The U2 from Alexanderplatz feeds crowds onto Senefelderplatz and Eberswalder Straße, close to most attractions. From Museumsinsel and Friedrichstraße you can use tram M1 to Eberswalder Straße as well. U-Bahn station Bernauer Straße and S-Bahn station Nordbahnhof are most convenient for a stroll along the Wall Memorial to Mauerpark.
Pocket Walk: Prenzlauer Berg
Start walking uphill along Kollwitzstraße from U-Bahn station Senefelder Platz. From leafy Kollwitzplatz turn into beautiful Husemannstraße, which was already restored in GDR times, and left into Sredzkistraße where you'll spot the Kulturbrauerei complex ahead; enter beside the tall chimney and wander through its courtyards to the northern exit. Cross Danziger Straße and amble down Lychenerstraße to pretty, café-lined Helmholtzplatz. Follow Raumerstraße west, turn left down Pappelallee and cross underneath the U-Bahn station to Eberswalder Straße; you'll soon reach the popular Mauerpark and the top end of Bernauer Straße with its excellent Wall Memorial.
Berlin's oldest Biergarten has been serving cold ones below the chestnut trees since 1837. See if any of the 600 seats are free before queuing up for a glass of reasonably good Praterbier. The adjacent Gaststätte restaurant is open year-round and has
Berlin's professional volleyball team originates in the western district of Charlottenburg, but plays home matches at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Prenzlauer Berg. The BR Volleys have been particularly successful since the late 1990s. After an up and do
After being out of service for three decades, the beautiful and historical Oderberger baths have been renovated, and supplemented by a spa and hotel. The 20-metre pool is open five days per week for swimmers; check the opening hours beforehand.