The best gardens and parks in Berlin
Now that the warm weather has arrived everyone is planning holidays in the main European and world capitals. One of the most attractive destinations is Berlin for diverse reasons including its nightlife, museums, cultural life, etc. A good part of the German idiosyncrasy is enjoying the sun (when there is sun) in many of the parks with which it is blessed, which is quite the case for Berlin. Germans like getting together with their friends and having a BBQ in their free time. Therefore, if you’re going to the city here is a small guide of the best parks in Berlin.
TIERGARTEN. One of the green lungs of Berlin located in the heart of the city centre next to the Brandenberg Gate, and surrounding the legendary Victory Column. It is an immense area with over 210 hectares of lush green vegetation. The world embassies and various monuments are also situated just outside the park. Where: Strasse des 17. Juni. Public transport: S Tiergarten S3, S5, S7, S75. U Hansaplatz U9, Bus U Hansaplatz 106
TREPTOWER PARK. Located on the bank of the river Spree, this is an enormous (with 85 hectares) and very green park where some Russian monuments have been erected in honour of the 80,000 Russian soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle in Berlin, such as a 12 metre high soldier stepping on a swastika. A pleasant walk through this impressive park, situated next to the Arena and the famous floating Badeschiff swimming pool, is guaranteed. Where: Am Treptower park1Public transport: S41/42 Sonnenallee, S8, S85, S9 in Plänterwald
VOLKSPARK FRIEDRICHSCHAIN. This Friedrichschain public park was the first of its kind in Berlin. It is an enormous park located in the Friedrichschain district that has various public spaces and a small amphitheatre for open air cinema and diverse shows, as well as a sports area and monuments such as the most beautiful fountains in the city dating back from the beginning of last century. A lively area with bars and restaurants also surrounds the park. Where: Landsberger AlleePublic transport: Tram 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,15, 20. Buses: 100, 142, 200, 257, 340. Subway: U5 until Strausberger Platz y S4, S8, S85 to Landsberger Allee.
GÖRLITZER PARK. Görli Park, as it is more commonly known by the locals, is one of the most well-known and beloved in the city. It is located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district where the Görlitzer Park train station is also situated, but which was subsequently transformed in 1900 into the park that we know today. It has a garden and in summer it fills up with Turkish young people and families that pass by to spend the day around the BBQ. Where: Glogauer Strasse 34. Public Transport: U1 Görlitzer Bahnhof.
MAUERPARK. Walk park, located in the bohemian district of Prenzlauer Berg, is one of the most famous in Berlin for, amongst other things, a piece of the Berlin wall, a reflection of the city’s past. Young people fill the park in summer to have a barbeque and some drinks, and on Sunday all kinds of people make their way to the park to go to the fleamarket and the famous Bearpit karaoke bar that makes those Sunday afternoons even more amusing with this very fun and relaxed event. Where: Eberswalder strasse. Public transport: U8 hasta Bernauer Strasse, Tram M10 to Wolliner Strasse and U2 to Eberswalder Strasse.
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