Plentiful Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
If you’re looking for a way to see history in action, visit Prenzlauer Berg, in Berlin. Since German unification, P-Berg has become a popular place to stroll, eat, shop and enjoy the nightlife in a fun and unique neighborhood.
Prenzlauer Berg in the northeast part of Berlin, with its many buildings from the turn of the 20th Century, has experienced a burst of growth and activity. While earlier attractive to young bohemians, students and artists, the area has matured into a spot that hosts a variety of pleasures for its wealthier residents these days.
Still appealing to a free spirited, avant-garde crowd, the area hosts plenty of organic markets, vegetarian-friendly spots and restaurants to suit every taste. There are also plenty of cafes to get a cup of fair trade coffee or a pastry just about any time.
The place shows off its sense of humor, with public art such as a the tin woman (most obviously not a tin man).
Even some of the establishments play to the humor of its patrons, like Joe’s Bar whose logo really needs no explanation.
Others, such as the luscious Restauration 1900, pay homage to their history, while also incorporating the new. It’s current menus include both “The Timeless Menu” and a menu “From old…and new time.”
If you like shopping at outdoor markets, Prenzlauer Berg will not disappoint. Everything from fresh farmed produce and dairy to locally-made handicrafts can keep you busy exploring.
From a cultural center housed in a former brewery to galleries to pubs, cafes and restaurants with everything from French to Italian to Vietnamese food, plentiful Prenzlauer Berg provides ample opportunities to taste the new Berlin.
THE QUICK BITE: Since German unification, the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin has become a popular place to stroll, eat, shop and enjoy the nightlife in a fun and unique neighborhood.