Gärten der Welt is a large park in the east of Berlin that requires an entrance fee. It opened in 1987, still in the GDR (much smaller than today). In the recreational park are several large gardens from different countries of the world, especially from Asia and Europe. The Chinese Garden and the Japanese Garden, for example, are outstanding.
Adults pay 7 euros in summer and 4 euros in winter. There is also a cable car in the Gärten der Welt park, which costs extra. For us, “Gärten der Welt” is one of the top 10 sights in Berlin.
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Overview of gardens and other facilities
The Chinese Garden is the largest Chinese garden in Europe. There are several buildings around a large lake, including a Chinese tea house. It is the largest and most famous sight in gardens in the world.
Also great is the Japanese Garden. The garden from Bali (Indonesia) is in a closed building and heated to tropical temperatures all year round. The Oriental Garden and the Garden from Korea are other Asian gardens.
There is also, for example, an Italian garden, an English garden, a Christian garden (picture below) and a very interesting Italian garden (Florence, Renaissance).
Great fun, not only for children, is the maze. It took us 30 minutes to find the exit.
There is also a rhododendron grove, playgrounds and a fairytale garden for children, a rose garden, a water garden and much more in Gärten der Welt Berlin. The other parts of the park in the east of Berlin are also beautifully designed, with lots of flowers, fountains, trees and much more.
Entrance fees Gardens of the World
In summer, adults pay 7 euros or take the cable car (return 9.90 euros). Children and concessions pay 3 euros or 5.50 with cable car.
In winter (November to February) admission is considerably cheaper, adults for example 4 euros. In winter, however, some things are closed and of course there are no flowers etc. in the open areas. We recommend a visit in spring or summer.
Opening hours Gardens of the World
The opening hours are very simple: every day from 9 am until nightfall. As far as we know, the cable car only leaves at 10 am and not in winter.
How to get to the Gardens of the World
The gardens are located far to the east of Berlin, in Mahrzahn. There are few other sights in the area. We think, however, that a visit to Gärten der Welt is still worthwhile.
We took the S-Bahn to Mahrzahn station and then bus 195 to the north entrance stop “Eisenacher Straße / Gärten der Welt”. Likewise, from the other direction, you can take bus 195 from the underground stop Cottbuser Platz (U 5) to the same stop.
You can also simply take the U5 underground to the station “Kienberg / Gärten der Welt”. From there it is not very far to the cable car, which then takes visitors to the gardens. But be careful: the cable car does not run in strong winds, not until 10 am and not in winter.