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Britzer Garten, Berlin

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The Britzer Garten is a large park in the south of Berlin, named after Britz, a neighborhood of the borough of Neukölln. It was constructed for the Bundesgartenschau 1985, in order to provide a new landscape park to the citizens in the southeast of West-Berlin, who were at that time cut off from the surrounding countryside. The park covers an area of 90 hectares (220 acres) and offers nature and garden architecture (rose garden, rhododendron woods), playgrounds, lakes and hills as well as multicolored flower patches, matching the particular season and extensive lawns for any leisure activities. Architecture and art (e.g. the "Karl Foerster pavilion") play a vital role in the park. Along the restaurant at the "Kalenderplatz" the largest sundial of Europe and a solar system walkway, measuring 99 metres (325 ft) in diameter can be seen. It was planned by architects Juergen Dirk Zilling, Jasper Halfmann and Klaus Zillich. The "Café am See" was built in 1985 by the architect Engelbert Kremser, using his earthwork technology.


The "Britzer Museumsbahn" railroad, runs on a narrow-gauge track through the Britzer Garten. Some engines and cars are remakes of historical models.


Many special events also take place there, including concerts (classical and other) sometimes accompanied by fireworks.


The main entrance is situated at the Buckower Damm, near the park cemetery in Neukölln. The sculpture Fette Henne (Berlin-Neukölln), artwork in the Britzer Garten by artist Rolf Szymanski is at the entrance.


Visitors are charged a small entrance fee at the gates. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed.


The Britzer Garten belongs to the Grün Berlin Park und Garten GmbH company, which is owned by the city of Berlin. Other places of attraction run by this company are the Britzer Mühle, the Erholungspark Marzahn (opened as the "Berliner Gartenschau" 1987) and the Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände (a former EXPO-2000-project).
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  • Don't miss this place, really good and interesting spot. You may find it a bit strange but nice. Def rec  more »
  • This garden is huge - so big it can be difficult to get around in a day. I strongly recommend bringing your kids. There are multiple playgrounds including a water playground, and they are all fun...  more »
  • Huge and diverse park. Even if it's sometimes quite crowded near the entrance due to playgrounds; you can be have a calm stroll due to the big area. You have plenty of water, but you are not allowed.....  more »
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  • Nice place. Amazing gardens to get lost and relax. Perfect for families with children. Also has a water area for them to play with it's hot.
  • One of the most amazing places I've been in Berlin. Brother Garten is huge. Really big. For you to see everything you need time and good shoes. If you have the opportunity to go there before Summer, you will get the Tulips all around the place.
  • What an astonishing place! I went just to have an easy hike and got a lobely experience! The place is crowded with food stands, lakes and lots of green areas to just share with the family and have a good time. The place also has some interesting buildings and beautiful gardens filled with all sorts of flowers and plants; there's even a small farm with sheeps and goats!. The entrance costs 3€ but if you're student, unemployed, etc. you get a 1.50€ discount which is awesome. Bring friends and family for the best experience 😄.
  • A surprisingly nice, surprisingly large, and surprisingly cheap afternoon. Nice flower arrangements, cool landscaping, and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views. The €3 entry is relatively cheap and the stalls and Italian bistro served reasonable food and drinks. Highly recommended.
  • Very beautiful huge garden. Some places are designed nicely, some are loaded with e.g. tulips, and others are more open and natural too. Very nice to spend many hours in here.
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