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BERLIN PAST: RUNDKEGELBAHN MOABIT

Rundkegelbahn in Moabit, 1885

Rundkegelbahn (a round bowling alley) in Moabit – wood engraving by E. Hosang, 1885

Opened inside the old railway arches around the first Lehrter Bahnhof (the site of the former Berliner Gewerbeaustellung or the Berlin Industrial Exhibition of 1879), this particular bowling alley had to be constructed in a way that conformed to the natural shape and possibilities of the interior.

Judging by the popularity of the establishment, bowling “around the corner” must be just as much fun as bowling along a poker straight alley has always been.

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