The Mauerpark is a park and owes its name to the Berlin Wall erected in 1961, which formed the border between the former districts of Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding at this point. This is where the border between the current districts of Prenzlauer Berg (Pankow district) and Gesundbrunnen (Mitte district) runs. To the west is the Brunnenviertel, which belongs to Gesundbrunnen, and to the east is the Gleimviertel, which belongs to Prenzlauer Berg.
The long open-air site runs along the section of Schwedter Strasse between Eberswalder and Bernauer Strasse, which is closed to motor traffic, as well as the Ringbahn. Since there are comparatively few green spaces in the densely built-up Prenzlauer Berg, the Mauerpark has developed into a popular place for local recreation, which offers a home to artists, musicians and families, especially on weekends, and has thus also made a name for itself beyond Berlin.
October 1, 2020
The Mauerpark is a lively green space that is well-known beyond Berlin. Hardly any other park is so associated with the Berlin attitude to life as the Mauerpark. Tens of thousands of people use the park on weekends in summer. The park is also very popular with Berlin tourists because of its special urban cultural identity and not least because of the Sunday flea market and street music.
Due to the expansion of the Mauerpark from 8 hectares to 15 hectares in 2020, the attractiveness of the green area has increased significantly.
October 26, 2022
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