I think Marcus still hasn’t been to the Kreuzberg. Not the district, but the actual hill. He’s been living in Berlin for a hundred and two years and we once promised to take him there. Judging by Stefans pictures, it seems like the weather conditions are perfect for a serene view from above.
The park is a 12,8 hectar area on the Kreuzberg. The Kreuzberg — translation “cross mountain” — is the highest natural peak of Berlins city center. Yes, the highest. Which means Berlin is as flat as an iron board. The Kreuzberg — the actual Kreuzberg hill — is the pimple in Berlins face. But it’s a really nice pimple. The green park and slopes which you can picknick on are very inviting to spend a whole afternoon on top of the city.
But, besides being an interesting landmark and apparently a very important location to several wars and battles in the historic past, Wikipedia also tells me that Victoriapark has functioning vineyards! Approximately 600 bottles per year are pressed. I almost can’t believe anyone would bother to grow wine up there, but that’s just a quirky fact.
Anyway, there’s probably a couple more facts to summon about Kreuzberg and the Victoriapark, but the most important thing is its very calm atmosphere. Unlike other parks in Kreuzberg (yes, I’m talking about Görlitzer Park), it’s quite easy to relax and unwind without being stressed by loud music and annoying groups of binge drinking people.