When you take a look at Berlin on a map you will notice green patches all over the city. These patches signify the perfect escape from the busy city life. Visit a Berlin park for a chance to relax in the outdoors, or to hang out with friends. It’s time to work out which Berlin park to choose for a nice, relaxing day outdoors. Here are the very best parks in Berlin:
1st Berlin Park: Tempelhofer Feld
Experience a true Berlin in Tempelhofer Feld, a new park with a rich history. Tempelhofer Feld wasn’t always the beautiful park it is today. In its time as a parade ground, Berliners used to gather here during the weekend for leisure activities. Then, in the 1920’s they built the “Tempelhof Airport”, which was open until 2008. Since then, Berlin has reclaimed the 386 hectare as a park meant for leisure and relaxation.
This Berlin park is a paradise for everyone who likes the outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you want to do exercise,have a picnic or just enjoy the sun, you can do it all at Tempelhofer Feld. There is a 6km long trail where you can cycle, jog or skateboard, a field to walk your dog (or admire them) and there’s even an area of 2.5 hectare to BBQ. Next to that you have more than enough room to enjoy a picnic in the sun. Because of this, we would say it’s the perfect park for any crowd.
2nd Berlin Park: Mauerpark
If you’re looking for a Berlin park that provides entertainment, look no further: Mauerpark is the place for you! Situated in Prenzlauer Berg, you can relax right next to a part of the historical Berlin wall. Nowadays the wall is covered in colourful graffiti, which transforms the sombre wall into a work of art.
During the week you can visit this park to enjoy the weather, meet with friends and admire the Berlin wall. On Sundays you can discover a lovely flea market right next to the park. Next to that we highly recommend you stay for the Mauerpark karaoke. Every Sunday (if there’s nice weather) people gather to sing in the amphitheatre. Joe Hatchiban started this event by bringing his karaoke system to the Berlin park and sharing it with all who wanted to join. Release your inner diva and sing or be the biggest supporter to those brave enough to share their voice.
3rd Berlin Park: Tiergarten
If you are visiting Berlin for a short period and don’t have the time to visit all parks, then Tiergarten may be the perfect solution. You can find this park in the city centre and a lot of touristic attractions surrounding it. Around the park you can find the Brandenburger Tor, the Reichstag Parliament Building, the memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe and much more.
There are also many memorials and cultural/political sights to to be found in the park itself. Take some time to visit the exhibition and art centre “Haus der Kulturen der Welt”. If you happen to visit this centre during summer, you might be blessed by the sounds of bells played by a carillon. The carillon consists of 68 bells and its tower stands 42 meters tall – making it the 4th largest carillon in the world!
If that hasn’t impressed you enough, the open air-gas lantern museum might tip the scale. Honouring the historical street lighting, this open-air museum was established close to Tiergarten. Here, you can find gas lantern designs from Berlin and other cities, there are nearly 100 lanterns in total. The perfect place to go around dusk, when the lanterns are lit and will light your way in a gentle yellow glow.
These Berlin parks are just the beginning of a long list of beautiful places you could visit in Berlin.
Every park has something different to offer. Therefore, you should get yourself out and explore them all!