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Protected: HOLDING ON: THE STORY BEHIND ONE BERLIN BALCONY RAILING

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May 18, 2019

CAMERA OBSCURA: OLDEST PHOTOS OF BERLIN

    Those are two oldest existing photographs of Berlin: both made around 1840 (no exact dating is possible) by Wilhelm Helffter. Perhaps unsurprisingly, neither of the places captured by … Continue reading

Jan 18, 2018

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: SEPTEMBER 19, 1826 – ENGLISCHE GASANSTALT IN GITSCHINER STRAßE

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Sep 19, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: BUILDING THE SUSPENSE or WHY BERLIN HAS NO SCHWEBEBAHN

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

Protected: THE POLISH COUNT, THE GERMAN REICHSTAG AND THE ITALIAN MADONNA

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Apr 13, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

DREAM OF A BETTER LAND: THE BIRTH OF EAST GERMANY AS A STATE

On October 7 1949 the Provisorische Volkskammer, or Provisional People’s Chamber, German political authority within the Soviet occupation zone, announced the constitution of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik, better known as East … Continue reading

Oct 7, 2016

THREE BEFORE THE SIEGESSÄULE

This wonderful vintage photo, taken some time in the 1920s, captured the building of Reichstag, the German Parliament, in the background and the Siegessäule, the Victory Column, at its pre-1938 … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: FRIEDRICHSTRASSE IN 1926

Here is Friedrichstrasse at night in 1926 with the U-Bahn station Französische Straße, looking south towards Stadtmitte. The Kaiser Hotel, visible here on the right side of the street, opened … Continue reading

Jan 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

THE WAVES OF CHANGE – BERLIN´S PLANS FOR A NEW INNER-CITY RIVER POOL

Berlin does not need the replica of the “Stadtschloss” – Berlin needs that gorgeous new swimming pool that part of the inner-city section of the river Spree should be turned … Continue reading

Oct 21, 2014

LAST CALL FOR PERGAMON

An important message for all Berlin visitors and all locals planning to (finally!) go and see the world famous Altar of Pergamon at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin-Mitte. With the next … Continue reading

Sep 19, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: UP!

  Fernsehturm or the TV Tower built in the former East Berlin between 1965 and 1969 (official opening on October 3, 1969). At 368.03 metre it is still the highest … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2014

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