An inspiring area of coexisting contrasts

Schönhauser Allee is a main Berlin thoroughfare that runs from the district of Mitte through Prenzlauer Berg to Pankow. Along the road’s three kilometres, there are many charming side streets branching off into vibrant neighbourhoods, making it one of the most exciting avenues in Berlin.

Schönhauser Allee is a bustling Berlin street that is also steeped in the city’s history. Named after Schönhausen Palace in Pankow, which was constructed in 1691, the avenue was initially planted with trees in 1695, and its first building was completed in 1704. Today, renovated old buildings stand alongside modern office and commercial spaces. This is an area where big fashion chains and department stores have not pushed out Berlin’s small, independent fashion, art and design shops – enabling creative work to flourish here.