Party Earth Review Anyone who needs a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Berlin need look no further than Tiergarten, a lush and gorgeous park offering miles of open fields and peaceful rivers. Situated right in the middle of the city... ... read full review
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Anyone who needs a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Berlin need look no further than Tiergarten, a lush and gorgeous park offering miles of open fields and peaceful rivers.
Situated right in the middle of the city, the park is bordered by attractions like the Reichstag and Schloss Bellevue, so it’s a perfect place to take a break from a busy day of sightseeing.
Plenty of trails and hidden pathways lead through dense thickets and offer a bit of solitude, while a few beer gardens and cafés attract those in a more sociable mood.
Visitors can also climb the Siegessäule (Victory Column) in the middle of the park for a wonderful view of Berlin, rent a rowboat at Café Am Neuen See, and splash around the river for a while, or simply rent a bike to more easily explore the refreshing nooks and crannies the park has to offer.
The name means “animal garden” in German, which kind of makes sense considering Tiergarten is an escape from the zoo of urban life in Berlin.
Well, that and the Berlin Zoo is located right next door.
All types and ages.
Great people-watching. Paths for biking and jogging. Free Wi-Fi.
Schleusenkrug Café (Müller-Breslau-Strasse), located near the zoo, is open daily 10am–late, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Café Am Neuen See (Lichtensteinallee 2) on Neue Lake is open daily 10am–midnight, serves breakfast, and has a buffet in its beer garden.
Café Viktoria is a small sit-down restaurant next to the Victory Column and is open daily 10am–5pm.
Victory Column admission €2.50/adults, €1.50/students. Boat rentals at Café Am Neuen See €5/30 minutes, €10/hour. Bike rentals at Radkom (Rankestrasse 3, www.radkom.de) €8/half day, €13/full day.
Schleusenkrug Café: menu €7–€12.50. Beer €3.50, wine €3. Café Am Neuen See: menu €5–€14. Beer €3.40. Café Viktoria: menu €2.50–€5. Beer €2.60–€3.30.
Any beautiful day.
The Zoologischer Garten (zoo/aquarium) borders the Tiergarten and is open daily 9am–6pm (5pm in winter). Admission €12/zoo only or €18/zoo and aquarium.