In the middle of Berlin you stand with the 66 meter high Kreuzberg on one of the few natural elevations of the capital. It belongs to the Teltow plateau and forms the southern border of the Berlin glacial valley, which was created by the last ice age. The Viktoria waterfall flows down over a few rocky cascades and forms a great photo motif that at first glance would not necessarily be attributed to Berlin.
At its summit is a national monument, which King Friedrich Wilhelm III. built to commemorate the soldiers of the Prussian army who died in the Wars of Liberation from 1813 to 1815.
July 1, 2020
The hill, which is high by Berlin standards, measures 66.1 meters - making the former vineyard more than half the height of the capital's highest, natural point (Großer Müggelberg 114.7m). The Kreuzberg is home to the "Cast Iron National Monument" to commemorate the Wars of Liberation, such as the Battle of Waterloo.
The Kreuzberg lies in the middle of the idyllic Victoria Park, which has been artificially created since 1888. This gets its special charm from its 24 meter high waterfall, which is modeled on the jagged fall in the Giant Mountains. The park also has winding paths, a large playground, lots of green spaces for lounging and various catering options (X-Berg-Hütte & Golghata).
The easiest way to get to this highlight is to take bus 140, stop Katzbachstr./Kreuzbergstraße (or Monumentenstraße), which offers an ideal entry point at the foot of the Victoria Park.
March 14, 2017
In memory of the soldiers of the Prussian army who died in the Wars of Liberation from 1813 to 1815, King Friedrich Wilhelm III. from 1818 to 1821 erect the 18.83 meter high national monument for the Wars of Liberation on the Kreuzberg near Berlin. The neo-Gothic building is reminiscent of important battles; victories, but also defeats such as the battle at Großgörschen.
More here: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationaldenkmal_f%C3%BCr_die_Befreiungskriege
Verifiably one of the few natural surveys in Berlin.
November 23, 2019
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