Bike Touring Highlight
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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