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Category Archives: MADE IN KREUZBERG

TODAY IN BERLIN: THE LICHTERFELDE TRAM

On May 12th, 1881 the fast developing company originally registered under the name of Telegraphenbau Anstalt Siemens & Halske presented its latest and, for many one of their most important, invention to the … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · 3 Comments

TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETHANIENHAUS AT MARIANNENPLATZ!

On October 10, 1847 – exactly 170 years ago today – one of Berlin´s oldest hospitals and Kreuzberg´s most famous squatter site (now an art and culture centre), Bethanien Krankenhaus, … Continue reading

Oct 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

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

YOU ARE HERE: GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE

Hard to believe but this rather sparsely furnished landscape is one of the busiest Berlin neighbourhoods today. According to the statistics, at the end of 2010 there were some 12,164 … Continue reading

Jan 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

FRAU PEISER OF BRANDENBURGSTRASSE

The picture below (already presented in the previous post about the announced death of a small local library) is most probably the only existing image of Bona Peiser (the lady … Continue reading

Jan 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

ON PUBLIC READING – THE LIBRARY MUST GO

While doing some research for the TODAY IN KREUZBERG series, I found this little piece of historic information: on January 1st, 1895 in the house No. 13 in Neue Schönhauser … Continue reading

Jan 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STREET-ART IN SO36

Spotted on the corner of Oranienstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse in Kreuzberg 36 (SO 36). One of several current personal favourites and a direct neighbour to the famous “Hanging Animals”. Painted by … Continue reading

Dec 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

IN THE LAND OF OS

This magnificent mural was created by Os Gemeos (Brasil) and Aryz (Spain) in Roosevelta Street in Lodz, Poland, for the Galeria Urban Forms, a project attempting to integrate large-scale street-art … Continue reading

Nov 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: IG-METALL-HAUS

This impressive house on the corner of Linden- and Alte Jakobstrasse was designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Rudolph Reichel and built between 1929 and 1930 for the powerful Industriegewerkschaft Metall … Continue reading

Sep 12, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 23rd – THE SURGERY STOOL OF DR TOBOLD

1860 Every time you turn on your laptop, get on the street-tram or dry your hair with a blow-dryer you owe this comfort to Berlin. Well, indirectly, of course. You … Continue reading

Sep 4, 2013

THE ART OF SAINT AGNES – KREUZBERG CHURCH TURNED GALLERY

St Agnes Kirche in Alexandrinenstrasse in Kreuzberg 61 is possibly the ugliest church you have ever encountered. Representative of the so called Brutal Architecture it looks anything but inviting or … Continue reading

Aug 29, 2013

Protected: TODAY IN KREUZBERG. AUGUST 15th – KEEPING COOL WITH GUSTAV NIEMANN

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Aug 28, 2013

HUGGING NEUKÖLLN – FROM KARSTADT WITH LOVE

Our dear friend, Berlioz1935 (of berlioz1935.wordpress.com) made us aware of the details of the curious deal between the boroughs of Kreuzberg and Neukölln regarding Karstadt. Here´s a translation of the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2013

As a response to many questions and comments about Karstadt at Hermannplatz which this blog introduced last week in the Today in Kreuzberg series, I would like to do away … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2013 · 2 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

KREUZBERG ON FILM

In 2007 RBB (short for Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg), the national broadcaster for the states of Berlin and Brandenburg, produced a first-rate documentary about – yes, you´ve guessed it – the … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2013

BOOK OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL HUGHES´ “INSIDE KREUZBERG”

Many have that dream: to be at the centre of events, inside the group and within the walls. Well, Michael Hughes, British photographer who by coincidence found himself living in … Continue reading

Aug 16, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LIVING WALLS

Aug 12, 2013

RIDING KREUZBERG

Even though Siemens left Kreuzberg a while ago, there is still enough innovative spirit around the borough to keep it providing the world with some damn fine things. Just like … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2013

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