Freunde des Mauerparks e.V.

Mauerpark Redaktion

New Year’s Eve: Residence ban in the Mauerpark

New Year’s Eve: Residence ban in the Mauerpark

Dear friends of Mauerpark, What a challenging year 2020 was. Life in Mauerpark was pretty much dominated by the corona pandemic and things were generally quieter than usual. Really wild celebrations were not possible this year and that will certainly apply to New Year’s Eve. In an attempt to contain the pandemic, the city authorities have designated numerous no-go zones for fireworks in Berlin. They include the...

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World Cleanup Day in Mauerpark

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 would like to invite all the friends of Mauerpark, along with local people and visitors, to take action and help make Mauerpark a little bit cleaner....

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A party for the entire Mauerpark family

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. We will be giving guided tours to offer visitors a glimpse of some of Mauerpark’s special features – new and old. We hope this will provide the...

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Mauerpark is not a drinks market

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 needed to promote harmony and respect in the park. What we do need is for the Public Order Office to do its job: they said themselves that they...

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Stay healthy and enjoy the fantastic weather!

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 think primarily about everyone around us. So to make sure everyone can enjoy this glorious weather please remember a couple of important things: Keep 1.5...

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Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations canceled

Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations canceled

Last year we had to unexpectedly cancel the Peaceful Walpurgis Night celebrations because a handful of "concerned" citizens protested against the music and dancing in Mauerpark. And now, a year down the road, a miniscule virus is turning the whole world upside down. At the moment, we have no way of knowing how  the coronavirus crisis will develop. In consultation with Pankow borough council, we have decided that...

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Acoustic shells: Pilot project launched in Mauerpark

Acoustic shells: Pilot project launched in Mauerpark

Last year, conflicts between local residents and park users were the subject of intensive discussions at the Mauerpark Round Table. A participation process was set up and the Save Mauerpark initiative put forward a range of ideas for workable regulations. As a result, Pankow borough council introduced new rules for the 2019 Mauerpark season and used multilingual brochures and park rangers to inform people about...

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