Parks in Berlin: green city Berlin
Berlin has a lot of green parks for a big city. In Paris people nearly fight for a free spot in a lush park. But in Berlin you won’t have to get desperate if you long for a few nice trees and a beautiful fountain. There is plenty of outdoors fun to enjoy if you are fed up with the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Most interesting Berlin Parks
We have selected the best and most interesting Berlin parks for you, like fairytale Volkspark Friedrichshain, DDR/GDR Treptower Park, Burgerpark Pankow, royal Tiergarten and Victoriapark, to name a few.
Volkspark Friedrichshain is a magical spot, and a perfect place for a fairytale walk. At the beginning of the park is a fairytale fountain (marchenbrunnen). Turtles spit out water, cats walk in boots and little girls feed concrete doves. The fairytales of the German brothers Grimm are beautifully depicted in stone here. Surrounded by large trees this is the perfect spot for a relaxed day.
Treptower Park is the perfect spot for an East-German walk with a protest-flavor. In GDR-times Treptower Park already was a favorite place for walks. It is famous for it’s nice picnic spots in the summer&springtime. And in autumn people go here to walk their dog and smell the autumn leaves of all the trees that grow near the Spree. Swans glide through the river as people run by.
In Tiergarten you can walk in royal style. Just like the royal ladies, back in the days this park was created. In 1530 the German prince-electors created Tiergarten to hunt deer and boar. Frederic the Great was not that keen on hunting bambi’s, so he turned Tiergarten into a lush garden to loiter and look at other glamorous people.
In Burgerpark Pankow it is almost as if you are not in Berlin anymore. Green fields, large trees and romantic villa’s play the main part at this large park in district Pankow. It’s quite a long walk from Berlin’s city centre, so be smart, and take the S-bahn to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre.