Zeiss Grossplanetarium

Top choice in Prenzlauer Berg

It was the most advanced planetarium in East Germany at its opening in 1987 and after the recent renovation it has upped the scientific, technology and comfort factor ante once again to become one of the most modern in Europe. It's a beautiful space to delve into the mysteries not only of the cosmos but of science in general. Many programs are in English, some are set to music, others are geared to children. Tickets are available online.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Prenzlauer Berg attractions

1. Gethsemanekirche


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…

2. Museum in der Kulturbrauerei

0.62 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…

3. Kollwitzplatz

0.65 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…

4. Kulturbrauerei

0.66 MILES

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…

6. Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark

0.95 MILES

Behind a short segment of the Berlin Wall (now an officially sanctioned practice ground for graffiti artists) loom the floodlights of the Friedrich-Ludwig…

7. Mauerpark

1.02 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…