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Viktoriapark is in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough of city of Berlin, Germany. Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a borough of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. ... Berlin is subdivided into 12 boroughs (Bezirke in German), which are administrative units with political rights comparable to incorporated communities in the rest of Germany (although they are not separate legal entities from the city). ... This article is about the city in Germany. ...


The park is situated on a slope between the Teltow plateau in Brandenburg to the Urstromtal valley in Berlin. The major landmark of the park is a national monument dedicated by Frederick William IV of Prussia to liberation battles fought at the end of the Napoléonic Wars. This monument provides an excellent viewpoint over much of the southern portions of the city. An artificial water fall originates at the foot of the monument and continues down the hillside to the intersection of Großbeerenstraße and Kreuzbergstraße. Additionally, the local wine Kreuz-Neroberger, is also cultivated here. Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... King Frederick William IV of Prussia (October 15, 1795 - January 2, 1861), the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. ... The Napoleonic Wars were a series of wars fought during Napoleon Bonapartes rule over France. ...


History

The park was origially designed in 1821 by neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel at foot of the promontory then know as Tempelhofer Berg. 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Schinkel on German banknote from 1936 (http://www. ...


A re-design in 1888 by then city parks director Hermann Mächtig resulted in the parks current mountainesque character. Between 1913 and 1916, the western section of the park was significantly expanded. 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ...


Weblinks

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The German wikipedia page about Viktoriapark


 
 

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