Prenzlauer Berg (Prenzlau Hill – or Prenzlau Slope as I like to call it in reference to the very similar Park Slope in Brooklyn that we’ve been calling home since 2001) is a neighborhood in the former East of Berlin. We got an apartment here in May 2011. At that point it wasn’t our favorite neighborhood, despite it having been the neighborhood we imagined living in when we first thought about moving to Berlin.
By now I cherish the entire neighborhood, but especially the area around our apartment. You can read more about my view of Prenzlauer Berg in the Berlin Portrait series on the überlin blog, which published a portrait of me and my thoughts about my Kiez.
Prenzlauer Berg has a lot more to offer than what I’m showing in this video. But you know, one minute is short. Here you’ll see the water tower, the tree-lined streets, balconies on Oderberger Strasse, Gethsemanekirche, the book tree, Helmholtzplatz, the pirate ship, a dragon water pump, Kulturbrauerei (culture brewery), the planetarium, Schwarz Sauer and Kastanienallee, Eberswalder Strasse subway station, Konnopke’s Currywurst Imbiss (city’s oldest currywurst stand), Pratergarten (Berlin’s oldest beer garden), street art by El Bocho and by JR (Wrinkles Of The City), Pappelrocks and golden hour at Mauerpark.
Some things that are not in the video, but I have made other videos about, you can check out right now: Mauerpark Flea Market, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Fairy Tale Fountain, and Street Art Berlin (East)
The song is “Whatever Gets In Her Way” by Jason Matherne. You can download the song for free via Soundcloud.
You can look at more photos from this video shoot on my personal blog: Photos from Prenzlauer Berg – Berlin’s Prettiest Neighborhood