Treptower Park

Walking towards the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park
Walking towards the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park cc licensed photo by Nacho Pintos

Ranked one of the best parks in Berlin, Treptower Park is a large 207-acre park that runs along the banks of the River Spree.

Treptower Park is probably best known for the Soviet War Memorial designed and built in 1949 in remembrance of the 80,000 who sacrificed their lives during the Battle of Berlin in April and May 1945.

Visiting the memorial and reflecting upon the soldiers, both Russian and non-Russian, who finally put a finish to the Nazi regime is a must as one reflects on the freedom we have to enjoy this magnificent park.

Start from the Treptower Park train station with a walk, bike or jog along the 4-kilometre riverside path where you can enjoy the changing view and the sight of pleasure boats, paddleboats and houseboats plying the river.

During your stroll, take a small detour from the river path to see the beautiful rose garden.

Farther along, walk across the picturesque Abteibrücke footbridge to Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth) and refresh yourself at one of two beer gardens or workout at the outdoor Calisthenics Park.

Consider renting a paddleboat or taking a sightseeing cruise on the Spree from one of the boat rental or tour operators near Insel der Jugend.

Continuing southeast, keep your eye out for the old SpreePark Ferris wheel, one of the rides in a historic amusement park dating back the GDR days. It hasn’t been operational for many years, but there are plans to bring some kind of amusement park back to life here. On weekends you can take a guided tour of the old site.

If you reach the far end of the park, just for fun, you can enjoy a short 2-minute ride (each way) across the River Spree on the F11 passenger ferry.

On your return walk, take the wooded inland paths and don’t miss the Soviet War Memorial if you didn’t see it yet.

Treptower Park is large, offering a beautiful diverse landscape and many activities. Plan on spending a least 3 to 4 hours. A full day is even better.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Category: Parks

Address: Treptower Park
12435 Berlin


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5 Star Rating My fav park in Berlin, facing the river spree. Very relaxing and not crowded. In the area of the soviet monument there is a nice lake aswell. In some area... Read More

Horsekick H. Jul-01-2015

5 Star Rating One of my favorite parks in Berlin, next to a train station, by the spree river, with nice small coffee places and even a Burger King if it's junk food you... Read More

Daniel A. May-14-2014

4 Star Rating Treptower Park is admittedly not a place I frequent so often, especially considering how close I live to it. However, it is a place that I am fond of and... Read More

Natalye R. Jul-20-2013

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Nearest S-Bahn Line(s): S8, S9, S41, S42, S85
Nearest S-Bahn Station(s): S Treptower Park

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