The Comenius Garden near Richardplatz in Rixdorf (Neukölln) was created in 1992 to mark the 400th birthday of the Bohemian scholar Johann Amos Comenius, who lived there in the 17th century. In terms of design, the garden, which is open to the public, is based on a spatial transposition of motifs from Comenius’ work, which are intended to depict the path of human life. In his opinion, the world is a garden in which people go to school. Individual areas of the garden are named after sections of this path of life.
Today, the garden is a beautiful, quiet and clean retreat, which is also used by surrounding schools, kindergartens and senior residences in cooperation with the Förderkreis Böhmisches Dorf, which runs the garden.
In Comenius Garden, you’ll across a small brook, a bridge that leads across a pond, a meadow carpet, a maze, a medicinal garden, a pavilion, a rose grove, a stage. Look around, there’s always something new to discover.
Depending on the season, the garden is not only an ideal place for short-term relaxation, but also for discovering and getting to know countless trees, herbs, flowers and insects and learn about seasons.