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Spend a Relaxed Day at Friedrichshain Park in Berlin

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The Friedrichshain Park in Berlin is probably one of the most versatile parks in the city. There is a lot to see and you can spend a whole day there. The hilly terrain of Volkspark Friedrichshain  invites children and parents with a variety of opportunities for relaxation, sports and games to recover from the big city turmoil.

The park was opened in 1848. It was built on an old vineyard to create a place of rest in the densely populated eastern part of Berlin. Several playgrounds and the large green meadows are ideal for a picnic! The famous Märchenbrunnen is a popular destination for children. Well-known figures from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm decorate the beautiful fountain, which is framed by impressive arcades.

Café Schönbrunn in the middle of the park with a view of the lake is a great place to relax and in the small fountain next door there is great cooling off in the summer for children. A little further on there is a small waterfall. There is plenty of shade and water to play here. The stones are a bit slippery. But only the older children manage to climb up the stream.

Friedrichshain Park in Berlin comes with a variety of activities

In addition to the playground in the peace street near the fairy tale fountain, there is another planter for children. In the eastern part of the park there is a beach volleyball court, an 820 m circular track and a small climbing wall. There also is a skate park with several halfpipes, a climbing rock and a bicycle course. Skaters, cyclists and walkers share whe wide paths in the park. At Schwanenteich is a lending station for a variety of sports and leisure equipment.

Open-Air Cinema

From May onwards, on open-air cinema shows many well-known and popular old and new films . Screening starts from 9.30 pm. Although this is quite late for young children, it is very possible to take a stroller to the cinema and enjoy the movies with a sleeping baby!  The pavilion in the Volkspark provides catering for children and parents. In warm temperatures you can relax in the beer garden.

More information is available here.

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