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CRUISING IN THE CITY – THE NEXT TOUR OF KREUZBERG IS NIGH

The sun is shining, the trees are getting green, it is time to go out there and explore again without having to risk frostbite and/or developing an uncomely blueish tint … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 10th – VIKTORIAPARK WATERFALL

1891 On Friday April 10th, 1891 not only did the Berliners have a chance to listen to Professor Rudolf Virchow himself present and discuss the case of a 17-year-old Indian boy … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: THE GRAVE OF HEINRICH VON STEPHAN

The grave of the great Post Master General of Berlin, Heinrich von Stephan, at the Dreifaltigskeitfriedhof  I (Feld II) at the cemeteries between Zossener-, Baruther- and Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The … Continue reading

April 8, 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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

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

March 19, 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

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

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

YOU ARE HERE: Kaufhaus Jandorf in Kottbusser Damm

Bought by Abraham Adolf Jandorf as a ready house for 3.35 million Mark, it is was the first privately owned ferro concrete building in Berlin and the second department store … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

WAR GAMES

War Games The US forces stationed in West Berlin practising their “street guerilla” skills in Wrangelkiez in SO 36 (East Kreuzberg) in 1980. The “soldier” is standing in front of … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

BERLIN IN 1880: ANHALTER BAHNHOF

Upon its opening in 1880, Franz Schwechten´s magnificent building was the biggest railway station in Europe. With the steel roof construction for the main hall planned by Heinrich Seidel (an … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: AROUND THE OLD ANHALTER BAHNHOF

This aerial photo of Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin-Kreuzberg and close to today´s Potsdamer Platz was taken some time in the 1920s. Since neither the Europahaus nor the Deutschlandhaus, two important buildings … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: MORITZPLATZ

Wertheim Department Store at Moritzplatz in Berlin – Kreuzberg. The crossing in front it – today a roundabout -is an intersection of Oranienstrasse with Prinzenstrasse. The site of the old … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

DIY FOR BERLIN-FANS

Since many Berliners and Berlin-fans seem to miss the good old “Cafes Achteck” for both sentimental and practical reasons, this is where they could seek possible comfort. Presented by John-H, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

CAFÉ ACHTECK

The “Café Octagon” is a Berlin classic; a green cast-iron public toilet or rather pissoir (for men only) dating back to 1878 and with an official name of “Model Waidmannslust”. … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: WRANGELBRUNNEN

In life, like in offshore tax evasion, nothing should be taken for granted. Not even architecture. For instance: what you pass on your daily way to work (or leisure) and … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

STREETCAR NAMED SENSUCHT

Great news: the new Berlin authorities are planning to reintroduce street-trams to what used to be West Berlin – since the late 1960s trams can only be found in the … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 10 Comments

THE MOST HATED HOUSE IN BERLIN?

The house in Engeldamm 70 corner Michaelkirchplatz in Berlin-Mitte, regularly featured in the local news because of the attacks carried out by the stone-hurtling, self-proclaimed crusaders of the radical left, … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE UNDERGROUND HERMANNPLATZ

Even though it obviously changed a lot since 1929, Hermannplatz still presents itself quite impressive above the ground, However, it is its underground self that truly makes a difference. Here … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

THE END OF THE KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ

Continuing the topic of our favourite department store in Berlin – which even today, despite of its clear lack of KaDeWe´s flair or Kaufhaus am Alexanderplatze´s upbeat interior design, possesses … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ

Did you know that when finished in June 1929 Karstadt am Hermannplatz was the largest department store in Europe? In matters of construction, size, engineering of the building as well … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: BACK TO KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ

Karstadt at Hermannplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the 1930s. Upon its opening in June 1929 it was the biggest and most modern department store in Europe as well as a tremendously popular … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: JUNGFERN BRIDGE

The painting above, called JUNGFERNBRÜCKE, was created by Hans Baluschek, a famous Berlin artist and the author of some of the most impressive early 20th-century images of the city, between 1926 and … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: VIKTORIAPARK IN BERLIN-KREUZBERG

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. … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

GOING DEEPER UNDERGROUND – BERLINER U-BAHN

For all those upset by the nasty weather conditions outside and looking forward to a warm&cosy weekend spent indoors, please remember that there is another place in Berlin that will … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: U-BAHNHOF HERMANNPLATZ

  The underground station Hermannplatz in Berlin – Kreuzberg (the U7 line) was designed by Alfred Grenander and Alfred Fehse, it opened on April 11th, 1926. The line U8, placed … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: WILD WILD WEST

Spotted this morning in Gneisenaustrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN BERLIN: NOVEMBER 27th – BELLE-ALLIANCE-STRASSE

Mehringdamm, one of the best known and busiest streets of Berlin and Berlin-Kreuzberg is also one of the very few streets in this city with 99% of its numbers belonging … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: U-BAHNHOF ORANIENPLATZ

This photo shows the construction works on the new – and never opened – underground station Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The place was later used as a substation for the city power … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: BAERWALDBAD

Baerwaldbad in Baerwaldstrasse,  Berlin-Kreuzberg. Designed by the famous Berlin architect, Ludwig Hoffmann, it was built in 1901 to relieve the problem of poor personal hygiene among the residents of the … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

MARTIN GROPIUS´ BIRTHDAY

Yesterday, August 11th marked the 190th birthday of Martin Gropius, one of the leading architects of the 19th century Berlin and the great-uncle of Walter Gropius of the Bauhaus fame. Most … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ ON A SUNNY DAY IN JULY

Spotted from the roof terrace at Karstadt in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE LANDING OF THE SPACE INVADER

Spotted in Mariannenstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW: HOW GREEN IS BERLIN?

DID YOU KNOW that out of 842km² that Berlin covers today 14.9% of all space are the so called “traffic areas” (streets, motorways, bike roads, etc.) That might seem like a … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

BECAUSE I ALWAYS TALK TO STRANGERS

Passing through the Friedhöfe Vor Dem Halleschen Tor (cemeteries between Mehringdamm, Zossener-, Blücher- and Baruther Strasse, I was stopped by a happily round gentleman who was keen on telling me … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JUNE 5th – BROMMYSTRASSE

1906 At 95 metres Brommystrasse is the 7th shortest street in Berlin-Kreuzberg – shorter even the tiny and quaint lane known as Kleine Parkstrasse, hidden between the numbers 77 and … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: No. 9

Spotted in Urbanstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE ANOTHER

Beautiful new graffiti is being born at Mehringplatz in Berlin – Kreuzberg. Soon the wall opposite this one will become home to a work by another artist. Sadly, we were … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT´S ALL SO QUIET

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: BRACHVOGELSTRASSE AT THE CANAL

  Here´s the path at Landwehrkanal running along the dead “arm” of Brachvogelstrasse in the direction of Waterloo Brücke. It was only after the WW2 that this small section of … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

MR LEE´S BERLIN DIARY

In the summer of 2012 Vic Lee, a London-based illustrator and typographer visited Berlin. Here is the diary of his journey: hand-drawn and made without any prior sketching. To visit … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DRIVING MISS DAISY

The 1950s petrol station in Muskauer Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Pay in DM, please.

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JUNE 10th – THE OPENING OF THE KRANKENHAUS AM URBAN

1890  At 9:oo AM sharp the newly opened 3rd municipal hospital in Berlin, Krankenhaus Am Urban, checks in its very first patient: a Dienstmädchen (a maid, a female servant) suffering from an unspecified … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

STILL FRESH AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – MARKTHALLE IX IN KREUZBERG

Where do you go in Berlin when hungry? The answer is simple: take your pick! Posh or simple; lavish meal or a bargain of a snack; Thai, Caribbean, Turkish, Russian … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE OLD TIMES

Cafe Galander in Großbeerenstrasse in Kreuzberg.

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

Spotted in passing in Bergmannstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 13th – THE BERLIN STATUE OF LIBERTY

1996 After Checkpoint Charlie – a border crossing between East and West Berlin on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Kochstrasse (you can read more about it here) – was closed … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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