Volkspark Friedrichshain (People's Park)

Fairytale Fountain in Voldspark Friedrichshain
Fairytale Fountain in Voldspark Friedrichshain cc licensed photo by sharon mckellar

Volkspark Friedrichshain is a 128 acre urban park adjacent to the Berlin neighbourhoods of Friedrichshain and Prenslauer Berg. It was the first public park in Berlin.

Providing a peaceful respite from the city, Volkspark Friedrichshain is popular with joggers and rollerbladers, but is equally suited to a casual stroll or a summer BBQ. Two hills offer a nice vantage point over the adjoining neighbourhoods. Abundant paths including a fitness track meander throughout the park. Several water features complete the diversity of the landscape.

The park's outdoor ampitheatre style cinema is perfect for enjoying a movie on pleasant summer nights.

Children will enjoy seeing over 100 stone sculptures of German fairy tale characters in historic Märchenbrunnen, the Fountain of Fairy Tales. On warm days they can cool off in the park wading pool and enjoy the playgrounds.

Rich in history, the park began on the grounds of a vineyard back in 1846. It suffered much damage during WWII, as the Nazi military used it for bunkers and flak towers making it a target of Allied bombing. After the war the park fell into the Soviet Sector of Berlin and restoration began under the GDR including the addition of the open-air theatre that is still in use today.

During your visit to the park you will come across a number of monuments and memorials including the Peace Bell which was a gift from Japan.

You can grab a bite to eat or even just a cup of coffee at Café Schönbrunn.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Regular 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: 10249 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 902980

Official Website: Volkspark Friedrichshain

Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating This park is a hidden gem in Berlin and is 100% worth a visit! I came here in the autumn and the flora and fauna were so beautiful. The leaves were falling off the trees and everything was so mesmerising! We also saw this beautiful Heron-type bird perched at the end of a picnic area near a lake. It was mind blowing how close we could get and the bird didn’t budge one bit!
William Whatley - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Today i had this visit to Volkspark Friedrichshain park it is really nice and clean park and its pet friendly and free to enter also Huge green space and old trees It has two Water lake with ducks Many entrances and exits Lots of trails to walk or bike Many places to sit and enjoy the sun or shadow Many places to play Available places to shop ice cream or food all inside the park, Really enjoyed my time 🥰
Hossein Mostafa (Seen Steef) - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating TDLR : One of the best, if not the best park in Berlin that has something for everyone. I have visited the park innumerable times, and every time I am in awe of the beauty of nature inside the park. To set expectations, it is not as large as Tiergarten. There are at least 3 small playgrounds for kids to play. For couples, it is a very beautiful place to walk. For early morning joggers, one can easily cover 5-8 kilometers without getting bored! There is a dedicated runners area, too. During summer, the park tends to be a bit crowded due to a lot of BBQ around, but hey, Berlin summers are so short - this park allows you to make the best use of it. One also finds a lot of parents with prams (kinderwagen) around in the park as this a beautiful place to stroll. It is also well connected with a number of trams stopping around the area. Very well maintained like a lot of parks in Berlin, I could say could not have been better. Enjoy the pictures. :)
Skywalker Berlin - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful park with a forest-like feel. Calming and soothing yet enlivened with public. Great place for a BBQ session. One can also just pick up a book and a flask of their favourite beverage and relax under a shady tree while the sound of the chirping birds replenish your soul. Loved it;
Nikhat Noor Qureshi - 9 months ago

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5 Star Rating Amazing park 🌳 There is spots for kids, dogs, picnics and sitting by the water. There’s also a cafe, a public toilet - overall great infrastructure. Grilling is allowed in designated spots which have to be reserved quite far in advance (about a week at least) and cost 20 euros, so keep that in mind! Definitely worth a visit.
Natalia Filvarova - 8 months ago

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Directions

How to get to Volkspark Friedrichshain by S-Bahn, Trams

Nearest S-Bahn, Trams Line(s): S3, S5, S7, S9, M5, M6, M8, M10
Nearest S-Bahn, Trams Station(s): Berlin Alexanderplatz Bahnhof

Bus# 200 from Unter den Linden, Alexanderplatz is a good option. It has 3 stops along the north side of the park on Am Friedrichshain.

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