Prenzlauer Berg

Behind a short segment of the Berlin Wall (now an officially sanctioned practice ground for graffiti artists) loom the floodlights of the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, the stadium where Stasi chief Erich Mielke used to cheer on his beloved Berliner FC Dynamo football (soccer) team.

Michael Jackson played a concert here in 1992. Built in 1951 the compound, which seats 18,000 spectators, is now in poor structural shape and will be closed for complete refurbishment once city funds become available, possibly starting in 2020.

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Nearby Prenzlauer Berg attractions

1. Mauerpark

0.14 MILES

With its wimpy trees and anaemic lawn, Mauerpark is hardly your typical leafy oasis, especially given that it was forged from a section of Cold War–era…

2. Kulturbrauerei


The fanciful red-and-yellow brick buildings of this 19th-century brewery have been upcycled into a cultural powerhouse with a small village's worth of…

3. Museum in der Kulturbrauerei

0.42 MILES

Original documents, historical footage and objects (including a camper-style Trabi car) bring daily life under socialism in East Germany to life in this…

4. Jugendfarm Moritzhof

0.43 MILES

This educational farm playground for kids offers interaction with barnyard animals and courses in basket-weaving, forging, felting and other old-timey…

5. Gethsemanekirche

0.54 MILES

This 1893 neo-Gothic church was a hotbed of dissent in the final days of the GDR and thus a thorn in the side of the Stasi, which, as late as October 1989…

7. Kollwitzplatz

0.68 MILES

Triangular Kollwitzplatz was ground zero of Prenzlauer Berg gentrification. To pick up on the local vibe, linger with macchiato mamas and media daddies in…