Hardly any other city has as many green spaces as Berlin. More than 2,500 public green and recreational facilities with a total area of around 6,400 ha offer Berliners and tourists a much-used local recreation area. Each district's respective nature conservancy and parks department in cooperation with the Senate Department for Urban Development is responsible for the protection, maintenance and development of the green areas.
Some parks (see list below) are managed by the state-owned Grün Berlin GmbH group.
Exceptional permits for filming in green and recreational areas in Berlin are issued by the nature conservation and green space offices of the districts responsible for the location. Depending on the district the aplication deadline might vary between 2-4 weeks before filming starts.
A revised fee structure for film shoots in green areas comes into force with immediate effect.
The new fees for the use of green spaces are set as follows:
Current report from the Mitte district (as of September 25, 2023)
The fee rates apply for the calendar day that has begun.
Please note, that the following items need to be attached to your application:
The arrangement is associated with additional requirements:
If filming is to be carried out in a green and park area managed by the state-owned Grün Berlin GmbH group of companies, only the approval of the Grün Berlin GmbH must be obtained.
This affects the following parks:
Britzer Garten / Park am Gleisdreieck / Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände / Tempelhofer Feld / Kienbergpark / Spreepark / Gärten der Welt / Park auf dem Nordbahnhof / Dora-Duncker-Park / Hans-Baluschek-Park / Monbijoupark / Invalidenpark / Landschaftspark Gatow
In Brandenburg exceptional permits for filming within green and recreation facilities are given by the local district or local government.