After the decision for closing in 2008 the Berlin Tempelhof Airport had been used to host numerous fairs and events – tradeshows, festivals, concerts, etc. In August 2009, Berlin city officials announced that Tempelhof would be opened in May 2010 as a city park. The city planned to spend an estimated €60 million on developing the park from 2010 to 2017. On the weekend of 8/9 May 2010, the outfield was festively opened as Berlin's largest public park named "Tempelhofer Feld". More than 200,000 Berliners visited the park to enjoy its wide open spaces for recreation ranging from biking and skating to baseball and kiting. The former Berlin-Tempelhof airport provides ample space for all the needs of a major international sporting and event, which is well-connected at this location. At the beginning of August 2009 the Berlin Senate, in collaboration with the Berlin Ice Sports Federation decided that an ice surface should be installed in the former Hangar 3. Several airport halls were held at the end of September / beginning of October 2009 to hold a highly doped national riding tournament, known as the capital tournament. Also in October 2009 the fun sport event “Swatch” took place. In November 2009, there was the 17th Kondius Berlin Marathon relay competition. On October 4 2009, the outdoor sports facilities were put into operation again on the grounds of the former airport in Berlin-Tempelhof. The complex also has two tennis courts, as well as a clay court for speed badminton, beach volleyball and beach football. In the 2014/15 season, the FIA Formula E Championship, a series of exclusively powered electric cars, carried out the Berlin ePrix 2015 on a temporary race track on the airport's former apron. The asphalted track is very popular with runners. The length of the track is 6218 meters and is not very challenging in terms of runners because the track has no significant slopes with only 53 meters high. Starting point is the main entrance at the Columbiadamm and follows the path marked with purple dots clockwise.



Type of activity

Regular outdoor trainings/courses

Physical actives in natural and cultural ecosystems



Place: Berlin, Germany

Territorial level: Local

Organizer: Municipality of Berlin

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