High Above

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Over 30-acres, Viktoriapark is a beautiful park in the heart of Kreuzberg, characterized by artificial waterfalls and its 66 meter high hill, the tallest natural point in the city of Berlin. The hill was already used as early as the 16th Century to grow wine. And here in 1821 Schinkel had a war memorial built on top of the hill to remember the war of liberation against Napoleon (1812-1815). Today waterfalls, 24 meters at the longest, greet visitors, whether going for a run through the hills of the park, picnicking, or enjoying the sunset over the city of Berlin as they reflect on the beauty and importance of public place.