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Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg is one of Berlin's trendier districts. It encompasses much of the eastern Berlin city center northwards of the Torstraße and is a popular place to live and go out. Until 2001 Prenzlauer Berg was a Berlin borough (Bezirk) in its own right, but it is now part of the much larger borough of Pankow.

Where to go

Prenzlauer Berg is criss-crossed by some of Berlin's radial avenues and ring-roads, making it easy to pick out the sections of interest. The south of the district - marked by theTorstraße - adjoins the trendier sections of Mitte. Follow the Kastanienallee, the Schönhauser Allee and the Prenzlauer Allee outwards as far as the Danziger Straße (which is part of Berlin's inner ring road) and you're passing through the hippest, most-talked about sections of Prenzlauer Berg, centred on the now ineffably hip Kollwitzplatz. North of the Danziger Straße is the up-and-coming quarter around the Helmholtzplatz, but once you hit the S-Bahn ring line, the places of interest quickly diminish and by the time you reach the second ring road (Bornholmer Straße / Wisbyer Straße) things have become very residential.