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 Once the largest airport in the country, it gradually became outdated as resources went into the newer Tegel Airport.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

Official Website: Tempelhofer Park

Fee: No

Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sunday: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings Parks

Address: Platz der Luftbrücke 5
12101 Berlin
Germany

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 214 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating One of my favorite places in Berlin. Go there in spring and summer, maybe beginning of fall. An old plane landing are so it's huge. Great view of... Read More

Sara D. Sep-06-2020

1 Star Rating This is a "park" quite popular amongst Berliners and tourists. Apart from the fact, that you can walk/hike/bike on the former airfield and tarmac, the... Read More

Jan A. Apr-12-2020

3 Star Rating This is a very large venue for a variety of events. The Berlin Marathon had the expo here and it was definitely large enough. It was sort of cool walking... Read More

Jason G. Sep-29-2019

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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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A short introduction to Tempelhofer park in Berlin

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