History in Prenzlauer BergEdit This
The city of Berlin has a remarkable and historic past, and one that will have the learned traveler caught up in research and exploration. The city district of Prenzlauer Berg was once called Feldmark, known for its working class people and talented artisans. In 1920, Prenzlauer Berg officially became part of the city of Berlin and it was called Prenzlauer Tor. The added borough contributed roughly three hundred thousand German citizens to Berlin’s population. A year later, the Prenzlauer Berg was born, and it has been a traveler’s destination ever since.
Prenzlauer Berg has an area of eleven square kilometers, and a thriving population of 160,000 inhabitants. With the tall buildings stabbing into the summer sky, the panoramic view of Berlin in the summer leaves many wondering why there are not more people. It's nice to have a street that can be walked down without pushing and shoving.
The French Quarter
When strolling through the Prenzlauer Berg, the traveler is struck with fantastic images of both new and old, through art and commerce. The French Quarter area of Prenzlauer Berg on Oderberger Strabe, was developed after the German French war of 1871, and is situated between Shonsauscrallee Ali and Prenzlauer Ali. The beautiful streets can be easily recognized, as they have been named for places in France such as Metz, Mulhausen and Kolmar.
Post War Prenzlauer Berg
World War II saw extensive bombing in the city of Berlin. with many of the buildings destroyed, a rebuilding effort began in 1945. Through hard work and a determined national pride, the Germans, most specifically the Berliners, worked insatiably until the town was rebuilt.
For the traveler, nothing is more exciting and enriching than visiting
a section of a city with so much history. Although the history was
very traumatic with the bombings from the allies at the end of World
War II, it is nonetheless history, and it's great to learn about
Berlin and the effects of the war on this great city.
The entire area is alive with history, as every street that you turn down offers another insight into the spirit of European togetherness as there are Prussians, French, Danish and Norwegian street names all throughout Prenzlauer Berg. This makes Prenzlauer Berg one of the most interesting and vibrant places for a traveler of any in Berlin.