The biggest open green space in the middle of the city

Here the sky, expanse and freedom seem limitless. When Tempelhofer Feld was opened to everyone in 2010 it gave Berlin another unique feature – one of the world’s biggest inner-city green spaces. Where once planes took off from West Berlin for destinations all over the world, there is now over 300 hectares of green space for skating, strolling, gardening, picnicking, bird watching, kite-surfing and much more.

The field’s freedom is inspiring, as 19 projects prove. Various initiatives have successfully experimented with artistic, gardening and social ideas for its use and created a broad range of activities and programmes.

The involvement of Berliners was essential to the project. In 2014 Berlin’s population decided in a referendum not to allow construction on the edge of Tempelhofer Feld and to keep it in its current condition. The goals and content of careful development were drawn up in a wide-ranging participation process together with the city’s inhabitants.