Did you know there’s a completely secret oasis – aka Berlin’s “Secret Park” – concealed in the bustling Monbijou quarter of Berlin Mitte?
You’ve probably walked straight past the entrance to Krausnick Park and mistaken it for a private driveway. It’s easy to do! But if you dare to open the door, a leafy oasis awaits and it’s open to all.
This silent city grove holds a lot of surprises. You won’t hear much during the week here except for birdsong. Stroll along flowered paths, relax in a hammock with a book, picnic under a tree or bring the kids to play at one of the two excellent playgrounds. If it’s scorching hot, the river banks and the kids’ swimming pool at Monbijou Park are just across the street.
The secret park was “disclosed” in a book published by Lucia Jay Seldeneck in 2016 entitled “111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn’t Miss”. Its popularity exploded, much to the surprise of the quiet association of local residents who take pride in its upkeep.
Red Tape Translation organised a team picnic at Krausnick Park a few weeks back and about five out of the 20-odd guests were able to find the entrance without getting frustrated. Brie and Hannah made a video so you’re not subject to the same fate.
The popular M1 tram line drops you off right at the door. Assuming you can find the door. Once you do, it’s a walk in the park, as they say. See for yourself and watch the video!
Have you been to this hidden park yet? Let us know in the comments!