Day Trips in Prenzlauer BergEdit This
Prenzlauer Berg is a hip and modern part of Berlin, one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is quiet and peaceful, yet still near the center of town. Prenzauler Berg is a good place to spend a day walking around the creative and intellectual hub of Berlin. Tourists visiting Berlin could do worse than to invest some of their time in day trips, viewing both the artistic and architectural wonders, and also the more modern sporting events, and even the nightlife.
Places of Interest
For those who enjoy nineteenth century Gothic-like architecture, the Immanuelkirche (Immanuel Church) in the Immanuelkirchestrasse is an important example of architecture from the neo-Romantic period. It is a very popular tourist attraction and also hosts concerts and events.
Revolution might attract some tourists, and Prenzlauer Berg houses Kollwitzplatz, with its statue of Kathe Kollwitz, the anti-war artist. Left-wing radicals and artists met here during the Berlin Wall era. and it is still a trendy cafe and bar area.
More history can be felt in the Mauerpark, once a strip of no-man’s land between West Berlin’s Wedding and East Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg. It was here that the land was turned into a memorial park when the Wall was torn down. Modern art decorates the park, but the memories of a ‘no-man’s land’ remain in the atmosphere.
For a bit of light relief, visit the Zeiss Planetarium on Prenzlauer Allee, a planetarium considered one of the best in continental Europe, and and one which works with a computerised projector to change the program regularly.
Other Places to See
Away from the glamor of culture and artistic revolution, the Box Temple on Lehderstrasse is devoted to the art of fighting--traditional boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai fights. Visitors who enjoy that spectacle might also want to visit the Fredrich-Ludwig-Jahn Sportpark on Cantianstrasse that serves as both a track field ad the soccer stadium as well as a concert site.
The Jewish cemetery in Schonhauser Allee was sadly damaged in World War II although it is still possible to see graves of Gerson von Bleichroder (Bismark's Finacee Minister), the painter Max Liebermann and the composer Meyerbeer. It is important to remember to cover your head, as a symbol of respect, when entering a Jewish cemetery.