Berlin parks tend to be an unruly bunch; be it the natural wilderness of Tiergarten or the rambunctiousness of Görlitzer. Now however, there’s a new breed of landscaped open air goodness in town. With extensive reconstruction work completed half a year ahead of schedule (a miraculous achievement by Berlin’s standards – here’s looking at you Brandenburg Flughafen), the western and eastern expanses of Park am Gleisdreieck now stand united. And it’s one hell of a bountiful union. On the formerly inaccessible Schöneberg side there’s wide cycleways, manicured lawns, a beach area, trampolines and some great views out to Potsdamer Platz as the U-bahn swoops overhead. While in the Kreuzberg end there’s smaller meadows for chilling, an intercultural garden for planting and a skate-bowl for, well, skating. The urban planners must be seriously chuffed with themselves ‘cos it has been chock-full of activity since the grand opening in spring 2013.