1:7Tempelhofer Feld


About one hundred and thirty years ago, young people began chasing after the ball on the Tempelhofer Feld and here the first regular operation of matches had its beginning. Even nowadays recreational athletes by the thousands make active use of the fields.

The extensive area offered lots of room for sports at the end of the 19th century.

Tempelhofer Feld had been used by the Prussian military as parade and drill grounds for the Berlin garrison since 1722. Located to the south and just outside of the city proper, the Tempelhofer Feld was a popular destination for excursions in the late 19th century and back then also featured numerous restaurants and an amusement park. The large area offered a lot of room for many different recreational activities, such as sports, which were just becoming fashionable back then. Many pioneering clubs of German football that follow the English example and set in motion important impulses for the development of football in Germany hold their first games on the Tempelhofer Feld. In the meantime, in the years before the First World War, as many as 30 teams played at the same time on the large site, while various flight attempts and demonstrations took place on another part of the extensive site and made aviation history. They are the precondition for what later became Tempelhof airport. Football was more and more pushed to the southern edge and beyond into the surrounding villages. Only the fields of the sports park, which had been established in 1930 at the eastern edge of the Tempelhofer Feld, remained available to be used for sports.

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  • Play equipment
  • Game approval for the Tempelhofer Feld
  • Preussen-Stadion

Since 2010 there has been a lot of space available for trying out something new and unusual.

Since the airport operations were discontinued in 2008 and the grounds were made accessible to the public again in 2010, the Tempelhofer Feld is once again available to the Berliners for local recreation and is used for a great variety of activities, including different types of sports. The federal capital at the beginning of the 21st century already attracts people from all over the world, and as a cosmopolitan metropolis it offers many opportunities for developing creativity. Likewise, the site of the former airport also invites experiments with new developments in sports. There is a lot of room for trying out something new and unusual. In addition to the classic trend sports such as beach volleyball or inline skating, the Tempelhofer Feld is also the place where people practice new movement activities, such as “slacklining” or “jugger,” both of which are forms of cultural expression.

Additional topics on the information board

  • The BFV’s social commitment
  • Sports and lifestyle
  • Robot football