was a paramount airport in the pre-World War II era in Berlin. It’s closing in 2008 caused quite a stir. Part of the closed airport neighbors the western border of this newly trendy borough. Since its closing, the genius city of Berlin reclaimed this massive space. The airport itself is used for various events like the Berlin music festival, but that’s on an irregular basis. This colossal 386 acre stretch of boundless area invites expats, natives and tourists alike to come barbecue, stretch out in the sun or for the more active, hike, run, or bike on one of the countless trails. The magnitude of this open space champions a kind of freedom that encourages park-goers to occupy this park as they wish.