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Großer Tiergarten
Großer Tiergarten
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Here you find data and facts on public green spaces/parks, city trees, playgrounds, cemeteries and allotment gardens in Berlin. The basis for the information is the Green-Space Information System (GRIS) Berlin based on the data collected by the Borough Departments of Green Spaces. In addition, city-wide overviews are also compiled separately by the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection in individual cases.

Public Parks (Green and Recreation Spaces)

Due to their significance for public recreation, environmental protection and the appearance of the city, the status of the public parks (green and recreation spaces) in Berlin and their use quality and functionality is protected under the Public Parks Law (in German) of November 24, 1997. More information

City Trees

Berlin's many tree-lined streets make it a green city. An average of around eighty trees line each kilometer of the city's streets, yielding a rough total of 431,000 street trees. More information

Children's Playgrounds

There is at present a total of 1,858 public children's playgrounds, with a total space of 332 ha of gross space. This total includes both the usable playing areas (net space) and the surrounding green space and pathway areas. More information

Cemeteries and Other Burial Sites

Of the total of 224 Berlin cemeteries, 186 are open. The State of Berlin administers 86 cemeteries at present, two of which are located in the surrounding areas. Approx. 584 ha of state-owned cemetery space is located within the boundaries of Berlin. More information

Allotment Gardens

The Berlin allotment gardens occupy an area of approx. 2,900 ha, which comes to about 3 percent of the entire city territory. Approx. three quarters of this is the property of the State of Berlin. No comparable major city has such a large number at privately used gardens in the inner-city area. More information