Parks + Gardens

Parks + Gardens

Berlin is one of the greenest capital cities in Europe. This is not only evidenced on aerial photographs of the vast green spot in the centre called Tiergarten, as there are various forms of parks and gardens on almost every corner. Recreational parks, city parks, palace parks as well as forests and wooded areas can all be found in the city. They are ideal for relaxing between touring the city, visiting museums and shopping tours.

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For over 160 years now, the Friedrichshain park has been a popular retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is Berlin's oldest municipal park. The 78 and 48...
The Wuhlheide park is an extensive recreation and amusement park complete with a miniature railway, open-air stage, playground areas and a recreational centre, which...
The views of the Havel river are breathtaking. The water glitters in the sun, steamers chug by and, in the distance, there's Glienicke Bridge. It must have looked pretty...
The Blankenfelde Botanical Park is a listed public park in Berlin's Pankow district and is home to 6,000 plant species, some of which are endangered.
With 22.000 types of plants, Berlin’s Botanical Gardens rank among the three most important botanical gardens in the entire world. Created between 1897 and 1910...
The vestibule leads directly into the terrace room. You then pass the grand piano and a set of walnut chairs before entering the second room – the hunting room which was...
The site of the Federal Garden Show 1985 is now one of the most attractive recreational areas in Berlin. At the Britzer Garden, there are many way to spend your leisure...
On the edge of the Britzer Garten, the 20-metre-high Dutch windmill rises above a large orchard. Built in 1865, the twelve-sided mill is now a listed building. It is one...
Here the German gymnastic movement headed by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn began. On 19 June 1811, the first gymnasium in Prussia was opened by Jahn. A monument located at the...
The historically listed green space bears the name of the great naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. The construction of this public park began on 14 September 1869,...
In 2011 a new park was opened in a quiet side street off Prenzlauer Allee in the scene district of Prenzlauer Berg. A special green space has been created on the site of...
In 1573, Elector Johann Georg had a swamp near his castle drained to create room for a fruit and herb garden. The first "Tartufeln" (potatoes) were also planted in the...
The "death strip" has become a zone of life. The name of the park. which literally means wall park, dates back to the Berlin Wall which was erected in 1961 to demarcate...
On the site of today's Monbijoupark, between Oranienburger Straße and the banks of the Spree, the rococo Monbijou Palace once stood. It was demolished in 1959. A...
The Tempelhof railway yard became a typical deserted industrial area when it was shut down gradually after the Second World War. Yet, in the course of just 50 years, a...
The Nordbahnhof Park is an exciting example of modern park design, providing ample space for urban nature to develop while at the same time offering green spaces to...
Volkspark, or the ‘People’s Park’, Prenzlauer Berg is situated in the east of Berlin’s Pankow district. It spans approximately 29 hectares and is located on top of what...
Children and adults, amateur gardeners and anyone else who's interested can help support the project by buying the produce, sponsoring a bed or purchasing products in...
Actually the politicians had other ideas. The development plan for Berlin's Kreuzberg district featured the typical tenement blocks between Mehringdamm,...
This dream can come true strolling through the spacious Schlosspark in Schloss Charlottenburg. The colourful former Hohenzollern residence offers a superb stage, on to...
The people of Berlin are delighted with their new, yet old-established recreation area. The former Tempelhof airport is now a public park – and not for the first time in...
What Central Park is to New Yorkers and Hyde Park to Londoners, the same holds true in regard to what Tiergarten - the green lung of the metropolis- represents to...
As a "public park" open to all citizens, Treptow Park in 1888 represented an innovation for its time. From the landing pier, visitors have the wonderful chance to...
Berlin has long since been able to consider itself a metropolis with green fingers. There are many small and large recreation and leisure areas, especially in the inner-...
An arboretum is a botanical garden focussed on growing trees. The Späth Arboretum belongs to the Humboldt University in Berlin and now covers 3.5 hectares. It was...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.