Mother's Day: Is Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg as fertile as everyone thinks? (PHOTOS)

Notes from different corners of the world.
May 6 2011 9:56 AM

Happy Mutter's Day

The Berlin neighborhood that seemed to defy Germany's grim demographic trend.

Slide Show: Happy Mutter’s Day. Click to launch slide show.

All mothers are special, but in Europe—and, especially, in Germany—mothers are rare. One neighborhood in Berlin appeared to defy the Continent's grim demographic statistics. But despite the undeniable preponderance of pregnant bellies, the image is an illusion.

Click here to see a slide show about Prenzlauer Berg's fertility fantasy.

Sarah Wildman is a visiting fellow at the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.