We found out about Körnerpark on the first few weeks after we moved to Neukölln, back in 2012. We saw a green rectangle on the map close to our house and decided it was time to go see what was that. On the very first visit, we fell in love with this large park that looks more like a palatial garden. It’s just beautiful.
The construction work took place between 1912 and 1916 in a Neo-baroque style. This was the chosen style because the idea was to surround the neighborhood with something special and adorned. This way, they expected the area to be developed with beautiful buildings that would match the park. This lasted until the Second World War when the park suffered with increased dilapidation and damage.
Since the park is located close to where Tempelhof is, nobody seemed to care enough about it to improve it after the war. Remember that Tempelhof was an American military base during German occupation. It was only in 1970 that Körnerpark was finally restored. In 1983, the orangery was reopened as a art gallery and in 2002 the fountains and canals were restored. And, because of all this work, in April 2004, Körnerpark was listed as a historical garden.
Schierker Str. 8, 12051