Berlin enjoys a great national and international reputation
as a metropolitan center of European standing, thanks in large part to its
great wealth of urban green space, which helps provide a high quality of life.
Hardly any other city can boast as many green spaces as Berlin. Parks and garden
spaces, city squares and green strips of various sizes and shapes characterize
the city, and hark back to different eras in its history. The more than 2,500
public parks, covering a total-surface of approx. 6,400 ha, provide Berliners
and tourists with a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The protection,
care, maintenance and development of the urban green spaces are the common
tasks of the departments of green spaces in the boroughs and the Senate Department
for Urban Development.
On the following pages, you will find an overview of the stock of public green spaces in the city area as well as detailed information on the public parks in Berlin, specifically on the possibilities for their use for leisure and recreation. Selected parks and city squares are introduced (in German)
, and information is provided on use and the applicable legal regulations (in German)
. Moreover, relevant contacts in the borough departments and the Senate Department are identified. more