Freunde des Mauerparks e.V.

World Cleanup Day in Mauerpark

World Cleanup Day is taking place for the 10th time this year. We are going to take this opportunity to do something good for the city. Littering is a huge problem in Berlin too and Mauerpark is no exception. In conjunction with the local organisers wirBerlin, we...

A party for the entire Mauerpark family

Freunde des Mauerparks e.V. and Zug der Liebe e.V. would like to invite their supporters, Mauerpark neighbours, and Berliners and their guests to come and get to know the new Mauerpark. A total of 25 associations and initiatives will be there with information stands....

Mauerpark is not a drinks market

Freunde des Mauerparks reject out of hand Pankow Public Order Office’s proposal to legalise the sale of alcohol in Mauerpark. Licensing sales outlets would not solve the problem of illegal sales. On the contrary: it would make things worse. More alcohol is not what is...

Mauerpark is now finished

We are thrilled and eager to see what will happen after the Fall of the Fence when there will be a new park for us to experience. Its size will be unfamiliar to us but it will be a continuation of the park we are familiar with.

Mauerpark is about diversity and tolerance

We take a firm stance against right-wing extremism, anti-semitism, conspiracy nonsense and Corona denial. We distance ourselves from KDW demonstrations in Mauerpark. #WirSindNichtEureKulisse #WirSindMauerpark

Stay healthy and enjoy the fantastic weather!

On a sunny day Mauerpark is a magnet for crowds of people. Normally we are delighted to see them there. That’s the whole point of this special place. But sadly nothing is normal this year. In these times of Coronavirus we all have to put our own needs on hold and...

World Cleanup Day in Mauerpark

World Cleanup Day is taking place for the 10th time this year. We are going to take this opportunity to do something...

A party for the entire Mauerpark family

Freunde des Mauerparks e.V. and Zug der Liebe e.V. would like to invite their supporters, Mauerpark neighbours, and...

Mauerpark is not a drinks market

Freunde des Mauerparks reject out of hand Pankow Public Order Office’s proposal to legalise the sale of alcohol in...

Mauerpark is now finished

We are thrilled and eager to see what will happen after the Fall of the Fence when there will be a new park for us to experience. Its size will be unfamiliar to us but it will be a continuation of the park we are familiar with.

Mauerpark is about diversity and tolerance

We take a firm stance against right-wing extremism, anti-semitism, conspiracy nonsense and Corona denial. We distance...

Stay healthy and enjoy the fantastic weather!

On a sunny day Mauerpark is a magnet for crowds of people. Normally we are delighted to see them there. That’s the...

Former death strip – border between east and west

Today meeting place for people from all over the world

Open air culture in the middle of Berlin

Green oasis in the big city

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Mauerpark

Today’s Mauerpark is on land that ran between the two parallel walls separating East and West Berlin. With its observation towers, attack dogs, trip wires and armed guards primed to shoot anyone trying to escape to the West, it was known as the “death strip.”

The park dates back to the early 1990s when local residents, noticing the rapid spread of self-seeded vegetation on the sandy strip of land, began planting trees and calling for the creation of a park. As a result, the city’s politicians included Mauerpark in the city’s bid to host the 2000 Olympics.

Although Berlin’s bid for the Olympics was not successful, the plea to build Mauerpark was. Designed by landscape architect Gustav Lange, the first section was completed in 1994.

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Freunde des Mauerparks

Our organisation was set up by local residents in 1999. We have no allegiance to any political party and are financially independent. We are passionately committed to looking after the park.

To that end, we work with other interest groups, various governmental agencies, and the local community. We also listen to the concerns of the park’s users and visitors. We support cultural projects in the park and work to reconcile the broad range of activities that take place here.

We also tackle practical jobs, organizing events, cutting hedges, watering trees or cleaning up the park, for example. There is always something that needs doing, so we welcome newcomers to our association – either as active members or financial supporters.

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Diversity & tolerance

This vast open space surrounded by dense development enhances the quality of life for local people and
is crucial for the city’s microclimate.

Mauerpark has become a well-loved place for people of all ages, from all walks of life and all nationalities to get together and enjoy themselves.

It acts as a home to musicians, per- formers and artists who are eager to experiment, giving them the opportu- nity to present their work beyond the constraints of the commercial scene.

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Support us

Donations to the Friends of Mauerpark e.V. help us with our daily work for the park and are tax deductible.

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