Sunday, August 12, 2012

Parks in Berlin: Treptower Park

Continuing our look at parks in Berlin (a few weeks ago we visited Körnerpark in Neukölln) we recently took a stroll around Treptower Park in Alt-Treptow. We took the opportunity to visit after passing it a few times on the S-bahn train. This time we got off the train and wandered down into the park to take a quick look. 
It was very pleasant, well kept and clean like all Berlin parks I have seen so far. What makes it a little different from most other parks is the fact it is right on the waters edge and you can sit in the park with a view of the Spree.
If you enter the park from the Treptower Park S-Bahn station then you will soon come to a promenade which has a number of cafes, bars and shops to buy food and refreshments. The premenade runs alongside the small harbour that is home to a number of tourist barges and some vessels that look like people actually live there. Our favourite was a barge equipt with solar panels, a rooftop garden and a little sailing boat. 
The green areas are fairly big and spacious but I personally ate quite a few swarms of midges. There are probably so many because the park is so close to the water (I've never seen (or eaten) so many in daylight before though!). 
After a quick look around we stopped for a currywurst and a beer on the promenade. Apart from being attacked by a few very eager wasps who seemed obsessed about taking a dive into our beer, it was a nice relaxing couple of hours.
I'll leave you with a few more piccies.

You can find out some more information about Treptower Park on the VisitBerlin website.

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