- Treptower Park lines the banks of the river Spree to the south east of the city centre and was created by Johann Gustav Meyer in 1876. Nowadays the park offers a diverse selection of outdoor fun with BBQ boat rides, ping-pong tables and grassy river side sunbathing areas. Located in the former East German district of Treptow, a grand soviet memorial was erected in the park in 1947, dedicated to the 5000 soviet soldiers, killed in action, who are buried there. An abandoned fun park with a big wheel and miniature train set lies to the south of the park just past the Insel der Jugend, or island of youth, a popular place for outdoor summer parties and the Berliners favourite summer past time – grilling.
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