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HORCH!

“Whole Berlin Drives a Horch“, a 1920s advertisement for a Horch 8, a beautiful automobile produced by a car-manufacturer company established in 1899 in Köln-Ehrenfeld. In 1904, its founder and … Continue reading

Jun 4, 2020 · 2 Comments

Protected: DID YOU KNOW ABOUT BERLIN: THE KID IN TOWN

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Dec 6, 2019

Protected: BERLIN INVENTIONS: SAFELY AFLOAT

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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May 18, 2019

Protected: DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: LOVE LETTERS

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Mar 26, 2019

SICK CITY: BERLIN ON MARCH 11, 1933

On March 11th 1933 Jewish doctors and registrars (junior doctors) working at the 3rd Municipal Hospital Am Urban in Kreuzberg were attacked, beaten up and banned from ever returning to … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

WHEN GÖRLI WAS A BAHNHOF: THE STORY OF A VANISHED STATION

Many places in Berlin continue to exist today in nothing but curious, often old-fashioned names. Gone is the ski-jump which was the namesake for Zehlendorf’s Sprungschanzestraße; gone the vineyards and … Continue reading

Sep 13, 2018 · 8 Comments

Protected: FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL or THE HINDENBURG FROM KÖNIGSPLATZ

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Protected: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ!

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Jun 21, 2018

Protected: THE GOLDEN DAYS OF “MOKA EFTI”

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Protected: DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: FIRST REGULAR TV BROADCAST IN HISTORY

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Mar 22, 2018

Protected: THE BERLIN OF HERMANN BLANKENSTEIN

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Protected: WHEN TANTE JU CAME A-FLYING

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BERLIN BRUSHES: GUSTAV WUNDERWALD

On this grey and gloomy day, a splash of colour straight from 1927: Gustav Wunderwald’s painting of the entrance to U-Bahnhof “Schönhauser Tor”. The station, part of the old Linie … Continue reading

Jan 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Protected: OF THE RISE AND FALL OF “BERLINER ILLUSTRIRTE ZEITUNG”

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​CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN: DAY 3

This little boy carrying a Christmas tree was photographed by Willy Römer in December 1920. Perhaps even in Kreuzberg where the photographer lived at the time in a small flat … Continue reading

Dec 20, 2017

FROM PICCADILLY TO VATERLAND: THE STORY OF ONE HAUS AND ITS MANY NAMES

Did you know that the legendary Berlin entertainment venue, Haus Vaterland, which used to stand on the corner of Köthener Straße and Stresemannstraße in the old borough of Berlin-Kreuzberg, was … Continue reading

Dec 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

SPORT IM BILD

Although aimed primarily at the upper classes in Berlin and Vienna, German-Austrian magazine “Sport in Bild”, owned since 1909 by a Berlin press house August Scherl in what was known … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2017

THE KLINGELBRÜCKE OR WHY IT PAYS TO READ FONTANE

In November 1872 Theodor Fontane – journalist, author, glorious hypochondriac and Berlin´s most famous ex-apothecary (he worked, among others, in the hospital pharmacy at the Bethanien Hospital in Kreuzberg) – … Continue reading

Nov 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

BERLIN BRUSHES: PENNELL´S LEIPZIGER PLATZ

Behold Warenhaus Wertheim in Leipziger Platz – famous Berlin department store whose remains were removed after WWII – here on Joseph Pennell´s 1921 lithography. An interesting fact: the section of … Continue reading

Oct 24, 2017

WHICH WAY TO SPITTELMARKT?

Welcome to Spittelmarkt, a central Berlin plaza in today´s Mitte, here seen from Leipziger Straße in 1904. #OTD 1900 traffic census carried out there rendered following results: between 6 AM … Continue reading

Oct 11, 2017

Protected: BERLIN´S MÜHLENDAMM – OF MILLS, LOCKS AND BRIDGES

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Protected: THE LAST MEETING OF THE TSAR, THE KING AND THE KAISER

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KREUZBERG ON FIRE or WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: MORITZPLATZ RIOTS OF 1863

Ask anyone in Berlin what they associate Kreuzberg with and they all – punks/hipsters (depending on the generation they represent), Turks/Poles/Spaniards, Schwaben, the French and Americans – are bound to name the following in … Continue reading

Apr 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Protected: THE KAISER IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KAISERS!

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Mar 9, 2017

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