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Protected: TWO CONCRETE CADILLACS, A MAJA AND THE PYRAMID: 30 YEARS OF THE SKULPTURENBOULEVARD AT KU´DAMM

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Apr 25, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: LIGHTS OUT AT ERICHS LAMPENLADEN: The story of East Berlin´s Palast der Republik

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Apr 23, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

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

GHOSTS OF BERLINS PAST

Here is another delicious visual “goodie” from a popular Berlin daily, “Der Tagesspiegel”: a series of photos of Berlin´s regular as well as U-Bahn and S-Bahn railway stations, including the … Continue reading

Jan 13, 2016

INSIDE – LOOKING OUT / OUTSIDE – LOOKING IN

At the Berlin Wall (on its Western side) shortly before its end.

Jan 11, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: CHRISTMAS AT THE WALL IN 1961

An illuminated Christmas tree on the corner of Zimmer Strasse and Lindenstrasse in December 1961. The corner building will soon be demolished along with the rest of the block to make … Continue reading

Dec 28, 2015

BERLIN AS IT WAS: WEINHAUS HUTH

And here is the answer to yesterday´s riddle: Weinhaus Huth, the lonely survivor from the old Potsdamer Platz, here captured in the 1990s.   To learn more about the fascinating … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2015

PAST AND PRESENT

Here’s a little cartoon to celebrate today’s national holiday in Germany: German Unity Day (“Tag der Deutschen Einheit”). The Past can be good, the Past can be bad but you … Continue reading

Oct 3, 2015

WHEN THE QUEEN COMES TO TOWN

On May 18th, 1965 – twenty years after the end of WW2 – Queen Elisabeth II visited Berlin and took a short ride around the western part. For obvious reasons … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2015

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN – THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS

Did you know that looking from high above it is still possible to tell between the former East and West Berlin? Maybe not during the day, but after dark it … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2015

SO 36 YEARS AGO

This original 1979 film has already been featured on kreuzberged before but because of its immense historic as well as sentimental value we are going to present it again. It … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

WAR GAMES

War Games The US forces stationed in West Berlin practising their “street guerilla” skills in Wrangelkiez in SO 36 (East Kreuzberg) in 1980. The “soldier” is standing in front of … Continue reading

Feb 7, 2015

TEUFELSBERG SLEDGING PARTY

Sledging crowds on the sides of the Teufelsberg in the Grunewald Forest in Berlin in 1978. Next to Müggelberge in Berlin-Köpenick it is the highest elevation in Berlin (both are … Continue reading

Dec 27, 2014

SPOTTED IN BERLIN: WILD WILD WEST

Spotted this morning in Gneisenaustrasse, Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Dec 2, 2014

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