Volkspark, Mauerpark, Tempelhof, Hasenheide, Tiergarten, Humboldthain, if there’s one thing Berlin doesn’t lack, it’s parks and gardens. Among all of the possible choices I’ve always had one favorite for no other reason than its people and its location: The Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg. Regular raves, spontaneous grilling activities and the closeness to all the important (ie the liveliest) Kiezes make it easy and fun to visit when the sun is out (pro-tip: go when you’re hungover, it’s better than wasting the day in your bed and has the same effect).
The park is a meeting point for freaks, talents, students and normal people who like to be outside, pre-drink, play frisbee or fly their kites (or, you know, buy drugs, which I really really really don’t recommend doing in any of the above mentioned parks unless you know your shit– it’s risky business and you’ll be ripped off if you’re new to the game. Or so I’ve heard). But not only during the day does the Görli have its perks: how about a rave into the night? Or a free movie premiere? Sometimes I’d love to install a tent in there and spend a whole week people-watching.
(Thanks to DJ Vadim and his crew for making it an exclusive and awesome and free event!)