Humboldthain Park

View of Berlin from Humboldthain Park
View of Berlin from Humboldthain Park cc licensed photo by Karen Mardahl

Humboldthain Park is a city oasis that’s easy to get to on public transport. Situated in the center of Berlin’s Gesundbrunnen district, Humboldthain Park is not on the radar of most tourists, but well-liked by locals.

A highlight, and the most talked about feature, is the formal rose garden in the northeast corner, however there’s plenty more than this to enjoy.

This is a fine park for walking or jogging along wooded trails or to just sit back and capture a few rays of sunlight on the grassy lawns.

During the warm days of summer, visitors and locals can swim in the outdoor swimming pool complex complete with a water slide and a paddling pool for toddlers.

History buffs will be interested in Flak Tower III, the remains of an anti-aircraft gun tower and the bunker below, which now houses about 250 bats over winter.

Ascend the stairs to the top where you can view the city from an elevated vantage point. Don’t be held back by the amount of graffiti. Some of it is imaginative and artistic and it pretty much goes with the territory. In the summer, guided tours of the bunker are available,

Other park amenities include a children’s playground and a soccer field.

History

Volkspark Humboldthain was established as a garden in memory of natural historian Alexander von Humboldt. Work on the park began in 1869 (the 100th anniversary of his birth) and took seven years to complete.

During World War II, the park was heavily targeted because of the bunkers and anti-aircraft guns that were present. Following the war, the bunkers were filled in and rubble was piled up to form the present-day hill. The bunkers were later partially dug out again, providing a place for the bats in the winter and facilitating summer tours.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Address: Brunnenstraße, 13357 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 90250

Official Website: Humboldthain Park

Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Nice park in the Wedding district of Berlin. Its features include a beautifully tended rose garden, an open-air swimming pool (both summer only, and entry charges apply for the pool) and a viewing platform, as well as a well-equipped children's playground and lots of trees and green spaces.
Roger - a month ago

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5 Star Rating A fairly big and nice park to be in. It is quite the place amongst a good amount of people. There are many smaller play parks for kids within this park and also a summer pool area. One can go there and experience it with a small fee. A highlight in that area.
Alka Purushotham - 8 months ago

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5 Star Rating Very large and spacious park! Was beautiful coming here during spring :) The view at the top was alright--a bit messy with broken glass bottles on the ground and the bars aren't that inviting for looking out.
Allie W - a year ago

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Directions

How to get to Humboldthain Park by U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Line(s): S1, S2, S25, S26, S42, S46, U8
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Station(s): S+U Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

There is a pathway into the park directly across the street from Berlin-Gesundbrunnen Station.

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