Parks in Frankfurt (Oder)
Frankfurt is a very green town: if you want to stroll through all of its parks, you have quite a lot of work ahead of you. But try it it is well worth it.

 

 

Lennpark

This park is one of the oldest public parks in Germany: the idea, the realisation and funding for this park came from Frankfurts inhabitants. It was established from to 1845 in the area of the former town walls, which were no longer needed at the beginning of the 19th century. Peter Joseph Lenn, the well-known garden and landscape architect, was ...
 
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Lienaupark

If you cross the road at the northern end of the Lenn park you enter into the Lienau park. Peter Joseph Lenn, created this park, too. The park got its name from the councillor and wine merchant Martin Michael Lienau, whose garden house was situated here until 1945. In times of the GDR there was an open-air stage in this park.

 

 

Gertraudpark

The Gertraud park, situated between the Gertraud church and the former Hospital »St Spiritus« (nowadays »Haus der Knste« - House of the Arts), was the former cemetery of the Gruben suburb. Even today you can still find the graves of the poet Ewald von Kleist (the monument was donated by the Masonic order of which he was a member) , Joachim ...
 
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The Meadows

Since the Middle Ages the meadows were a green area near the town which had a variety uses: shooting range of the local guild, parade ground of the Frankfurt Personal Regiment. In 1923 it was re-designed into a public park. The meadows are split into three areas: The rose garden in the north, a shrubbery in the south and in the middle ...
 
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Ziegenwerder

The isle in the middle of the Oder got its name from the fishermens goats, which got their food from this island. During the 19th and 20th century there were open air public swimming baths on this isle, of which the last remnants were only removed when the island was re-designed into the Europe Garden in 2003. The lower lying eastern part of the isle with its population of old trees was mainly left in its original state, as it gets flooded regularly during spring and autumn. The western part of the park has been redesigned into a promenade with large flowerbeds, the »Hanselinien« (hanseatic lines) symbolising the Oder, a »Heckentheater« (hedge theatre) where you can buy refreshments, a panorama cinema as well as a large adventure playground. In the summer this island hosts the »Inselsommer« (isle in summer), with plenty of events (amongst others a performance of the Oder-Spree Opera). From the northern edge of the isle you get a good view of the neighbouring Slubice.

 

 

Kleistpark

The Kleist Park was the former town cemetery. Its redesign was already planned in 1920, but was not started until 1950 at the same time as renaming the park to Kleist Park. At the beginning of the 1970s an expressway was built through the park and high-rise flats were constructed on the then disconnected older part of the former cemetery. Some ...
 
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Botanic Garden

The botanic garden near the Lienaustrae was established in the 1970s as compensation for the loss of part of the Kleist park. In its centre there is a small pond, surrounded by terrace forming flower beds, old trees and park benches.

 

 

 

The Town Woods

Since the beginning of the 17th century the wooded area on the western edge of the town has been owned by Frankfurt (Oder). The town woods have a square footage of more than 700 ha. There is a mix of oak trees, beeches, winter linden, ashes, elm trees and various coniferous woods. It is also Frankfurts main area for mushrooms and with that a favourite destination for Frankfurts inhabitants.

 

 

The Deer Park

At the eastern edge of the town woods there is the deer park »Rosengarten«. It was opened in 2000 and was the former royal shooting range (since 1912), which later one was also used by the Russian army. Next to wild boars and potbelly pigs you can also find red dear, stags, moufflons, mountain goats, wild ponies, hares and guinea fowls.