This German capital is a green oasis for the locals as well as tourists.
May 7, 2022
Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Europe. With lush green gardens, recreational parks and woodlands, a third of the city’s area covers parks and gardens. Explore some of the best parks in berlin in this web story.
Tempelhofer used to be a military airport until it closed in 2008 and turned into a recreational space for the public. Locals can be found there with their picnic baskets, barbequing, cycling, skating or jogging.
Tiergarten is known as Berlin’s green lungs and for good reason. It is the largest park in Berlin. Located in the heart of the city this huge open space hosts boating lakes, beer gardens, cafes and the Berlin Zoo. There’s something for everyone.
This is the oldest public park in Berlin. One can visit the Märchenbrunnen, the Fountain of Fairytales, or swim in the many pools, go rock climbing or play basketball.
There’s also an open air-cinema to enjoy the crisp summer night. Whether you want to play sports or sun bath and relax the Friedrichshain is the place to be.
Viktoriapark is located in the Kreuzberg district in Berlin. It is famously known for the artificial created waterfalls. Along with a romantic park and beer gardens there is also the Prussian National Monument for the Liberation Wars.
Britzer park prides itself as the green oasis. It is perfect to take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the rose garden, lakes, theme gardens, playground etc.
The park's artistic focal points are the Kalanderplatz, one of the largest sundials in Europe and the Rhizomatic Bridge which symbolizes the connection between earth and heaven.
The Mauerpark is located in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The word ‘Mauer’ in German means ‘Wall’, rightly called so, as it used to be part of the Berlin Wall. One can enjoy singing karaoke in the open amphitheatre or stroll through the various stalls in the flea market.
Gärten der Welt
Gärten der Welt known as the "Gardens of the World" was opened in 1987 to celebrate Berlin city’s 750th anniversary.
The space is home to eleven themed gardens like Balinese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, the oriental garden, Italian Renaissance garden, English garden, the Christian & Jewish garden, The Maze & the Labyrinth and the
Karl Foerster Perennial Garden.
The Monbijou park resides on the bank of the Spree River. This used to be the place of the Rococo Monbijou palace before it was demolished. There is a swimming pool for children to enjoy. Area to relax, socialize, barbeque or play ball sports.
Located along the river Spree, it is a perfect coastal place to spend the summers. You can take strolls by the waterside, ride a paddleboat or go on a houseboat. Also visit the Treptower hafen and Insel der Jugend known as the Island of Youth.