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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin And Kreuzberg

YOU ARE HERE: MARX-ENGELS-PLATZ, BERLIN-MITTE

Here is a photo taken in Marx-Engels-Platz (since 1994 again known as Schlossplatz) in the late 1980s /early 1990s, looking towards Fernsehturm with the Berliner Dom on the left and … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TAKE AWAY

Berlin takes the idea of hospitality to entirely new levels; ) Berlin – Kreuzberg

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BAMMELIG – ill-fitted, baggy (usu. of clothes) or anything that is worn hanging and swinging around BAMMELAGE – ill-fitting garments that are hanging and flapping around one´s body; anything that … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BERLIN MORNING SUN

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: FIRST TV PROGRAMME EVER

Did you know that almost exactly 80 years ago, on March 22nd, 1935, the first ever TV programme in the world was broadcasted and that it happened in Berlin? On … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN BERLIN: MARCH 24th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY O-STRASSE!

On March 24th, 1849 the following streets were named in Berlin-Kreuzberg: Mathieustrasse (used to connect today´s Lobeckstrasse with Alexandrinenstrasse) Wassertorstrasse Wassertorplatz Pücklerstrasse Mariannenstrasse Mariannenplatz Brandenburgstrasse (Lobeckstrasse today) Jakobikirchstrasse Mariannenufer (Bethaniendamm … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: BERLIN-MITTE IN 1931

Looking forward to much a balmy Wednesday (up to +18°C), here is a 1931 photo of two boys being served a cooling drink by a young street vendor in Berlin. … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: CHARITÉ PNEUMATIC POST

Did you know that Charité, the Berlin University Hospital and one of the biggest such establishments in Europe, uses an in-house Rohrpost (pneumatic post) that is 26 km long? The … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: YORCKSTRASSE IN 1977

The 1977 painting called “Zum Umsteiger” by Renate Döbler. “Zum Umsteiger” is a well-known old Berliner Kneipe in Yorckstrasse, directly at S-Bahnhof Yorckstrasse, opened in 1905 and still using its … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

Here is a visual proof that the solar eclipse found place and that the super-simple home-made pinhole thingy did its job fabulously: Berlin on March 20th, 2015 at 10.32 AM.

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

WATCHING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE THROUGH A HOME-MADE THINGY

Here is a super-quick way to enjoy the eclipse: a cardboard paper tube (available at Modulor or any stationary products shop around the corner and those open right now:), a … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

HAPPY MARCH 20th, 2015!

The solar eclipse that is about to begin over the northern hemisphere has been keeping Berlin on its toes for the past couple of days. The eclipse-watching sunglasses (which, just … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: SPRINGTIME IN LUSTGARTEN

With spring literally clasping us tighter and tighter in her warm, sunny hug, here is a photo of a similar day in Berlin a hundred and nine years ago: a … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: BERLIN BRIDGES

Did you know that it´s true what they say about Berlin trumping Venice as far as the number of bridges goes? While the most romantic city on Earth (Paris is, … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

BERLIN QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today a personal favourite: “Actually, before God we are all Berliners.” Theodor Fontane

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: U-BAHNHOF ORANIENSTRASSE

Here is a wonderful photo of the Hochbahn Bahnhof “Oranienstrasse” made around 1905 with the Hochbahn line running along Skalitzer Strasse, with Wiener Strasse on the right, Manteuffelstrasse cutting Skalitzer … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HERMANNPLATZ

Hermannplatz in its full glory: Karstadt in Berlin-Kreuzberg on the right and the square itself plus the houses on the left in Berlin-Neukölln, with the entrance to the U8 station in the … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: U-BAHNHOF ORANIENSTRASSE

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN? Did you know that the U-Bahn station Görlitzer Bahnhof on today´s U1 Line in Berlin-Kreuzberg used to be called “Oranienstrasse” upon its opening on … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

HECHTSUPPE – (lit. pike soup) strong draught or wind. “Dit zieht wie ne Hechtsuppe!” – there’s strong draught in here; it’s really windy. (Good and tasty soup needs time to … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

MIESEPETA –  (from “mies” – grotty and Peter) somebody in bad mood, sourpuss.    

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BISKEN – Berlinerisch for “bisschen”, a little bit.

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BULLENTAXE – (from “Bulle”, a cop and “Taxe”, a taxi) a police car.

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

KEEP IT WARM WITH A BERLINER OFEN

Although winter seems to be on the retreat and heating our flats might not be such an important issue any more, let us pause for a moment and remember that … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BESUCHSBESEN – (lit. visiting broom) a bunch of flowers, a bouquet Boost Po

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

PLÖRRE – thin, watery coffee or soup:-)

March 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

PLEMPE – thin, watery soup  

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: KOTTBUSSER TOR IN 1901

On the 10th of September 1896 on the corner of Gitschiner Strasse and Alexandrinnenstrasse the construction workers employed to build a new Hochbahn – the elevated railway line which was, … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

ALLALIEBST – (from: aller liebste(r) – dearest) great, nice, pleasant “Is ja allaliebst!” means “isn´t that just great/dandy!”

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

QUALMTÜTE – a smoker (from Qualm – dense smoke, fume – and Tüte – a paper or plastic bag)  

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

HOW TO USE THE BERLINER SCHLÜßEL

Here is a wonderful short film explaining the idea behind and the technique of using the Berliner Schlüßel. Although it is in German, it is easy to understand both with … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: BERLINER SCHLÜSSEL

Did you know that Berlin was the birthplace of one of the most ingenious inventions in the field of home security? The “Berliner Schlüssel” has just turned 90 years old. … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

GRUNDRISSAPOSTEL – (literally: ground plan apostel) architect

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE GREAT CITY – BEAUTY AND THE BEST

Thinking about gentrification and the nature of the city as such, here is what August Endell says about The Great City in his 1908 work “Die Schönheit der großen Start”: … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

To spread the word and give Berlinerisch the popularity and audience it deserves, we are starting a new daily series on our blog. We will be presenting one word, phrase … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOGRAPHY ON A SILVER PLATE

Organised by the Europeana, this fantastic virtual exhibition “shows the faces, places and histories of the nineteenth century and looks at the revolution made by photography in the field of … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

TINY WORDS

Possibly the smallest Berlinerisch dictionary ever – tiny but ho-ho!

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: The Turtle at the Bahnhof

Did you know that in August of 1987 an upturned war train engine was planted right where the old main hall of the demolished Anhalter Bahnhof used to stand between … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTER SLEEP IN BRANDENBURG

On the shore of a still frozen lake in Blossin in Brandenburg.

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: BERLINERISCH

Did you know that Berlin has its own language that is neither a dialect nor an accent and is still spoken or at least understood by around 20% of the … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: KÖRTESTRASSE

 

February 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED BY ERIC FISCHER

Eric Fischer´s digital visualisation project based on processing photographic images from the world metropoles and sorting them into two groups: made by locals and made by non-locals (tourists), has produced … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

SO 36 YEARS AGO

This original 1979 film has already been featured on kreuzberged before but because of its immense historic as well as sentimental value we are going to present it again. It … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

SOUTHBOUND: THE GOLDELSE TURNS ITS HEAD

Here is another fascinating photo of the Siegesäule – Victory Column – at its original spot in Königsplatz (Platz der Republik today) in front of the Reichstag. The basin and … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: FLOATING IN TIERGARTEN

Here is a lovely image of a lady relaxing in an inflatable boat on a little lake in Berlin´s oldest park, the Tiergarten, some time in the early 1950s. With … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

BERLIN BRUSHES: TIERGARTEN BY LESSER URY

February 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: THE DIGITAL BERLINALE

Did you know that the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival – the Berlinale– which has been taking place annually since 1951 and ended less than 24h ago, was the first … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: URBAHNHAFEN IN 1906

The large round construction behind the Baerwaldbrücke is the gasometer of the so called English Gasworks in Gitschiner Strasse (originally known as the Imperial-Continental-Gas-Association whose gas was used to light … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: MARKTHALLE IX

Did you know that the so called Markthalle IX in Berlin-Kreuzberg is one of the only three remaining original – and virtually unchanged – old Berlin market halls designed by … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

RADIO DAYS: KREUZBERGED ON AIR

My, my… Look who´s going to be on the radio tonight;-) Talking about this blog, Berlin and why curiosity not only doesn´t kill the cat but instead makes it go … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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