This skatepark in Munich offers a space for all skill levels to come and play. The 9,700 square-foot (900m2) facility has a special location between two green parks in an ecological zone of the city, and sets the standard for skate parks in Germany. Its crowning feature is the full-pipe—a wholly closed tube with a diameter of up to 20 feet (6m) and reminiscent of California’s skate parks of the 1970s.
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.
Skatehalle, Revaler Str. 99, Tor II, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 2936 2966
Kap 686 Skateplaza
One of the best skateparks Germany has to offer, Kap 686 is situated near to the Rhine River in Cologne and is a paradise for curb drivers, offering 21,500 square feet (2,000m2) of track exclusively for street skaters. Expect to cruise top-quality, large-format floor slabs, pier pads, and famous beer banks from Barcelona, attracting a warm skating community and epic views of the Rhine River.
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.
North Brigade, Scheibenstraße 13A, Cologne, Germany, +49 22 174 3295
Skatepark Berg Fidel
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.
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.
Mellow Park, An der Wuhlheide 250-256 Berlin, Germany, +49 30 6432 9841
A home for the skaters of Stuttgart, Pragfriedhof is an indoor skatepark that is the perfect antidote for a rainy day. The recently-refurbished facility is said to be good for doing flat tricks and stays open from eight in the morning until 10 p.m.