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Ruheinsel am Gleis


In Schöneberg’s southern area, between S-Bahn tracks on one side and huge allotment garden colonies on the other, lies Hans Baluschek Park – about 3.5 kilometers from our Schöneberg hotel. The tube-like park is less than 50 meters wide on average and covers a total of seven hectares. It is located on a disused railroad site – as is the Natur Park Südgelände, which is connected from Baluschek Park by a footbridge over the tracks.

Popular place for skaters

Due to its evenly asphalted, four-meter wide path (length: 1.5 kilometers), the park is ideal for cycling and inline skating. But the park also has something to offer for families and recreation seekers: The large meadow areas are made for ball games or picnics. In addition, a total of four differently designed themed areas allow various recreational activities:

  • Place of the game
  • Place of picnic
  • Place of the sun
  • Place of the sport

Part of the “North-South Green Train

Baluschek Park is part of the so-called “North-South Green Trail”, one of the 20 main green routes through Berlin.
Plans are currently underway to route the Teltow Canal Cycle Route (RSV6) through the park. A separate, additional pedestrian path is to be created for this purpose. In addition, the park is to be upgraded in the coming years: Additional park benches and a public toilet will be installed.

Incidentally, the green space was named after the painter, graphic artist and writer Hans Baluschek. He lived in the late 1920s in the Schöneberg housing estate Ceciliengärten, which is very close to the park.

Photography: Von Assenmacher – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0

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