Volkspark Friedrichshain

by James Glazebrook

Volkspark Friedrichshain Fairy Tale Fountain

One for when (if?) the weather improves!¬†Volkspark Friedrichshain¬†is a beautiful park in the otherwise unremarkable area between Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain. Officially opened in 1848, the park continued to evolve well into the Cold War, when the DDR used the rubble of bombed-out East Berlin to build two artificial mini-mountains, one 48m and one 78m high. The larger one, Gro√üe Bunkerberg, is worth scaling if you’re feeling energetic, but don’t expect a view from the top – the trees that now grow there obscure what could be a wonderful panorama of the city.

Volkspark Friedrichshain trees

Make sure you don’t miss the¬†M√§rchenbrunnen,¬†or Fairy Tale Fountain, which depicts the characters of the Grimm brother’s stories and was one of the few parts of the park to emerge from World War Two unscathed. For a bit of history and a great video about the¬†Fairy Tale Fountain, check out Moving Postcard, and make sure to visit¬†Volkspark Friedrichshain as soon as the rainclouds clear.

Volkspark Friedrichshain Fairy Tale Fountain French Bulldog

Volkspark Friedrichshain Fairy Tale Fountain statue close up

Volkspark Friedrichshain Fairy Tale Fountain French Bulldog close up

Volkspark Friedrichshain Fairy Tale Fountain statue

Volkspark Friedrichshain red flowers

Volkspark Friedrichshain French Bulldog

Volkspark Friedrichshain du wunderbäre

Volkspark Friedrichshain statue

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