The place takes its name from the Berlin Wall ("Mauer" in German), which marked the frontier between East and West here - and actually there is still a stretch of genuine Berlin Wall standing there. This park of 10 hectares scores above all with its atmosphere, defined by artists and musicians showing off their skills here in a private jam session or the infamous Bearpit Karaoke.
On top of that, you can enjoy a big BBQ area, a climbing wall, the playground on Falkplatz, as well as parties and regular events like the peaceful Walpurgis Night or the New Year's Party which make up a lot of the charme of this park. Hipsters and families with children from Prenzlauer Berg share this park with tourists. Downside: Mauerpark has unfortunately a chronical trash problem which is very noticeable after nice summer weekends and Sunday's flea market.
- Open all year round:
- Parking: Difficult
- Restrooms: Around the park in various restaurants and cafés
- Remarks: Rather not barrier-free