Tiergarten Park

Tiergarten park ablaze with autumn colour
Tiergarten park ablaze with autumn colour cc licensed photo by gravitat-OFF

Tiergarten Park is the largest urban park in Berlin. It also has the advantage of being centrally located close to many popular attractions. As such, it is easy to get to and a great place to enjoy a reprieve from the bustling city.

The former royal hunting grounds were originally designated as a public park in the late 1600s. The current features of the park were designed by Prussian landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné between the years 1833 and 1838.

The 519 acre park is covered with mixed forests and some open lawns. There is not much in the way of old growth forest, as much of original forest was harvested for fuel at the end of WWII.

The River Spree touches the northern portion of the park adding more diversity to this impressive green space.

Perhaps one of the nicest features are the bodies of water within the park. The largest is Tiergartengewässer, a river with three narrow arms radiating in three directions from central portion of the park.

The paths through Tiegarten Park are great for enjoying a stroll, bike ride or inline skate. The open lawn areas are perfect for enjoying a picnic, playing ball, or just soaking up the sun.

During the summer, every Sunday at 3pm visitors to the park are likely to hear a bell concert played by 68 bells in the world's largest carillon. The bell tower is located at Haus der Kulturen der Welt – arts venue and cultural centre located in the northeast edge of the park.

Another neat feature is the open air gas lantern exhibit. These old gas lanterns that used to light the city streets at night are lit at dusk to illuminated the paths near the Tiergarten S-Bahn station.

Attractions located in or close to Tiergarten Park include the Soviet War Memorial, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Victory Column, Aquarium Berlin, Zoo Berlin, The Reichstag Building, Brandenburg Gate, and The House of World Cultures.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Tiergarten Park Hours:
Opening 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: Str. des 17. Juni, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 901833101

Official Website: Tiergarten Park

Tiergarten Park Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating 30April2024 Lovely park, lots of paths and shade, plus statues, a rose garden and kids area. Could do with better signage to guide to points of interest and major points in the city (for navigation/orientation) as well as schedules for watering (the Rose garden, for instance). Also definitely more trash bins and park benches would be nice for those with mobility issues who can’t easily get up/down to the ground. Beautiful and well worth walking through, especially as the go between other large attractions.
Mary Alice Miller - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The epicenter of the great city of Berlin. A well kept, larger than life manicured forest that spreads across all four corners of the historic victory column. The forest department of Berlin does a superb job in making sure the tiergarten remains one of the best 'city forests' in Europe.
Berlin Design Unit - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Nestled in the heart of Berlin lies a sprawling, magnificent garden offering an array of activities for visitors to enjoy. Towering trees encircle the park, creating a tranquil atmosphere, while a diverse range of wildlife, including birds, ducks, and squirrels, adds to the enchanting ambiance. Within this verdant oasis, visitors can explore monuments and bridges that seamlessly blend with the natural landscape. Additionally, charming cafes and inviting benches dot the pathways, providing ample opportunities for relaxation and socializing. Undoubtedly, this park stands as a pinnacle of perfection, offering an unparalleled experience not only in Germany but potentially the world.
Fauzan Ritonga - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful park, you can walk and chill there. Pretty quiet as it is in the centre of the town. Also it was clean. Many sculptures and nice views. Go there if you want to relax.
Ola Kamzelska - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Grocer Tiergarten Berlin, which is one of the largest zoos in the city, is known as the main attraction of Berlin. The garden was originally a royal hunting ground where deer, wild boar and other game were kept. Covering an abundance of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, the Tiergarten spans 210 hectares and is a great place for relaxing, walking and boating. This park contains many statues and monuments. Among these buildings, we can mention the statue of Queen Louise built in 1880 and the monument built in 1849 for Frederick Wilhelm III. Do not miss visiting this garden
Farhad S - 4 months ago

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

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S3, S5, S7, S9, S75, U1, U2, U9, U55
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): Tiergarten, Bellevue, U Hansaplatz, U Bundestag, Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Tiergarten Park covers a large area, so when deciding on the best transport station to access it you will want to consider which part of the park you wish to visit and where you are travelling from.

If you are planning to visit the Zoo and or Aquarium you want to get off at the Berlin Zoologischer Garten Station.

Tiergarten Station on the S-Bahn is located at the western edge of the park while U Bundestag Station is located at the northeast corner.

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