Exploring Treptower Park in Berlin

Treptower Park is the second-largest park in Berlin, and it is full of history and things to do. In this guide, we’ll explore Treptower Park and all it has to offer.


The history of Treptower Park

Treptower Park is located in the Treptow-Köpenick district. It was firstly built as a parade ground for the royal Prussian army in 1735. From 1927 to 1945 it was the site of the Treptow Arena.

Autumn in Treptower Park in Berlin, Germany. Trees and dry leaves on green grass.
Treptower Park

The park played an important role during World War II. It was the site of a military hospital and an encampment for soldiers from different countries who were fighting against nazi Germany.

Things to see and do in Treptower Park

The park spans over 80 acres and is home to a variety of gardens, ponds, and sculptures.

Two boys sitting and watching a statue in Treptower Park in Berlin, Germany.

One of the most popular attractions at Treptower Park is the Treptower Sviatlana Monument. The monument features a large statue of a soldier holding a child in his arms, and is surrounded by a garden of roses.

The park is also home to a playground, a bird sanctuary, and a museum. Visitors can also take a boat ride down the Treptower canal, which runs through the park. Treptower Park is an ideal place to spend a day in Berlin.

Mother and child in the morning sun by a lake in Treptower Park in Berlin, Germany.