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Protected: DO NOT BLAME IT ON THE EAST: THE METAMORPHOSES OF ALEXANDERPLATZ

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Protected: EVERYBODY KNOWS ALEX – THE NOW AND THEN OF ALEXANDERPLATZ

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Nov 2, 2020

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: THE 1962 DYSENTERY EPIDEMIC OR RUHRGEBIET AT THE SPREE

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Apr 3, 2020 · Enter your password to view comments.

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

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NEITHER HEAVEN NOR HELL: EAST BERLIN EXHIBITION AT EPHRAIM PALAIS

How do you tell a story of a vanished city in thousand objects? Or in a thousand words? It seems impossible yet we always try. The task appears easier if … Continue reading

Jun 3, 2019 · 4 Comments

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

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May 18, 2019

Protected: BEER AND WATER IN WEIßENSEE

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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: SCHLUSS MIT LUSTIG: NAZI REFURBISHMENT OF BERLIN’S LUSTGARTEN

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Protected: BERLIN COMPANION: THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER

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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

Protected: SKATING WITH ERICH or WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PALAST DER REPUBLIK

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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.

MONDAY MORNING IN BERLIN

The famous morning-trio from U-Bahnhof Alexanderplatz, captured by a brilliant East-Berlin photographer, Harald Hauswald, in 1986.

Feb 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

TIME MACHINE ADVENTURES CONTINUED: BERLIN-PRENZLAUER BERG IN THE 1980s

Here is the next instalment of a brilliant image comparison series from Berlin “Then” and “Now”: this time Prenzlauer Berg. Thank you, Berliner Morgenpost!:) Please click the image to enter.

Jan 28, 2016

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

BERLIN PAST PERFECT: HERE´S WHERE THE STORY ENDS

Two East German girls standing at the border post in Unter den Linden / Pariser Platz before the Brandenburg Gate, with the West Berlin Siegessäule visible in the background (1960s … Continue reading

Aug 31, 2015

YOU ARE HERE: VIEW WITHOUT A ROOM

Construction workers standing inside the (obviously unfinished) crown of the East Berlin Fernsehturm on August 6th, 1968. The room would later become the restaurant on top of the tower.

May 20, 2015

LEGOLAND

You can call it propaganda or you can call it a tourist-oriented promo film but you are bound to enjoy watching the official version of the life in the 1980 … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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

BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS: EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN

EAST BERLIN / WEST BERLIN DIVIDE STILL VISIBLE DUE TO DIFFERENT TYPE OF LIGHT-BULBS AND STREET LIGHTS USED. AMAZING!

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

Did you know that despite the rumours the famous East-West German inner-city crossing in Berlin known as Checkpoint Charlie is NOT placed in the borough of Mitte? It cannot be … Continue reading

Apr 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: WATERLOO UFER 5-7

When WW2 swept over Berlin in its final salto mortale in the early 1945 and when hurled tens of thousands of bombs onto the houses and their inhabitants, the old … Continue reading

Apr 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

DIE REISE NACH BERLIN – OF LEAVING AND RETURNING

Last weekend I had to go to Poland again. In Szczecin (former Stettin) my parents were waiting to see me and to pick up a parcel I brought them. The … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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