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Relaunch of the Pfefferbett Hostel website with new design.
January & Februay 2013:
Reconstruction of the lobby, the kitchen and the office. The design is made by Playze.
The fifth anniversary of the Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin
Due to the reconstruction of the hostel and the new design a new corporate design was created.
The Pfefferbett Hostel becomes a non-profit integration company.
Completion and opening of the Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin
Start of the restauration works (house 6) - todays Pfefferbett Hostel
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)
used as a music and cultural center by the nonprofit company Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH
around 90% of Pfefferberg lay idle
small companies and public institutions opened; local housing administration company Kommunale Wohnungsverwaltung Prenzlauer Berg based its workshops and warehouses here
the publishers Verlag Neues Deutschland established its print works and fleet
Germania-Brotbäckerei Pfefferberg (Germania Bakery Pfefferberg) started making bread
brewery closed down
the Hoffmann-Schokolade chocolate company began production
brewery merged with Schultheiss-Brauerei AG (Brewery Schultheiss)
construction of colonnades, Pfefferberg's emblematic entrance, on Schönhauser Allee
beer bottled for the first time
fermenting cellar built (building 6, now the Pfefferbett Hostel)
current ensemble of buildings established; conversion to machine production
the Schneider and Hillig Brewery took over; renamed 'Brauerei Pfefferberg' (Brewery Pepper Mountain)
founded by Bavarian Master Brewer Pfeffer on a hill behind Schönhauser Gate; first brewery in the Barnim foothills
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.
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!