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SHAKE IT IN KREUZBERG: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DANCE & MUSIC

For all those of you fond of prancing, swirling, jigging and skipping as well as learning what dancing means in other corners of the world and cultures – a treat. … Continue reading

Apr 26, 2017

THURSDAY DINNER A LA POLONAISE

There are two simple reasons why this event must be recommended: it´s in Berlin-Kreuzberg AND it´s about Polish food. For the author of this blog that means double-patriotism kicking in:) … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2015

NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

Here is a visual proof that the solar eclipse found place and that the super-simple home-made pinhole thingy did its job fabulously: Berlin on March 20th, 2015 at 10.32 AM.

Mar 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

NO-BAG LADIES: FIRST WRAPPING-FREE SUPERMARKET OPENS IN THE KIEZ

With each of us producing some 250 kg of plastic wrapping rubbish a year, it might sound like a good idea to stop. But how do you do this if … Continue reading

Sep 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

ÜBERLIN ÖPENING PARTY IN KREUZBERG

Big thank you to Überlin for their grand opening party last night at what must be the best looking co-working space in town. It is run by Zoe and James, … Continue reading

Aug 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

THINGS TO DO WHILE IN BIG B

Here are some things to do if in Berlin this week – check out our listings for this coming weekend and beyond. With a special recommendation: Max Missmann exhibition at … Continue reading

May 30, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MAY BOYS, MAY GIRLS

In a borough where almost 25% of residents are immigrants and who knows how many more come from all possible ends and corners of the republic, you are bound to encounter a … Continue reading

May 3, 2014

STAYING IN THE DARK

You like to listen? You like the radio? You like adventure? Then it is time to get In The Dark at their next event at “Madame Claude” in Lübbener Straße … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA – FRED STEIN EXHIBITION AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Storm is brewing over Berlin today. With wind blowing down its streets at up to 100 km/h possibly even for the next couple of days, it might be a good … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FULL METAL JACKET

Spotted in Oberbaumstrasse right before the beginning of the Battle of Oberbaumbrücke aka Wasser-/Gemüseschlacht today. And she fought like a lioness, too!:-)  

Sep 22, 2013

IT WAS THE DAY THAT WAS: THE BATTLE OF OBERBAUMBRÜCKE

At 12.00 PM sharp first celery roots and tomatoes cut quick arches through the air, swiftly followed by billowing clouds of flour and a battery of water-bombs. Dozens of eggs … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

GÖRLI NEEDS YOU or BATMAN, WHERE ART THOU?

The portal BerlinOnline informs that on September 14th – this Saturday – all fans and supporters of Görlitzer Park are invited to help out with the cleaning of the park … Continue reading

Sep 10, 2013

KIEZKULTURWOCHE AM KREUZBERG – THE ´HOOD CELEBRATES ITS CULTURE

The motto of this blog being “Better late than never”, we would like to invite all of those interested in participating in Kiez life to an event which might have … Continue reading

Sep 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

TOYWHEEL AT BETAHAUS

Got kids and no idea what to do with them this weekend? What could be better than letting them have fun and get smarter at the same time? Something that … Continue reading

Aug 23, 2013

FROM T-UFER TO RIO – MEMORIAL PLAQUE FOR RIO REISER

In Berlin-Kreuzberg three things are absolutely impossible. You can´t walk through Görlitzer Park without being pestered by what is now swarms of local drug-pushers, offering you a wide assortment of … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

AT THE OPEN-AIR CINEMA LAST NIGHT: GIBSY

Yesterday, on August 15th at 9.15PM the open-air cinema at the Kunstquartier Bethanien am Mariannenplatz presented a film about one of the most famous and most tragic characters in Kreuzberg´s … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2013

OY, THE PHOENIX’S RISING IN SO36!

It seems that Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg and Mark Twain have something in common – in both cases the reports of their deaths were greatly exaggerated:-) Although as far as Festsaal … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2013

BERLIN FOTOFESTIVAL 2013 STRAIGHT FROM KREUZBERG

Only six days to go and Berlin-Kreuzberg will be hosting another great international event: Berlin Fotofestival´2013. A mix of exhibitions, lectures, panels and workshops for and by some of the … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2013

GET YOUR SOAP BOX AND GO – SEIFENKISTENRENNEN IN KREUZBERG

Seifenkistenrennen or Soap Box Derby has a long tradition in Kreuzberg. Between July 16th, 1949 and today there have been 54 occasions for home-made vehicles to start their four-wheeled downhill … Continue reading

May 26, 2013

CAKES FOR GRASS HEADS OR BUSINESS IN KREUZBERG

The word “Kreuzberg” brings to one´s mind many associations but “business” is certainly not one of them. “Fun” – yes. “Problem” and “zone” – absolutely! “Hip” – is the Pope … Continue reading

May 24, 2013

BACK TO SCHIKANEPROMENADE – BERLIN THEME YEAR IN FONTANEPROMENADE 15

Diversity Destroyed is the name of the current Berlin Theme Year, inspired by two events which led to the death of millions and to an almost complete and irreparable destruction … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

NOT DEAD CALM BEFORE THE STORM: THE CARNIVAL OF CULTURES BEGINS!

Exactly this very moment the first floats are rolling out onto the streets and the first dancers are shaking their booties, starting the 2013 Karneval der Kulturen in Kreuzberg. 4,000 … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

TOO DRUNK TOO WATCH – PUNK FILM FESTIVAL IN KREUZBERG

Punk Not Dead! And the least in Kreuzberg over the next couple of days. Between May 9th and May 12th the Moviemento Cinema in Kottbusser Damm 22 (corner Hohestaufenplatz aka … Continue reading

May 8, 2013

MAY THE DAY COME!

Here is an article and a great series of photos from Berlin-Kreuzberg (with one exception of Neukölln´s Karl-Marx-Strasse) taken on May 1st, 2011 and published in “Der Spiegel” magazine. Hopefully, … Continue reading

Apr 30, 2013

PACK YOUR BADEHOSE NOW OR IT´S PRINZENBAD SEASON AGAIN

189,977 people cannot be wrong. And if all of them chose to go swimming in Prinzenbad in 2012, then the most popular open-air swimming pool in Berlin must be worth … Continue reading

Apr 27, 2013

TRAINS GO – A SHORT FILM ABOUT STAMMSTRECKE

Here is a wonderful albeit very very short film found on the page of “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” presenting the original images of the so called Stammstrecke – the first, overground … Continue reading

Apr 15, 2013

STUMBLED IN KREUZBERG – STOLPERSTEIN FOR THE LITTLE BERL EISENSTÄDT

I wish to say thank you to all those who came to witness today´s ceremony – the only funeral that the Jewish family from Hofmanndamm 9 in Kreuzberg: Kurt, Käte … Continue reading

Mar 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

YODEL DU DIRDL OR KREUZBERG GOES THE ALPS

On February 8th British daily The Guardian run a text on possibly the most unusual singing school in Berlin: Doreen Kutzke´s yodelling courses in Kreuzberg 36. Here is the link … Continue reading

Feb 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

BURN, BABY, BURN OR A REGULAR KREUZBERG MORNING

Contrary to what many non-Kreuzbergers seem to believe, it is not every day that you bump into 500-strong police forces in full gear on your way to the baker´s. Today, … Continue reading

Feb 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: ROBERT CRAY

This being principally “a place-blog” – a blog about the place where I live and where everybody should spend at least some of their lifetime – an awful lot of … Continue reading

Jan 23, 2013

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