What you need to know about Tempelhof-Schöneberg
On today’s Tempelhofer Feld, locals and visitors gather to enjoy the vast spaces of this inner city park. Once this was the site of the airport where the Candy Bombers landed during the Berlin blockade and cheering crowds greeted John F. Kennedy and the Beatles. Today, the former apron and runways attract skateboarders, kite land boarders and cyclists, as well as kite flyers, mini-golfers and juggers. This spreading green urban space, comparable in size to New York’s Central Park, includes around six acres reserved for picnics and barbecues – so there’s plenty of room for your BBQ as well!
If you prefer unspoilt nature in a unique setting, head for the Südgelände nature park. Established on an old switchyard, the park offers an unusual blend of nature and the remains of the steam engine era where you can stroll through the jungle-like forest and marvel at the park’s impressive flora and fauna. Heading south, the borough has an array of parks, large and small – little oases where you can stroll or read, and children can play.
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