Bike Touring Highlight
The history of the Victoria Park began in 1821 with the solemn inauguration of the National Monument to the Wars of Liberation (1813-1815) against Napoleon Bonaparte. The design is by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841). The monument is shaped like the tower of a Gothic cathedral on a stepped, octagonal pedestal. It stands on the highest point of a hill, which until that time was called Tempelhofer Berg or Round Vineyard. The cross on the spire now gave its name to the mountain and later the administrative district.
It is a beautiful waterfall. I have been there a few times. It is also something different to see a waterfall in the middle of Berlin, a city. From the top you also have a nice view to the city of Berlin. There are always small bridges or places where you can sit down and relax.
The park itself is also a beautiful park, in that no tour is free.
The Kreuzberg reaches a height of 66 meters above normal altitude (NHN). It marks at this point the transition from the Berlin Urstromtal to the south of it located geological plateau of the Teltow. On its northern slope, a park with the characteristics of a mountain landscape was created below the monument. The terrain is steep and therefore required a dense network of paths. Other significant design elements in this part of the park are the rocky Wolfsschlucht with smaller waterholes and especially the large, artificially created waterfall as part of a line of sight from the Großbeerenstraße to the monument on the crest of the Kreuzberg.