Good afternoon! I'm Eva and something really nice happened to me once in Keinhostpark. It’s my favorite park in Berlin. My park story begins when I was relaxing on the grass. I was feeling sleepy and a bit dazed. Nothing really exciting was going on, so I did some people watching. It started off quite slow, but then a group of people, all dressed to impress, came walking into the park. They were holding huge heart balloons for some reason, and I was eager to see where all this was going. A few minutes later, an excited guy and his girlfriend came walking towards the group. That’s when I realized he was about to propose in front of all these people in the park!
It was like watching a theatrical performance. The couple sat down on a bench together, and he spoke to her for a long time. Then he stood up, walked over to the balloon people, fell on his knees, and proposed in front of everyone. Everyone cheered, so I guess she said yes. Even I had a few tears in my eyes. It was so beautiful. I was impressed to see how confident he was to propose in front of so many people. You can’t really say no to a proposal like that! I wonder how many people say no?
My name is Flori. I'm 18 years old and studying at university. I’m hanging out in Kienhorst Park today. I came out here because my dog needed a walk. She likes coming out here to run around and have fun.
An unpleasant park story? There was this one time when I was here with a few others to have a drink in the park. Not everyone was a friend of mine, but we were a group of people who came here and we were having some drinks. Anyway, the people around us kept giving us strange glances. At some point the police came, and they surrounded us to try and break up our gathering.
Although it was unpleasant, there are still many wonderful stories that happen in the park, too. It’s a place where people have fun and enjoy the outdoors. People tell stories and exchange the thoughts they have on their mind. And of course, everyone knows the feeling of being annoyed by others when they are being too loud. You stare at them harshly sometimes, and if the noise doesn’t stop, you maybe even call the police.
My friends and I have learned a lot through the times we’ve spent in the park. We’ve learned that you shouldn't turn up your music up too loud. We’ve learned that you need to look around to see if your music is bothering others. These are lessons I hope other people learn to respect, too. But to be fair, it’d also be great to have a secluded spot in the park where people can hang out on benches without risking to disturb others.
Hello, my name is Lotta, and I’m 25 years old. I have a park story connected to Keinhorst Park. I had a date here last year. We decided to go to this park because it was in the middle of our homes. We went for a walk because you couldn't do much more than that. Online dating was possible, but possibilities were limited. The most we could do was meet up, go for a walk, and talk. That's how I met this guy. He was young, friendly, and so hilarious. We totally hit it off in the humor department! He pretended to give me a tour of the park and made up facts about everything we passed. He actually didn't know anything about the park. Neither did I!
For every bench and tree, he came up with something witty to say. The tour kept me in stitches! At one bench, he said the Queen had sat there and ate a pretzel. This story, however, wasn’t well known as it wasn't allowed to be published. Another joke was about a tree. He said it was 400 years old, and that it used to be the home of many colorful squirrels! I hadn’t laughed that hard in over a year. Looking back, this park is at the core of that fond memory. Unfortunately, our exchange eventually fizzled out and we’re no longer in touch. Just the memories of a few nice meetings remain, but it was still worth it. Even if it had just been for this one day in the park.