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Tempelhofer Feld: Recreation Paradise in the City

The Tempelhofer Feld is a resort for all residents and guests of Berlin - the former airport is daily used  for leisure activities and especially on sunny days a popular destination.

History of the Tempelhofer Feld
The history of Tempelhof Airport began in the 1920s when the Berlin airport mbH was founded and an expansion of the airport has been made. But the grounds were too small, so from 1936 to 1941 a new airport building was constructed, which was in 1940 exclusively used for the defense industry. Thousands of the deported forced laborers lived in camps on the entire field.
After the end of World War II flight operations could be resumed. Between 1948 and 1949 West Berlin was blocked by the Soviet Union and a supply of West Berlin was only possible with the Berlin Airlift. In this time, the supply aircraft flew in 90-second intervals.
In 1970 the airport in Tegel was completed and the civil air traffic at the Tempelhof Airport was initially closed but reopened after 15 years and finally stopped in the year of 2008.
Since May 2010 the Tempelhofer Feld is open to the public from sunrise to sunset each day. There are 10 inputs and the field comprising approximately 350 hectares. It is the largest park in Berlin.

Pioneering projects

Since September 2010, there are various initiatives and projects that involve the public in art, sports and nature experiences. These include e.g.:

Allmende Kontor

The community gardens Allmende Konto are completely self-organized by more than 600 gardeners. Intercultural gardens , self-crop gardens, school gardens etc. are created, planted, cared for and harvested. The diversity of urban gardening is to be presented and attracts numerous visitors every year.

Jugger is a modern sport, combining the characteristics of team sport with elements of various individual sports like fencing and wrestling. This sport will strengthen the fairness, the team spirit and the integration. On the Tempelhof Feld developed one of the world's first official Jugger-training areas, which are also available to the public.

M.I.N.T grünes Klassenzimmer

The yearlong usable MINT green classroom offers classes on playing areas and experimentation areas and a large school garden. This place offers children time and space for education in sustainable development, movement and experiments.

nuture Mini Art Golf Berlin
The nuture Mini Art Golf Berlin is an art project that focuses on playful ecological future issues. In form and function of the installation it is a classic mini-golf course. But they are also artworks, which address the crucial issues of the future: energy, resources, environment and sustainable development. The courses are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 13 clock, in the winterseason only on weekends from 11:00 to 18:30 clock. The entrance fee is between 3.50 euros and 6.00 euros.

Additional information to many other projects can be found here:

Guided tours
The Tempelhofer Feld has a eventfully history and is a world-famous symbol for the Berlin Airlift while the "Candy Bomber" supplied West Berlin with food. In guided tours, visitors can get to know the former airport ground and get valuable information about this unique place in Europe.The tours can have different subjects: history, future or nature.
The guided tours cost around 12 euros.

Recreation, leisure and nature conservation are the main targets of the Tempelhofer Feld. Accordingly, commercial events are only permitted to a limited extent. Most of the performed events are with a sporting or social background.

The Tempelhofer Feld offers lots of fresh air and a place for various kinds of activity. Here is a lot of space for relaxation, recreation and sports. A walk, a picnic, a barbecue with friends, kite surfing and kite flying, jogging or inline skating - everything is possible. Especially the two 2 km long runways are frequently used. There is a lot to discover and make you forget the big city around you. Because the noise of the capital can not be heard. However, some areas of green spaces may not be entered, because here you will find several protected animal and plant species.
Nowhere in Berlin is so much tolerance to others like here. The field is worth a visit in every season. The opening times are based on the seasons and are approximately from 7:30 clock to 17:00 clock. In summer until 22:30. Admission is free.

From the City Hostel Berlin you need 20 minutes by public transport (input Columbiadamm - Bus 104 Friedhöfe Columbiadamm or input Tempelhofer Damm - S-Bahn station Tempelhof).

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