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Protected: SOMETHING’S RISING IN THE EAST or LONG LIVE BERLIN’S FERNSEHTURM!

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Protected: TREES IN THE CITY

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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

Protected: FIGHTING TOOTH AND NAIL or THE HINDENBURG FROM KÖNIGSPLATZ

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Protected: THE GOLDEN DAYS OF “MOKA EFTI”

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PANTA RHEI: OF MOVING AND RELOCATING IN BERLIN’S TIERGARTEN

  Wrangelbrunnen, a beautiful neo-classicist fountain designed by Hugo Hagen was unveiled in March 1877 at the no longer existing Kemperplatz in the Tiergarten (now more or less the large … Continue reading

Apr 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Protected: DID YOU KNOW IT ABOUT BERLIN: BERLIN TWILIGHT

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A QUESTION OF TIME

Berlin of the 1980s was a magnet attracting new people, new bands, new artists. The city’s imperfection, its messiness, its open ends juxtaposed against the ultimate barrier, the Wall, running … Continue reading

Mar 7, 2018

Protected: THE BERLIN OF HERMANN BLANKENSTEIN

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Protected: WHEN TANTE JU CAME A-FLYING

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BERLINER HOCHBAHN!

Berlin’s first U-Bahn line, which was, perhaps a bit confusingly, an elevated railway line, built by Siemens and Halske, opened to the public on 18 February 1902 at 5:25 AM. … Continue reading

Feb 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: FIRE AND FURY AT THE KROLL-OPERA

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Protected: BERLIN COMPANION: THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER

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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

MEMORABLE THANKFULNESS – BERLIN’S DANKESKIRCHEN

  The image above presents the Dankeskirche (The Church of Thanks) designed by Berlin architect August Orth for Kaiser Wilhelm I and planned to be built on the border between … Continue reading

Jan 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

AFTER TOTENSONNTAG: A CEMETARY WALK

Did you know that no fewer than 28 members of the Mendelssohn family are buried at one of the old cemeteries between Mehringdamm, Zossener Straße, Blücherstraße and Baruther Straße in … Continue reading

Nov 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Protected: THE GHOST OF “BERLIN”: THE OLD AEROPLANE FROM THE TEGEL AIRPORT

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

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Protected: ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE KADEWE

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Sep 13, 2017

A BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

The 138-metre long and 27-metre wide Hindenburgbrücke – first steel-arch bridge in Berlin, designed by Friedrich Krause and his colleagues Behner, Wolffenstein and Kalb, opened on 11 September 1916, exactly … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

HITLER´S VOLKSHALLE AND THE AIR THAT WE BREATHE

79 years ago, on June 14 1938, Albert Speer, the court architect of the Nazi Führer, reported to his supervisor that the construction works on the site of Hitler´s future … Continue reading

Jun 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

Protected: DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: THE POPE’S REVENGE

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Jun 12, 2017

BOATING ON THE SPREE IN AUGUST 1918

​The photo above is a 1918 view of the Spree and of the Treptower Park from the Abteilbrücke (Abbey Bridge), known today as the Bridge of Hearts (in the DDR … Continue reading

May 25, 2017

IS IT ART? NO, IT´S A POP-UP CHURCH! German Protestant Days 2017

Something is up right behind the remains of Berlin´s Anhalter Bahnhof in Kreuzberg. But what many people have been eyeing up suspiciously, half-expecting “something wicked this way to come” (and, honestly, can … Continue reading

May 19, 2017

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

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Protected: BUILDING THE SUSPENSE or WHY BERLIN HAS NO SCHWEBEBAHN

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

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Protected: BAD LINDEN FROM UNTER DEN LINDEN

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REACHING THE SKY OVER BERLIN: A REPORT FROM THE TOP OF SCHÖNEBERGER GASOMETER

Last Saturday, four months into 2017, it was finally time to unpack my Christmas present. As far as presents go, it was a big one. In fact, it was huge: … Continue reading

Apr 4, 2017 · 5 Comments

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

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Mar 9, 2017

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: MARCH 6th – HERMANN BLANKENSTEIN AND THE CITY OF STONE

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TAKE THE U1 TRAIN – SUNDAY AUDIO-JOURNEY WITH WALRUS AND I

I am very happy and proud to announce that the latest podcast from our friend at “Walrus and the Bear” – a podcast about our favourite Berlin U-Bahn line, U1 … Continue reading

Mar 3, 2017

EVERYTHING IS SOMEWHERE: OLD CELLARS UNDER THE DEATH STRIP

While construction works for a new residential building on the corner of Luckauer Strasse and Sebastianstraße in Kreuzberg are picking up the pace, workers have unsealed the old cellars of … Continue reading

Feb 12, 2017

THE GHOST-TUNNEL UNDER THE SPREE

Did you know that an old street-tram tunnel under the River Spree still connects Treptower Park with the Stralau Penninsula? However, do not plan any excursions yet: the tunnel has … Continue reading

Dec 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

“TEMPLARS, BUNKERS AND PRUSSIAN GLORY”: A DIGITAL WALK WITH KREUZBERGED THROUGH HER NEIGHOURHOOD

Dear Berlin Fans in Berlin and Beyond! The deed is done: yours truly decided it was time for her to jump onto the digital wave so successfully ridden by others. … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Protected: A LOST BERLIN BRIDGE: BROMMYBRÜCKE

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BERLIN BRUSH STROKES: THE ARTIST, HIS BIKE AND BERLIN

  Today´s Berlin Brushstrokes picture is “Gleisdreieck” (after a large inner-city Berlin railway junction and the scene of the 1908 railway accident described in our previous post) a lithographic print … Continue reading

Sep 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

BERLIN´S TWILIGHT, BERLIN´S DAWN

H.G. Wells, the author of “The Time Machine”, once said that “the past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

​GARDENS GNOMES GO GREEN

Almost everyone in Berlin knows Kreuzberg’s Prinzessinnengarten: a community garden open to all those who are keen on planting and harvesting to their heart’s content but lack a private piece … Continue reading

Aug 27, 2016

“NOTMSPARKER´S BERLIN COMPANION or I DIDN´T KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN”

There have been many great books written about Berlin… but if you’ve been wanting to know more about the world’s greatest indoor helicopter flight, the time they built a second … Continue reading

Aug 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN BERLIN: VATER ZILLE IS DEAD

Heinrich Zille, the legendary Berlin character, illustrator and photographer, died on August 9, 1929. His works documenting the life of the poorest and of the lower classes in general, with … Continue reading

Aug 9, 2016

BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER – KREUZBERGED GOES PAPER

Dear Readers,   We are proud to announce that after years of researching, months of writing and even more months of actually creating a physical book – a job done … Continue reading

Jul 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BEWARE OF SHARP OBJECTS IN BERLIN

Spotted in passing in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in Berlin-Mitte.

Jul 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

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