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 … 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
1815 On December 8th, 1815 Carl Erdmann Menzel, a stone printer from Breslau (today Wroclaw) and his wife welcome their new born son. The boy shall be named Adolph Friedrich … Continue reading
Spotted in Yorckstrasse, SW61, Berlin: a three-dimensional inflatable scuplture.
Here is a new interpretation of Ernst Herter´s famous scuplture Der Seltener Fang (A Rare Catch) standing since 1896 at the foot of Kreuzberg in Viktoria Park in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The … Continue reading
Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.
Spotted in the old Rathaus Kreuzberg in Yorckstrasse, SW 61.
1866 On December 3rd 1866, a cold damp Berlin winter day, the country and the king were in mourning: General Ernst von Pfuel was dead. Gone was the man who … Continue reading
Spotted in Admiralstrasse in SO36.
Storm is brewing over Berlin today. With wind blowing down its streets at up to 100 km/h possibly even for the next couple of days, it might be a good … Continue reading
An amazing painting by Hans Baluschek, dating back to 1929. Today it is part of the collection of Stadtmuseum Berlin. Der Großstadtwinkel is also known under another title as Der … Continue reading
In his 10 Rules for Writing Fiction published in the UK by “The Guardian” Jonathan Franzen, a brilliant and by now super-successful and super-famous American novelist, tells aspiring authors: “You … Continue reading
Last weekend I had to go to Poland again. In Szczecin (former Stettin) my parents were waiting to see me and to pick up a parcel I brought them. The … Continue reading
Spotted in Jüdenstrasse, Berlin-Mitte.
1960 At Mariannenplatz in SO 36 a “new” memorial for Berlin fire-fighters who lost their lives while on duty is revealed . “New” because it replaced the original memorial placed … Continue reading
There are two things you will never forget, sometimes try as you might: the smells and the sounds that you experienced and that mattered. The whiff of your mum´s perfume … Continue reading
An original radio recording of a Berlin air-raid made by the BBC on September 3rd, 1943 and aired two days later. It is also a series of interviews with people … Continue reading
If you should be in Berlin today, of Friday November 22nd, do not be alarmed when at 7.30PM many church bells start tolling. Exactly 70 years ago, on November 22nd … Continue reading