Victoriapark is a 12,8 hectar public park on the Kreuzberg. On the top of the hill stands the national monument of Schinkel, which commemorates the victory against Napoleon. 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 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.

 

4 thoughts on “ Viktoriapark ”

  1. Wow these are lovely! I should make an effort to get up there too :) I especially like the fisherman (neptune?) who’s caught a mermaid – his surprised expression is gold!

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