Prenzlauer Berg is the most urban district of Pankow, second-largest borough by area of Berlin. In the minds of wider public it is associated with bohemians, state-independent artists, and the gay community. Prenzlauer Berg was an important site for the peaceful revolution that brought down the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Countless pubs, restaurants, cafés, galleries and little shops create a day and nightlife atmosphere unique from the rest of Berlin. Along with Schöneberg, Neukölln and Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg is a focal point of the Berlin art scene. Since the 1990's the borough has experienced rapid gentrification, due to which it's popularity rose and it became home to the so-called bohémiens bourgeois, a.k.a. affluent bohemians.
There's a unique Mitteleuropean buzz and glow to Prenzlauer Berg. It is is characterized by Wilhelmine buildings, that were erected at the turn of the 20th century. Many areas of the borough have become trendy shopping areas with streetstyle fashion designers selling their wares in its boutiques.
Prenzlauer Berg brings together all the dissonant strands of the pre-Facebook world — arty, theatre, film, publishing, journalism. The area has texture due to it's diverse population. Here different subcultures share tastes and space, customs and attitudes.