Table tennis, yoga, biking, swimming, strolling - things you can do in Neukölln, to get some exercise.
The fantasy world of Minigolf at Hertzbergplatz in Neukölln was once again visited by me yesterday. I did not win, but I had a lot of fun. If the sun comes out, it is definitely a lovely place to hang out with friends.
Station: S41, S42 Sonnenallee
closed on Monday
Tempelhofer Feld was once one of the world's busiest transport hubs. In 2008, it closed permanently and became a community park, where barbecues, sports and other social events are held around the twin runways. Skate, run, bike, fly a kite or just enjoy a drink in the beer garden.
Station: U6 + S41, S42, S45, S46 Tempelhof
Hours: Jan [7:30-17h], Feb [7-18h], Mar [6-19h], Apr [6-20:30h], May [6-21:30h], Jun [6-22:30h], Jul [6-22:30h], Aug [6-21:30h], Sep [6-20:30h], Oct [7-19h], Nov [7-18h], Dec [7:30-17h]
After enjoying a breakfast or delicious coffee at the cafes Hallmann and Klee or Barini at the Böhmische Platz, you can get some exercise by playing table tennis. But watch out, at this little plaza adorable taxi drivers and flower shop owners are playing very professional.
Yoga Studio Sonne
Yoga Studio Sonne offers drop-in yoga classes – taught by experienced yoga teachers, and priced according to your income (7 Euro minimum).
PS: Sometimes my beloved yoga trainer Victoria gives Open Sky yoga classes in the park Hasenheide, check for the schedule www.swanmountainyoga.de.
Station: U7, U8 Hermannplatz;
U7 Rathaus Neukölln
Hours: every day [7-21h]
Stadtbad Neukölln is one of Berlin's most beautiful places to swim and sauna! Since 2009 the historic swimming pool has been open in new splendour. The swimming hall is high and spacious, adorned with high columns and mosaics. Try the "romantic swim" on Saturdays and Sundays with dimmed lights and underwater music.
Station: U7 Rathaus Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße
Hours: Monday women only [12-22:30h], Tue [6:30-8h, 14-22:30h], Wed [6:30-8h, 11-22:30h], Thu [6:30-8h, 14-22:30h], Fr [6:30-8h, 13-22:30h], Sa-Sun [8-22:30h]
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