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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIG CHILL

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.

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

FROM BERLIN HISTORY WORKSHOP – NEW HISTORY APP FOR BERLIN

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

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

Spotted in passing in Bergmannstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 15th – THE GRAND OPENING OF THE LUISENSTÄDTISCHER KANAL

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

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gezettelt im Bergmannkiez

Originally posted on die bergmannstrasse:
Recht hat der oder die Bestohlene…

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 13th – THE BERLIN STATUE OF LIBERTY

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

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS: EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN

EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN DIVIDE STILL VISIBLE DUE TO DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIGHT-BULBS AND STREET LIGHTS USED. AMAZING!

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

THE BUNTE VÖGEL OF KREUZBERG – STRAIGHT FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

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

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 12th – SIEMENS´FIRST ELECTRIC TRAM

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

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spotted in passing: CLOUD BUSTING

Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDY CITY

IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG CITY A historic windmill at the Museum of Technology in  Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: FRYDERYK CHOPIN

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

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BERLIN IN 1973

It could be 1873, really…

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

BERLIN-KREUZBERG STREET CLOUD

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

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 4th – F.A. SCHWARZ

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

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

END STATION NEW YORK

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

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SECRET GARDEN

Spotted in passing in Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg SO 36.

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

DIPPING A BIRD – NEW SEASON AT PRINZENBAD

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

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIRDS ON A WIRE

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

THAT WAS THE CITY THAT WAS – THE S-BAHN MAP OF DIVIDED BERLIN

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

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN HISTORY: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU

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

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 4th – THE BOYS´BORSTAL SCHOOL BEFORE THE GATE TO HALLE

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

May 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SCHRÖDER’S ANALBÜRSTE

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

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

DID YOU KNOW? – THE PLAGUE

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

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED WITHOUT PASSING: LOW SUN IN KREUZBERG

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

DER WOLF WITH A CAMERA

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

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LITTLE STAR

Spotted in passing in Charlottenstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

May 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MAY BOYS, MAY GIRLS

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

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

MAY THE FORCES BE WITH HIM – MASTER O´s FIRST 1st OF MAY

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

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

FUNKLOCH IN THE DUDELSACK or 100 FAVOURITE GERMAN WORDS

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

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

SIE IST WIEDER DA – THE RETURN OF THE GODDESS

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

May 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BRUISED CITY

Bullet-holes on the outer wall of a house in Enckestrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A LITTLE THING ON THE SIDE

Here´s a little thing I´ve been having with Facebook on the side. Hope you will like it. https://www.facebook.com/TheFlaneuse

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 30th – RUDI-DUTSCHKE-STRASSE

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

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ROW THE BOAT

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

LADRI DI BICICLETTE – BICYCLE THIEVES

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

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE DAY HAS COME!

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

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 25th – THE BLOWING UP OF KARSTADT AT HERMANNPLATZ

  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

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: UNDER THE U1

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

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

SLOW TRAVELS THROUGH VIKTORIAPARK

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

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LUCKY CLOVER

To be found in large numbers in Gleisdreieckpark in Kreuzberg:-)

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 25th – SCHÖNEBERGER STRASSE

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

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: COUPLES

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE TREE-HOUSE

Spotted in Grimmstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: TOM WAITS´”FOREIGN AFFAIRS”

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

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 14th – FLOOD IN YORCKSTRASSE

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

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MOTHER´S EYES:-)

Spotted in Unter den Linden in Berlin-Mitte.

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Terrible Beauty: Diving Into a 70-Year-Old Photo of the Sea

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…

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

YOU ARE HERE: ONE NIGHT AT HALLESCHES TOR

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

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE BATTLE OF BERLIN – A STORY THAT NEVER ENDS

Between the 16th of April and the 2nd of May 1945 Berlin became the stage for the final act in the horrid spectacle of WW2. Whatever was left of this … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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