Berlin is green, which is one of the major reasons that it’s a great capital city. In fact, trusty Google has told me that over 30% of Berlin is dedicated to greenspace. When you’re living in a city that is loud and busy, green space adds a level of serenity and calmness.
Tiergarten is one of Berlin’s many parks, but it’s one of my favorites for its location. It sitts rather central, if you can call that central in Berlin, and it’s bordered by Potsdamer Platz on one side, Bundestag on another, and the Spree on the other. It really does feel like it’s in the center of it all.
I also find it one of the more cleaner parks in Berlin, which I’m sure has to do with how close it is to Bunderstag. It’s also more vast and green in my opinion. It has a lot of old trees, over a hundred years old, and the park feels very lush.
Climbing the Siegessäule “victory column”
The victory column is another highlight of the park. For someone that lives in Berlin, this column has always felt too touristy. And it of course is 100% touristy.
But it wasn’t until I started seeing my photography friends take pictures from the top of the column, that I thought “yes, I have to see this.”
After trekking up the 285 steps to the top (mind you, I am not in shape), you find yourself on a small viewing platform. And I got this view…
I’ve been waiting for this moment. The most iconic images that I have seen are on a sunny Autumn day when the leaves are changing colors. Well, I took the opportunity.