spring in Berlin
by Jessica Jungbauer
|Tempelhofer Feld |
Tempelhofer Feld is one of these spaces that make Berlin the special place it is. The former airport is now a public park where people can enjoy the widest view in the city - much beloved by residents and visitors alike. Children are chasing each other on the former runways, couples are enjoying their free time while running or biking - a visit to Tempelhof always feels like a day spent by the sea. On weekends, people are flocking the fields for some sunbathing and barbecue and there’s also a small urban gardening area where you can grow your own greens.
Another empty lot-turned-public space is Prinzessinnengarten, a one-of-a-kind urban gardening project. Although situated in-between the hustle and bustle of Kreuzberg, the city life seems far away while planting your own fruits and vegetables. Besides many workshops and lectures on natural and sustainable food, there’s also a small café serving vegetarian lunch made with all the goods freshly picked from the garden. Every single day, it comes as a surprise to what’s on the menu, depending on the availability, but still every time it’s a wonderful combination of fresh flavors. Sitting in the shade of the trees with birds chirping in the background, it’s a beautiful scenery to just live for the moment.