Nature & Environment
After the airport operations in Tempelhof ceased in 2008 and the former airfield was opened to the public for recreational and leisure use in 2010, a special flora and fauna has developed on the Tempelhof field. Numerous plant species, some of them rare, thrive on the large meadows between the former runways in the middle of the city. There are also various fruit trees, about which an educational tree trail provides information. In addition, many environmental education and nature experience offers at Tempelhofer Feld invite young and old to explore and discover.
Campus Stadt Natur
Grün Berlin's Campus Stadt Natur offers various guided tours and workshops for adults on the Tempelhofer Feld. These include a guided tour on urban ecology, which communicates various topics in dialogue and refers to the special features of the area and its ecology. Visitors can explore historical and natural history features, habitats and current developments on Berlin's largest open space in "adventure tours" on foot or by bicycle (with their own bike) across the Tempelhofer Feld with expert guidance. In nature journaling workshops, those interested can creatively encounter the urban nature of Tempelhofer Feld with pen and paper and experience nature connection in this way. The Campus Stadt Natur also accompanies kindergarten and primary school groups to the Tempelschlucht nature experience space.
Nature Experience Space "Tempelschlucht"
In the Tempelschlucht nature experience space at the south-eastern entrance to Tempelhofer Feld, children can experience nature with all their senses. The existing hills of Tempelschlucht have been modelled, there is a water pump with a river course as well as sand and clay for free play and mudding. Large boulders provide new perspectives on the expanse of Tempelhofer Feld. Natural materials invite visitors to experiment and explore. The area of about one hectare offers many opportunities for hiding, romping and learning about plants and animals.
Why is the sky blue? At Lernort Natur, children and their parents, day-care centres and schools get to the bottom of natural phenomena. The transparent classroom "Bauhaus re use Pavillon" invites to experiment with natural materials and design with natural substances.
M.I.N.T. Green Classroom
Under the patronage of the Friends of the Peter-Petersen-Schule Neukölln, children and young people from the cooperating primary and secondary schools are given the opportunity to have science lessons in the open air and in the "Bauhaus re use Pavilion" all year round.
Educational tree trail
A tree nature trail was developed for the 91 trees planted in the Oderstraße sub-area of Tempelhofer Feld, providing information on various fruit trees such as apples, cherries and other fruit varieties.