I’ve just been on a short-but-sweet trip to Berlin, one of my favourite cities. I travelled with a friend and enjoyed a couple of days of museums, mooching, beer and cheese in no paricular order. However, I couldn’t help but notice all the lovely parks and playgrounds shoehorned into even the tiniest, most unlikely of settings. And I couldn’t help but take some photos…
The playground on the left is on a kind of grass verge-cum-island between two roads in Friedrichshain.
Still in Friedrichshain, this playground is in the very lovely Boxhagener Platz which hosts a fabulous market on saturday mornings. And, it has to be said, some fabulous bars. I was there without my daughter remember?
I loved this little playground in Kreuzberg. It’s situated in al ittle opening that narrows into a passageway between two buildings. The play equipment and the beautiful trees contrasted with the grey buildings plastered with graffitti just seems very Berlin.
I’d love to go back to Berlin with my daughter, and it seems like a great place to take small people. I remember reading this article in The Guardian a while back which lists some lovely sounding “Kindercafes” and other places to tale kids. I’d also recommend the newish DDR Museum which tries to give a fair impression of life in the former East Germany – very hands on and much more fun than in might sound!