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Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: KAISERS IN THE STADIUM

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Jun 8, 2018

MEMORABLE THANKFULNESS – BERLIN’S DANKESKIRCHEN

  The image above presents the Dankeskirche (The Church of Thanks) designed by Berlin architect August Orth for Kaiser Wilhelm I and planned to be built on the border between … Continue reading

Jan 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Protected: RINGBAHN: 140 AND STILL GOING STRONG

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Nov 15, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

THE KLINGELBRÜCKE OR WHY IT PAYS TO READ FONTANE

In November 1872 Theodor Fontane – journalist, author, glorious hypochondriac and Berlin´s most famous ex-apothecary (he worked, among others, in the hospital pharmacy at the Bethanien Hospital in Kreuzberg) – … Continue reading

Nov 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Protected: ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE KADEWE

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Sep 13, 2017

Protected: A STROLL THROUGH THE PARK WITH ERWIN BARTH

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Jul 10, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: TWO CONCRETE CADILLACS, A MAJA AND THE PYRAMID: 30 YEARS OF THE SKULPTURENBOULEVARD AT KU´DAMM

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Apr 25, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

ROUND AND ROUND THE DOG´S HEAD

The opening of four new Ringbahn stations – Tempelhof, Wilmersdorf, Grunewald (since 1884 Halensee) and Charlottenburg (now Westend) – on November 15, 1877 as well as connecting the latter with … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2016

“NOTMSPARKER´S BERLIN COMPANION or I DIDN´T KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN”

There have been many great books written about Berlin… but if you’ve been wanting to know more about the world’s greatest indoor helicopter flight, the time they built a second … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

BERLIN PAST: FIVE O´CLOCK AT THE EDEN

A five-o´clock tea and dance at the Eden Hotel in the 1930s´ Berlin. Daily tea parties organised by the hotel were among the most popular events in the city at … Continue reading

Mar 30, 2016

BALLS OVER KURFÜRSTENDAMM

Mini golf course on the top floor of the Eden Hotel, Kurfürstendamm 246/247 (after the street was re-named, it became Budapester Strasse 18) in 1930.

Mar 30, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ZILLE IN THE U-BAHN

Heinrich Zille’s photo of Berlin’s working-class children playing in the streets, taken between 1900 and 1910. It is only one of many wonderful Zille images decorating the walls of the … Continue reading

Mar 10, 2016

NOW AND THEN IN BERLIN

The two photographs above present the same street-corner in one of the most popular sections of Berlin´s City West: the junction of Hardenbergstrasse and Joachimsthaler Strasse at Bahnhof “Zoologischer Garten” … Continue reading

Mar 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: TAUENTZINSTRASSE/KU’DAMM BEFORE WWII

Window-shopping in Tauentzinstrasse shortly before Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, in 1936 .

Jan 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: SAVIGNYPLATZ

The plaza, named in 1887 after a 19th-century German jurist and historian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, was included in the so called Hobrecht Plan – a master-plan for urban development … Continue reading

Oct 12, 2015

IT´S CABARET!

Here is the famous opening scene for the 1972 “Cabaret” – spot the Sylvia von Harden character sitting at her desk. By the way, should you be interested in the … Continue reading

Apr 4, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EUROPA-CENTER!

It might not be attractive, it might not be elegant and it definitely ain´t pretty but here is to West Berlin´s most beloved – by some, if not by many … Continue reading

Apr 2, 2015

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