Germany's largest Thai street food market in the capital. Here almost every day, especially at summer temperatures on weekends, life is raging and there is a pleasant hustle and bustle. You get the feeling of being on a "short vacation in Thailand". What makes the park so unique?Learn more
The Thaipark is Germany's largest Thai street food market and the largest open-air kitchen with up to 100 stalls in the capital.
During the week, the park at first sight looks like a big sunbathing lawn, but on sunny weekends the park turns into a vivid and exotic Asian world with many colorful umbrellas, full of enchanting and new smells that will make your mouth water and that you will find only in Asia. When you come to the Thaipark for the first time, you will feel like you are in another world.
On small stools or blankets, many Asian women from Thailand, Vietnam or Korea sit under umbrellas and offer homemade authentic dishes from their country. Most of the dishes are cooked by Thai women, but for some time now there have also been Koreans, Vietnamese and Chinese. The atmosphere and soundscape will quickly make you forget that you are actually in Germany in the middle of Berlin.
The flair may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but you will quickly be drawn into the maelstrom of this exotic little oasis in the middle of the big city. You quickly get the feeling of being on a "short vacation in Thailand". What really stands out is the unique authenticity that you experience in the Thaipark when the Thais and their neighbours take up the wooden spoon. Because here you definitely get real, traditional Thai food, unlike in the usual Thai restaurants. In addition, the whole environment provides a flair like in Asia, where drinks and street food are offered every day at similar markets.
From hearty dishes, small snacks, exotic insects to sweet and extraordinary, there is everything that the gourmet heart desires. As in Thailand, the Thai people are always very friendly and helpful.
The Thaipark, which is actually called Preußenpark, was created in the mid-90s when many Thais, Filipinos, Vietnamese and other Asians came to Germany as workers or married here. In the foreign Germany, they met with their families in the park to eat their favorite dishes together in private, to picnic and to exchange news from their distant homeland.
Over time, this information spread throughout the Asian community and more and more Asians became aware of the gathering in the park. Also local Berliners and park visitors were attracted by the delicious and foreign smells of Asian food and became more and more interested in tasting the dishes. Then as now, the Thaipark in Berlin is a cultural meeting place for all Asians from Berlin and in Germany. What began as a small meeting among friends and acquaintances far from home, developed over the years into a weekly event due to the great demand of the park visitors and ever greater popularity.
This special, originally private event invites all the curious to simply try things out according to their mood. Today, the park is also known under the names Thaiwiese or Thai Street Food Market Berlin. The Thaipark is known far beyond the district borders, even the New York Times or BBC Thailand reports of the park. Because there is no organizational or legal framework for the sale in the Thai Street Food Market Berlin, this event is currently tolerated by the Berlin authorities.
The park is currently (2021) being renovated for about 3 million euros and designed for street food sales. This includes small sales huts, a multifunctional building and a clean water supply, as well as the renewal of the park.
Every year between April and October, thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to the Preußenpark in Berlin Wilmersdorf, the Thaipark.
In fact, there are no fixed opening hours at Thaipark, as there are no official events and no official Thai street food market here. On average, according to Google, each visitor spends 2.5 hours in the park. Most visitors come on Saturdays from 14:00 to 17:00.
You can find the Thaipark in Berlin in the district of Wilmersdorf directly at Fehrbelliner Platz where there is also a subway station. The Thai Street Food Market (Preußenpark) is a public park and is open 24/7. Events take place mostly from April to October from Friday to Sunday from about 10 am to 10 pm. On sunny weekends from 12 noon, the Thai meadow in the Thaipark is fully occupied.
April bis Oktober
Mo.-Fr. 12 bis 21 Uhr
Sa.-So. 10 bis 22 Uhr
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During the week and on cold rainy days there is less going on, there is food and drinks offered at the Thai street food market, but on weekends you have more choice and a better vacation feeling. If you are coming from another city and you are not sure if there is an event in the park on your arrival day, just check out our visitor board. Here you can ask questions and always find the latest information and answers from us or visitors on site.
In the Thai street food market you can try countless delicious and creative new dishes, which you can only find there. The taste is usually more authentic than in the Thai restaurant or at the Vietnamese and the dishes are freshly prepared on the spot. There is a huge selection of food and drinks waiting for you. For example, how about the fresh papaya salad (Som Tam), which is very famous for the park, followed by a delicious, refreshing sip of coconut milk straight from the nut?
From hearty dishes, small snacks, exotic insects to sweets and extraordinary things, there is everything that the gourmet heart desires.
From well-known dishes such as rice with chicken in delicious curry sauce, you will also find all sorts of other delicacies that you did not know yet. If you are brave, you can also try chicken feet, insects or spicy Thai chilli.
Here you will find an overview of what you can eat and drink in the Thaipark.
Thai Street Food - Fried chicken with spicy Thai basil
Delicious grilled beef balls
Light dish for summer with coconut curry sauce.
Rice with chicken and vegetables in red or green curry sauce
Fried rice with pork and vegetables from Thailand
Coconut shrimp skewers with peanut sauce
Spicy Thai sausages
Thai style breaded chicken feet
With fresh vegetables, chicken or pork
Chicken soup spicy Thai style
Crispy, Fried Pork Skin (like chips)
With garlic and pepper
The ultimate nibbling fun - grasshoppers, cockroaches, worms etc.
Shrimp soup with lemongrass, mushrooms, kaffir leaves and lime
Delicious coconut soup with chicken
Spicy coconut milk soup with paprika, spicy seasoning
A noodle salad like a calorie bomb
Thai omelette with shrimps
Original papaya salad, spicy. With and without crab meat
Thai cucumber salad with peanuts and chili
Popular Thai dish with potatoes in delicious curry sauce and nuts.
Mango, papaya, durian, pineapple, banana, coconut, cherries
Pumpkin pie with coconut
Beck's, Chang beer, Singha, Whiskey, Cocktails, Pina Colada, Mai Tai, etc.
Fried rice with egg or with vegetables
Very tasty and spicy shrimp soup
Fiery papaya salad with shrimp
Spicy Thai seafood salad
Sweet sticky rice with mango
Simple but extremely tasty
On a skewer or in a banana leaf
Golden egg yolk dessert - Popular in Thailand
Mango lassi, coconut milk, orange juice and div. smoothies....
If you want to visit the Thaipark in Preußenpark Berlin, you should definitely have some time. You could even spend a whole afternoon there without noticing how time flies. The park's large lawn (Thaiwiese) is bustling with a mixed crowd. In addition to local Berliners and the Thais, you will also find many tourist groups who want to take a look at the Thai street food market. The atmosphere is very friendly and open-hearted. The anonymity of the big city of Berlin seems completely forgotten for a moment.
In a relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy delicious fried food or a summer roll there during your lunch break, for example, but especially for visitors from out of town, this place is worth a trip. The atmosphere is very relaxed and pleasant despite the people and noise. The Thaipark also invites you to have leisurely picnics in groups or with your family. Trying out the food in a group is generally a good idea, as it gives you the opportunity to really try out the dishes and drinks.
There are clean toilets on site, the garbage in the park is disposed of every evening in an exemplary manner and there is also a playground for the little ones as well as a fitness facility and a basketball court. Sometimes there are even concerts with Thai music and cultural events. You can relax in the Thaipark with a Thai massage or get your hair cut. The Thaipark in Berlin is definitely worth a visit.
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These are the things you should pack in your backpack for the park visit.
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