East Berlin Citywalk

Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte are always fashionable and have many interesting subjects to offer. The best way to explore these neighborhoods is on foot.

In Berlin, I like to go for a walk through Prenzlauer Berg and then through Kastanienallee (Chestnut avenue), specifically in the direction of Mitte. Start at the U-Bahn station on Eberswalder Street. There, at Konnopke, you can eat the best curry for strength on your walk and away you go.

One can find the finest of subjects: grungy houses, concealed courtyards and offbeat types with the typical Prenzlberg look. You can easily spend more than an hour in a street cafe sitting and watching, in between firing off Lomo Hip-Shots. Also of interest are the states of the location during various times of the day. In the morning, on a weekday, the area is usually something resembling a fashionable Dance of Death (Danse Macabre), unlike in the evening – after the post office has closed. And that is really not surprising since the “creative minds” come out of bed at ten, and “work” only until the evening at eight o’clock. In short: It ’s almost non-Prenzlbergian, like being on another planet. It is slightly crazy but otherwise beautiful and with so much charm to keep you coming back.

Along the route there are many cafes, restaurants, and shops selling things that you don’t find on every corner. The observant wanderer will certainly be able to discover one or another shop with Lomographic equipment.

written by ck_berlin on 2011-05-06 in #world #locations #mitte #kodak-ektachrome #kodak-elitechrome #prenzlauer-berg #praktica #diana-mini #travel-tips #berlin #cross-process
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