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Leisepark in Berlin
Leisepark © visitBerlin, Foto: Verena Kneiske

Leise Park

Park and amusement in the old Cemetery.

A special green space has been created on the site of the former St. Marien-St. Nicolai cemetery

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 former St. Marien-St. Nicolai cemetery as the result of a neighbourhood initiative: It is possible to see not only the wild, overgrown character of nature here but also its former use of the park as a cemetery. For example, parts of graves as well as individual intact graves have been left here. And the strange thing is that it doesn’t put you off at all, but actually helps to make for a very special atmosphere in the park. Ideal, in fact, for going for a stroll and recharging your batteries. There are also some gaming offerings for kids to have fun!

Around the corner: Bötzowviertel

When you cross Greifswalder Straße you’re already in the middle of the area known as Bötzowviertel. The roads are lined with old buildings and there are many shops, cafés and restaurants. At the end of Hufelandstraße you come to Volkspark Friedrichshain, full of joggers, sunbathers and people out for a walk. Enjoy the sunshine in the beer garden.  

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