ARCHIV - Junge Menschen trinken am 29.06.2015 ihr Feierabendbier im Görlitzer Park in Berlin. Alkoholkonsumverbote sollen Zugfahrten, Parkspaziergänge und Innenstadtbummel im Nordwesten wieder angenehmer machen. Foto: Monika Skolimowska/dpa (zu lni "Null Promille - Trinkverbote im Nordwesten" vom 23.09.2015) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

According to media reports, the night-time alcohol ban in James-Simon Park and Monbijou-Park no longer applies – the Berlin administrative court lifted it eleven days before the planned end. This emerges from a court decision of September 1, as reported by “BZ” and “RBB”.

The Mitte district wanted to prevent party excesses with the nocturnal alcohol ban in the two parks. The “working group of critical lawyers at Humboldt University” (akj) had appealed the decision to the court. The justification of the district is not conclusive, argued the akj. In July, the district wanted to prevent the littering of the park on Berlin’s Museum Island, noise pollution and wild urination with the ban.

The akj justified the objection with the fact that these are administrative offenses anyway, which are prohibited in the legal framework for green spaces. The akj further said that there was no evidence to support the district’s claim that alcohol consumption was the primary cause of these infractions. The court agreed with akj’s arguments and lifted the nocturnal alcohol ban eleven days before the planned end.

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While the akj was happy about the success of the objection, district mayor Stephan von Dassel (Greens) spoke in the RBB of “very positive experiences with the nocturnal alcohol ban”. The ban simplified the work of the police and the regulatory office, said von Dassel.