VOLKSPARK SCHÖNHOLZER HEIDE | history repeats
Filmed: October 12, 2019
Location: Volkspark Schönholzer Heide, Pankow
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In the 1750s this land was called the Queen Plantation, as it was owned by the nearby castle then occupied by the exiled Queen Elizabeth Christine. Her husband, Prussian King Frederick the Great spent his time in Potsdam. In the early 1900s speculators wanted to divide and sell the land in the Heide but the mayor of Pankow started the “Save the Heath” association and the land was saved for the people.
The residents of Berlin continue to petition to keep parks and public spaces for the public.