Berlin has so much to offer that it can sometimes overwhelm you. To find peace and gather new strength between all the events, museum visits and shopping opportunities, we recommend a visit to the numerous parks and gardens that this city has to offer. Many visitors are surprised about how green Berlin is.
We have selected two particularly recommended parks for you.
The best known and with 210 hectares largest Berlin park is the Großer Tiergarten. It is located in the heart of the city amidst well-known sights such as the Brandenburg Gate or the Victory Column and is considered Berlin's Green Lung.
It offers a habitat for more than 1,400 different types of animals and plants and invites you to relax and picnic through its large green areas. Even tourists, Berliners, singles and families meet here. A highlight to stay: The English Garden, inaugurated in 1952.
If you are traveling on our Hop On Hop Off buses, it is best to get off at stop 11 (Victory Column) on line 1. Then you are right in the middle of this beautiful park.
This park was created in 1846-1848. It is the first municipal park that was built for the east of Berlin. The park is great to meet friends and families for a picnic and there are Spätis in the surrounding areas if you want to purchase last minute refreshments. Spätis are late-night stores that are open when everything else is closed. You can relax and take long walks there, past the popular fairy tale fountain, with ten groups of figures based on fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, the monument to the Spanish fighters, the world peace bell and playgrounds, as well as a tennis court and duck pond with weeping willows growing all around. The park is very popular with families as well as older people. If you are hungry or want to have a beer, this is also taken care of.
There are many beautiful things to explore, such as how a walkway winds up through the thicket and tree growth up to the Großer Bunkerberg (also known as Mont Klamott). Once there, a viewing platform awaits you, from which a partial view of Berlin makes up for the uphill hike.
Volkspark Friedrichshain in Prenzlauer Berg is accessible from Danziger Straße / Landsberger Allee or Friedenstraße. In the summer months or on beautiful autumn days, the Berliners regularly stay there on benches or blankets they have brought with them on the meadows.
The easiest way to reach this great park is with our lines 1 & 2, stop 1 (Alexanderplatz). From there it is only a 10-minute walk.