Park am Gleisdreieck

Urban nature

In terms of landscape, Park am Gleisdreieck is characterised by the central, extensive lawn and meadow areas, which are lined by small woods and individual trees and crossed by wide paths. The primary goal of the maintenance and development measures was and is to harmonise the interests of nature conservation and recreational use in Park am Gleisdreieck.


In its time as a wild wasteland, a unique ecological diversity has grown up at Gleisdreieck, which is also to be preserved in the new park. In addition, the park also offers very special open spaces and meeting places: the "Rosenduft" intercultural garden and the natural experience realm in the Ostpark, as well as the "Gärten im Garten" [gardens in the garden] in the Westpark. In addition, the design concept ties in with the historical use of the site – attentive visitors will find traces of the past in the form of old railroad tracks, signalling systems, and buffer stops, especially in Ostpark and Flaschenhalspark.

Ein Mädchen klettert auf den Ästen eines Baumes.
© Konstantin Börner

Natural experience realm

The pilot project "Naturerfahrungsraum" [natural experience realm] was developed within the framework of citizen participation. There is no playground equipment here, but children can experience almost untouched nature, plants, animals, soil and water on an area of 3,500 square metres (opening: June 2009). The ground has been lightly modelled, and the hollows are regularly filled with water in summer, inviting children to splash around to their heart's content. The project was supervised by Grün Berlin and the "ARGE Naturerfahrungsräume". Another smaller nature space is located in the Westpark above the market square.
Das Bild zeigt den Interkulturellen Garten Rosenduft.
© Konstantin Börner

The intercultural garden "Rosenduft"

The intercultural garden "Rosenduft" was founded by südost Europa Kultur e.V. for traumatised refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who created a small garden on the Gleisdreieck in 2006. In the course of park planning, the garden was secured on the site. In the meantime, many people of different nationalities from the neighbourhood participate in the project. They help with the gardening, organise parties together and are happy about the gardening and social enrichment of the neighbourhood. The Rosenduftgarten [rose scent garden] is run by the Südost Europa Kultur e.V. association.
Eine Detailansicht eines Blumenfeldes, im Hintergrund ist die U-Bahn Brücke mit einer U-Bahn zu sehen.
© Konstantin Börner

Gärten im Garten [gardens in the garden

The pilot project "Gärten im Garten" integrates sixteen plots of the allotment garden site "Potsdamer Güterbahnhof " north of the U2 bridge into Park am Gleisdreieck. The opening takes place through commons, project and intercultural community gardens. The marketplace as the centrepiece and connecting element serves as a meeting place and showcase of urban gardening. Together with the café, a place was created that facilitates communication and interactive exchange between neighbours, park visitors and allotment gardeners. This is also the location of the Bienengärtchen [bee garden] (, a project of Kunst Werk Stadt Berlin e.V. ( in cooperation with the allotment garden colony POG (, which invites people to join in.