"Berlin and the King of the Mountains" Top 5 Page for this destination Berlin Favorite Tip by Kakapo2

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  A hill in Viktoriapark.
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  • A hill in Viktoriapark. - Berlin
      A hill in Viktoriapark.
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  • The Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park. - Berlin
      The Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park.
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Favorite thing: Also when reporting about the Tour de France 1987 I got aware of the fact that Berlin has elevations that are called mountains. I had not known this before. But as the Tour organisers want to give out all the different jerseys ? including the polka dot jersey for the King of the Mountains ? they also successfully included two ?mountains? into the first stage. (In a later Tour the culmination point of a bridge was the ?mountain? and the jersey was awarded to the German sprinter Marcel Wüst LOL)

At Grunewaldturm the incline was 3.7 degrees, to gain 30 metres in altitude, and at Nikolskoe from where you have a nice view over the river Havel and Pfaueninsel, the riders had to force their bikes over 3.4 degrees and an altitude gain of 40 metres?

As Berlin people are famous for their humour they also joked nicely about this mountain stage. They said their Tour mountain was not 1000 metres high but (the incline) 1000 metres long ;-)

And sure, as we are talking mountains let?s get to Berlin?s superlatives. The highest ?peak? is Großer Müggelberg with 114.7 metres. It is located in the tree-covered Müggelberge in the district of Treptow-Köpenick. It clearly dominates Kleiner Müggelberg which is only 88 metres high. Also the Teufelsberg in the suburb of Grunewald is 114.7 metres above sea-level.

My husband ?climbed? Kreuzberg in Victoriapark in the suburb of Kreuzberg ? 66 metres above sea-level. But he had to walk quite a lot for that!

My biggest climb could have been up to the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park ;-) - see photo 2.

Highrise buildings do not count - there are hundreds of metres higher than the highest peak - and their height does not even start at sea level!

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  • Updated Dec 12, 2007
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