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Körnerpark Gallery


Comenius Garden

Körnerpark Gallery

Marienfelde Green


From 1912-16, the industrialist Franz Körner commissioned the design of a walled architectural garden on the site of a former gravel-pit. It became without a doubt one of the most beautiful parks in a city with an abundance of green spaces. 
Surrounded by Jonas-, Schierker-, Wittmansdorfer- and Selkestraße, a flight of stairs with decorated balustrades leads down to the park, which lies between five and seven metres below street level. An orangery with a large terrace, built to give a view over the garden, lies on the west side. Staircases were constructed at either side. 
In the centre is a lawn, enclosed by narrow channels of water and by avenues of plane trees. A gushing river of water that flows down six wide steps into a pool with a fountain, dominates the eastern side of the park. A tranquil and richly ornamental flower garden lies beyond the northern wall of the arcade, hidden behind carefully-trimmed hedges. 
The Neukölln Department of Culture runs a lively art gallery and café in the orangery, and since the mid eighties has used the terrace to stage its annual Summer in the Park concerts, which take place every summer Sunday. These free upmarket events in Körnerpark, showcasing all conceivable types of music, are renowned through-out Berlin and have become important dates in the city’s cultural calendar.




Adresse: Schierkerstr. 8, 12051 Berlin, +49 (0)30 68092876,
Hours of opening: Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00
Bus, Tube, Tram: U7; S41, S42, S46, S47 Neukölln; Bus 277 Emser Str.