On a stone’s throw from Anhalter Bahnhof (and actually also Potsdamer Platz) Gleisdreieck has been a traffic scar for decades. A junction of railway and subway tracks and a cargo station made this piece of town completely inaccessible. But it lost its old functions, and partly thanks to people from the neighbourhood it didn’t got converted into a motorway.
Some inhabitants still find the end result too artificial, but the Park am Gleisdreieck has nothing to be ashamed about. It has a playground for children, a skateboard ramp for teenagers and a meadow to enjoy the sun for everyone. Beautiful detail: there is a stone garden, where the rocks that are usually used for the tracks are now slowly being overgrown by nature.
The park consists of two parts: the eastern part opened in 2011 (and was extended in 2014 in the northern direction). The western part already had beach volley courts from beach 61, but opened in 2013. Both halves are not yet connected by a bridge over the railway tracks that are still running there.