Park auf dem Nordbahnhof

Smooth Sailing

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The 13-acre, sail-shaped park outside Berlin's Nordbahnhof was formerly a borderland during the Berlin Wall days and today remnants of wall installations can still be found. So too can railroad remnants from the park's earlier days. The park's modern form was conceived in 1995 and today the park features open meadows, sunbathing areas, playgrounds, a nearby beach bar and a climbing park, and wonderful views of surrounding Berlin. Right outside the park, just blocks away, stands the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall along Bernauer Straße, reminding us of the power of a park to bring people, land, and issues back together.