As the MFA cohort begins their intensive with Familie Flöz in Berlin, we thought it would be nice to ask alumni and staff where their favorite places are in the city of Berlin. This weekly series will continue through the cohort’s six week intensive.
#BerlinWednesdays begin with an introduction to parks around Berlin. Though there are countless parks around the city (you can see a more extensive list of Berlin parks and gardens here – Visit Berlin Site), we chose these three as our favorites:
Mauerpark houses some remains of the Berlin wall (from which the park gets its name). It is also home to an extensive flea and artist market, musicians, street artists and Bearpit Karaoke with hundreds of audience members surrounding the singers in the stone amphitheater every Sunday.
Tempelhofer is also known as “airport park” because it was once a major airport in Berlin. Now it is a 386 hectare public park with cycling, skating and jogging trails, giant bbq area and a huge field for picnics. You will find people doing anything from land windsurfing to unicycling through this vast space.
Görlitzer Park was once Görlitzer Bahnhof railway terminus. Located in Kreuzberg, today you can find a Children’s Farm where kids come from all over to learn about equality and integration amongst the animals or you can catch a bit of Shakespeare in the Park!
Notable 4th runner up: Tiergarten – the “Central Park” of Berlin – is an oasis in the middle of the city!