Tiergarten in Berlin refers to the parliamentary, government and diplomatic district as well as to Berlin's largest and most popular inner-city park. The Tiergarten (animal park) and former hunting ground is Berlin's best known park because of its centrality. It’s a favourite with locals and visitors, wonderful for a stroll, a breath of fresh air, a picnic, cycling or a jog or just kicking a ball around. Today the area includes the Regierungsviertel, Potsdamer Platz and the Kulturforum as well as the Diplomatenviertel.
Berliners make good use of the park for outdoor activities, sports and football games and grilling on Sundays is very popular. A large playground or Spielplatz is located on the southeastern corner near Potsdamer Platz. Some winters it is even possible to skate on the small lakes inside the park if weather conditions allow.