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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  • We were staying closeby in November, and I had hoped that some of the statues and things would still be on display, but most of them were all boxed up. I understand why- obviously you can't run a foun...  more »
  • went running here, an amazing experience. full of history, character and trees. there is even a football ground  more »
  • Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city well. Many shade trees invite you to rest and cool off on hot summer days
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  • Very interesting park in the Friedrichshain region. Probably one of the few places in Berlin urban area where you can do slope training. Unique park with unique features, open air cinema (in the summer) and local restaurant. Great option in the region.
  • Pretty good park, gives a natural feeling with bugs and insects. A good run on a Saturday afternoon with German food at the Austrian restaurant in the park is just amazing
  • This is a local park rather than a tourist park. I visited because some of the rubble from the clean up after WW2 was brought here and incorporated into the landscaping. The park used to be completely flat. Now there are substantial hills.
  • Love this park many different area and different atmosphear. Good for running, chilling and also for family time. They have a nice place for grill. Access with different tram M4,5,6. The park is nice on the summer and on winter. You can find a little hill with a nice view. Really recommand
  • Great food in the middle of the park. Menu is seasonal and a bit of mix of German, Austrian and Italian. The breakfasts are also good.

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