At the moment Prenzlauer Berg is still an oasis of creative life, although it is not as wild as its heyday in the 1990s. It’s paradoxically (or not) a neighborhood of artists and intellectuals but also the neighborhood with the most babies per capita in Germany, so these days you’re more likely to encounter kindergardens and punk mothers strolling in the park than anything revolutionary.
It’s busiest of all around Kastanienallee and EberswalderstraÃƒÅ¸e, while all the upscale restaraunts can be found in the genteel but still interesting Kollwitzplatz. While most of the exciting nightlife has moved east, there are still interesting clubs and cafÃƒÂ©s throughout Prenzlauer Berg.
Nowadays much of Prenzlauer Berg is good for trendy shopping as well as many streetstyle fashion designers ply their wares (although few manage to stay open more than a year or two).
Pfefferberg is an old brewery with one of the most beautiful beer gardens in the city. Inside the building you find a varied programme with lots of world music. Go to Icon to hear pounding sounds of drum and bass and hip hop.
Prater in Kastanienallee invites you to linger in its biergarten throughout the summer. The VolksbÃƒÂ¼hne’s second theatre stage is also located here and a club, Bastard, that showcases some great electronic music.