Parks in Frankfurt-Oder

Starting point for city tours and explorations of sights in the area

Located on the west bank of the Oder, Frankfurt (Oder) is an independent city in the east of the state of Brandenburg. The Oder forms the border between Germany and Poland. Since 1999 our town has had the additional designation Kleiststadt after Heinrich von Kleist, who was born here in 1777.

The Kleistpark in the district of ?Upper Town? was created in 1953 on part of the site of the old city cemetery from 1802. It has old trees, playgrounds and several memorial and tombstones.

The Lennépark in the center of Frankfurt was created between 1834 and 1845 according to plans by Peter Joseph Lenné on the site of the old ramparts. The English-style park features very old trees, an artificial waterfall, river, ponds and a fountain, sculptures and playgrounds.

The wildlife park was created in 2000 in Rosengarten, at the entrance to the city forest.

The Lienaupark in the center northwest of the Lennépark goes back to the Frankfurt wine wholesaler and politician Martin Michael Lienau.

The Ziegenwerder is a river island in the Oder that has been designed as a park. A bridge built in 1996 with a span of 68.20 m leads to the island.

The botanical garden was created in the 1970s to compensate for the sealing of the soil when the Kleistpark was reduced.

The Anger in the Guben suburb was created in 1923/1924 on the former parade ground.

In the park at the St. Gertraud Church in the center there are several monuments, including the one for Heinrich von Kleist. The park goes back to parts of the Gertrauden parish cemetery.