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Prenzlauer Berg
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Address: Gleimstr. 55 | 10437 Berlin, 10437 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 60980018
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Situated in what was once the militarized “death strip” of the Berlin Wall...

Situated in what was once the militarized “death strip” of the Berlin Wall (or Mauer) that divided East and West, Mauerpark is now a social, cultural, and artistic center of the city.

Today’s Mauerpark is on land that ran between the two parallel walls separating East and West Berlin. With its observation towers, attack dogs, trip wires and armed guards primed to shoot anyone trying to escape to the West, it was known as the “death strip.”

The park dates back to the early 1990s when local residents, noticing the rapid spread of self-seeded vegetation on the sandy strip of land, began planting trees and calling for the creation of a park. As a result, the city’s politicians included Mauerpark in the city’s bid to host the 2000 Olympics. Although Berlin’s bid for the Olympics was not successful, the plea to build Mauerpark was.

In Mauerpark you can take a stroll, lie around, read, play on the swings, play boules and basketball, picnic in the birch grove, get involved in community gardening, go to the Rainbow Playground with the kids, watch musicians and performers in the amphitheatre, have a drink and a bite to eat in the outdoor cafes or hunt for bargains at the Sunday flea market.

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Woodstock on Sundays!

LOTS of people during the Sunday market. Street artists of all kinds. Great fun, like a big festival. Watch people representing all possible styles and fashions.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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We went here for the market... which were all selling the same stuff apart from the odd place. Like a flavoured honey stall. It was huge but it got tiresome seeing the same tat sold everywhere - where is the originality people?!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

LOTS of people during the Sunday market. Street artists of all kinds. Great fun, like a big festival. Watch people representing all possible styles and fashions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's always a party in this park. Live music is playing in every corner of this crowdy park and everyone is happy. Nice just to walk thought and watch people.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location to go on weekends with the family. Many activities going on at all times to include concerts. Very large flea market next to the park with lots of antique items and all kind of food for sale. There is also a playground for the kids. Park is easily accessible by train and is only a couple of hundred... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

berlin is a tourist city and each the growth of tourism goes bigger.one of the many tourists spots is the mauerpark where sometimes during the year there are some markets as well selling craft things and also many takeaway food.,sure is one part of the old mauer of the old wall of berlin..it is worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for something fun to do on a Sunday in Berlin head to Mauerpark. Packed with people, food stands, live music and a fleemarket. pretty affordable prices and great atmosphere. Or, you can just hangout in the park bring your own food and drinks and have a picnic. There's live music in the park area and is all... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to Enjoy and spend time on weekends with family as well as chill with beers .. and good shops and stalls to buy too many things !!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Are you in Berlin, you must only visit this park on Sunday. Here is the good atmosphere and a lot of life among those who are there. There are lots of good food of different cuisines and beers. Here you can experience a lot of good music of bands like acting. There are many small shops where you can make... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The best place to go on a Sunday in Berlin for sure. The market is massive with a wide variety of goods to suit everyone. All the food and drink looks amazing, again all different kinds of things to try. The bearpit was the best entertainment, funny, great atmosphere whatever the weather!

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the market at Mauerpark! Lots of things happening and great shops. A variety of different food options aswell, and a live band playing. Made our first day in Berlin great.

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Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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