Another park in Berlin. There is something I like very much about the park scene in Berlin. As opposed to Paris – where I’m from – most of the parks here look like an attempt to re-introduce wildness to the city. Of course there are paths, kids’ playgrounds, dog playgrounds, grill areas, statues, sometimes beach volleyball places, bunker ruins, what seems to be the remains of past civilisation and unordered trees. But basically there are mini forests and green areas in which the time seems to stop once you enter their perimeter.
Despite the similarities between them, from Viktoriapark, Volkspark Hasenheide, Volkspark Rehberge, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Jungfernheide to Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg, the last one is often at the top of my list. Why? It’s simply spookier, the statues are all painted – and my guess is it was not originally planned with those colors – giving you the impression you’re lost in a haunted Alice in Wonderland garden.
And if you can pull that fantastic layer away from your head, this park is also a very good jogging spot as its spookiness makes you run faster! With almost no flat areas, it’s the perfect combination after running around Weisser See located some km away. Not to forget the view from the top which will make you wonder where you are.