Spotted in passing in Bergmannstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Thanks to Robin, who not only runs a great new tour following the story and the imperial moustache of Kaiser Wilhelm II but also seems to know what the international … Continue reading
IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG CITY A historic windmill at the Museum of Technology in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Inspired by and drunk on the recent success of our 100 Favourite German Words cloud published on Slow Travel Berlin, we have decided to make a street-name cloud for Berlin-Kreuzberg. The … Continue reading
Just for the record, one of the best and definitely the most interesting outdoor swimming pool in Berlin has just opened for the season! Big “Yay!” to Prinzenbad, everybody! For … Continue reading
Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
1988: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU AND THE AREA OF TODAY´S TOPOGRAPHIE DES TERRORS BETWEEN WILHELMSTRASSE AND STRESEMANNSTRASSE IN KREUZBERG (WHERE THE NAZI GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS STOOD BEFORE WW2). Photo by the great … Continue reading
SCHRÖDER’S ANALBUERSTE “WITH SCHRÖDER’S ANAL BRUSH YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE STH TO TALK ABOUT AT EVERY PARTY” Spotted in a brush shop in Heimstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg. There might be a … Continue reading
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
She is back! The 171-year-old statue of the Goddess of Victory, Viktoria, whom Berliners also call Friedensengel (The Angel of Peace) returned to where she belongs: to the top of … Continue reading
Prior to its re-naming this street used to be known as Kochstrasse. In 2008 and after some bitter court wrestling the eastern end of the almost 300-year-old thoroughfare (it was named after … Continue reading
Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The title of Vittorio de Sicca´s 1948 film sounds so romantic and melodious that it´s hard to believe that it means the same as Fahrraddiebe. While German as a language … Continue reading
Only a month ago an annual police report issued in Berlin informed us that in 2013 as many as 26,513 Berlin bicycles changed their owners without the actual owners´permission. In … Continue reading
This photo was taken today under the freshly renovated U1 viaduct in Gitschiner Strasse. The place looks again like a long, long time ago: The difference between these two images is some … Continue reading
We have been featured on one of our favourite Berlin web pages, the befriended Slow Travel Berlin. Here is a short introduction to Viktoriapark, one of the most enchanting places … Continue reading
Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Grimmstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Here is a rare photo of the Hochbahn (elevated U-Bahn line) viaduct in Berlin-Kreuzberg used by the line U1 today. It was taken late at night on October 11th, 1928 … Continue reading
Here´s a little repetition for our new readers (especially those living in one of the mentioned streets)- a text just as true today as it was exactly a year ago. … Continue reading
Spotted at the U1 station at Hallesches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
It is almost Sunday again – if you don´t know how to spend your day off, here´s an idea: join me and a small group of others at 11 AM … Continue reading
A couple of months ago, in the bleakest of the bleak Berlin midwinter when the temperatures fell seriously below “Friendly” (or during those only two weeks when it actually got … Continue reading
Spotted at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Did you know that despite the rumours the famous East-West German inner-city crossing in Berlin known as Checkpoint Charlie is NOT placed in the borough of Mitte? It cannot be … Continue reading
When WW2 swept over Berlin in its final salto mortale in the early 1945 and when hurled tens of thousands of bombs onto the houses and their inhabitants, the old … Continue reading
Believe it or not: the courtyards of Berlin are often even more interesting than the “Vorderhaus” – the front house – itself. Not the least because those very same … Continue reading
Any plans for the upcoming Sunday? If not, join me on a tour of Kreuzberg 61 at 11 AM – spring is there so it is time to re-open the … Continue reading
Spittelmarkt, Berlin-Mitte, 1909 (photo: Waldemar Titzenthaler) A stunning photo of one of the most interesting and most busy Berlin streets and squares before WW2 – gone entirely afterwards. Two elements … Continue reading
Originally known as Markthalle XI and like all other 14 Berlin market halls designed by Hermann Blankenstein (more about him here), Marheineke-Halle between Zossener Strasse, Bergmannstrasse and Marheineke Platz in … Continue reading
The so called Bengal lights, in this case a colour-changing electric illumination, was switched on for the first time in 1898 after an electric dynamo generator was installed in the … Continue reading
It´s simple: either you step outside and get drunk on the beautiful warm fresh air OR you look at the pictures below – a foolproof sign that it is Springtime … Continue reading
Here´s what Gneisenaustrasse feels like at 9 AM on a beautiful Monday morning – it might not be the prettiest street any more but it is definitely as charming as … Continue reading
Spotted this morning in Schleiermacherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
What kreuzberged.com is looking forward to this week: A great film by a great director with great actors AND made in Berlin-Brandenburg and Görlitz. At the cinemas in Berlin and beyond from … Continue reading
Sometimes one photo says more than a hundred books. And although often it is impossible to “read” the image – to recognise what or whom it presents – without living … Continue reading
It´s official. The most popular German crime series, Tatort (The Scene of Crime) – a Sunday evening TV affair sweeping the streets of the Republic empty as if by magic, … Continue reading
Although these balconies in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg still need to be made fit for the summer, they are a fascinating and pretty obsolete view in the new, well-polished Berlin. I … Continue reading
1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading
1909 On February 13th at the Kirchhof I von Dreifältigkeitsgemeinde in Kreuzberg (part of Hallesches Tor Cemetaries) thousands of followers accompany Adolf Stoecker, their preacher and their leader, on his … Continue reading
Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Here are several photos of two famous sculptures from Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Out of six original and over 2-metre-tall hermas (sculptures with a head and torso as if growing out … Continue reading
Spotted at the Luisenstaedtischer Friedhof (Bergmannstrasse cemeteries) in Bergmannstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
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Good seats are hard to get during Berlinale. Book early and book fast:) Spotted in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
WordPress, our mother-ship carrying us through the Deep Space of Blogging, has just informed us that exactly three years ago, on January 21st 2011 kreuzberged.com published its very first post:-) … Continue reading
Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.
1855 Part of Stallscheiberstrasse – the section from Oranienstrasse (originally from Moritzplatz) to today´s Segitzdamm, which until July 1947 was called Luisenufer, becomes Prinzessinnenstrasse. The name was chosen to honour … Continue reading