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Here are Berlin´s fourth oldest City park, Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg and the National Memorial on top of the Kreuzberg hill around which the park was built, in the last decade of the 19th century.

It was designed by Hermann Mächtig, Berlin´s Chief City Garden Designer at the time, and created in 1888-1893. Mächtig´s orders were to surround the war memorial on top of the hill with a suitable, i.e. craggy, manly and wild, landscape, adding the necessary touch of the Prussian order to it. He came out of this challenge with flying colours.

The new, western part of the park, designed by the Gartendirektor Brodersen and modelled on the English parks of the day, won’t be built until 1913-1916.

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