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Pfefferbett History

2017
2014
2013
2009
2008
2007
2001
1991
1990
1973
1947
1929
1921
1919
1912
1907
1888
1880
1861
1842

2017

March 2017:

Reconstruction of the bathrooms

2014

April 2014:
Relaunch of the Pfefferbett Hostel website with new design.

2013

January & Februay 2013:

Reconstruction of the lobby, the kitchen and the office. The design is made by Playze.

May 2013:
The fifth anniversary of the Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin

November 2013:

Due to the reconstruction of the hostel and the new design a new corporate design was created.

2009

July 2009:
The Pfefferbett Hostel becomes a non-profit integration company.

2008

May 2008:
Completion and opening of the Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin

2007

2007:
Start of the restauration works (house 6) - todays Pfefferbett Hostel

2001

1from 2001:
careful reconstruction and renovation on all 21 Pfefferberg buildings began; various companies and organizations moved in (e.g., the Akira Ikeda Gallery, Architekturforum Aedes, Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur) 

1991

from 1991:
used as a music and cultural center by the nonprofit company Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH

1990

ca. 1990:
around 90% of Pfefferberg lay idle

1973

from 1973:
small companies and public institutions opened; local housing administration company Kommunale Wohnungsverwaltung Prenzlauer Berg based its workshops and warehouses here 

1947

from 1947:
the publishers Verlag Neues Deutschland established its print works and fleet

1929

from 1929:
Germania-Brotbäckerei Pfefferberg (Germania Bakery Pfefferberg) started making bread

1921

1921:
brewery closed down

from 1921:
the Hoffmann-Schokolade chocolate company began production

1919

1919:
brewery merged with Schultheiss-Brauerei AG (Brewery Schultheiss) 

1912

1912:
construction of colonnades, Pfefferberg's emblematic entrance, on Schönhauser Allee

1907

1907:
beer bottled for the first time

1888

1888:
fermenting cellar built (building 6, now the Pfefferbett Hostel) 

1880

1880-1914:
current ensemble of buildings established; conversion to machine production

1861

1861:
the Schneider and Hillig Brewery took over; renamed 'Brauerei Pfefferberg' (Brewery Pepper Mountain) 

1842

1842:
founded by Bavarian Master Brewer Pfeffer on a hill behind Schönhauser Gate; first brewery in the Barnim foothills 

The hostel

Spend the night on the site of a former brewery - a unique Berlin experience! The Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin is located on the historic grounds of the industrial monument "Pfefferberg" in Berlin's trendy district Prenzlauer Berg. Besides our hostel you can find here artists' studios, galleries, a theatre, clubs, and restaurants with a beer garden which all revive the heritage-protected area.

During the re-constructing of the Pfefferbett Hostel the modern interior design was conceptualised in stylish contrast to the industrial architecture of the 19th century. In the 20 feet high lobby, with its historical ceiling and contemporary wall paintings, the coming together of past and present is particularly apparent. With the plain forms, materials and colours the furnishings of the hostel contribute to the unique atmosphere of old and new.

The central location and the good travel connections make the Pfefferbett Hostel particularly attractive for all Berlin travellers. The underground station "Senefelderplatz" (underground line 2), that runs from the eastern inner-city via Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz and Zoologischer Garten to the "City West", is located directly opposite the site of the "Pfefferberg". "Hackescher Markt", the Museum Island and the boulevard "Unter den Linden" are within walking distance.

The Pfefferbett hostel is part of the "VIA Unternehmensverbund", the compound of integrative offers. Since July 2009, the Pfefferbett Hostel is a non-profit integration company. More than 40% of our employees are severely handicapped and in the context of vocational rehabilitation can find differentiated and interesting jobs at the Pfefferbett Hostel.

 

Our logo
Why did the bear lie in the beer barrel? And what's it got to do with pepper?

The bear in our logo isn't really Knut, the famous polar bear. Instead, he's the heraldic symbol of Berlin and is more seven hundred years old. Pfeffer (the German word for pepper) here has nothing to do with spice and everything to do with Joseph Pfeffer. He was the Master Brewer who founded the brewery in 1842 and gave his name to the Pfefferberg site. You'll find our hostel in the former fermenting cellar, where the beer barrels were once stored. And the Berlin Bear is lying in the beer barrel because we're typical Berliners. We're good at getting creative with the wastelands and unused industrial spaces the city's so famous for (and there have been a lot of them since the wall came down.) Our hostel has brought new life to one of these spaces.

Our team is real Berlin, too. We live in Berlin. We're from Berlin or its surroundings, or other German cities, or Europe, South America, Africa or Asia. In other words, typical Berliners!