in better pricing, the avenue is very centric, has a tram station at a 3 minute walk, many local restaurants around, the staff is friendly and the hotel gives you a home feeling. Pricing is great too"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

Old Town Hotel Berlin

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Mauerpark
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Mauerpark

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Volkspark Friedrichshain
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Volkspark Friedrichshain

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

£80
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off - Berlin Wall Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off - Berlin Wall Tour

72% of travellers recommend
£7
Per adult
Berlin Highlights Guided Bike Tour
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Berlin Highlights Guided Bike Tour

£29
Per adult
Discover the Bohemian Side of Berlin with a Local
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Discover the Bohemian Side of Berlin with a Local

£33
Per adult
Berlin WelcomeCard
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Berlin WelcomeCard

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Per adult
Bohemian Berlin: Exclusive Private Walk with a Local
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Bohemian Berlin: Exclusive Private Walk with a Local

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Per adult

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