No question: that Frankfurt Oder is a decidedly green city is no longer a secret. Spread out the blankets in one of the many parks or relax with friends on the banks of the Oder. And the people of Frankfurt (Oder) also go outside at the weekend; they enjoy the fresh air in the city forest or glide along the green belt on two wheels.
Here is a list of up to 10 parks for all nature lovers.
1. Wildlife Park
The Wildpark Frankfurt (Oder) is a wildlife park in the city forest in the Rosengarten district of the city of Frankfurt (Oder). More than 250 animals of about 25 species can be discovered on an area of 17 hectares. A circular route takes you past the wildlife park school, various enclosures, two playgrounds and the wildlife park gastronomy "Kobel". You can see aurochs, squirrels, ferrets, pheasants, foxes, rabbits, ponies, guinea pigs, sheep, parrots and goats. Many animal species roam freely in the wildlife park. There is also a pond landscape, a petting zoo and a small apiary.
Experience nature and culture - along the Neisse and Oder with a view of neighboring Poland. Places full of tranquility, cities with a great past and a European future are just as impressive as the idyll and vastness of the landscape. The path mainly leads directly along the rivers of Oder and Neisse and crosses, among other things, the largest flood plains in Europe in the Lower Oder Valley National Park.
3. Oder Promenade
Visit this beautiful promenade and let your eyes wander to new shores. Stroll along many sights, works of art, cafes and restaurants on the banks of the Oder. If you feel like it, you can also make a detour to neighboring Poland, everything is within easy walking distance. Depending on the season, the passenger ships invite you to take a boat trip at the landing stage. And if you are on the water yourself, make a stop at our marina.
4. Frankfurt Leisure and Camping Park Helene-See
There are offers for camping and caravan enthusiasts, swimming, diving, surfing, fishing, snorkeling and playing volleyball. Divers rave about the good visibility with visibility up to 12 meters. WiFi and pedal boats and rowing boats for hire are also available. Events take place regularly.
In the camping park there are separate areas for families and young people. With sufficient sanitary facilities, baby changing room, washing machine room and a barrier-free sanitary area, the facility is prepared for all guests.
5. Gertraud Park
Between Gertraudenkirche and the former hospital “St. Spiritus" - today "House of Arts" - was the former cemetery of the Guben suburb. To this day you can still find the tombstones of the poet Ewald von Kleist (the monument was donated by the Frankfurt Masonic Lodge of which he was a member), the Viadrina professor Joachim Georg Daries (created by Gottfried Schadow) and the Heinrich von Kleist monument (created by Gottlieb Elster/Berlin, 1910).
Since it was redesigned around the turn of the millennium, the Anger has been a popular meeting place for picnics, sports and games on the newly built playground thanks to its extensive lawn. The entire complex is surrounded by the four-row avenue of lime trees on Lindenstrasse, which was laid out in 1679, and the two-row avenue of lime trees on Walter-Korsing-Strasse from the mid-18th century. In the north, the residential buildings designed by the architect Martin Kießling, erected in 1923/24, complete the urban space.
7. Kleist Park
The Kleistpark is a green area in Frankfurt (Oder) named after Heinrich von Kleist. The approximately six-hectare park is located in the "Upper City" district (districts 105 and 505). It is bordered to the north by Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse, to the east by Autostrasse, which is part of Leipziger Strasse, to the south by Fürstenwalder Strasse and to the west by Humboldtstrasse.
8. Lenne Park
The Lennépark is a green area in Frankfurt (Oder) that was named after its garden architect Peter Joseph Lenné. It is an 8.9 hectare park, about 900 m long and about 95 m wide, with an artificial waterfall, running water, fountains and ponds. The park, designed in the English style, is the second oldest public park in Germany (after Theresienstein). In the heart of the city, visitors will find a relaxing place of rest and tranquillity, which in summer forms a harmonious symbiosis with the alternation of light and shade of the treetops and the shallow play of the water. Lenné would still be happy for the citizens of Frankfurt (Oder) today.
9. City Forest
The city forest is located between Booßen and Rosengarten and extends over an impressive 70 hectares. Ideal for hiking and relaxing in nature.
10. Botanical Garden
It was built as a plant show garden, the planning of which began in 1969 and was completed with the opening in June 1976. Not only were horticultural areas created with grasses, roses and a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees, but also works of art were designed, such as the large wall in the western part of the garden by the well-known artist Werner Stötzer. The total area of the garden is now six hectares and offers a beautiful vantage point on the southern slope path.
The focal point of the park is the beautiful Lienauteich, which was created in a former clay pit. Surrounded by stepped flower borders, old trees and benches, it has become a popular destination for Frankfurters. Its special plant biodiversity, successful route combined with the sensitive integration of works of art make it a true place of relaxation.