KREUZBERG´D

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Kreuzberg

THE FAKE POETS: UHLAND AND KLEIST FROM VIKTORIAPARK

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

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINGS OVER SUEDSTERN

Spotted at the Luisenstaedtischer Friedhof (Bergmannstrasse cemeteries) in Bergmannstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 6th – LITTLE BERL´S BIRTHDAY

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

February 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: BARUTHER STRASSE 14

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

February 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DIE GOLDELSE

Spotted during an impromptu walk through Moabit and Tiergarten: Die Goldelse (Siegessäule) above Berlin.

February 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RESERVED

Good seats are hard to get during Berlinale. Book early and book fast:) Spotted in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

GÖRLI, DRUGS AND NO ROCK`N`ROLL

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

February 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY 11th – THE DEATH OF A REVOLUTION IN LINDENSTRASSE

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

January 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

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

January 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTER EVENING IN LIEGNITZER STRASSE

Brightly lit windows of USCHI NATION bar on the corner of Reichenberger Strasse 111 and Liegnitzer Strasse 12.

January 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

KREUZBERGED´S 3rd BIRTHDAY

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

January 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOT SO BLEAK MIDWINTER

Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

LOVE YOUR KIEZ: KEVIN RUMLEY CROPS THE SCHLESICHE STRASSE BLOCK

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

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

WHY EVERYBODY LOVES (AND HATES) GÖRLI

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

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY 3rd – PRINZESSINNENSTRASSE

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

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: AXEL-SPRINGER-HAUS

Spotted in Linden- corner Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse (formerly known as Kochstrasse) in Berlin-Kreuzberg.  

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE GHOST STATIONS OF KREUZBERG: ORANIENPLATZ

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

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

GHOSTS OF THE STATIONS PAST

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

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

BIO HAZARD IN THE KIEZ – PART 2: No longer bio but still risky as hell

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

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE TODAY

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

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE

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

January 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

ATTENTION! UWAGA! AUFGEPASST! A DONOR NEEDED

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

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY 1st – LITTLE HOUSE ON THE HILL

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

January 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

FRAU PEISER OF BRANDENBURGSTRASSE

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

January 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

ON PUBLIC READING – THE LIBRARY MUST GO

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

January 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: CHAOS

Spotted in my hometown in  Poland:-)

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STREET-ART IN SO36

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

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: BLAKE WORRELL

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

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: MORITZPLATZ IN 1909

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

December 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: BRAN VAN 3000

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

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spotted in passing: Mr Hitchcock´s Most Gripping Picture

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

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTER DUSK IN FONTANEPROMENADE

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TOWARDS SÜDSTERN

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 8th – THE TINY GIANT, ADOLPH VON MENZEL

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

December 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: CEST N´EST PAS UNE AFFICHE

Spotted in Yorckstrasse, SW61, Berlin: a three-dimensional inflatable scuplture.

December 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: A VERY RARE CATCH

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

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOW SUN AT HALLESCHES TOR

Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Spotted in the old Rathaus Kreuzberg in Yorckstrasse, SW 61.

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 3rd – PFUELSCHE SCHWIMMANSTALT

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

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ICE-LIGHTS

Spotted in Admiralstrasse in SO36.

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA – FRED STEIN EXHIBITION AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

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

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

GROßSTADTWINKEL

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

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

STROLLING DOWN THE LANE – THE SLOW BERLIN GUIDE BOOK

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

December 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

DIE REISE NACH BERLIN – OF LEAVING AND RETURNING

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

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FOG OVER ALEX

Spotted in Jüdenstrasse, Berlin-Mitte.

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: NOVEMBER 18th – “FEUERWEHRDENKMAL” AT MARIANNENPLATZ

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

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

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

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

FLYING THROUGH HELL – RADIO RECORDING OF A BERLIN AIR-RAID

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

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS – BERLIN AIR-RAID REMEMBRANCE DAY

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

November 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: THE VIEW FROM JANNOWITZBRÜCKE

Old Berlin image: the view from Jannowitzbrücke towards the old Waisenbrücke (built 1892–1894 and blown up by the Wermacht troops, the repaired bridge was finally dismantled in 1960 as no … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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