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SICK CITY: BERLIN ON MARCH 11, 1933

On March 11th 1933 Jewish doctors and registrars (junior doctors) working at the 3rd Municipal Hospital Am Urban in Kreuzberg were attacked, beaten up and banned from ever returning to … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

Protected: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ!

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Jun 21, 2018

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUISENSTÄDTISCHER KANAL!

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May 15, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ RETURNS

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May 7, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

FROM PICCADILLY TO VATERLAND: THE STORY OF ONE HAUS AND ITS MANY NAMES

Did you know that the legendary Berlin entertainment venue, Haus Vaterland, which used to stand on the corner of Köthener Straße and Stresemannstraße in the old borough of Berlin-Kreuzberg, was … Continue reading

Dec 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

AFTER TOTENSONNTAG: A CEMETARY WALK

Did you know that no fewer than 28 members of the Mendelssohn family are buried at one of the old cemeteries between Mehringdamm, Zossener Straße, Blücherstraße and Baruther Straße in … Continue reading

Nov 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

KREUZBERG ON FIRE or WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: MORITZPLATZ RIOTS OF 1863

Ask anyone in Berlin what they associate Kreuzberg with and they all – punks/hipsters (depending on the generation they represent), Turks/Poles/Spaniards, Schwaben, the French and Americans – are bound to name the following in … Continue reading

Apr 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Protected: BUILDING THE SUSPENSE or WHY BERLIN HAS NO SCHWEBEBAHN

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Apr 28, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

SPOTTED IN PASSING: I HEART U6

Declaration of love for Berlin´s north-south U-Bahn line shouted out lout on the windows of Max Taut´s 1933 Retail Co-op Department Store at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg SW61.

Mar 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

BERLIN 1933: THE HUMILIATION OF CARL HERZ

1933 was an ugly year. Open almost any edition of Vossische Zeitung from that time – Tante Voss was among the most popular German newspapers and the most widely read Berlin … Continue reading

Nov 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: “STAY SPECIAL” 

Spotted on the northern facade of Marheineke Markthalle in Zossener Straße in Kreuzberg. 

Oct 6, 2016

WE ARE MANY!

This post is to thank all of you for reading our posts and following the blog´s cheerfully meandering way through Berlin´s past and present. As of yesterday, “Kreuzberged” has over … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE GATE

A passage connecting two historical  cemeteries in Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg was created by tearing down a section of an old family tomb. The cemeteries in Bergmannstraße are among the most … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

HISTORY IS A MAKE-BELIEVE THING

Following the posts published on this blog yesterday – they introduced “the mystery” of the broken columns lining the street between U-Bhf Hallesches Tor and today´s Mehringplatz – and a … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Stunning lights designed by Bruno Möhring for Oranienplatz Brücke (his work as well) in Kreuzberg. In the mid-1920s both the bridge spanning the canal and all the decorative elements were … Continue reading

Apr 27, 2016

KREUZBERG NOW AND THEN

Berliner Morgenpost, we salute you! Here is Kreuzberg in historical photos matched against those of today.   Welcome to our “barrio”!:-) (Please, click the image to enter)

Apr 7, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE TOP OF THE HILL

Top of the Cross Hill: to of the Kreuzberg in the Viktoria Park, looking down towards Grossbeerenstrasse and the Landwehrkanal. The switched-off waterfall (in summer water is pumped uphill by … Continue reading

Feb 2, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: YORCKSTRASSE

A beautiful building in Yorckstrasse housing the historic pub “Zum Umsteiger” (Umsteiger is someone who changes from one train to another – something that most people using the S-Bahnhof Yorckstrasse … Continue reading

Feb 1, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: CHRISTMAS AT THE WALL IN 1961

An illuminated Christmas tree on the corner of Zimmer Strasse and Lindenstrasse in December 1961. The corner building will soon be demolished along with the rest of the block to make … Continue reading

Dec 28, 2015

AXED

After 63 years of providing Kreuzbergers with all things wood-and-carpentry, the Leistenhaus Schlumm in Nostizstrasse wraps up the business. R.I.P. – my desk owes you half of its legs. All … Continue reading

Dec 15, 2015

WAITING FOR THE BOMBS TO RAIN

Anti-air-raid drill carried out in Bergmannkiez in Kreuzberg in March 1935: here a photo taken at Marheinekeplatz, with Passionskirche belfry in the top-right corner. The corner house on the right … Continue reading

Nov 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

EMPTY CORNERS

The – rather sparse – architecture between Reichenberger Straße and Kottbusser Straße right before Kottbusser Tor in the 1970s. Today, it is one of the busiest corners of Berlin within … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ETERNAL LIGHT

Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Apr 30, 2015

TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 28th, 1945 – THE RED ARMY AT HALLESCHES TOR

This original film recording was made outside the U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor and at Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today) most probably on April 28th, 1945 after the 7th Guards Tank Division fighting under … Continue reading

Apr 28, 2015

CRUISING IN THE CITY – THE NEXT TOUR OF KREUZBERG IS NIGH

The sun is shining, the trees are getting green, it is time to go out there and explore again without having to risk frostbite and/or developing an uncomely blueish tint … Continue reading

Apr 23, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: KÖRTESTRASSE

 

Feb 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GNEISENAUSTRASSE

Jan 26, 2015

CRUISING WITH NO BRUISING – THE TOUR OF WEST KREUZBERG NEXT SUNDAY

Dear Readers, it´s wet mid-January and the elements might be against us but we are determined not to allow the external circumstances dampen our spirits and shall open the next, … Continue reading

Jan 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: VIKTORIAPARK IN BERLIN-KREUZBERG

Here are Berlin´s fourth oldest City park, Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg and the National Memorial on top of the Kreuzberg hill around which the park was built, in the last decade of the 19th century. … Continue reading

Dec 13, 2014

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: WILD WILD WEST

Spotted this morning in Gneisenaustrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Dec 2, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MONDAY MORNING RUSH-HOUR

Nov 17, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: AUTUMN IN BERLIN

In Berlin everything smells of coal smoke and fallen leaves – some of the best scents in the world. So have a beautiful autumn Friday and remember: time to get … Continue reading

Sep 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THREE MONKEYS

Spotted in passing in Ritterstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Sep 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HANGING OUT

Spotted in Moritzstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sep 17, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TALK TO ME

Spotted in the courtyard of the Höfe in Alte Jakobstrasse.

Aug 15, 2014

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

EXPAT CHORTLES AT INTERNATIONAL COMEDY SHOW

When going gets tough and life´s no longer your oyster, there are two things you can do: lie down and mop or stand up and laugh. Go for the latter … Continue reading

Aug 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ ON A SUNNY DAY IN JULY

Spotted from the roof terrace at Karstadt in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jul 19, 2014

BERLIN RAIN

Haus Vaterland at the old Potsdamer Platz, looking towards today´s Stresemannstrasse, painted by Lesser Ury in the 1920s. A beautiful, rainy, old Kreuzberg picture for a beautiful rainy Kreuzberg day.

Jul 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

DON´T LOOK BACK IN ANGER

With Tempelhofer Feld aka Tempelhofer Freiheit secured as a recreational area also for the future generations, let us cast a glance at what the Tempelhofer Airport looked like in the … Continue reading

Jul 7, 2014

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE ANOTHER

Beautiful new graffiti is being born at Mehringplatz in Berlin – Kreuzberg. Soon the wall opposite this one will become home to a work by another artist. Sadly, we were … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT´S ALL SO QUIET

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 18, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: BRACHVOGELSTRASSE AT THE CANAL

  Here´s the path at Landwehrkanal running along the dead “arm” of Brachvogelstrasse in the direction of Waterloo Brücke. It was only after the WW2 that this small section of … Continue reading

Jun 16, 2014

HERR DR SIMON’S EMPORIUM OF CARTOGRAPHIC DELIGHTS

Jesse Simon, a friend and a neighbour, is not only an expert in all things opera as well as in antic Roman imagery, but he also happens to be a … Continue reading

Jun 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GONE WITH THE WIND

Spotted in Marheinekeplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STILL WAITING

Spotted at Moritzplatz,  Berlin – Kreuzberg.

May 28, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: THE WESTERN STAIRCASE OF KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ

Here’s the only original part of the 1929 Karstadt department store at Hermannplatz (but although Hermannplatz belongs to Neukölln, the shop stands in  Berlin – Kreuzberg) that is still available … Continue reading

May 24, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 20th – FELSENDAMM

That streets may sometimes have many names is no secret to anyone. But some of the choices, although worth knowing about, are better forgotten. Please burn after reading. 1937 First … Continue reading

May 21, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE OLD TIMES

Cafe Galander in Großbeerenstrasse in Kreuzberg.

May 19, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIG CHILL

Here´s your potential explanation for much too low temperatures in Berlin lately:-) And just like the geographical centre of Berlin, this special spot can be found in Berlin-Kreuzberg, too.

May 18, 2014

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