Monbijou Park

Monbijou Park is a park in Mitte, a district of Berlin, Germany. The park is bounded to the south by the river Spree, to the west by Monbijoustraße, and to the north Oranienburger Straße and Monbijouplatz.[1] It is close to the Friedrichstadt Palast, Neue Synagogue and the Sophienkirche.

Monbijoupark
Monbijoupark Berlin Oranienburgerstraße.JPG
View into Monbijou Park
Monbijou Park is located in Central Berlin
Monbijou Park
Monbijou Park is located in Berlin
Monbijou Park
Monbijou Park is located in Germany
Monbijou Park
TypeUrban park
LocationMitte, Berlin, Germany
Coordinates52°31′23″N 13°23′49″E / 52.5231°N 13.3969°E / 52.5231; 13.3969Coordinates: 52°31′23″N 13°23′49″E / 52.5231°N 13.3969°E / 52.5231; 13.3969
Area4 hectares (9.9 acres)
OpenOpen year-round

OverviewEdit

The park has an open-air swimming pool for children. It is a much needed, "shady refuge from the unrelentingly urban landscape of the area". A foot bridge connects the park with the Museuminsel (Museum Island), close to the Bode Museum and Pergamon Museum. There is a bust of poet Adelbert von Chamisso.

HistoryEdit

The park is situated on the former grounds of Monbijou Palace (Monbijouschloss) and the old English Church of St. George, both of which were heavily damaged during World War II and finally razed in 1959 by the East German authorities.[2]

From 2006 to 2007, the park was redesigned according to plans by garden and landscape architects Lützow 7 from Berlin.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ausgewählte Grünanlagen in Mitte, Monbijoupark" [Selected green areas in Mitte, Monbijoupark]. Berlin.de (in German). BerlinOnline Stadtportal GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  2. ^ "Monbijoupark - Park for Recreation in Berlin - Mitte - JUMPBerlin". Jump Berlin. Retrieved 2021-02-02.