The Südgelände used to be a switch yard in Berlin-Tempelhof. The yard was closed in 1952 and left undisturbed leaving nature to take over. The plants and animals spread out.
You can also wonder technology from the past there: for example the old steam locomotive, the steel water tower and the one hundred year old locomotive depot. In the Park Südgelände you can spend a great day out – enjoying the nature and technology of an era gone by.
- How big is the park?
- 18 hectares
- How high is the water tower?
- 50 meters
Did you know, that…?
…After a residents initiative the Südgelände was designated a landscape and nature protection area, following a decision in 1970 to reopen the site for locomotives.