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Berlin’s Tiergarten Park

Visit the Tiergarten Park in Berlin, the second largest park in the city, where you can enjoy nature, attractions, memorials and charming places. The Tiergarten Park has a huge area, covering 210 hectares and more than 2,000 square meters. With all this extension, it is not surprising that it is one of the largest in all of Berlin, stretching from Potsdamer Platz, through the Bradenburg Gate and ending at the Berlin Zoo. Tiergarten Park is an ideal tourist attraction to visit, as it is both important to the city and famous for its size, as well as a very pleasant space where you can walk and relax.

History of the park

The name of the park means “animal garden” because it was once a royal hunting ground, so much so that some of the structures in the park are still standing today and date back to 1657, the reign of Friedrich I. His successor, Friedrich II, did not like hunting, so he turned the place into a park with a recreational area for the population. The park was then remodeled in the Baroque style with flowerbeds, plants and fences in geometric shapes, including labyrinths and ornamental lakes. Later, another architect redesigned the park in the English style, which remains to this day.

Attractions in Tiergarten Park

The Tiergarten Park, despite its many interesting trees and plants, goes far beyond nature. In the center is the Victory Column, in the northern part is the Soviet war memorial, the Bellavue Palace (residence of the German president) and the Bundesprasidialamt, the office building of the president. Also in the park is the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, a large space for cultural events, and the Carillon, a huge 42 meter high tower (considered the fourth highest in the world) with 68 bells. This monument is the symbol of Berlin’s 750th anniversary celebration.

Information about the Tiergarten in Berlin

The Tiergarten is open 24 hours a day. It is located on the Strasse des 17 Juni and can be reached by public transport, using the S5, S7 and S75 train lines. But we recommend a visit on foot, because it is located in an area full of important sites. It takes two minutes to walk to the Reichstag Palace, for example.

Str. des 17. Juni, 10785 Berlin, Germany