The Coolest Skateparks in Germany

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Megan King

Germany has a long and significant history of skating culture, from being considered an activity reserved for the anarchists and counter culture of the ’70s and ’80s, to being legitimized into the popular, competitive sport it is today. Skateparks are the playgrounds of skating enthusiasts, from half-pipes, ramps, and rolls, here are some of the best parks to shred and kick-flip in Germany.

1. Skatehalle

Skate Park, Sports Center

From pyramids, bowls, banks and ledges, to wall rides, hips, and habbas, this indoor/outdoor skatepark in Berlin really has it all. The wooden park boasts a huge street course and a concrete mini-ramp. Packed with fun and healthy competition, if you bail on the target spot you have to pay the fine of buying everyone in session a beer.

2. North Brigade

Skate Park, Sports Center

Another mega-park in Cologne, the crowning feature of North Brigade is a 8,400 square-foot (780m2) bowl designed by Danish skate legend Rune Glifberg. The outdoor park offers skaters and BMX riders a course with many obstacles to practice and show off tricks, as well as a skating academy for those who want to master their heel flips and ollies.

3. Skatepark Berg Fidel

Skate Park, Sports Center

Located in Münster and built in 1989, this park is steeped in skating history and considered to be a heritage site for those in the know. The skatepark plays host to the monumental Bergfest, the world’s first skateboarding competition. The park features a famous concrete monster bowl that was recently refurbished. Entrance for skaters over 16 years old is €5, while those under 16 pay €3.

4. Mellow Park

Skate Park, Sports Center

Located in Germany’s capital city, Mellowpark is Europe’s largest outdoor sports park especially suited for skateboarders and BMX bikers. Originally built as a cultural youth hub, its 646,000 square feet (60,000m2) makes for a sporting extravaganza where you can even stay over for the night. Grungy and full of graf, it’s Berlin’s bonafide skating institution.

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