Forget expensive trips to Thailand: here’s Thai street food at its best! Every weekend, at the so called Thai Wiese (Thai Meadow) in the Preussenpark, local Thais sell their homemade food. You’ll enjoy the unique Asian atmosphere and maybe papaya salad to die for.
Am Friedrichshain 1
This is Berlin’s oldest municipal park. Part of it was destroyed by Allied bombs during the war. The hill in the park remains a witness to those events: it’s called Mont Klamott (Clothing Hill, 78 metres) and is made of rubble from the ruins of destroyed Nazi bunkers.
THE ISLAND OF YOUTH (INSEL DER JUGEND)
+49 (0)30 8096 1850
This island in the middle of the Spree river lies in beautiful Treptower Park and you can only get there by crossing a small, romantic bridge. There’s also a charming restaurant and bar on the island if you don’t like to bring your own food. In the garden you can rent vintage canoes and small boats – look for the ‘Kanuliebe’ sign.
The people of Berlin refused to give Tempelhofer Field Airport, famous for it’s role during the Nazi regime and the cold war, over to developers. The airport is now Berlin’s second largest park. You can also choose and compose your own picnic basket at www.picnic-berlin.com/tempelhofer-feld/ and pick it up at the white-and-red-striped house in the Oderstrasse.
Schierker Strasse 8
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This rather small park doesn’t have that typical edgy Neukölln feeling; instead it’s super neat and also perfect for a romantic picnic. The small cafe located inside the park rents out picnic baskets and during summer there are also free concerts, every Sunday at 6 pm.