After years of non-use of the former Tempelhof marshalling yard, the area was left to nature and then made into a unique nature park in 2000.
The Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände is a combination of relics from the marshalling yard era, contemporary art objects as well as a nature and landscape conservation area.
On evened track beds and walkways, visitors can go on a tour of discovery amidst unspoilt woods and meadows. There are several explanatory boards (German & English) with information about the areas flora and fauna. Some rare bird and insect species have found a sanctuary here.
Young and old train fans will also enjoy the park. In addition to old locomotive and rail relics, the Berlin S-Bahn trains, regional trains and ICE trains can be spotted through the woods from many places.
For little adventurers, the park offers tunnels, stairs, track beds and a high observation tower.
Entrance situated directly at S-Bahnhof Priesterweg (southern exit)
(ticket machine at the entrance, cash only)
free admission for under 14year olds
daily from 09 am to 4pm (November to February)
daily from 09 am to 6pm (March and October)
täglich daily from 09 am to 8pm (April and September)
daily from 09 am to 9pm (May to August)
two barrier-free routes (1km & 2,7km)