Tempelhofer Park

Berliners are loving the vast open spaces of Tempelhofer Park
Berliners are loving the vast open spaces of Tempelhofer Park cc licensed photo

Most large international cities would have turned an unused airport into housing or industrial land, but in Berlin the expansive Templehof Field has been opened up as a space for the public to enjoy and enjoy it they do.

The old Templehof airport was a rich part of Berlin's history. Today the unused runways and tarmacs remain along with massive amounts of greenspace - open areas where all kinds of outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Barbeques, inpromptu sports, cycling, rollerblading, running, flying kites, carnivals. The list goes on and on.

The 950 acre park is the perfect location for outdoor festivals, music events and art exhibits. Six acres are dedicated to BBQs and there's a massive picnic area. Local residents can grow produce in the urban garden section and dog owners have several places where their dogs can run freely.

Kiting is very popular. Even if you aren't participating, you'll can enjoy watching the many large and sophisticated kites dancing in the wind.

The history of the old airport is interesting in its own right. Aviation pioneer, Orville Wright was the first person to take to the skies from Tempelhof Field. Later in the 1920s came the zeppelins followed by commercial flights. It was a major centre of Nazi aircraft operations during WWII. Once the largest airport in the country, it gradually became outdated as resources went into the newer Tegel Airport. In 1908 Tempelhof was shut down and the city generously chose to make the grounds an expansive public park.

For a modest fee visitors can enjoy an interesting tour of the former airport buildings.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Tempelhofer Park Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address: Tempelhofer Damm, 12101 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 700906710

Official Website: Tempelhofer Park

Tempelhofer Park Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Excellent place to enjoy a sunny day. There's a lot of space for sports, doing a picnic and grill zones to enjoy some sausages. There's a nice view of the old terminal and you can also book a tour online to hear the story. The only downside is that the bathrooms are not the best and on weekends it can get really crowded, especially the grill zones.
Jaime Rave Torres - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Probably the most popular outdoors in Berlin and with a good reason. Beside the endless field - where you can prescribe so many spiders, grill, watch a garden come to life, there are these planes to see and observe at close. Be sure not to miss them.
Ioana Chiorean - a month ago

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5 Star Rating My Best memories here because of the free open air arranged by Prarie festival team. All the Beautiful Berliners on witt Monday Holiday gathered here, to create a magic which Berlin did not experience since long.. the best positive vibes🫶🏻.. amazing music and the lovely Berlin crowd! We all will miss that day. The toilet and bar is available so please do not pee in the Bushes🙏🏼
Pallav K - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Simply a wonderful public space that is designed for almost all occasions, activities, interests and many other things. Whether you wanna pray or you wanna do BBQ or you wanna have drinks with friends or run or skateboard, there is a place for you there. My favorite are the urban gardens area. No matter which season it is, people keep coming to enjoy their time here
Ali Mahmoud - a month ago

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Directions

How to get to Tempelhofer Park by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S41, S42, S46, S47, U6
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): S+U Tempelhof, U Paradestraße

The entrances to the park are located on Tempelhofer Damm, Columbiadamm and Oderstraße. On public transport, the best option is to take the S-Bahn to Berlin-Tempelhof station. From there it's just a short walk to the park entrance.

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