Freunde des Mauerparks e.V.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Mauerpark

To everyone who intends to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Mauerpark, we have an important request: Please think about the animals who live here. For their sake, do not set off fireworks in the park.

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...

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Mauerpark

To everyone who intends to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Mauerpark, we have an important request: Please think about the animals who live here. For their sake, do not set off fireworks in the park.

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...

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!

Photo exhibition: Mauerpark 25 years on

Photo exhibition: Mauerpark 25 years on

Five photographers, five windows onto the former death strip 25 years after Mauerpark opened, a photo exhibition depicts the new life that has evolved on the site where the Berlin Wall once stood. Gone is the barbed wire and the threat of death; replaced by life and...

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Mauerpark

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Mauerpark

We have one request to everyone who is thinking of coming to the Mauerpark to see in the New Year: Please spare a thought for the wildlife in the park and celebrate without bangers and rockets. A lot of animals live in the Mauerpark and the noise, smoke and flashes of...

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Photo exhibition: Mauerpark 25 years on

Photo exhibition: Mauerpark 25 years on

Five photographers, five windows onto the former death strip 25 years after Mauerpark opened, a photo exhibition depicts the new life that has evolved on the site where the Berlin Wall once stood. Gone is the barbed wire and the threat of death; replaced by life and...

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Loving the park, cleaning it up

Loving the park, cleaning it up

We all love Mauerpark. But are you really feeling the love? Truly, madly, deeply? Come and join us for a love-in on Sunday, 22 September. We are going to give Mauerpark a deep clean to show how much we care. Whether you live in Berlin or are just visiting, come and...

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The Fête de la Musique is back in Mauerpark

The Fête de la Musique is back in Mauerpark

Berlin Street Music and Save Mauerpark are hosting the Fête de la Musique in Mauerpark on 21. June: 16:00 Legendary Strawberry Man 17:00 Stephen Paul Taylor 18:00 12Volt 19:00 Beranger The cultural iniatives actively promote music in Mauerpark. But reducing noise...

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