You would like to enjoy Berlin’s beautiful sunny days in spring, summer or autumn somewhere out on the many green spaces of the city? Then you should make a detour to Marzahn, out into the city’s green outskirts, where the Gärten der Welt (the Gardens of the World) are located, close to Tierpark Berlin. Easily accessible by underground, suburban train and bus (U5, S7, B195) this extensive park presents a large outdoor exhibition of garden and landscape art from around the world all year round.
INDULGING IN NATURE: INTERNATIONAL GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE ART IN BERLIN’S OUTSKIRTS
The Gärten der Welt were founded in 1987 for Berlin’s 750th anniversary. After a thorough renovation for the International Garden Exhibition 2017, the park was extended to 43 hectares. Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors are exploring and enjoying the gardens of the park throughout the year. With special offerings for day care and schoolchildren, after-school groups, youth recreation clubs, which focus on environmental education, the park offers an impressive insight into nature’s regionally varying cultivation. From over five continents, a garden and landscape art is displayed here, which is unparalleled in Germany. Flowerbeds adorn the paths with seasonally changing vegetation throughout the park. Two entire private gardens are even dedicated to the flowers of the rose and the rhododendron. As a section of the park area specifically dedicated to water as a natural element and resource, the “Promenade Aquatica” comprises a waterway with fountains, boulders, clay balls and millstones, as well as a water playground for strolling, playing and splashing. The main attraction of the park’s permanent exhibition are the themed gardens. In the Chinese, Balinese, Japanese, Oriental and Korean garden, as well as the Italian, Christian and English garden you can relax, forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and maybe even be inspired for your own gardening projects at home. These artistically planted areas cover different epochs and regions of the entire international garden-cultural spectrum. The hedge maze and the pavement labyrinth offer additional exciting opportunities to playfully discover nature and the elaborate gardening culture exhibited here. Distributed throughout the year, additional theme-specific events take place on the site, such as the Chinese Moon Festival or autumn-related events. What is more, the park arena, which holds up to 5,000 visitors, hosts open-air concerts. The park even has its own cable car, with which one can drive back to the park entrance from the lookout point, the Wolkenhain on the 110 meter high Kienberg. On the 30 meter high viewing platform you have a great view of the entire surrounding area, especially the adjacent Kienberg Park, from where the cable car departs.
Should you decide to visit the Gärten der Welt, you pay 7, – in the summer months (April to October) and 4, – Euro in the winter months (November to March) as an adult (3, – / 2, – Euro reduced). Further information about the seasonally varying exhibitions and the calendar of events can be found online on the park’s homepage.
JUMP Berlin says:
The Gärten der Welt are a unique attraction in Berlin and the perfect destination for a sunny Sunday not only for you and your family but also for any fan of nature and gardening culture. Jump in and enjoy!