Prenzlauer Gärten

Completed in 2008 based on plans designed by Berlin architect Stephan Höhne, the "Prenzlauer Gärten" as Berlin's first townhouse project with 61 townhouses and 64 apartments were the first residential spaces in the city to combine urban living with private yards and a wider natural setting. While the social and cultural buzz of downtown Berlin are just minutes away for parents to enjoy, the more than 100 kids living at the complex get all the fresh air they need playing with friends both at home and at Volkspark Friedrichshain, which lies just across the street.