Wedding has a 'reputation', possibly even several. Though certainly to date not as 'Green Wedding'. This is not meant in the political sense – here one speaks of 'Red Wedding' – rather, in the botanical.
Rehberge is really large – yes, there are also plenty of animals there!
Schillerpark is medium-sized.
Small and neighborhood-based green areas are located at, for example, the Berlin Spandau shipping canal or in the Sprengelpark, at the Pekinger Platz and Louise Schröder Platz.
The Charité hospital, Campus Virchow-Klinkum and the Jewish Hospital have planted plenty of greenery. In front of the Schillerbibliothek (Schiller library) you'll find a green garden plot. Trees and bushes in numerous garden colonies and cemeteries also work to freshen the air.
The Seestraße, which traverses through Wedding, is lined by trees, as are many other streets. In addition, private gardens and tree beds adorned with plants by private initiatives make the district even greener.
If one comes from the center district and bikes or walks along the canal, Wedding, since 2009, opens with a seating area. Directly there where the Panke meets the canal.
Plötze is a German term for the common roach, a freshwater fish, so the name Plötzensee has a self-explanatory meaning. Other bodies of water within Rehberge are named after feathered animals: Möwensee, Sperlingsee and Entenpfuhl (after gulls, sparrows and ducks, respectively). The outdoor pool Plötzensee – with a sand beach! - is surrounded by old trees. The wading pool in Schillerpark and the pool facilities in Seestraße offer swimming 'over tiles'. Small ponds in the neighborhood, for example at Louise Schröder Platz, create refuges from the traffic noise.
The black trench (schwarzer Graben) flows along the northwestern border of Rehberge toward the barracks of the Julius-Leber-Kaserne. Since 1997 there has been a 'sponsorship' between the military police batallion 350 (Feldjägerbataillon 350) and Wedding, that's documented and recorded! The small fountain on the grounds of the barracks is unfortunately not open to the public.
With such an amount of botany and water we were forced to decide; therefore, the public green spaces and bodies of water are represented. However, since various official plans allocate various land uses for the same spaces: No liability assumed – of importance was the artistic interpretation of the official mapping ordinances as well as personal inspection!
How to get there – a small selection:
U6 to Rehberge.
Or Tram 50 / Metrotram 13 to Virchow Klinikum.
Or Bus 221 z.B. to Seestraße/Amrumer Straße.
U6 to Rehberge or Seestraße.
Or Tram 50 / Metrotram to Seestraße.
Charité, Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Tram 50 / Metrotram 13 to Virchow-Klinikum.
Or U9 to Amrumer Straße.
Tram 50 / Metrotram 13 commute between Virchow Klinikum and Osloer Straße.
Kombi-Bad and Louise Schröder Platz
Tram 50 / Metrotram 13 to Louise Schröder Platz.
Or Bus 327 to Louise Schröder Platz.
Sprengelpark and Pekinger Platz
U9 to Amrumer Straße.