Spotted in Reichenberger Strasse in SO36.
Only 15 minutes left till the day ends – the day that would have marked Freddie Mercury´s 67th birthday. To celebrate that day and the music of one of the … Continue reading
Reblogged from Ephemeral New York: Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted’s plan for Central Park in 1857 was to bring the serenity of nature to a swampy, rocky stretch of … Continue reading
Reblogged from Ephemeral New York: No, not that kind of working girl. These are the young women who spent their days as clerks more than 100 years ago, filling out … Continue reading
1860 Adelbert Augustus Oscar Tobold, later known as Adelbert von Tobold, the father of German laryngology and one of the most important medical experts in the field of laryngeal diseases … Continue reading
Happy Rosh Hashana to all Jewish friends! And thank you Peter for reminding me about the holiday:-) And thank you BBC Radio 4extra for playing this song this morning. From … Continue reading
The motto of this blog being “Better late than never”, we would like to invite all of those interested in participating in Kiez life to an event which might have … Continue reading
Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse in Kreuzberg.
What is big, green and makes tens of thousands of people happy? And no, you cannot smoke it… If we are thinking about Berlin then those must be the city … Continue reading
Ladies and Gentlemen, the 33rd (!) Long Night of Museums is nigh! On August 31st Berlin will be hosting another fantastic museum extravaganza, giving you a unique opportunity to spend … Continue reading
The one and only Goldfrapp. Good morning, Berlin:-) http://open.spotify.com/track/7hLtfJ0ckbY5pWDrCY1k8J
St Agnes Kirche in Alexandrinenstrasse in Kreuzberg 61 is possibly the ugliest church you have ever encountered. Representative of the so called Brutal Architecture it looks anything but inviting or … Continue reading
Kreuzberg Tempelhofer Vorstadt: view from Mehringdamm towards Yorckstrasse and St. Bonifatius Church (gorgeous red-brick facade with 75-metre-high towers, built in 1907). All the houses seen on this postcard are still … Continue reading
The summer´s almost over, Here´s something we could all have done with it if it still were hot. And if we had lived some 150 years ago. 1878 Gustav Niemann, … Continue reading
Our dear friend, Berlioz1935 (of berlioz1935.wordpress.com) made us aware of the details of the curious deal between the boroughs of Kreuzberg and Neukölln regarding Karstadt. Here´s a translation of the … Continue reading
As a response to many questions and comments about Karstadt at Hermannplatz which this blog introduced last week in the Today in Kreuzberg series, I would like to do away … Continue reading
Here´s Jesper Munk, the young (oh, so very young!) man who made my iron jaw drop last night so fast and so loud that the thud could be heard all … Continue reading
Got kids and no idea what to do with them this weekend? What could be better than letting them have fun and get smarter at the same time? Something that … Continue reading
Here is a little bit of entertainment in case your weekend were not densely scheduled yet. A 1928 film footage from Berlin with an added soundtrack that for a change … Continue reading
Spotted in Marheinekeplatz, Kreuzberg 61.
Seen from the top of Karstadt at Hermannplatz today.
Each of us has one: a person, living or not so much, we would like to be for a while. Some of us see themselves as Alexander The Great (which … Continue reading
Built between 1927 and 1929 as the biggest department store in Europe, Karstadt designed by Philip Schafer was a colossus and a beauty in one. With its 70,000 m2, 7 … Continue reading
In Berlin-Kreuzberg three things are absolutely impossible. You can´t walk through Görlitzer Park without being pestered by what is now swarms of local drug-pushers, offering you a wide assortment of … Continue reading
In 2007 RBB (short for Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg), the national broadcaster for the states of Berlin and Brandenburg, produced a first-rate documentary about – yes, you´ve guessed it – the … Continue reading
Yesterday, on August 15th at 9.15PM the open-air cinema at the Kunstquartier Bethanien am Mariannenplatz presented a film about one of the most famous and most tragic characters in Kreuzberg´s … Continue reading
Many have that dream: to be at the centre of events, inside the group and within the walls. Well, Michael Hughes, British photographer who by coincidence found himself living in … Continue reading
In 1977 Iggy Pop and David Bowie moved to West Berlin to escape the drug problems they both had at the time and to work on new music. The time … Continue reading
Today: from horse-power to electric power in only 13 years. 1886 The direct horse-drawn tram line from the terminus at Gesundbrunnen in today´s Berlin-Wedding to the freshly re-furbished and expanded … Continue reading
Reblogged from An English Man in Berlin: If you live in Berlin and you like books, you’ll be as excited as I am about Book Flaneur – a novel way … Continue reading
Even though Siemens left Kreuzberg a while ago, there is still enough innovative spirit around the borough to keep it providing the world with some damn fine things. Just like … Continue reading
For all those who need a proof that music IS everywhere and that everything IS music – Mr Seberi’s piece for fingers, brushes and Game Boy. Enjoy!
Straight from the outdoor swimming pool of Prinzenbad? Smile, you’re in Kreuzberg!:)
While the whole world is anxiously waiting for the next edition of the IPhone, IPad or another indecently overpriced electronic gadget, let us go back to the days when running … Continue reading
1845 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, the man who four years later will reject the title of the Kaiser of the united Germany, lays a cornerstone for a new hospital and … Continue reading
It seems that Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg and Mark Twain have something in common – in both cases the reports of their deaths were greatly exaggerated:-) Although as far as Festsaal … Continue reading
One of the first useful things to learn when you are young is that nothing ever stays the same and all is in the state of flux. Once you leave … Continue reading
Spotted yesterday in Kreuzberg SO 36. Art with capital “A”.
The latest revelation: the impossible, the one and only Har Mar Superstar and his “Lady, you shot me”. Well, the bullet sits:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouuqJ0pkWvU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Kreuzberg, as much as we love and cherish its sometimes rather undefined but always captivating beauty, is not the only place that makes the author of this blog happy. Since … Continue reading
Spotted in Urbanstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Mein Milljöh by Heinrich Zille is one of the most faithful representations of the life in Berlin at the end of the 19th and the … Continue reading
Especially for all fans of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Tchaikovsky and of “The Nutcracker”, of course – as well as for those fond of Macaulay Culkin from his round-faced pre-break-down days … Continue reading
Few inventions changed Berlin as much as the introduction of the railways did. And few people contributed to that process more than August Borsig, the owner of the leading iron … Continue reading