Domäne Dahlem / BerlinPrices: A voluntary admission fee can be paid at a machine. During market festivals 3 €, reduced 1 €
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A real gem!
Berlin is a very green city with lots of parks. But some green areas in the city are special. Domaine Dahlem is one of these places. It is enchanting and truly. This place was once a feudal estate and looks back on a history of over 800 years. Since 1976 the Domäne Dahlem functions as an open-air museum for agriculture with a focus on ecology.
When you enter the courtyard paved with cobblestones and look at the old mansion, you will feel transported into another world. The building was built in 1560 and is the oldest residential building in Berlin today. This sight is lovely in itself.
Luckily the Domäne Dahlem is still somewhat of an insider tip and therefore you can enjoy this peaceful and soothing place without masses of other people. If you cross the courtyard and walk around some work buildings, you will enter a beautiful open space. On 15 hectares you can find a field of rye, gardens full of salad, potatoes, tomatoes and much more. There is a meadow orchard and berry bushes and green fields that please the eye. Pigs, horses, sheep and chickens are roaming the fields. A small pond with water lilies invites you to rest there for a while. You will feel like you have left the city completely and entered the ideal of country life.
If you have finished your stroll and want to take a rest, the small café in the courtyard of the Domäne Dahlem is the right place to do so. You can indulge in homemade cake while sitting in the shade of old trees. In the little shop right beside the café you can buy the products they make here. They are all organic.
If you decide to come here by U-Bahn you will have the opportunity to arrive at one of the prettiest U-Bahn stations in Berlin. Even if you come by car or bike, have a look at it, it is worth it.