Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 123 out of 125 hikers


  • SaRie

    The water tower in the south of Prenzlauer Berg was built in the middle of the 19th century and is one of the oldest water towers in Berlin. To this day, the tower is lovingly called the "Dicker Hermann" by many Berliners. Meanwhile, he serves as a residential building.

    Beautifully situated in a small public park, with many benches, a playground, trampoline and table tennis, you can make yourself comfortable up here with a picnic blanket, enjoy the view of the TV tower and Wilhelminian style buildings and the subsequent visit to one of the many street cafes or restaurants around the Wasserturmplatz.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Gritta

    The "big" water tower was built to house the people working for the water supply. For the water tower was located at the gates of the city.
    It was then quite common to build attractive apartments on the waterworks. So the employees were immediately on site in the event of an emergency.

    Above the former water reservoir today is a small meadow with benches. You have a nice view.
    In addition to the water storage there is a playground, public trampoline and ping-pong tables.

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    • April 6, 2018

  • Jonas

    Calm over the rooftops of Berlin. Great for the evening outing and a good bottle of wine.

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    • July 22, 2015

  • Christoph

    Especially in spring, it is very colorful, even a small vineyard there

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    • June 19, 2016

  • Jochen

    The water tower is largely covered by the planted slopes.

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    • November 3, 2019

  • MR.S

    Everything was redeveloped here

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    • August 13, 2019

  • Thomas Tesche (Panketaler)

    Very nice ensemble. You can even climb a 'mountain'.

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    • December 29, 2019

  • Daggy 🌲❄️☃️

    The Prenzlauer Berg water tower is Berlin's oldest water tower, completed in 1877 and in operation until 1952. It stands between Knaackstrasse and Belforter.

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    • April 22, 2021

  • Joghurtprinzessin🏊‍♀️🚵‍♀️🏃‍♀️

    One of the older water towers in Berlin. From the top of the mountain you have a good view and can see the television tower.

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    • May 2, 2021

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    The landmark of Prenzlauer Berg is the former water tower ("Dicker Hermann") on the corner of Ryke and Knaackstrasse from 1877, Berlin's first water tower.

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    • June 13, 2021

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