Big Tiergarten

Großer Tiergarten

This is the largest park in Berlin with the total area over 210 ha. The Hyde Park in London, for example, is only 125 ha. The first reference to the park dates back to XVI century when it was the hunting ground for Electors and Kings of Brandenburg. Gradually the park was turning into a public place and in the time of Frederick the Great it became an entertainment park. Starting from the XVII century Berlin citizens have been coming to the Tiergarten to have a walk, to cycle or to have a picnic on the lawns of the park. Neuer See located on the territory of the park offers all-season recreation: visitors go boating in summer and skating in winter. During the Second World War the park was largely deforested because many valuable trees served as a source of firewood for the devastated city. After the war seeds and nursery trees were sent to the Tiergarten from all over Germany to restore the park as quickly as possible. Today the Tiergarten is a unique place that combines nature’s beauty and great architectural objects. The territory of the park houses not only sculptures and monuments but also the official residence of the German President, Bellevue Palace and St Mathew's Church. The park borders with the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Zoo, Kulturforum, embassies of various countries and many other interesting objects. The Reichstag building is also located on the territory of the park.

Address: Straße des 17. Juni 31
Opening hours: daily 24h
Observation platform: Apr-Oct: daily 9 am – 6.30 pm, Nov-Mar 9 am – 5.30 pm
How to reach: Tiergarten S5, S7, S75; Hansaplatz U9
Coordinates: 52.516586, 13.366836