Haus Natur und Umwelt (house for nature and environment)

The Wuhlheide park railway

The climbing tower

Climbing in the Wuhlheide woods

The Berlin-Brandenburg model park

The FEZ Berlin's neighbours in the Wuhlheide park

The FEZ Berlin is situated in the middele of a 120 hectare wooded park, known as Wuhlheide. Here, a number of other groups and projects for children and adolescents have set up shop.

House of nature and environment

 

A green oasis - in the middle of the city

Ever since 1955 the Haus Natur und Umwelt (House of nature and environment) has given city children the chance to come face-to-face with nature. In 2005, the USE gGmbH took the site over and turned it into a youth education facility to promote active involvement in preserving our natural environment.

The house features a nature exhibition on the woods and the "wondrous world of soil", as well as terrariums, aquariums, aviaries, experiment and microscope cabinets and an extensive collection of insects and supplements.

The outdoor premises, measuring 17,000 square metres, is home to a rambling garden with ponds, open terrariums, vivariums, zoos for stroking animals and a paddock with a riding area. A total of 500 animals can be observed here.

On weekdays, the premises can be used by school classes, playschools and nurseries for excursions or project days. We offer activities to teach visitors about the environment, where each activity is tailored to the respective age group, overseen by trained educationalists and intended as a supplement to the visitors' biology, study or project programs. During the school year, we also host teaching events for schoolchildren.

On top of all this, children can celebrate an awesome birthday party with their friends in the Haus Natur und Umwelt, where they can make things, ride ponies and see the animals.

Union Sozialer Einrichtungen gGmbH
Haus Natur und Umwelt

An der Wuhlheide 169
D-12459 Berlin
T: +49 (0)30-535 1986
E-mail: info(at)hnu-berlin.de  
Web: www.hnu-berlin.de

Children's flea market

The children's flea market at the FEZ Berlin, exclusively for children's clothes and toys, takes place from April to October on Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 6pm.

Renting a stand

Area only: 6€
Area with table: 8.50€
Area with market stand: 12€ 

Contact

Marius Brzezek
T: +49 (0)30-53071-565
M: 0176-963 598 47

Climbing tower

 

Venture into the vertical!

Aim high and head over to our climbing tower on the FEZ's open land behind the sports hall. The climbing tower rises 10 metres into the sky and visitors can try their hand at three different faces of the tower with the full spectrum of difficulty levels. And if that's not enough for you, then dare to take our test of courage - a (safe) freefall from 7 metres in the air.

We aim to familiarise you with the basics of this trendy sport, build team spirit and help you overcome any fear of heights with a wonderful view out over the FEZ's premises.

Altai Adventure

T: +49 (0)30-537 80 100
E-mail: altaibuero(at)aol.com
Web: www.altai-adventure.de

Climbing in the Wuhlheide woods

Climbing in the Wuhlheide woods has been made possible on approximately one hectare of woodland featuring 75 pieces of climbing equipment on six different courses, all built into the surrounding trees as naturally as possible. Climbing enthusiasts can spend up to two hours navigating from tree to tree over wobbly bridges, in lightning-fast cable cars or even on skateboards without ever having to touch solid ground.

The different courses are named "Spaß" (fun), "Spiel" (play), "Fitness", "Training", "Abenteuer" (adventure) and "Risiko" (risk) respectively, and set climbing fans a range of different challenges. Only the bravest will climb up to ten metres high or dare to take the so-called Tarzan jump - one of the standout attractions in this part of the Wuhlheide woods. Beginners, and those who are not so brave, will start off two metres high.

Safety is of the highest order here. All climbers will be equipped with special climbing belts and additional carabiners (snap hooks), and ropes for double protection. This makes it impossible to fall. Before the visitor can take to the trees, our trained staff will give them instructions. Only once the little adventurers have tested their climbing skills on the lower parts of the apparatus can they take on the higher courses.

Kletterwald Wuhlheide

An der Wuhlheide 199
D-12459 Berlin
T: +49 (0)30-30135 267
E-mail: info(at)kletterwald-wuhlheide.de
Web: www.kletterwald-wuhlheide.de  

The Berlin-Brandenburg model park

On April 1st, the annual season of the Berlin-Brandenburg model park (estd. 2007) begins and introduces both Berliners and visitors to the city to some completely new and surprising perspectives. With carefully landscaped features, a miniature 3D plan of the counties of Berlin and Brandenburg extends across around one-and-a-half hectares.

All the important attractions are to be found here: 80 models of well-known and not so well-known landmarks of the region, each of them painstakingly built together by hand from endless individual components into a highly-detailed 1:25 replica of the original. The main attractions include the Reichstag building and the Pergamon Museum. These also constitute the largest of the models on display, each covering around 30 square metres of surface area. But you can also discover architectural delights of all the other areas of Berlin, some of which lie off the path typically ventured by tourists, for instance the Friedrichsfelde palace, the Köpenick palace or the Spandau town hall.

Union Sozialer Einrichtungen gGmbH
Modellpark

Eichgestell 4
D-12459 Berlin
T: +49 (0)30-360 446 020
E-mail: modellparkberlin(at)u-s-e.org  
Web: www.modellparkberlin.de  

Wuhlheide park railway

The Wuhlheide park railway is operated by the not-for-profit Berliner Parkeisenbahn gGmbH (BPE). The vast majority of employees work with children and adolescents on a voluntary basis. Since 2011, a cooperation with the Technische Jugend Bildungs- und Beschäftigungs gGmbH has been in place to ensure the professionality of the BPE's work with children and adolescents, as promoted by the state of Berlin.

Visitors to the Wuhlheide park railway can experience the children's railway by taking a ride during its hours of operation and/or by watching the trains go by on special occasions. Highlights include the journeys made during Easter, Pentecost, on Children's day, when the children start school and on St. Nicholas' Day. "Merapi", our park railway café in the Eichgestell station, is open on event days for guests to relax and pass the time.

We take bookings all year round for (children's) birthday parties, coffee gatherings, private and professional functions. We rent out some of the train compartments or entire special trains, the Merapi café and the hall in the Eichgestell railway station for these purposes.

We offer schools and playschools project days for various age groups as part of their visit to Wuhlheide, and also interesting tours to teach the children about the history of railroad engineering and the application of this knowledge in the railway business.

Seasonal timeplans: prices and days of travel available on request from the BPE.

BPE Berliner Parkeisenbahn gGmbH

An der Wuhlheide 189
D-12459 Berlin
E-mail: info(at)parkeisenbahn.de
Web: www.parkeisenbahn.de

ProWuhlheide e.V.

The Wuhlheide park management division was set up by the Bezirksamt (district office) of Treptow-Köpenick for the purposes of sustaining the coordinated, economic and ecologic development of Wuhlheide park.

Park management acts as an intermediary between the not-for-profit Pro Wuhlheide e.V. association and the administrative authorities responsible for the district, and supports the ongoing development of Wuhlheide park as one of the biggest and most attractive parks and wooded areas of Berlin.

Here, visitors can make any suggestions and give any tips they may have regarding what goes on in the park. Potential investors can also seek advice and, where possible, support for their ideas.

ProWuhlheide e.V.
Park management

Strasse zum FEZ 2
D-12459 Berlin
T: +49 (0)30-53071-505
E-mail: info(at)pro-wuhlheide.de
Web: www.pro-wuhlheide.de