Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany. Copyright © 2023 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

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As you can see from our Berlin stories, they’re very much centred on our neighbourhood, Prenzlauer Berg, and are probably much more locally-focused than any other series of posts we’ve written on other destinations we’ve visited for Grantourismo this year. We could probably do a series on what’s on our street – Oderberger Straße – all on its own.

Boasting streets bursting with vintage clothes shops, vinyl record stores, atmospheric cafés, affordable restaurants, and hip bars, Prenzlauer Berg is such a cool area that it’s just so easy to spend time here and so very hard to leave.

Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany. Copyright © 2023 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Even if you’re visiting Berlin for the first time and are intent on ticking off some sights, all the major monuments are a 15-minute train ride or half hour to an hour’s stroll away, so it’s very easy to do your museum-hopping by day, and spend your evenings kicking back in the local ’hood.

Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany. Copyright © 2023 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

To give you an idea of what a typical street in Prenzlauer Berg is like, we thought we’d provide a guide to what ‘our’ street Oderberger Straße has to offer, so you can appreciate its appeal and understand why we haven’t ventured far. Who needs to head to Kreuzberg when we have all this right on our doorstep?

Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

#14 Oder Barfuß vintage clothes, shoes and accessories in a bright basement shop.

#23 Silberfischer’s Home Shop t-shirts and clothes with attention-grabbing graphics.

#27 Oderquelle hearty German dishes in an inviting atmospheric pub; always packed.

#28 Pune tasty, authentic Indian cuisine and cocktails in a contemporary Asian space; popular.

#29 VEB Orange cluttered vintage furniture store with a wonderful selection of ceiling lamps.

#31 Sukho Thai super-affordable, authentic Thai food in a simple setting; excellent for take-away.

Opposite side of the street:

#35 Bonanza Coffee Heroes locals consistently rate this Berlin’s best coffee; coffee roasted on the premises.

#38 Café Krone cosy casual café with wooden chairs and long tables; family-friendly.

#39 Café Ost Fee another homey café, this one with mismatched retro furniture; also beloved by local families.

#41 Zehnle von Langsdorff bespoke made in Berlin clothes to fit any figure; their tailored trousers are legendary

#42 Lampensitz cool, contemporary designer lamps and lighting.

#45 Goo vintage clothing by chic designer brands, from Chanel to Helmut Lang.

#46 Nemo dimly lit late night bar that attracts a boisterous mix of locals and foreigners.

#47 Paul’s Boutique Hipster streetwear: funky t-shirts, sneakers galore, and retro robots.

#53 Flagship Store up and coming Berlin-based and international fashion designers.

#16 Kastanienallee (corner) Café Godot casual corner café-bar with outdoor seating in the warmer months.

Across Kastanienallee:

#61 Calypso this cluttered shop is packed to the rafters with retro vintage shoes.

#2 Fleischmoebel/Möbel a snug, bohemian bar with a retro-cool feel to it; the later you go the better.

#4 Oye Records specialises in new and used vinyl, from funk and soul to drum and bass and disco.

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4 thoughts on “Our Street: Oderberger Straße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin”

  1. My wife and I got married in Pankow, and were staying in Prenzlauer Berg (we are from Sydney). It was so difficult to NOT spend all our travel money in the neighbourhood!
    Out hearts long to return there, and we will!

  2. It’s a fantastic neighbourhood, isn’t it? We could definitely go back. We were there in winter, but I’d love to experience it in summer. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. I loved the trees in Oderburger Strasse, with their deep pink blossom, when we were there last week. Can anyone tell me what type of tree they are, please?

  4. Hello Henry, I’ve been told there are crab apple trees, cherry trees, horse chestnut trees, crape myrtles (including black leaf crape myrtles, which apparently have a dark pink-almost red flower), French maples, and European white elm trees on and around Oderberger Strasse. Unfortunately we were only there during a very snowy winter, so I’ve not seen the trees in flower nor the gorgeous street-side gardens I’m told are there in spring and summer. Thanks for dropping by!

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