EP.2 TREFFPUNKT 8 UHR: BERLIN CLOCKS Berlin Companion Podcast

In the 1920s elegant Berliners fell in love with a scent called "Treffpunkt 8 Uhr" (Rendezvous at 8PM). Made by a legendary local manufacture Schwarzlose – which still exists today – it stood for the Exciting and the Romantic but also for what Berlin seemed never to have enough of: time.From 1787 when the first public clock appeared in Unter den Linden, clocks dictated the pace  of the city. Many appointments were scheduled under the chronometer. Later, the areas around public city clocks, the Normaluhren, became traditional meeting points for Berliners. So when in 1969 a new public clock was unveiled on the main East Berlin plaza, on Alexanderplatz, it became clear that the Weltzeituhr (World Clock) would be a witness to many a rendezvous in the years to come. As it has been until today.Here's the story of two famous Berlin chronometers.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BerlinCompanion?new=1)

EP. 1 BERLIN O'CLOCK Berlin Companion Podcast

When in April 1893 German Empire introduced new time measuring system based the Greenwich meridian, Berlin lost something big for good. It lost its own time. Here is the story behind it.Main theme for the podcast: “Assembly Line Frustration" © Ionics Music | TerraSound.de Sound effects: ChaliceWell, Bidone, JRosin and LG (CC Licence https://freesound.org/s/56874/) via freesounds.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BerlinCompanion?new=1)

Anchor’s up, Berlin fans!

I can safely say I know as much about broadcasting as I do about sailing but if there is a good story worth finding in Berlin’s past, I will get to it sooner or later. And promise to share it with you the best way I can.

The pilot episode for “Berlin Companion Podcast” is now available via Buzzsprout and can be accessed through all popular podcast-streaming services. Follow for your weekly serving of Berlin facts and trivia!