The Volkspark Friedrichshain is the oldest park in Berlin. The highlight of this green haven, which is directly opposite our hotel, is the Märchenbrunnen (the "Fountain of fairy tales").
However, the Volkspark Friedrichshain is much more than just an idyllic park with paths to walk and lots of old trees. There are plenty of sports fields and play area for youngsters – endless action guaranteed. In its design, the park reflects Germany's history: there are numerous memorials and design elements to commemorate historic milestones, starting with the March Revolution of 1848 up to the "Wende", the "Turn", of 1989.
Incidentally, the Volkspark Friedrichshain was the first park in Berlin that was not only for the nobility. The groundbreaking was in 1846. The Volkspark Friedrichshain contains a sun-bathing area, a memorial to Frederick the Great, and the Hippodrome. One particular "must-see" is the Märchenbrunnen in the style of an Italian water theatre. It is situated at the western tip of the park.