Tempelhof Airport Park, Berlin

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What to do with a city’s airport after it has closed down? When faced with this problem, the people behind Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport decided to forgo demolition and instead gave the imposing building a huge makeover.

Two years after its closure, the massive curved terminal was reborn as Tempelhofer Feld; Berlin’s largest city park. The vast no-frills space has proved popular with Berliners, many of whom campaigned to stop the closure of the city icon.

The park has become a haven for many of Berlin’s inhabitants, from cyclists and kite flyers to skaters and baseball players, the space has boasted hundreds of thousands of visitors since its opening. And best of all? It’s free.

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