Located in the heart of multi-culti, anti-establishment Kreuzberg, Viktoriapark is a magnet for the local community in the ... More
Located in the heart of multi-culti, anti-establishment Kreuzberg, Viktoriapark is a magnet for the local community in the warm summer monthsguitar-wielding, dope-smoking hippies jam under the trees, groups of young Turks kick a ball about on the lawn, sporty forty-somethings jog past a gaggle of young mothers nattering intently as they propel their prams along the path...this is one of the best places in Berlin for a spot of people-watching. Rising in the middle of the park is a steep hill, crowned on top by a neo-classical Cross designed by Schinkel to commemorate the Napoleonic Wars. And it is from this cross that Kreuzberg (literally, "Cross Hill") gets its name. Views from the top are awesome on a clear day, as too is the 60 meter waterfall which gushes tumultuously down the hill. The park is also home to one of the city's most popular beer gardens - Golgatha - which is always packed during the summer and transforms into a disco at night.
Berlin's oldest cemetery was re landscaped and turned into a park many years ago. But here and there, iron crosses
and tombstones arise from the lawn between the small gravel walkways, the branches of old oak trees hanging overhead. ...
What is the link between the Hanging Gardens and the Orient Express? And where does Berlin fit in? Well, Orient
Express is the name Berliners give to the U1 subway line which crosses Kreuzberg, home to about 200,000 Turkish ...
If you're looking for remnants of the Berlin Wall, you may have to search for a long time. There is
little left of this Cold War relic in present day Berlin, due to a popular desire among Germans to ...