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The Bürgerpark Pankow is a twelve hectare park along the Panke in Berlin. It was prepared as a country estate in the 19th century and acquired by the Pankow community in 1907. The publicly accessible green area is located in the immediate vicinity of the Pankow town hall.
December 21, 2019
Here are some informations about the origin of the park:In 1856, the founder of the Berlin Börsen-Zeitung, Hermann Killisch-Horn, acquired the grounds of today's Bürgerpark on the Panke, a former paper mill from 1800, to set up a country estate for himself and his family. In the years 1863-1864 he enlarged the area by purchase on 10 hectares and put together with Wilhelm Perring (1838-1907), the later garden inspector and technical director of the Botanical Garden Berlin, a landscaped garden on English pattern.The building of the old paper mill, which once employed up to sixty workers, was transformed into a mansion, residential, commercial and decorative buildings emerged, palm houses, bridges and an Indian temple. The entrance was formed by the three-part entrance portal in neo-renaissance style, still existing today, built in 1865 on the model of Italian triumphal arches and completely restored in 2007.
May 10, 2017
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