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In the Schönhauser Allee Arcaden, an exhibition with photos and documents from the Hotel Kastanienhof collection tells colourful neighbourhood stories from 100 years ago.

Kreuzung Eberwalder Straße, Prenzlauer Berg
Kreuzung Eberwalder Straße, Prenzlauer Berg © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Prenzlauer Berg may be fairly young, but it is nevertheless one of Berlin's most historic districts.  Now the neighbourhood-connected shopping centre at the Schönhauser Allee S-Bahn and U-Bahn station is becoming an exhibition space for the Historic Hotel Kastanienhof Collection, which is probably the most impressive private collection on the history of the area and its themes.

The last 120 years around Schönhauser Allee are documented here and will be accessible to the general public on all floors of the Schönhauser Allee Arcaden.

The photo exhibition has six stations, six very different stories are told. They all pick up viewers and take them back to times long past full of exciting details about Prenzlauer Berg.

For example, visitors can see Schönhauser Allee from 100 years ago and explore the past through Kiez stories. Learn all about the hatter family Klüver/Aschemann or once again hear the laughter of children playing in the courtyards of the old buildings. 

The Hauptmann family, who run the Hotel Kastanienhof as a family business, have been residents of the Kiez for almost 100 years. Three generations of passionate collectors have collected and preserved many stories.


The exhibition can now be admired on all three floors of the Schönhauser Allee Arcaden, of course free of charge for all visitors and always during the centre's opening hours.




Additional campaign: #meinekiezgeschichte
Since life writes the most beautiful stories, the Schönhauser Allee Arcaden are now also collecting the neighbourhood stories of visitors, current and past, new pearls from the neighbourhood, which may be worth telling 100 years from now. Of course, you can submit your very own neighbourhood story on paper at the customer information desk in the centre or - provided with the hashtag #meinekiezgeschichte via Facebook and Instagram. In addition to fame and glory, there are shopping vouchers for the best stories.
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