Volkspark Friedrichshain, Berlin

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Volkspark Friedrichshain is a large urban park on the border of the Berlin neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg. The oldest public park in Berlin, at 52 hectares, it is also the fourth-largest, after Tempelhofer Park (>300 hectares), Tiergarten (210 hectares), and Jungfernheide (146 hectares).HistoryThe park was originally conceived by the landscape gardener Peter Joseph Lenné, and in 1840 the Berlin city council decided to construct it on the occasion of the centennial of Frederick the Great's ascension to the Prussian throne. The oldest parts of the park were laid out in 1846-1848 based on plans by Johann Heinrich Gustav Meyer, a landscape architect who held the post of city park director, and learned his craft in the botanical garden of Schöneberg. The park was constructed on the space of a former vineyard, and officially opened in 1848 with an area of 46 hectares.
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  • Attended by many couples with children and runners. I went to run, and from this point of view I found it a little disappointing: too much asphalt and cobblestone walkways in relation to the courts. Nothing to do with the Tiergarten. Anyway a nice and well maintained from the point of view of cleanliness. There is also a restaurant inside. Carina the walk up the Hill.
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  • The Volkspark Friedrichshain is Berlin's oldest park, was built in honor of the King of Prussia Friedrich – the great
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  • The Volkspark Friedrichshainn is already big. So big that you could almost go as unkundiger. At the end, it comes out but always and on every corner again on the fronts of the houses. A little sense of orientation and one feels quickly at home. What many don't know is that there are 2 hills. Download 127 levels to the scale a. Also sporty. Anyway some offers for athletes in the Volkspark. Also a mini fitness trim you path with some stations. You have to find... And much more!
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  • Beautiful, scenic park. The beauty of the Volkspark ''People's Park'' is that whilst it is located close to the centre of Berlin, it is a break away from the hustle of the busy city streets. It's a beautiful walk through the park, especially in autumn, where you can experience all the vibrant colours of the leaves and trees. There's plenty of seating in the park and lots of small features like fountains and a gong that you can ring. There's a few small food kiosks too. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Huge Park. Loads of activity. If you like loads of people this is the place to go. For peace and quiet it is best to go to a smaller park
  • Wonderful park and rather large and peaceful. There are lots of activities including good running trails and a few ponds.
  • When the sun comes out and the temperature crawls above 15°C, this park fills up with bbqing families, people doing picnics and just drinking beer. Great atmosphere for the summer!!
  • Amazing place, a lot of free spots when you are looking for a place where to enjoy the good weather
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