The artificial mountain known as "The Berg" would provide a tourist landmark and skiing for Berlin
Berliners may soon get more to see on the horizon than just construction cranes, if a German architect realizes his massive vision. The world's largest artificial mountain could sit on the spot currently occupied by Tempelhof airport, and provide a natural getaway for Berliners and tourists alike. Did we also mention the fine skiing opportunities from September through March?
Architect Jakob Tigges has named his 1,000-meter-tall mountain "The Berg," which may conjure up images of some bygone World War II-era redoubt. But the idea supposedly has many supporters among Berlin residents, and we have to admit that it's a novel way of one-upping all those other cities focused on having the tallest buildings.