Parks + Gardens

Parks + Gardens

Nature at its best. There are more than 2,500 public parks and gardens in Berlin, and almost a fifth of the city is covered with trees. Whether you are walking through Grunewald forest on a warm summer’s evening, taking a stroll around the ‘Gardens of the World’ in Marzahn, admiring the waterfall in Kreuzberg’s Viktoriapark, canoeing on Lake Müggelsee or swimming in Schlachtensee lake – it’s sometimes easy to forget that you are in a capital city with a population of almost 3.5 million. Berlin is green.

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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...
Over a period of almost four centuries, an extensive park landscape has emerged between Potsdam and Berlin, taking its inspiration from the ideas of the French baroque...
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.
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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 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...
Why the garden architect Erwin Barth is referred to as the “Lenné of the 20th century” can be seen in Kladow. In 1925–1933, Barth designed a garden paradise for Dr. Max...
Clean quarry pond north of Tegel Airport. This lake is free of shipping therefore ideal as a bathing spot.
Aircraft were once built at Johannisthal, the European centre for aviation in the early 20th century. Ernst Grade, Melli Beese, Anthony Fokker, the Wright brothers and...
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Berliners and tourists alike are surprised when they learn that Marzahn-Hellersdorf is one of the greenest areas in Berlin. One of these green places are the "Gardens of...
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The young prince was enchanted by Italy. When the 21 year old Carl of Prussia returned to Berlin from his first big journey in 1823, he had only one dream: he wanted to...
When the Berlin Wall still stood, the Grunewald was the largest forested area in the western part of the city, and often enough, overrun by strollers and bike riders....
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 the Royal Garden Academy near the Berlin Botanical Garden in Dahlem amateur gardeners can learn all about planting and garden design. On the area of the Royal Garden...
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...
The wooded loop trail in the Hakenfelder Wäldchen is something special because its first 700 metres are specially designed for people with visual impairments. Where...
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...
On 1 May 2013, the Mörchenpark celebrated its grand opening with just a few tents and balloons on dusty sand. By the hundreds, Berliners and other guests came to the...
Its deepest end was measured at close to eight meters. It is four and a half kilometres in length, two and a half kilometres wide, and Berlin’s largest lake: the...
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...
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-...
Can a patch of grass located on the former no man's land between East and West Berlin have something to say about the history of Berlin? Yes, of course! Amsterdam...
"An image from my childhood springs to mind like a fairytale: a palace, peacocks sitting up on a high branch or fanning out their tails, fountains, shady lawns, winding...
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...
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.