Unveiling 15 Best Parks in Berlin Germany

Germany’s capital city isn’t just a bustling metropolis with amazing architecture and landmarks – it’s also where you’ll discover the best parks in Berlin.

These stunning green are go-to spots for locals. Families bring their kids for some playtime, young adults hang out, couples take romantic strolls, and dog owners come for leisurely walks.

During my time living in Berlin with my dog, I made it a habit to explore a different park in Berlin almost every day. These places became my dog’s playground, and I had the chance to connect with locals, gaining insider tips on hidden gems for eating and exploring.

If you’re a tourist, even for a short stay, I recommend spending time in these Berlin parks. They offer a refreshing break from urban life, and more importantly, provide a glimpse into the authentic Berlin – a culture deeply rooted in spending time outdoors. Now, let me share my favourite parks with you.

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The Most Famous Park in Berlin

Let’s start with the most famous park in Berlin Tiergarten Park!

1. Tiergarten Park

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Located in the heart of Berlin, this sprawling park is a must-visit destination.

Originally established as a hunting ground for the Electors of Brandenburg in the 16th century, it evolved over the years into a public park and became a symbol of leisure and recreation for Berliners.

The park spans a vast 520 acres, making it one of the largest urban parks in Germany.

tiergarten, famous park in berlin germany with statue and trees

As you wander through its tree-lined pathways, you’ll come across iconic landmarks like the Victory Column, a towering structure offering one of the best views of the city.

Here’s a quick rundown of the things to see and do in Tiergarten Park:

  • English Garden: a beautifully landscaped area, complete with charming pathways, bridges, and serene water features
  • Memorials and Statues: explore the historical monuments scattered throughout the park, such as the Soviet War Memorial and the Bismarck Memorial
  • Lake Neuer See: rent a rowboat or simply enjoy the views of the lakeside
  • Zoologischer Garten: visit one of the world’s oldest and most renowned zoos, and also the Aquarium Berlin, situated within the zoo
  • Dine at:
    • Teehaus im Englischen Garten, I recommend the afternoon tea which starts any time after 12 PM
    • Café am Neuen See, I recommend for weekend brunch

Best Parks in Berlin Germany

Beyond the most famous, Tiergarten Park, here are my other favourites.

2. Charlottenburg Palace Park

garden with trees in autumn in famous park in berlin

Surrounding Charlottenburg Palace, this park showcases stunning gardens with baroque-style designs complete with fountains and statues.

Originally designed in the 17th century as part of the grandeur surrounding Charlottenburg Palace, the park is sprawling at over 55 hectares.

I loved visiting the Charlottenburg gardens over and over again, but it was especially spectacular in the autumn in its golden hues. It’s one of the best places to visit when in Berlin.

  • 📍Spandauer Damm 10-22 (Charlottenburg district)
  • ⭐Combine your visit here with a tour of the beautiful Schloss Charlottenburg

3. Görlitzer Park

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This vibrant neighbourhood park in Kreuzberg offers a lively atmosphere with its diverse community and various events throughout the year.

It’s great for people-watching or enjoying some street food from local vendors. This location of the Kreuzberg neighbourhood is a foodie haven.

  • 📍Görlitzer Str. 3 (Kreuzberg district)
  • ⭐To discover the top spots to eat, why not experience the food tour in Kreuzberg like I did?

4. Humboldthain

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Established in the early 20th century, the park is about 29 hectares.

Steeped in history, the park features remnants of World War II bunkers, offering a glimpse into Berlin’s wartime past. My husband, a World War history buff, found it particularly interesting to explore alongside the iconic Humboldthain Flak Tower. Once a strategic defence structure, the tower stands tall, offering panoramic views of the city.

There is also a lovely rose garden, that was more to my liking.

This park was among my dog’s favourites because it stands out as one of the rare ones in the city featuring hills, lookout points, and a constant buzz of joggers and dogs.

  • 📍Brunnenstraße (Mitte district)
  • ⭐Hidden gem seekers you’ll want to head to Silent Green Kulturquartier, a venue for cultural festivals and music, or sit and enjoy the courtyard with a drink from the licensed outside bar on-site.

5. Mauerpark

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Famous for its Sunday flea market and karaoke sessions in Bearpit Karaoke Amphitheatre, Mauerpark attracts locals and tourists alike who come to enjoy live music performances and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

The infectious atmosphere in Mauerpark makes it one of my favourite parks, even though it tends to be much busier, especially on weekends. But if you want to experience the weekend like a real local, you will be here!

  • 📍Freunde des Mauerparks e.V, Bernauer Str. 63 (Mitte district)
  • ⭐Just like the locals do, go for brunch and then come here for the flea market

6. Monbijoupark

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Any park nestled along the Spree River is going to be scenic. What I enjoy most is just strolling from one end to the other along the riverbank. Almost every day, I’d take this route to reach most landmarks from my apartment.

Situated right next to Museum Island, this park is a favourite spot for people to chill, enjoy the view, and watch boats pass by.

The lively vibe gets even better in warmer months when the open-air Monbijou Theater hosts cultural performances. On weekend nights, you’ll often catch impromptu dancing and people just hanging out with a beer.

  • 📍Oranienburger Str. (Mitte district)
  • ⭐This park blends in with James Simon Park, another park along the Spree River

7. Park am Nordbahnhof

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Once a railway yard, the Nordbahnhof Park transformed into a green space after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Spanning over 13 hectares, it offers a perfect blend of open spaces and leisure facilities. One noteworthy feature is the “Beach Mitte,” an urban beach within the park, creating a laid-back atmosphere where you can unwind on the sand or engage in beach volleyball and an obstacle course.

The park is also home to a portion of the famous East Side Gallery, where remnants of the Berlin Wall showcase captivating murals and graffiti.

  • 📍Gartenstraße 45 (Mitte district)
  • ⭐ Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial right across the street, one of my favourite self-paced, free museums in Berlin

8. Preußenpark

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Preußenpark, also known as Thai Park, is a distinctive cultural hub.

Originally named after the Prussian region, the park has evolved into a vibrant gathering place for the city’s Thai community. Every weekend, Preußenpark transforms into a bustling market where local Thai vendors showcase their culinary skills, offering authentic Thai dishes cooked on-site in pop-up kitchens.

The park’s history is intertwined with the migration of Thai nationals to Berlin, and it has become a culinary and cultural hotspot over the years.

Bring your appetite, as for less than 10 euros you can choose any of these Thai street food vendors, from pad thai to delicious curries, all prepared with traditional recipes.

The lively atmosphere is enhanced by colourful stalls, the aromas of Thai spices, and the sounds of laughter and chatter. This is another reason why I love Berlin, it’s one of the most unique cities in Europe to visit.

  • 📍 Brandenburgische Str. (Charlottenburg district)
  • ⭐ Visit the local Fehrbelliner Platz for their weekend market

9. Rudolph-Wilde-Park

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Originally named Stadtpark Steglitz, the park was renamed in honour of the Social Democratic politician Rudolph Wilde in the 1920s.

Spanning approximately 50 acres, the park features beautiful gardens, meandering pathways, and a large pond.

There is a historic tower, remnants of a former water tower adding a bit of architectural interest.

At the park’s entrance is a delightful small beer garden, a scenic spot with tables and chairs arranged under a canopy of trees and lights. To be honest, that was our main reason for choosing this park!

  • 📍 Kufsteiner Str. (Charlottenburg-Schöneberg district)
  • ⭐ Visit the Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall) for this neighbourhood and it includes a large flea market on the weekend on its main square

10. Tempelhofer Feld

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Once an airport, the Tempelhof Park is now a vast open space where people come to enjoy cycling, rollerblading, picnicking, or skateboarding (with or without a sail). Dogs are abundant, as are people!

On weekends, it’s quite the vibe. Music, relaxing on the grassy fields and soaking up the sunshine in summertime. Come nighttime, there’s a popular activity of watching outdoor movies, called Freiluftkino.

  • 📍 Tempelhofer Damm (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district)
  • ⭐ Combine your visit here with a recommended brunch spot or traditional German restaurant

11. Treptower Park

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Situated alongside the Spree River, Treptower Park is more than just a green space.

One prominent feature is the Soviet War Memorial, a colossal structure honouring the Red Army soldiers who fought in World War II.

The memorial is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens with wide open spaces for picnics and relaxing by the riverside. I liked the rose garden and fountain with views of the Spree River. And like most parks in Berlin, there’s an opportunity to buy a beer at the Zenner Biergarten right by the riverbank.

  • 📍 Puschkinallee (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district)
  • ⭐ The East Side Gallery featuring the longest stretch of the Berlin Wall with murals

12. Viktoriapark

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Viktoria Park is one of my favourite Berlin parks.

The highlight is the iconic centrepiece—the Nationaldenkmal für die Befreiungskriege, a monument perched on top of Kreuzberg.

Climbing to the top is always rewarded with breathtaking views of Berlin, but as you descend along the winding paths, you’ll find a surprising delight—the cascading waterfall nestled in the heart of the city. This is a photo you’re going to want to capture.

  • 📍 Katzbachstraße (Charlottenburg-Schöneberg district)
  • ⭐ The weekend flea market at Marheinekeplatz and the Golgatha Biergarten in the park

13. Volkspark Friedrichshain

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Known as Berlin’s oldest public park, Volkspark Friedrichshain tops my list of being one of my favourites on the list.

When I’m there, I love checking out the Märchenbrunnen, a fountain with characters from fairytales. A little fun fact, it’s neat to know they moved it during the Cold War so it wouldn’t be hidden behind the Berlin Wall.

The park also has a pretty rose garden, a small serene lake and even an open-air cinema during the summer months.

This is a favourite among families, with lots of children who can be found here near the playground or playing in the fountains.

  • 📍 Friedrichschain Str. (Prenzlauer Berg district)
  • ⭐ Stroll through the charming streets of the Prenzlauer Berg

Parks in Berlin (Outside the City Centre)

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Two parks not within walking distance of the city centre or top attractions in Berlin but still worth going to.

14. Britzer Garten

Spanning over 90 hectares of land in southern Berlin, Britzer Garten features themed gardens including a rhododendron grove and a Japanese garden.

Throughout the Berlin Christmas Market season, this Botanical Garden offers visitors a spectacular light display.

  • 📍 Sangerhauser Weg 1
  • 🚇 U8-U7 or S3, S5, S7 for about 50 minutes
  • 3€, Plan your visit by visiting their website

15. Grunewald Forest

A large forested area on the western outskirts of Berlin covers a whopping 3,000 hectares, making it the biggest park in Berlin.

Nature lovers will appreciate the dense woodlands, meandering trails and serene lakes.

One of the highlights is the iconic Teufelsberg, a man-made hill constructed from World War II debris, providing panoramic views of the surrounding area.

  • 🚇 S3, S5, S9 for about 2 hours, or if driving 30 minutes

FAQ: Park Berlin

fountain, white flowers with trees in tiergarten the famous park in berlin

How many parks in Berlin?

There are more than 2,500 public parks in Berlin according to Berlin Tourism, making Berlin one of the greenest cities in Europe.

What is the Berlin green space percentage?

The percentage of green space in Berlin is around 40% according to statistics on the Berlin Tourism website.

What is the most beautiful park in Berlin?

Tiergarten is one of the most beautiful parks in Berlin. Other pretty parks in Berlin include Charlottenburg Gardens, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Viktoria Park and Treptower Park.

Are there amusement parks in Berlin Germany?

There is an amusement park named “Spreepark Berlin,” reminiscent of Jurassic Park; however, it requires updating and is consequently not regarded as a top attraction in the city.

As a Holidaymaker

I was surprised just how many Berlin parks and gardens there are in the city. And being such a family-oriented and dog-friendly city it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

If you enjoyed this article, as a unique thing to do in the city, I invite you to visit my Germany Destination page where you will find more interesting things to do in the city of Berlin and plan your day trips beyond the city.