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Our favourite places in Pankow

Prenzlauer Berg: Creativ and Cosmopolitan

Vibrant Prenzlauer Berg is home to creativity and a cosmopolitan lifestyle – as much in evidence in the many cafés and eateries around the Helmholtzplatz and Kollwitzplatz squares as in the wealth of independent boutiques and quirky shops where you can browse to your heart’s content. Oderberger Straße and Kastanienallee boulevard have long been a treasure trove for Berlin designer fashion and labels.

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Weißensee: At the Weißer See lake

The urban beat slows in the green Weißensee district with its spreading lake. Yet here too, you can find a lively arts scene with many galleries in the streets around the Weißensee Art College – a magnet for young creatives. Close to the Weißer See lake, which gives the area its name, you can find the Weißensee Cemetery, the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe and a unique monument of cultural history.

Our tips

  • Anna Blume: Café at Prenzlauer Berg

    Coffee in Prenzlauer Berg

    Sit down and enjoy a really good coffee

    When it comes to cafés, in Prenzlauer Berg you’re spoilt for choice. Coffee connoisseurs are guaranteed to find what they want here.
  • Venue Dock 11 is in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

    Dock 11

    Contemporary dance history

  • Eberswalderstrasse in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg mit Blick auf den Fernsehturm

    Discover the events in the neighbourhood.

  • Shopping in Eberswalder Straße and Schönhauser Allee in Berlin

    Cosmopolitan, creative and relaxed - everyone feels at home here: Find your hotel in Pakow.

Pankow: Royal and Green

With Berlin rapidly growing in the late nineteenth century, rural Pankow was a popular destination for a day out to escape the city tenements and crowds – and it was immortalised in some much-loved tunes of the day. Pankow still offers many attractive leisure facilities today, with generous green spaces, parks and gardens – and even its own palace! The original Schönhausen Palace dates from 1621, built by the Dohna family of Prussian nobles. The present baroque design goes back to the 1700s when the palace was converted during the reign of Friedrich the Great. Today, the palace houses a fascinating museum reflecting the building’s chequered history. The River Panke flows through the beautiful park grounds, which are especially attractive for young families.
In the far north of Pankow, the urban landscape soon returns to its rural roots, with farming and fields, paddocks for horses and nature conservation areas.

Schloss Schönhausen / Prussian summer residence in Berlin Pankow

Bike tour in Pankow

Explore the many faces of the district Pankow by bike. From Prenzlauer Berg and along the river Panke.

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Listen to the locals

Prenzl'Mami

Schönhausen Palace, lake Weißer See and the lively atmosphere of Prenzlauer Berg – this is all in Pankow.

Susanne
Mother from Prenzlauer Berg
Hier in Berlin

This character has emerged as part of the “HIER IN BERLIN” initiative. Berliners were encouraged here to share recommendations and information with tourists.


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