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

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Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Parks

Address: Am Friedrichshain 1
10407 Berlin
Germany

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 90 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating Awesome park with large green spaces to use as you wish, whether it be BBQ or to relax at a restaurant/bar. Great for summer days with a beer on the grass. Read More

Maggie H. Dec-23-2019

4 Star Rating I've been here twice now. It's a great park, but unfortunately both of the times I have been here were in the winter. That means the leaves are gone, and... Read More

Jeruen D. Jan-19-2015

4 Star Rating VP Friedrichshain is really beautiful and has pretty much anything ever that a park can contain. There are volleyball courts, tennis courts, lots of green... Read More

Samantha T. Mar-04-2015

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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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