Thursday, January 28, 2016

Berlin

Leise Park, Berlin, from the series "Berlin"
© Michael Werner

In 2011 a new park was opened in a quiet side street off Prenzlauer Allee in the scene district of Prenzlauer Berg. A special green space has been created on the site of the former St. Marien-St. Nicolai cemetery as the result of a neighbourhood initiative: It is possible to see not only the wild, overgrown character of nature here but also its former use of the park as a cemetery. For example, parts of graves as well as individual intact graves have been left here. And the strange thing is that it doesn’t put you off at all, but actually helps to make for a very special atmosphere in the park. Ideal, in fact, for going for a stroll and recharging your batteries. There are also some gaming offerings for kids to have fun!