In Pankow, you can discover the different facets of Berlin especially well.You will find rural tranquility and a vibrant city life.Urban neighborhoods, suburbs with beautiful villa areas, rural areas and an internationally acclaimed health region, all that makes Pankow an attractive combination of contrasts.
The Pankow district was created in 2001 by merging the former districts of Prenzlauer Berg, Pankow,andWeißensee. Pankow has a good 408,000 inhabitants (status: September 2018) making it the most populated district of the German capital and is located in the North East of Berlin.The district is made up of thirteen subdistricts with very different characters and historical backgrounds.
The Coat of Arms of Pankow - Berlin Mural Crown, Gate, Wheeland Hops
After the district reform in 2001, three essential elements determine the new symbol of the district:The gate, open and without fortifications, stands for hospitality and cosmopolitanism and thus showingits self-image of the district.The eight-spoked wheel is the symbol of trade in Heraldry and is reminiscent of the Catherine-wheel in the coat of arms of the former Weißensee district.The hops illustrate the growth and refer only indirectly to the brewery history in the North East of Berlin.
Pankow is the official “place of diversity”
The district Pankow together with a further 65 municipalitiesand districts is the “place of diversity”.The initiative triggered by the Federal Government in late 2007, pays tribute to the exemplary commitment to the strengthening of democracy, tolerance,and diversity, which at the same time is a clear signal against right-wing extremism, xenophobia, racism,and Anti-Semitism. For the district of Pankow, participation in this competition is part of the continuous effortsto a cosmopolitan and tolerant districtthat above all finds its expression in participating in the Federal program “DIVERSITY DOES GOOD” since 2007 and in the signing of the “Charter of the Diversity”.