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 VisitFee: No
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
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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