Botanischer Volkspark (Blankenfelde Botanical Park) in the Pankow district of northern Berlin is a beautiful 84-acre public park containing 6000 species of plants. Many species in the park are on the endangered list.
Blankenfelde Botanical Park is off-the-beaten-path, therefore, taking a bit more effort to get to. A trip on the U-Bahn and a couple of connecting buses or tram ride will do the trick. On the plus side, because it’s a little out of the way, it’s not overrun with tourists.
There are plenty of walking paths for exploring the park which is more informal than some botanical gardens, but very well maintained.
You can see fallow deer and sheep inside the park. Bird watchers will enjoy the diversity of birds there.
Bird-watching tours and tours of the park greenhouse are available.
During your visit, you can relax and enjoy a beverage or yummy cake in Café Mint located in one of the greenhouses.
Blankenfelde Botanical Park began over a century ago in 1909 as a school garden.
During both world wars it was utilized to produce fruits and vegetables.
In 1912 a “Geology Wall” was set up to teach visitors about the upper layers of rock encountered in Central Europe.
Humboldt University in Berlin has conducted research on the site since 1977.
The “Geology Wall” was erected in 1912 to help visitors learn about the uppermost rock layers in Central Europe.Hours This Week:
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Address: Blankenfelder Ch 5, 13159 Berlin, Germany
Phone: 030 700906710
Official Website: Botanischer Volkspark
Ratedout of 5
€1 entry for adults and teens (14+). It's a very spacious, green and pretty space with many gardens and lawns (and a café, when there isn't a pandemic on). There's a beautiful forest at the far side with a little river. There's not that much to do - it's more of a space to 'be' and enjoy, but there is an enclosure with deer who like to be fed. There is no playground exactly, but there's a fun collection of fallen trees in the forest area. Accessible by bus/bike/car. There's usually enough parking.
Michael Rathje - 5 months ago
Great botanical specimen to enjoy, and the gardeners are also exquisitely nice. As the cherry on top there are even extremely fascinating projects that are also very educating. An example of this is a "small" scale visualization of crops from around the world on a 2000 m2 field. I would recommend this to anyone who is either interested in agriculture and gardening or to people who want to regard interesting and beautiful plants.
Willem Vladimir - 9 months ago
A perfect place to visit to feel a bit like at the grandparents' farm: the smell of hay and sheep, trees with fruits and enough space to find a spot for a picnic. Unfortunately not so many walking paths, just the main road, which can get crowded sometimes. I also would have expected maybe some more flower fields, but this were only at the entrance and not be seen after that. Still worth the visit, especially if you have kids.
Nicoleta-Olimpia Machison Negrea - 1 year ago
Beautiful garden, not overrun. 1€ entry. Little cafe in a green house woth outdoor seating. Deer and sheep. Loved it!
Andrea Arrescurrenaga - 1 year ago
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How to get to Botanischer Volkspark by U-Bahn, S-Bahn, Tram and Bus
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn, Tram and Bus Line(s): U2, S2, S8, S85 + M1 + Bus 107
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn, Tram and Bus Station(s): S+U Berlin-Pankow
From S+U Berlin-Pankow Station, transfer to Tram M50 and ride it north to Heinrich-Böll-Str. Transfer to Bus 107 at the same stop and continue north to the on DietzgenstraBe to the park entrance.
While this is the most direct route with the least amount of walking, other options are available depending on your departure point and time. Use our Click&Go Map and Route Finder below to find the quickest transit route from your current location.
From S+U Rathaus Steglitz Station on U9, take Bus X 83 - Königin-Luise-Str. or M 48 - Zehlendorf.
FromU Dahlem Dorf Station on U3, take Bus X 83 - Lichtenrade.
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