Erholungspark Marzahn

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Erholungspark Marzahn
Pavilion in the Chinese garden
OSM map of the Erholungspark Marzahn showing the IGA Cable Car route. Nearest U-Bahn stations (right) and tramway stops (left) are shown in the map.

Erholungspark Marzahn is a public park in Marzahn, Berlin. It was opened on 9 May 1987 as Berliner Gartenschau. The total area encompasses more than 100 hectares (250 acres).

History[edit]

Overview[edit]

In 1991, the park was renamed to Erholungspark Marzahn. In October 2000, the Chinese garden is opened as a part of Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World). This was followed by other gardens, including Oriental, Italian, Balinese, Korean, and Japanese. In 1995, it welcomed 132,000 visitors. By 2007 the number has increased to 650,000.

IGA 2017[edit]

The park was chosen as the site of the Internationale Gartenausstellung 2017 (IGA 2017), an international horticultural exhibition.[1]

Gärten der Welt[edit]

Theme Area Opened
Chinese garden 27,000 m2 (290,000 sq ft) 15 October 2000
Japanese garden 2,700 m2 (29,000 sq ft) 30 April 2003
Balinese garden 500 m2 (5,400 sq ft) 18 December 2003
Oriental garden 6,100 m2 (66,000 sq ft) 7 July 2005
Korean garden 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) 31 March 2006
Italian garden 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) 31 May 2008

Transport[edit]

Nearest metro station is Kienberg (Gärten der Welt), on the U5 line. Named "Neue Grottkauer Straße" until 2016, it was renamed in that way for the IGA 2017. The station is also the eastern terminus of the IGA Cable Car (German: IGA-Seilbahn), a 1.5 km-long aerial tramway line serving and crossing the park, built for the expo.[2][3]

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Coordinates: 52°32′22″N 13°34′36″E / 52.53944°N 13.57667°E / 52.53944; 13.57667