Spotted this morning in Schleiermacherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
What kreuzberged.com is looking forward to this week: A great film by a great director with great actors AND made in Berlin-Brandenburg and Görlitz. At the cinemas in Berlin and beyond from … Continue reading
The best thing about the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, is the multitude of its interests: from fossils to aeroplanes, from Persian manuscripts to the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy … Continue reading
Sometimes one photo says more than a hundred books. And although often it is impossible to “read” the image – to recognise what or whom it presents – without living … Continue reading
THE HIGH-FLYER (spotted in Heinrich-Heine-Platz in Kreuzberg SO 36)
She´s a lady, she´s a diva and, lord, can she sing! Sharon Jones´s concert at the Neue Welt in Hasenheide in Ferbuary 2012 left me with trembling knees and an … Continue reading
Originally posted on Traces of a Border:
In the conservatory of a hotel in Berlin-Mitte, Frau Gericke sits in front of a group of travellers from around the world, ready…
It´s official. The most popular German crime series, Tatort (The Scene of Crime) – a Sunday evening TV affair sweeping the streets of the Republic empty as if by magic, … Continue reading
Today´s entry refers not so much to Kreuzberg only as to the whole of the late 19th-century Germany and is an answer to the question that must have been asked … Continue reading
Although these balconies in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg still need to be made fit for the summer, they are a fascinating and pretty obsolete view in the new, well-polished Berlin. I … Continue reading
1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading
Today probably best known as part of the soundtrack for Wes Anderson´s “The Royal Tenenbaums” the dream-like Gymnopédies of Erik Satie are among the most beautiful small piano music pieces … Continue reading
Spotted in the middle of Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Here is an excellent text by Gareth Davis (for Schlur Magazine) about the so called Schwarzplan maps of Germany´capital and what they tell us about its history. So worth reading!
Did you know that the man thanks to whom it was finally possible to put Frederic Bartholdi´s Statue of Liberty on her today´s spot on Liberty Island (former Bedloe´s Island) … Continue reading
Despite my apparent “total, utter and complete” Kreuzbergophilia, I do venture out of SW61/SO36 to enjoy the beauty of many other corners of the city, too. And although the air … Continue reading
1909 On February 13th at the Kirchhof I von Dreifältigkeitsgemeinde in Kreuzberg (part of Hallesches Tor Cemetaries) thousands of followers accompany Adolf Stoecker, their preacher and their leader, on his … Continue reading
Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Here are several photos of two famous sculptures from Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Out of six original and over 2-metre-tall hermas (sculptures with a head and torso as if growing out … Continue reading
Spotted at the Luisenstaedtischer Friedhof (Bergmannstrasse cemeteries) in Bergmannstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
It´s been almost a year since Berl Eisenstädt, the 2-year-old boy from Hoffmanndamm (Erkelenzdamm) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, murdered in March 1943 in a gas chamber of Auschwitz only three weeks after … Continue reading
Baruther Strasse in Kreuzberg 10965 might be a quiet, unassuming little street today – and this feeling of eternal peace is definitely amplified by the presence of a large, historic … Continue reading
Spotted during an impromptu walk through Moabit and Tiergarten: Die Goldelse (Siegessäule) above Berlin.
Good seats are hard to get during Berlinale. Book early and book fast:) Spotted in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Well, it seems that the story of Görlitzer Park´s “Untergang” has entered another chapter. And if you thought the situation was bad in summer then, well, think again. As “Tagesspiegel” … Continue reading
1919 On January 11th, 1919 hell breaks loose in front of the building of Vorwärts, a newspaper run by SPD (Social Democratic Party) in Lindenstrasse 3 in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The building … Continue reading
Winter hit Berlin with full vengeance and diseases are raising their ugly, virus-laden heads. There is little time for research, little time for writing, little time for listening to the … Continue reading
Brightly lit windows of USCHI NATION bar on the corner of Reichenberger Strasse 111 and Liegnitzer Strasse 12.
WordPress, our mother-ship carrying us through the Deep Space of Blogging, has just informed us that exactly three years ago, on January 21st 2011 kreuzberged.com published its very first post:-) … Continue reading
Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.
From Kevin Rumley for Crop The Block project: a short film about Schlesische Strasse and the importance of being one with the place where you live. Well made, witty and … Continue reading
It is easy to forget that there is so much more to Görlitzer Park that only drug dealers and the tsunami of rubbish washing over it on daily basis in … Continue reading
1855 Part of Stallscheiberstrasse – the section from Oranienstrasse (originally from Moritzplatz) to today´s Segitzdamm, which until July 1947 was called Luisenufer, becomes Prinzessinnenstrasse. The name was chosen to honour … Continue reading
Spotted in Linden- corner Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse (formerly known as Kochstrasse) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
What a coincidence, meine Damen und Herren Only yesterday the best local TV news programme, RBB Abendschau, in its new and as always fascinating series about the little secrets of … Continue reading
A fascinating series of photos from the dead underground stations under Berlin – most of them were resurrected only after Berlin Wall disappeared. In the days of West and East … Continue reading
Almost exactly two months have passed since our last report about the problems faced by the small local cleaner´s in Skalitzer Strasse 70 (the post available here). Frau Scheffler, the … Continue reading
Here is a little follow-up to the last text in the YOU ARE HERE series – the one about Hermann Rückwardt´s 1896 photo of Görlitz Railway Bridge spanning the banks … Continue reading
Hard to believe but this rather sparsely furnished landscape is one of the busiest Berlin neighbourhoods today. According to the statistics, at the end of 2010 there were some 12,164 … Continue reading
If you live in the UK or know anyone who does and who’s between 17 and 55 and in general good health, please inform them about Margot and her disease … Continue reading
When on September 19th, 1818 the corner stone for the future Nationaldenkmal für Befreiungskreige (National Memorial for The Wars of Liberation) was laid on top of Tempelhofer Berg in today´s … Continue reading
The picture below (already presented in the previous post about the announced death of a small local library) is most probably the only existing image of Bona Peiser (the lady … Continue reading
While doing some research for the TODAY IN KREUZBERG series, I found this little piece of historic information: on January 1st, 1895 in the house No. 13 in Neue Schönhauser … Continue reading
Spotted on the corner of Oranienstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse in Kreuzberg 36 (SO 36). One of several current personal favourites and a direct neighbour to the famous “Hanging Animals”. Painted by … Continue reading
Here´s a local anthem, a hymn to Berlin and part of a great music project by a group of 11 Berlin artists who used their songs to express their – … Continue reading
Until the 2nd World War Moritzplatz was an extremely busy and lively place: crossed by several tram lines, a U-Bahn station of U8, plenty of regular city traffic and tens … Continue reading
Believe it or not but the band singing the best woe-to-you-winter song ever written – a song about L.A. (where else?), drinking (what else?) and working on some unspecified but … Continue reading
Spotted in Oranienstrasse corner Alte Jakobstrasse in Kreuzberg 61. About the exhibition: Barbara Klemm, one of the best contemporary German photographers and the woman who had them all before her … Continue reading