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Helmholtplatz
Helmholtplatz © Tic/Friedel Kantaut

Helmholtzplatz

Named after the physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, the square is the heart of the Helmholtz district, one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Berlin. Until 1885 there was a brickworks here, where material for the construction of the southern part of Prenzlauer Berg was also produced. The square, which was built at the end of the 19th century, is a meeting place for the neighbourhood, where children can play and there is a children's flea market on many Sundays. A square house is a place for social neighbourhood projects.
A small Saturday market takes place in the adjoining Lychener Straße.