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SPOTTED IN PASSING: MEN IN TREES

Spotted at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 27, 2016

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

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

THE WHEELS SHOULD KEEP ON ROLLING: NEW CYCLE PATH UNDER THE U1 VIADUCT?

For the past two days the whole of Berlin has been enthusing about the latest street traffic project concerning the construction of a new cycling road under the viaduct of the … Continue reading

Nov 23, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: U-BAHNHOF PRINZENSTRASSE

Here is a fascinating image of the “U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse” painted in 1986 by a wonderful Palestinian and Berlin-based artist, Ibrahim Hazimeh. The southern entrance to the station was replaced in … Continue reading

Nov 18, 2015

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

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. LAST AUTUMN AT THE LANDWEHRKANAL

It might Canoe and Boat Season again but wait until the summer is over:-)  

Jun 16, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Apr 22, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.

Mar 19, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: KÖRTESTRASSE

 

Feb 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

DIY FOR BERLIN-FANS

Since many Berliners and Berlin-fans seem to miss the good old “Cafes Achteck” for both sentimental and practical reasons, this is where they could seek possible comfort. Presented by John-H, … Continue reading

Jan 23, 2015

STREETCAR NAMED SENSUCHT

Great news: the new Berlin authorities are planning to reintroduce street-trams to what used to be West Berlin – since the late 1960s trams can only be found in the … Continue reading

Jan 21, 2015 · 10 Comments

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: SMILE!

Spotted in Carl-Herz-Ufer, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sep 18, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HANGING OUT

Spotted in Moritzstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sep 17, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DARKNESS AT NOON

Spotted in passing in Gleisdreieckpark,  Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Aug 16, 2014

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

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

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: 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

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

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

FUNKLOCH IN THE DUDELSACK or 100 FAVOURITE GERMAN WORDS

We´ve done some German learning with Slow Travel Berlin and here are the results: 100 Favourite German Words submitted by the readers and translated by Paul Sullivan and yours truly. … Continue reading

May 2, 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

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

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

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

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