Tiergarten is the largest and one of the most popular parks in Berlin, loved by both locals and tourists. It was originally created as hunting ground for Prussian princes, however, it was reconverted into a public park in the 18th century. It was redesigned in 1818 and various statues were added to it in 1850. It is renowned as the oldest public park in Berlin.

The park is located near the German Parliament, Reichtag, in the parliamentary district of Berlin and various international embassies can also be found in the area. There are a number of tourist attractions near the park such as Berlin Zoo and the Philharmonic auditorium.

The famous roundabout in the park is called the Großer Stern and this is where the Berlin Victory Column, Siegessäule, can be found. It commemorates the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian war and it measures 69m high. You can climb the 285 steps to the top of the column where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Tiergarten is a great place to go for a jog, have a picnic, take a walk or enjoy the tranquillity and relax beside the lake. The park is also renowned as the place where Loveparade is celebrated.

Berlin Guide | Parks and gardens in Berlin

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