Four Great Things to Do In Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Prenzlauer Berg is a neighborhood in Berlin full of beautiful leafy streets, gorgeous restored buildings, quirky restaurants, and locals. Every time we are in Berlin, this is the neighborhood we usually consider our stomping ground. We feel like we have walked every inch of this area and still continue to enjoy it throughout all seasons.
Here are some of our favorite activities. Unfortunately, most of them are for warm weather but we will come up with a cold weather list someday as well.
Saturday Market on Kollwitzstrasse
This market is every Saturday from morning until around 5:00 PM. We like this market for a few reasons: wine, currywurst, and people watching! Where else can you go have a great glass of wine, prossecco, or mulled wine at 9 AM? The stalls sell great artisan foods and goods…anything from fresh Austrian cheeses, to organic vegetables, to homemade blankets, clothes, and so much more. Every time there seem to be new additions. We like to stroll around the market, sample some of the homemade jams and finally stop for a tipple of something a bit stronger than our coffee. After listening to some live music, we always stop at the currywurst stand. You can spend some time at this market and feel a bit more like a local if you so enjoy.
Currywurst and fries
Sunday Street Food/Food Truck Festival
This great find is located in an old brewery called the Kulturbrauerei and takes place every Sunday during the warmer months. We discovered this on one of our Sunday morning walks and have been returning every time we visit Berlin. To be honest, we come here for one thing….the burritos. Yes, we know…burritos? Well we’ve been living in Germany for 3 years and are originally from Texas…the land of Tex-Mex. We only visit the US once a year, so sometimes burritos really call our names. We enjoy this place because the food is good, but also because of the atmosphere. At this festival, you can get anything international your heart dreams of. There is food from Spain, Argentina, Italy, Korea, Japan, Austria, Russia, and Indonesia, even Tennessee. Everything truly looks and is amazing (we do eat more than just a burrito!).
Prater Biergarten is a must do on a nice day! This is Berlin’s oldest beer garden and has been around since 1837. Located on Kastanienallee, this Berlin institution is hidden from the street and offers a massive seating area under large chestnut trees. Order a cold Prater Pils from the beer stall and sit back and observe locals and tourists enjoying their day. This beer garden is a slice of city life in Berlin and is always a great time. If you are craving typical German fare, you can grab a bratwurst, pretzel, or other snacks from a food stall. Prater Biergarten is also home to a restaurant that is open year round.
Mauer Park on Sundays
Mauer Park has to be one of the best people watching experiences in the world. On Sundays, it seems as if the whole city heads to the park. The park is buzzing with a flea market, artists, entertainers, and musicians. Friends gather around grills or play basketball. It has an atmosphere of a large outdoor festival every single week! Probably the biggest attraction of all is the outdoor karaoke. About 2,000 people cram the stone steps in an outdoor amphitheater to watch live karaoke. The crowd always cheer on the volunteers no matter what the skill level is. Mauerpark can’t be missed on a Sunday especially if the weather is nice. And the experience is completely free which makes it even better.
Here is a great hotel we stay at just a few subway stops away from Prenzlauer Berg.
Give us tips on your favorite places and neighborhoods in Berlin!