Volkspark Friedrichshain is a large park on the border of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg. It is the oldest park in Berlin and also the third largest by land area.
This park is used throughout the year for jogging, tennis, and even sledding in the winter. If the weather is nice, you can count on this park being packed with rollerblading, running and beer drinking Berliners. The park offers something for everyone:
- Exploring the man-made hill
- Soccer Fields
- Open air theatre
You may notice the large hill in the middle of the park, which is quite usual for usually-flat-Berlin. This hill used be one of Berlin’s massive flak towers. These flak towers were huge concrete structures armed with anti-aircraft guns and were meant to protect Berlin during the second World War.
After the war, the flak tower was blown up (as much as could be) and filled in with rubble from the destroyed city. There are easy to walk trails to the top of the hill, where you can see some of the remaining parts of concrete jutting out.
Address: Volkspark Friedrichshain, 10249
How to get there
Both the Tram and U-Bahn stop directly in front of the domed towers.
U-Bahn: U5 (Frankfurter Tor)
Tram: M4 (Am Friedrichshain), M5, M6, M8, M10 (Multiple Stops)