Prenzlauer Berg is located in the eastern part of Berlin. Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Berlin and is generally considered the most upscale. It escaped major damage during World War II and as a result, over 80% of the buildings in the locality were build before 1948.
Must See In Prenzlauer Berg
Mauerpark is a greenway park that is located at the border between Prenzlauer Berg and Gesundbrunnen. Mauerpark translates to “Wall Park” referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall. Mauerpark also holds a weekly flea market (every Sunday) which is very popular for both locals and tourists. Read More
Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg
The Wasserturm, (“water tower” in English) is Berlin’s oldest water tower and was completed in 1877, although is no longer in use today. Underneath the water tank were the apartments of the water tower operators. These apartments still exist today and are highly sought after by locals.
The Rykestrasse Synagogue is Germany’s largest synagogue. It was built in 1903 and opened the following year. The Synagogue was not set on fire during the Kristallnacht pogram due to it’s proximity to residential houses. Instead the inside of the structure was heavily vandalized and it’s contents destroyed. Public tours of the synagogue are available.