Back before the First World War, Carl Hagenbeck, an animal dealer from Hamburg, planned a "future zoo" on the site of what is now the Volkspark Rehberge public park.
The landscape was designed to be like the natural habitats of the animals on display. But nothing more came of it.
Instead of attracting attention with predator menageries, people have long since reflected on the area’s own real strengths in the Volkspark Rehberge. Indigenous animals like wild boar and roe deer roam free in enclosures where you can visit them for free. And when it snows, young and old alike can have fun on the tree-lined toboggan run, which is about 300 metres long and 20 metres high.
The open-air Rehberge cinema with its 1,500 seats under a starry sky is one of the largest open-air cinemas in Berlin. From Wednesdays to Sundays, cartoons, German films and the latest Hollywood blockbusters are shown here.