Berlin’s Best Parks
|October 10, 2013||Posted by under Places|
In a city as large as Berlin, it can be so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Once in a while, it’s important to take some time out to just enjoy. And with so many green spaces scattered about, there’s no better way to unwind with a few friends than in the vast nature of the city’s multiple parks.
Situated along the Spree in the Southern district of Berlin-Köpenick, Treptower Park is the perfect place for a lovely walk along the Spree and a delightful departure point for short boating trips through the area. Take a walk through the park’s Soviet War Memorial built after World War II or explore its Archenhold Observatory for a refreshing afternoon.
Centrally located throughout the Berlin Mitte district, Tiergarten is one of the city’s largest parks. Most well known for its notable attractions including the Bundestag, the Siegelsäule or the Schloss Bellevue, it also offers a beautiful landscape making it a great place for a jog on a sunny day.
Mauerpark is situated in the heart of Berlin’s trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood and has become a popular place for young people to hang out. The park derives its name from its former status as part of the “death strip” that once consisted the Berlin Wall. On Sundays the park is taken over by a massive Flea Market where you can buy anything from doorknobs to handcrafted jewellery or vintage clothing. Popular among tourists and locals alike, the Flohmarkt am Mauerpark is a must-see for all visitors to the city.
Located in the South of the city’s Neukölln district, Tempelhofer Feld is one of Berlin’s most interesting and well-loved park areas. Built by the Nazis in the 1930s, Tempelhofer Feld served as an airport until 2008. Thanks to the massive runways circling the park, in recent years, it has become a popular venue for cycling, skating or flying kites. The massive and flat area sparsely dotted with trees is an amazing place to watch the sun set over the city.
Whether you’re in the mood to relax and have a drink with a few friends or simply to get some exercise and breathe in the fresh air, Berlin’s parks have something to offer both visitors and locals alike.
Madeline Sinclair originally hails from Canada. She has been living in Berlin for nearly two years where she currently works at GoEuro.