Here´s your potential explanation for much too low temperatures in Berlin lately:-) And just like the geographical centre of Berlin, this special spot can be found in Berlin-Kreuzberg, too.
BERLINER GESCHICHTSWERKSTATT (Berlin History Workshop), established in 1981 in Berlin-Schöneberg, is a historic society with focus on oral and micro history: both fields often neglected by the academic historians whose … Continue reading
Spotted in passing in Bergmannstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Here is a new version of an old post about the history of the old Luisenstädtischer Kanal. The canal which used to connect Urbanhafen with the River Spree and was spanned … Continue reading
Originally posted on die bergmannstrasse:
Recht hat der oder die Bestohlene…
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
EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN DIVIDE STILL VISIBLE DUE TO DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIGHT-BULBS AND STREET LIGHTS USED. AMAZING!
Thanks to Robin, who not only runs a great new tour following the story and the imperial moustache of Kaiser Wilhelm II but also seems to know what the international … Continue reading
1881 On May 12th, 1881 the fast developing company originally registered under the name of Telegraphenbau Anstalt Siemens & Halske presents its latest and, for many one of the most important, work … Continue reading
Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg
IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG CITY A historic windmill at the Museum of Technology in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
I have been watching Sesame Street with my two younger boys when Elmo played a piece of music that made me want to pack up my rucksack, take the first … Continue reading
Inspired by and drunk on the recent success of our 100 Favourite German Words cloud published on Slow Travel Berlin, we have decided to make a street-name cloud for Berlin-Kreuzberg. The … Continue reading
1906 On May 4th 1906 Friedrich Ferdinand Albert Schwartz, known as F.A. Schwartz – the man to whom we owe most of the fascinating images of old Berlin died in … Continue reading
Daniel Arnold is a young street photographer from the West who came to New York only to discover he could Take Pictures. The city inspired him so much that even … Continue reading
Spotted in passing in Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg SO 36.
Just for the record, one of the best and definitely the most interesting outdoor swimming pool in Berlin has just opened for the season! Big “Yay!” to Prinzenbad, everybody! For … Continue reading
Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
A fantastic map of Berlin U and S-Bahn as it was in 1980 made by Max Roberts and published on the web page of the Atlantic Cities. Please notice the evident … Continue reading
1988: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU AND THE AREA OF TODAY´S TOPOGRAPHIE DES TERRORS BETWEEN WILHELMSTRASSE AND STRESEMANNSTRASSE IN KREUZBERG (WHERE THE NAZI GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS STOOD BEFORE WW2). Photo by the great … Continue reading
1825 On May 1st 1825 in Berlin, right outside the southern city gate known as Hallesches Thor (the Gate to Halle) and on the banks of the old Schafsgraben,which some … Continue reading
SCHRÖDER’S ANALBUERSTE “WITH SCHRÖDER’S ANAL BRUSH YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE STH TO TALK ABOUT AT EVERY PARTY” Spotted in a brush shop in Heimstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg. There might be a … Continue reading
That between 1900 and 1925 there were as many as 25 large plague (bubonic plague) outbreaks in Australia with Sydney´s residents having been hit the hardest? The Retronaut have just … Continue reading
Oh, we do know a good photo when we see one and here we saw a-plenty of them: Martin Wolf´s photo series from May 1st celebrations in Kreuzberg. Found through … Continue reading
Spotted in passing in Charlottenstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
In a borough where almost 25% of residents are immigrants and who knows how many more come from all possible ends and corners of the republic, you are bound to encounter a … Continue reading
Yesterday we shared a photo of our younger brood enjoying their first May 1st in Berlin-Kreuzberg (here I am shedding a warm tear of Mother´s Pride). Seven years ago our … Continue reading
We´ve done some German learning with Slow Travel Berlin and here are the results: 100 Favourite German Words submitted by the readers and translated by Paul Sullivan and yours truly. … Continue reading
She is back! The 171-year-old statue of the Goddess of Victory, Viktoria, whom Berliners also call Friedensengel (The Angel of Peace) returned to where she belongs: to the top of … Continue reading
Bullet-holes on the outer wall of a house in Enckestrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Here´s a little thing I´ve been having with Facebook on the side. Hope you will like it. https://www.facebook.com/TheFlaneuse
Prior to its re-naming this street used to be known as Kochstrasse. In 2008 and after some bitter court wrestling the eastern end of the almost 300-year-old thoroughfare (it was named after … Continue reading
Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The title of Vittorio de Sicca´s 1948 film sounds so romantic and melodious that it´s hard to believe that it means the same as Fahrraddiebe. While German as a language … Continue reading
Only a month ago an annual police report issued in Berlin informed us that in 2013 as many as 26,513 Berlin bicycles changed their owners without the actual owners´permission. In … Continue reading
1945 On April 25th the Schlacht um Berlin (the Battle for Berlin) was in full swing and its outcome more or less clear. With the allied armies pushing relentlessly into … Continue reading
This photo was taken today under the freshly renovated U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse. The place looks again like a long, long time ago: The difference between these two images is some … Continue reading
We have been featured on one of our favourite Berlin web pages, the befriended Slow Travel Berlin. Here is a short introduction to Viktoriapark, one of the most enchanting places … Continue reading
To be found in large numbers in Gleisdreieckpark in Kreuzberg:-)
1843 The street connecting Anhalter Strasse Askanischer Platz and Luckenwalder Strasse (next to Gleisdreieck) is given its official, “grown-up” name: Schöneberger Strasse. The name was actually older than the street … Continue reading
Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Grimmstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
For all travellers, walkers and flaneurs and flaneuses out there – a hymn to the slow pleasure of moving forward at a gentle pace. Enjoy it and sing along:) When … Continue reading
Here is another older post about an event that is worth mentioning again. On April 14th, 1902 Berlin lived through one of the worst bouts of bad weather and floodings … Continue reading
Spotted in Unter den Linden in Berlin-Mitte.
Originally posted on LIFE:
Seventy years ago, in the winter of 1943, LIFE’s William Vandivert made this photograph from the deck of an Allied ship. The photo led off an…
Here is a rare photo of the Hochbahn (elevated U-Bahn line) viaduct in Berlin-Kreuzberg used by the line U1 today. It was taken late at night on October 11th, 1928 … Continue reading