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Set table in the garden © Getty Images, Foto: Westend 61


Off to the flower beds

Berlin's best-known urban gardening project, the Prinzessinengärten, moved from Kreuzberg to Neukölln in 2020. Here, a new garden is being created on the former Neuer St. Jacobi cemetery. A collective of dedicated Berliners takes care, that the plants and bees of the Prinzesinnengärten will continues to grow, blossom and hum. The previous 6,000 m² ecological and social garden landscape at Moritzplatz will now be used as an inclusion and community garden for the neighborhood.

Prinzessinengärten Collective Berlin

The members of the Prinzessinnengärten Collective not only work together at the high bed and plantes. The goal is also to learn and to share the common knowledge, with a focus on ecological do-it-yourself. Sowing, planting and harvesting are just as important here as seed production, processing and preserving vegetables, keeping bees and the construction of a worm compost system, together with the development of new methods of DIY cultivation, all of course in organic quality.

Children and adults, gardening enthusiasts and beekeepers can all help in some way: by buying what is harvested, sponsoring a vegetable bed or enjoying the directly processed products as delicious meals in the garden café. During opening hours the Prinzessinnengärten offer gardening sessions and workshops on subjects like beekeeping in the city or growing potatoes. Children very quickly find out that you don't have to be a country child in order to grow things.

Around Neukölln

Rixdorf à Berlin
Kirchgasse à Rixdorf © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

As colorful and lively as the area around Hermannplatz in Neukölln is, the Neukölln neighborhood around Richardplatz has a village-like feel. Stroll through the historic core and the winding alleys of Alt-Rixdorf. Travel back in time and enjoy the pretty flower and vegetable beds, discover backyards, small stores and cafés. Art lovers will get their money's worth at the KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, in an old brewery building.

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