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Category Archives: Kreuzberg 61

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

Spotted in passing in Bergmannstrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

May 16, 2014

THE BUNTE VÖGEL OF KREUZBERG – STRAIGHT FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

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

May 12, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDY CITY

IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG CITY A historic windmill at the Museum of Technology in  Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 10, 2014

BERLIN-KREUZBERG STREET CLOUD

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

May 9, 2014

DIPPING A BIRD – NEW SEASON AT PRINZENBAD

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

May 7, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BIRDS ON A WIRE

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 7, 2014

SPOTTED IN HISTORY: MARTIN GROPIUS BAU

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

May 7, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SCHRÖDER’S ANALBÜRSTE

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

May 6, 2014

SPOTTED WITHOUT PASSING: LOW SUN IN KREUZBERG

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

SIE IST WIEDER DA – THE RETURN OF THE GODDESS

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

May 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 30th – RUDI-DUTSCHKE-STRASSE

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

Apr 30, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ROW THE BOAT

Spotted in Dieffenbachstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 29, 2014

LADRI DI BICICLETTE – BICYCLE THIEVES

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

Apr 29, 2014

THE DAY HAS COME!

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

Apr 29, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: UNDER THE U1

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

Apr 28, 2014

SLOW TRAVELS THROUGH VIKTORIAPARK

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

Apr 27, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: COUPLES

Spotted in Grimmstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 25, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE TREE-HOUSE

Spotted in Grimmstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 24, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: ONE NIGHT AT HALLESCHES TOR

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

Apr 22, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 7th – THE TWELVE STREETS OF KREUZBERG

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

Apr 16, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WAITING

Spotted at the U1 station at Hallesches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 9, 2014

GO WEST! Kreuzberg tour this weekend

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

Apr 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

KREUZBERGED ON TV

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

Apr 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING CLEANING

Spotted at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 7, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

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

Apr 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: WATERLOO UFER 5-7

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

Apr 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: GROßBEERENSTRASSE 34

  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

Mar 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

STROLLING DOWN KREUZBERG – THE KIEZ TOUR SEASON RE-OPENS

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

Mar 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

YOU ARE HERE: SPITTELMARKT, BERLIN-MITTE

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

Mar 23, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 15th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARHEINEKE MARKTHALLE

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

Mar 21, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: THE WATERFALL IN VIKTORIAPARK

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

Mar 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS SPRING IN BERLIN

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

Mar 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MONDAY MORNING IN GNEISENAUSTRASSE

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

Mar 11, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IN THE FOG OF THE MORNING

Spotted this morning in Schleiermacherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 6, 2014

GOING TO THE PICTURES

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

Mar 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

AS TIME GOES BY – HISTORIC IMAGES OF KREUZBERG

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

Mar 4, 2014

KREUZBERG – THE SCENE OF CRIME

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

Feb 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BALKON VORM SOMMER

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

Feb 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 18th – THE DEATH OF EDUARD LÜRSSEN

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

Feb 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 13th – ADOLF STOECKER´S FUNERAL

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

Feb 13, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLING-BLING

Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 13, 2014

THE FAKE POETS: UHLAND AND KLEIST FROM VIKTORIAPARK

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

Feb 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINGS OVER SUEDSTERN

Spotted at the Luisenstaedtischer Friedhof (Bergmannstrasse cemeteries) in Bergmannstrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Feb 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Protected: ABOAG IN BARUTHER STRAßE 14

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SPOTTED IN PASSING: RESERVED

Good seats are hard to get during Berlinale. Book early and book fast:) Spotted in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 3, 2014

KREUZBERGED´S 3rd BIRTHDAY

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

Jan 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOT SO BLEAK MIDWINTER

Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.

Jan 21, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY 3rd – PRINZESSINNENSTRASSE

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

Jan 18, 2014

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