One of my favorite parts of Berlin was the Tiergarten, the largest park in the city. In the 1830s, Peter Joseph Lenne redesigned the area into a park. Before it was used as hunting grounds. The park spans 494 acres. In the 19th century, the Siegessaule was installed along with statues of politicians and monarchs. In another post I’ll share these photos. Today, I want to include photos of the park. After World War II, many of the trees were chopped down by the German people who were starving and freezing. And some of the park was dug up in attempts to grow food. Reforestation began in the 1950s and as you can see below, this part of the city has become known as the lungs of the city. We wandered through there on a hot day, and I loved all the shade provided by the trees.
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