Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin


Mythos Kreuzberg is the title of the documentary film about the borough produced by RBB, the local TV and radio production company for Berlin and Brandenburg.

It tells the story of the myth rising, of Kreuzberg becoming the magnet that´s been pulling thousands of people for the past 20 years. A fascinating thing to watch albeit only if your German skills have been properly honed. Sorry for that but as the lady at the Ausländerbehörde (The Immigration Office) kindly pointed out to me on my very first visit in 2003: “Wir sind hier in Deutschland und hier wird DEUTSCH geschprochen!”

By the way, considering that I had just moved to the country and had hardly any time yet to master the language, a rather futile order. When I said so – in English, of course – she just looked at me and continued to spit out German vocabulary at me.

She wasn´t bothered. I hope thousands of fleas infested her hairy armpits.

5 comments on “MYTHOS KREUZBERG

  1. berlioz1935
    Dec 5, 2012

    This attitude you can find here in Australia too. It is common with ignorant people. We, who travel between languages and cultures, know better. I think in Germany one get around with English very well.

  2. berlioz1935
    Dec 5, 2012

    Thanks for the video. It is all very interesting and one day someone will write his or her Phd. about that time. Kreuzberg seems to have been a cultural birthing pool at that time. I wonder how the old working class felt about the influx of the rebels? Here in Kreuzberg, a new class of people formed, who originally were outsiders but then formed their own group with their own group behaviour: music, dresses. drugs etc.

  3. kimbacooksdinner
    Dec 9, 2012

    Fantastic doco, thanks so much for posting the link. Made for perfect Sunday-morning-in-bed viewing!

    • notmsparker
      Dec 9, 2012

      Glad you liked it:) One of my favourites now, too.

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