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THE LADY ON THE WALL: THE STORY OF BERLIN’S STATUE OF LIBERTY

After Checkpoint Charlie – a border crossing between East and West Berlin on the corner of Friedrichstraße and Kochstraße – was closed down in 1989, crowds of people from both … Continue reading

May 13, 2019

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

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

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

THE KAISER AND THE BAD SEEDS

Berlin is a city on the move. Like the people who live here it is permanently restless, forever going somewhere but never really getting there, its roots never reach deep … Continue reading

Mar 22, 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

SPOTTED IN PASSING IN 1986 BERLIN

Good morning, Berlin and Beyond! Greetings from the city where life goes on regardless – as this fantastic series of 1986 photos taken by Patrick Piel along the Berlin Wall … Continue reading

Jul 11, 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

THAT WAS THE CITY THAT WAS – THE S-BAHN MAP OF DIVIDED BERLIN

A fantastic map of Berlin U and S-Bahn as it was in 1980 made by Max Roberts and published on the web page of the Atlantic Cities. Please notice the evident … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

BERLIN FOTOFESTIVAL 2013 STRAIGHT FROM KREUZBERG

Only six days to go and Berlin-Kreuzberg will be hosting another great international event: Berlin Fotofestival´2013. A mix of exhibitions, lectures, panels and workshops for and by some of the … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2013

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WEST – BERLIN IN 1987

One of the best sources of knowledge about old Berlin are private photos and films made by regular people. Casual, often shaky and/or out of focus images tend to catch … Continue reading

Mar 14, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 27

In Berlin on August 27th, 1923 the price of a litre of full milk reached the improbable level of 178,000 Mark. Which is truly peanuts when compared with the price … Continue reading

Sep 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

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