Beautiful spots often hide where we least expect them. Gärten der Welt is a good example: In the midtst of grey East-Berlin building blocks these gardens are a relaxing oasis.
Gärten der Welt was built in 1987 to celebrate Berlin’s 750 year anniversary, as a gift from GDR’s gardeners to the capital East-Berlin. Since then it has gone through some name changes and several extensions until it became Gärten der Welt – gardens of the world.
Nowadays you can visit: a Chinese garden (including a beautiful tea house), a Japanese garden, a Balinese garden, an oriental garden, a Korean garden, an Italian renaissance garden (on the image above), an English garden, a Jewish and a Christian garden. There are several other little interesting things to see, so, just take a walk and explore! If you have children, this is a great place to bring them. They’ll love the beautifully designed playgrounds. You should also check out the maze (with or without kids). But be warned: You’re gonna get lost!
Next to the gardens, there is a 1,5-kilometer-long ropeway. From the cable cars up to 35 meters above the ground, you can enjoy a spectacular view reaching as far as the TV tower in the center of Berlin. You need an additional ticket for this which costs €3 extra.