It is always a good idea to spot places where you can have a break and rest a little when exploring a new city. Berlin is full of large parks, Tiergarten is located right in the center and is easy to explore. But what if you just want to find a tiny place, still urban and not completely wild where you can lay on the grass and get some refreshing liquids from a nearby fountain? During the winter the story is slightly different, the fountain is not operating, but you can still grab some sunlight and be protected from the wind by the surrounding buildings.
Viktoria Luise Platz meets almost all the aforementioned criteria: it is small, clean, the landscape geometry is pleasant, it creates an oasis of green in an area surrounded by narrow streets and tall houses. The area of grass is perfectly dimensioned to avoid having people start to playing football or simply running. Just come here, buy something to drink at the supermarket nearby and relax. And if you are lucky with a clean sky over your head you can spot stars when night is falling. Stars visible in the sky of a European major city, that’s cool. As a bonus you will be soothed by the smooth vibrations coming from the U-Bahn under the surface. Close your eyes and you’re moving.