Did you know that Kreuzberg’s Wiener Straße, a long street connecting Skalitzer Straße with Görlitzer Ufer running along Berlin’s Landwehrkanal used to end with a bridge? For nearly 50 years … Continue reading
Here is a small section of a wonderful 1910 Straube’s Berlin map. As you can see today’s #Badeschiff – a popular river lido with an old sea-container submerged in … Continue reading
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Depending on the criteria and personal preferences, the history of the electric street-tram began either in Russia in a small seaside town of Sestroretsk near Sankt Petersburg in 1880 or in … Continue reading
The photo above is a 1918 view of the Spree and of the Treptower Park from the Abteilbrücke (Abbey Bridge), known today as the Bridge of Hearts (in the DDR … Continue reading
Did you know that an old street-tram tunnel under the River Spree still connects Treptower Park with the Stralau Penninsula? However, do not plan any excursions yet: the tunnel has … Continue reading
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
The Neuer See, a 10,000-m² large artificial lake built for the 1896 Great Industrial Exposition in Berlin, was located on top of the hippodrome-shaped playground designed for Berlin’s fourth public … Continue reading