A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

Located to the south-east of the city centre, is Treptower Park, a large 88.2 hectare public space created between 1876 and 1888.

Home to the striking Soviet War Memorial, the park hosted the 1896 Berlin Trade Exhibition and now features a famous rose garden with 25,000 plants.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

Moody skies ahead.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

We were flanked on our walk by this disco boat, which pumped out endless hard house, like a floating Club 414!

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A flying boat offered tourists the chance to fly over Berlin.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

The bridge over to Insel der Jugend (Island of Youth) was the first composite steel bridge built in Germany.

The small (1.8 hectares) island hosts art and cultural events.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

Flying boat takes to the skies.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

Enjoying a drink at the Island garden.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

The sparrows here are very confident and will leap on your plate the second you look away!

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

The storm arrives.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

The bridge across the River Spree is covered in ‘love locks.’

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A small industry has sprung up supplying these locks.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

Clearing up after the storm.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

Looking out from the island.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

There’s several cafes and bars on the island.

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

A walk through Treptower Park and the Island of Youth, Berlin, Germany

On the approach to the bridge can be seen the signatures of famous German people.

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