The Tiergarten in Berlin used to be the hunting grounds for the Prussian kings, before it was transformed into the city's largest park in the 18th century. Today, the green heart of Berlin is bordered by the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate on the eastern side, Potsdamer Platz and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe on the southeastern edge, Berlin's Zoo in the west, and Bellevue Palace, residence of the German President in Berlin on the northern rim of the park.
On 600 acres, you can enjoy leafy paths, small creeks, open-air cafes, and lush lawns (some of them permit nude sunbathing; look out for the signs that say "FKK").
The street "Strasse des 17. Juni" runs through the Tiergarten; it starts at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin's most central district "Mitte" and goes all the way to Ernst-Reuter Platz in the western district "Charlottenburg".
How to get to Tiergarten:
- eastern edge of the park: U and S-Bahn Brandenburger Tor
- southern edge: U and S-Bahn Potsdamer Platz
- northern edge: U Bahn Hansaplatz or S-Bahn Tiergarten
- western edge: S and U-Bahn Zoologischer Garten