Freunde des Mauerparks e.V.

16th Peaceful Walpurgis Night in Mauerpark

The slogan for the celebrations is quite simple: come and join in! Local people, visitors and creatives will get together to produce a very special evening that will include a campfire, music, fire juggling, soap bubbles and the opportunity to dance in the May. You...

Take part in Mauerpark’s Friedvollen Walpurgisnacht!

On 30th of April we will have a colorful and peaceful Dance into May at Mauerpark, with a bonfire, fire artistry and lots of music. You’re a witch, fire artists, musicians or you have a band? Then be creative and be part of a diverse community to celebrate this...

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark: a public participation process is launched

The Berlin government has invited the public to go to its online platform mein.Berlin to find out more about the plans, ask questions and submit suggestions.

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...

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....

16th Peaceful Walpurgis Night in Mauerpark

The slogan for the celebrations is quite simple: come and join in! Local people, visitors and creatives will get...

Take part in Mauerpark’s Friedvollen Walpurgisnacht!

On 30th of April we will have a colorful and peaceful Dance into May at Mauerpark, with a bonfire, fire artistry and...

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark: a public participation process is launched

The Berlin government has invited the public to go to its online platform mein.Berlin to find out more about the plans, ask questions and submit suggestions.

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...

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...

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

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.

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.

Support us

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

Do you want to engage yourself?

Become a member now!

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...

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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...

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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....

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