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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin And Kreuzberg

IT´S CABARET!

Here is the famous opening scene for the 1972 “Cabaret” – spot the Sylvia von Harden character sitting at her desk. By the way, should you be interested in the … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EUROPA-CENTER!

It might not be attractive, it might not be elegant and it definitely ain´t pretty but here is to West Berlin´s most beloved – by some, if not by many … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

BERLIN BRUSHES: “TIEFER SCHNEE” BY HANS BALUSCHEK

With the snowfall and the wintry weather outside the windows, let us a have look at one of the most beautiful images of the early 20th-century Berlin: the “Tiefer Schnee” … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

HEARING VOICES

(Potentially) Good news for all U2 Line users in Berlin: the vocal experiment conducted by the BVG, the city transportation company, which involved having the regular, next-station announcements replaced by … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

GEKOMMEN UM ZU BLEIBEN

What makes us locals? What turns us into part of a new environment? And is it at all possible to become a Berliner not having been born in the city? … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 7 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TAKE AWAY

Berlin takes the idea of hospitality to entirely new levels; ) Berlin – Kreuzberg

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BAMMELIG – ill-fitted, baggy (usu. of clothes) or anything that is worn hanging and swinging around BAMMELAGE – ill-fitting garments that are hanging and flapping around one´s body; anything that … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BERLIN MORNING SUN

March 26, 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

YOU ARE HERE: BERLIN-MITTE IN 1931

Looking forward to much a balmy Wednesday (up to +18°C), here is a 1931 photo of two boys being served a cooling drink by a young street vendor in Berlin. … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: YORCKSTRASSE IN 1977

The 1977 painting called “Zum Umsteiger” by Renate Döbler. “Zum Umsteiger” is a well-known old Berliner Kneipe in Yorckstrasse, directly at S-Bahnhof Yorckstrasse, opened in 1905 and still using its … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

Here is a visual proof that the solar eclipse found place and that the super-simple home-made pinhole thingy did its job fabulously: Berlin on March 20th, 2015 at 10.32 AM.

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

WATCHING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE THROUGH A HOME-MADE THINGY

Here is a super-quick way to enjoy the eclipse: a cardboard paper tube (available at Modulor or any stationary products shop around the corner and those open right now:), a … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

HAPPY MARCH 20th, 2015!

The solar eclipse that is about to begin over the northern hemisphere has been keeping Berlin on its toes for the past couple of days. The eclipse-watching sunglasses (which, just … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 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: SPRINGTIME IN LUSTGARTEN

With spring literally clasping us tighter and tighter in her warm, sunny hug, here is a photo of a similar day in Berlin a hundred and nine years ago: a … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

BERLIN QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today a personal favourite: “Actually, before God we are all Berliners.” Theodor Fontane

March 14, 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

DAILY BERLINERISCH

HECHTSUPPE – (lit. pike soup) strong draught or wind. “Dit zieht wie ne Hechtsuppe!” – there’s strong draught in here; it’s really windy. (Good and tasty soup needs time to … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

MIESEPETA –  (from “mies” – grotty and Peter) somebody in bad mood, sourpuss.    

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BISKEN – Berlinerisch for “bisschen”, a little bit.

March 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BULLENTAXE – (from “Bulle”, a cop and “Taxe”, a taxi) a police car.

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

BESUCHSBESEN – (lit. visiting broom) a bunch of flowers, a bouquet Boost Po

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

PLÖRRE – thin, watery coffee or soup:-)

March 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

PLEMPE – thin, watery soup  

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

DAILY BERLINERISCH

ALLALIEBST – (from: aller liebste(r) – dearest) great, nice, pleasant “Is ja allaliebst!” means “isn´t that just great/dandy!”

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

QUALMTÜTE – a smoker (from Qualm – dense smoke, fume – and Tüte – a paper or plastic bag)  

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

GRUNDRISSAPOSTEL – (literally: ground plan apostel) architect

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE GREAT CITY – BEAUTY AND THE BEST

Thinking about gentrification and the nature of the city as such, here is what August Endell says about The Great City in his 1908 work “Die Schönheit der großen Start”: … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

DAILY BERLINERISCH

To spread the word and give Berlinerisch the popularity and audience it deserves, we are starting a new daily series on our blog. We will be presenting one word, phrase … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

PHOTOGRAPHY ON A SILVER PLATE

Organised by the Europeana in co-operation with the excellent Daguerrobase Project, this fantastic virtual exhibition “shows the faces, places and histories of the nineteenth century and looks at the revolution made by photography … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

TINY WORDS

Possibly the smallest Berlinerisch dictionary ever – tiny but ho-ho!

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTER SLEEP IN BRANDENBURG

On the shore of a still frozen lake in Blossin in Brandenburg.

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: BERLINERISCH

Did you know that Berlin has its own language that is neither a dialect nor an accent and is still spoken or at least understood by around 20% of the … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: KÖRTESTRASSE

 

February 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED BY ERIC FISCHER

Eric Fischer´s digital visualisation project based on processing photographic images from the world metropoles and sorting them into two groups: made by locals and made by non-locals (tourists), has produced … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

YOU ARE HERE: FLOATING IN TIERGARTEN

Here is a lovely image of a lady relaxing in an inflatable boat on a little lake in Berlin´s oldest park, the Tiergarten, some time in the early 1950s. With … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

BERLIN BRUSHES: TIERGARTEN BY LESSER URY

February 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: URBAHNHAFEN IN 1906

The large round construction behind the Baerwaldbrücke is the gasometer of the so called English Gasworks in Gitschiner Strasse (originally known as the Imperial-Continental-Gas-Association whose gas was used to light … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

RADIO DAYS: KREUZBERGED ON AIR

My, my… Look who´s going to be on the radio tonight;-) Talking about this blog, Berlin and why curiosity not only doesn´t kill the cat but instead makes it go … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE DRESDENER TUNNEL

As if not enough has been lost in Berlin so far, it seems it is time to say good bye to yet another historic building. Despite the initial vows of … Continue reading

February 10, 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

FERBUARY 3rd, 1945 IN BERLIN

Here are a couple of paragraphs from the biography of an US pilot Lewis Wells, in charge of a B-17 (“Flying Fortress”) sent to bomb Berlin on that day.Years after … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN BERLIN: FEBRUARY 3rd – THE AIR-RAID IN THE HEART OF BERLIN

1945 Shortly past 11 AM on February 3rd, 1945 the 937 bombers of the 8th USA-Airforce – the 1st and 3rd divisions – drop 2,264 tonnes of explosives on Berlin. … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

The Summer of 1935 with the Spree-Revellers

Here is a little nightcap of a song. Sang by the Spree-Revellers and accompanied by the Deutsche Gramophon Orchester under James Kok, this lovely swinging piece was recorded before May … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE LIGHT OF SÜDSTERN

Südstern, a church in Berlin-Kreuzberg, standing on what became an island in the middle of heavy traffic. Despite the traffic, it is pretty obvious it´s one of our favourite spots in … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GNEISENAUSTRASSE

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

RIDDLE ME THIS, RIDDLE ME THAT

This particular model, although not a “Cafe Achteck” is another Berlin WC classic. This expanded version of a public lavatory, designed to accommodate 8 guests, was meant to provide relief … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

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