In Sprengelkiez you can buy your vegetables at the weekly market or in the local organic shop. You can go to university on a skateboard. You can finish your evening run by cooling down in the Plötzensee. On the streets students dance the tango with local Späti owners. Here in Sprengelkiez, you live life the way you like it. Alternative and multicultural, green yet central, trendy but affordable: Sprengelkiez is exactly what other neighbourhoods would like to be.
If you look at other districts within Mitte, which have long since acquired an ‘alternative’ sensibility, accepted it, lived it out, and finally outgrown it, you might think Wedding has overslept. The fact that it's finally awakened can't be denied, and while it stretches and yawns, it draws more and more people of different colours and backgrounds under its spell. Lying northeast of the lively Müllerstraße and southwest of Nordufer, Sprengelkiez is one of the most up-and-coming residential areas in Wedding.
Named after Sprengelstrasse in the heart of the district, Sprengelkiez provides a laid-back, enticing lifestyle for its residents. In the midst of authentic historical buildings, you will find a variety of bars and restaurants on a perfect scale: somewhere between an insider's tip and a popular address for locals. Whether Korean Chicken, Guinness in an Irish Pub or cosy get-togethers in the corner café, almost everyone will find what they are looking for here, without being overwhelmed by choices. Often you will meet familiar faces coming around the corner; it is easy to get to know your neighbours around here. This quickly creates a sense of belonging, even among newcomers. Living alongside old residents, international students or students at Beuth University of Applied Sciences, no one is excluded in Sprengelkiez.
The proximity to nature is certainly appreciated in Wedding. While some jog or cycle along the northern shore, others invite friends and family to picnic here. The absolute highlight in summer is the nearby lake Plötzensee. As one of the most central swimming lakes in Berlin, it’s a popular spot to meet with friends, go swimming during the day, and watch the sunset and take in the wonderful scenery in the evening. Residents also enjoy strolling through the nearby Volkspark Rehberge. Between the big playground and the summer garden houses, you can enjoy the smell of the fresh park air.
Last but not least, the Sprengelkiez has much to offer culturally. The many small galleries attract art lovers. The Prime Time Theater, with its cult sitcom "Gutes Wedding, schlechtes Wedding" (Good Wedding, Bad Wedding), is well known beyond the borders of the district. If you're not too enthusiastic about theatre, you might be happy to catch a movie in the Rehberge open-air cinema. In 2019, the cultural festival "2 Tage Wedding" will take place for the fourth time, with numerous participating art and cultural institutions, clubs, restaurants and cafés providing a varied programme.