Tiergarten

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Tiergarten 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. Berlin Germany 52.5155678120612 13.3571859153443
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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.

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.

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Tip from Jonah:

In the spring and summer, Schleusen Krug serves flammkuchen, the German equivalent of thin crust pizza. After a few hours of biking or boating, stop by for a few pints and this authentic (and inexpensive) dish at their comfortable outdoor café.

  • Crowd

    All types and ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Great people-watching. Paths for biking and jogging. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    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.

  • Prices

    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.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any beautiful day.

  • Close By

    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.

Tiergarten User Reviews

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Tourist eaten whole by child-hyena
Alice S. Aug 23, 2013
Emerging, bruised and scathed, from the jungle of tourists at Brandenburger Tor, I desperately seek a recluse. A pack of hyena laughing children make for my direction as I sprint off into Tiergarten. My panic subsides as the traffic noise recedes behind the trees and leafy green. Some days, like Monday mornings, it's easy to forget how beautiful it is to be alive. In Tiergarten, the birds chirp, the grass rolls around green and people are smiling. You may find yourself unconsciously skipping gleefully along the path. A reality check is recommended on existing the park. It's a dog it dog world out there.
The Garden of Berliner Delights
Natalie v. Apr 5, 2013
Tiergarten, or “Animal Garden” gets its name from its origins as a game park for royalty. The area was landscaped into its present form in the 1830s, deforested during WWII by incendiary bombs and a populace desperate for firewood, and a massive Soviet war memorial was plunked down in 1945. Today, it’s the garden of earthly delights it was always meant to be, and contains many an interesting statue and monument commemorating its storied past. Tiergarten is also alive with people, and not just tourists. Real Berliners actually come here. On any given summer day, naked people – ubiquitous in Germany on warm days - can be seen sunning themselves on the wide rolling lawns or cooling off under convenient open air showers, while others flock to the Café am Neuen See for a traditional beer garden experience or to splash about in row boats. Throughout, labyrinthine trails offer amusement for bikers, joggers, idle meanderers and many a dog which seem to romp everywhere leash free. The truly nice thing about Tiergarten is that it functions as a lively but peaceful oasis for all Berliners - even those who are just passing through - right in the heart of the city’s government, diplomatic, and sight-seeing center.
Germany's Central Park
Robert L. Feb 7, 2013
You could walk around Tiergarten and marvel at nature's glory but you're in Berlin! Grab a bike and hit the trail. Rental places around Mitte are not too far away by bike, you get a great view of the city, ride through the center of The Brandenburg Gates (previously saved for the Royal family) like the King or Queen you are and you're at the park. You can still appreciate nature but you'll cover more ground. You can whizz past the Riechstag, Ride to the zoo, I'm too old for most zoos but Berlin did it right. There are tons of African large game, birds of prey, jungle cats and the likes. I saw creatures I either never heard about or thought I was seeing things. After that, you may be a little tired but head the couple of blocks on bike to Schleusenkrug. The sausage is everything you think it will be when you get off the plane in Berlin and the beer is fan-freaking-tastic, try the berliner weisse, less alcohol and delicious fruity syrups are added. Try and sit on the canal, you'll see tour boats pass through the canal lock, which was cool. If you're tired off the Cold War stuff, WWII noise, can't look at another cathedral or painting, or blew too much money at Ritter, stretch your legs and try something new.
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