Volkspark Friedrichshain: magical spot
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.
Sipping Rotkapchen in fairytale Volkspark Friedrichshain
During a sunny autumn day you can dream about little red riding hood with a glass of bubbly Rotkapchen under the large trees. Or think about the three little delicious pigs and the small goat hiding in a clock for the big bad wolf when you see all those famous characters resting near the fountain.
Even if you don’t have a very good imagination Volkspark Friedrichshain turns into a fairytale. If you don’t see those three little piglets, use your nose. There is always someone who brought a barbecue to grill sausages at Volkspark Friedrichshain. When it is a warm afternoon the air is filled with smoke and the smell of grilled meat.
A hike up the trummerberg, the mountain made out of rubble from the Second World War, awakens the stories of the hard working women who made this mountain from their ruined houses even more. Other (fairytale) stories come to life at the open-air cinema in the middle of the park. And in the biergarten, of course.
It is a good spot for beers, nice sausages and a good people watching spot for nice stories about the good looking, fairytale people surrounding you.
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.
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.
Heinrich von Kleistpark in Schoneberg has a weird history. It used to be a mixture between a vegetable patch and glamorous garden for Kurfurst Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg, as well as a Botanical Garden. The grotesque statues and colonnades used to be found at Alexanderplatz and the Schlossplatz inMitte.
The great thing about Berlin is it’s never finished. You can stumble upon pieces of no man’s land that are turned into something new. A great example of this is the Park am Gleisdreieck. It’s the perfect urban spot to watch great raw graffiti, watch the hissing trains and metros passing by, play with your kids, drink a beer and take a sneaky peek at the ‘klein garten houses’