One thing I liked about Berlin was our visit to Mauerpark on Sunday. In the clearing of a battered football field we came across a giant trail of resale stalls, or as they say now 'vintage', and several Turkish food stalls with lovely women making the food with great skill. A brutal atmosphere and meeting of cultures, people with family, friends, children, games, juggling, live concerts, basketball, giant barbecues with sausages and a karaoke. A wonderful experience for those who think that big city parks should be just like this, but the grass was soured, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.
An immense, quiet park extending from the Brandenburg Gate to the Memorial Church. The Tier Garden is the green heart of Berlin and inside is the Berlin Zoo, which is home to animals from around the world. A good place for a stroll or a picnic on sunny days.
The Gorlitzer Park, better known by Berliners as Gorli, is located in the old railway station Bahnhof Görlitz, bombed during the 2nd GM. The station was founded in 1865 and was one of the main train stations in Berlin. After years of decay and neglect, it resurfaced in 1990 when 14 acres were transformed into a verdant park, full of life and color. It is one of the largest parks in the district of Kreuzberg. What can happen? As in Berlin, everything. Parties which are sporadic, barbecues, walks ... The best part? In one of the entrances lies a very modest and rich restaurant, berliners, a tablecloth, kitsch and good friends ... And picnic on the Gorli ... One step closer to heaven!
The neighborhood is within the district of Kreuzberg, and takes its name from the city of Gorlitz in Sakha. Previously, there was a major railway station in the district leading to Gorlitz but it was destroyed after the bombings of the Second World War. Now it is a neighborhood with many Turkish immigrants, mainly around Gorlitzer park. It's not a great place to go sunbating or play, but perfect for a cultural trip, and to soak up the atmosphere of the east neighborhood. It is a large open space where people come to eat and spend all afternoon talking and relaxing. It's in pretty bad shape because it is a poor neighborhood of Berlin, but now it is becoming fashionable. Gorlitzer is a good cheap place to eat great kebabs.
Tempelhof airport has been abandoned for a number of years and is now used as a public park. Everything had been left as is and you are allowed to roam around the whole airfield. On all special occasions they allow you to tour the terminal.