Historia Natural Humboldthain

Sound walk, 43:12 min

Walks in Volkspark Humboldthain


The Volkspark Humboldthain was designed as a landscape with a strong emphasis on “nature”, but since its foundation, the 14th of September of 1869, the exact day of the 100th birthday of Alexander von Humboldt, the park it has undergone several transformations. In the beginning the park was a botanical garden with a greenhouse, geological walls and an open air vivarium for reptiles and amphibians, later used for built bunkers as radar mountains and underground tunnels. Afterwards the park was totally destroyed it was rebuilt again by its neighbors. The size of the park has been reduced, still a lot of grove or “hain” around, but about Humboldt there is almost nothing left. During this sound walk we will listen a sound composition that will guide us to a route through the jungle, mountains and rivers to contemplate nature, recognize trees and observe History. Also to spot a beaver that’s look like a chigüire, bat nests, butterflies, birds, crows, snails, bees, squirrels, stones, bamboo, seeds, leaves, roots and ant kingdoms. A Botanical Expedition to listen to the park and listen in the park.


Alexander Von Humboldt

José Celestino Mutis

Volkspark Humboldthain: Google maps and collected Wedding´s maps from 1757 to 1985

Fountain in rose garten


Diana mit Windhunden (Jagende Nymphe)

Greenhouse in Humboldthain

Bunker Flak tower III in Humboldthain

Bunker Flak tower III in Humboldthain

View from the top of Bunker Flak tower III

View from the top of Bunker Flak tower III