Viktoria Park -where Kreuzberg got its name

Viktoriapark is located in Kreuzberg, near the old Tempelhof airport and Bergmannkiez (described here: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/02/09/berlin-bergmannkiez-secession-hip-places/)

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The Kreuzberg Monument and the waterfall

The park was built at the end of the XIX Century around the Monument of for the Freedom Wars (Nationaldenkmal für die Befreiungskriege ).

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Top of Viktoria Park

The monument itself is constructed in neoclassical style and comes from the 1820’s. It memorizes the wars that Prussia won throughout the history.

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The Monument of Wars for Freedom

The top of the monument consists of an Iron Cross, a high distinction in German army. This cross (german: Kreuz) that is located on a mountain (Berg) give name to the famous Berlin district of Kreuzberg.

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The Iron Cross – Kreuzberg’s namesake

The Park itself is located on a former site of vineyards; two small ones are still active on the slopes of the mountain and there is a “Kreuz-Neroberger” wine, it is however pressed from grapes provided imported from other towns.

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Viktoria Park in Kreuzberg

The main feature of the park is a waterfall, floating up from the Kreuzberg Monument down onto a small artificial lake, ornamented with a bronze sculpture called “The rare haul”

The park and the monument remain a great viewing point for the central part of Berlin.

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View on Tiergarten from Viktoria Park

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See my other entries on parks/nature in and around Berlin

Bogenseekette: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/06/30/nature-around-berlin-bogensee-and-the-surrounding-park/

Engelbacken: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/05/31/michelkirchplatz-pt2-canal-park-hindu-springs-angels-pool-kanalpark-indische-brunnen-engelbacken/

Märchenbrunnen: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/06/14/fountain-of-fairytales-marchenbrunnen-in-berlin-friedrichshain/

Schönower Heide: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/07/15/nature-around-berlin-the-schonow-heath-schonower-heide/

Peacock Island: https://seeinberlin.com/2016/07/28/peacock-island-the-kings-pleasure-house/

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