I wrote earlier about the festivals in Germany being one of the reasons why I moved here about a month ago. Another good reason to be in Berlin during the summer is definitely the parks. Berlin have a lot of them, and wherever you live you will probably find a favorite park near you. Here are some of the central (AB area) parks which are highest on my list:
Nice park to hang out in, both during the day time and night time. In this park you can almost always hear some live music that comes together with the young crowd that fills this park at all time, specially around the café inside the park.
One of the more famous parks in Berlin, due to the Sunday market and outdoor karaoke that takes place at 3 o’clock during the market days. The karaoke is with a huge crowd that sits in a ring around the singer, with the same layout as an old Roma theater. Besides this the park offer various possibilities for sports like basketball and boules, big chance for live music and a wall for graffiti.
Situated in the middle of the center and still big enough to have places to hide inside, this park has something for everyone. Big green areas together with forest, not to many walking paths but still enough to easily bicycle here.
This park is a bit different as it follows a river which gives you that highly demanded water in the summer, at least to look at. Treptower Park has a lot of young people in it, and here you will find ping pong tables, boats for rent and a lot of barbecuing people. Within the park there is also a community with people living in circus wagons, where there sometimes is events taking place.
Tempelhof Park is also a very different park in many ways. To start with it is build on an old airfield. This makes it very flat and with no trees or vegetation besides the grass. Here you find a lot of different sports like RC airplanes, kites, roller blades and more.
This is a really nice middle size park with a lot of possibilities for sport. You can for example find a bouldering wall, beach volley ball field, skateboard area, tennis and much more. There are also a lot of areas with water, but not for swimming. One bad thing is the abundance of trails which makes it difficult to find a green area without people walking by all the time.
Park with some big open grass field without to many trails or people. Here you can also find an old military wall to rope climb on, as well as a view over the city from the old flak tower that was [unsuccessfully] used to defend Berlin against air raids during the World War II.