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DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: THE VANISHED WIENER BRÜCKE

Did you know that Kreuzberg’s Wiener Straße, a long street connecting Skalitzer Straße with Görlitzer Ufer running along Berlin’s Landwehrkanal used to end with a bridge? For nearly 50 years … Continue reading

Jul 9, 2020

SPOTTED IN PASSING: GOATS STARING AT BOYS

Spotted at the Streichelzoo (City Farm) in Görlitzer Park, Berlin-Kreuzberg. Opening hours in summer: Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 10am – 7pm and Sat/Sun 11am – 6pm.

Jul 13, 2014

ROLLING THROUGH GÖRLI

Since the latest measures to curb drug-dealing kicked in and the policemen and policewomen can be seen doing their beat through the park on regular basis, Görlitzer Park looks astoundingly … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

GÖRLI, DRUGS AND NO ROCK`N`ROLL

Well, it seems that the story of Görlitzer Park´s “Untergang” has entered another chapter. And if you thought the situation was bad in summer then, well, think again. As “Tagesspiegel” … Continue reading

Feb 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

WHY EVERYBODY LOVES (AND HATES) GÖRLI

It is easy to forget that there is so much more to Görlitzer Park that only drug dealers and the tsunami of rubbish washing over it on daily basis in … Continue reading

Jan 20, 2014

GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE TODAY

Here is a little follow-up to the last text in the YOU ARE HERE series – the one about Hermann Rückwardt´s 1896 photo of Görlitz Railway Bridge spanning the banks … Continue reading

Jan 16, 2014

GÖRLI NEEDS YOU or BATMAN, WHERE ART THOU?

The portal BerlinOnline informs that on September 14th – this Saturday – all fans and supporters of Görlitzer Park are invited to help out with the cleaning of the park … Continue reading

Sep 10, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 12th

Today: from horse-power to electric power in only 13 years. 1886 The direct horse-drawn tram line from the terminus at Gesundbrunnen in today´s Berlin-Wedding to the freshly re-furbished and expanded … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2013

KREUZBERG´S CORNERS AND EDGES

A great tribute to Kreuzberg´s Ecken und Kanten (corners and edges): from the unkempt charm of Görlitzer Park and Manteuffelstrasse to the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie in SW 61 … Continue reading

May 24, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SO36-BOY

Apr 29, 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: DECEMBER 12-14 – THE BATTLE OF FRAENKELUFER

1980 There are several events in the modern history of Kreuzberg which can be described as true milestones: the occupation of Bethanien Krankenhaus in 1971 (this beautiful old hospital by Theodor … Continue reading

Dec 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

MYTHOS KREUZBERG

Mythos Kreuzberg is the title of the documentary film about the borough produced by RBB, the local TV and radio production company for Berlin and Brandenburg. It tells the story … Continue reading

Dec 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: NOVEMBER 12

Speeding things up a bit, however, not without a reason: many of the days that passed between October 1st and November 2th were already covered in this blog last year. … Continue reading

Nov 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTEMBER 13 – GÖRLITZER BAHNHOF

1866 After more less a year of construction the first train departs from the freshly finished Görlitzer Bahnhof. The station was designed by August Orth, who also gave Berlin Emmaus … Continue reading

Oct 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

LAST MONTH IN KREUZBERG: JULY/AUGUST STREET EXTRAVAGANZA Part II

Here are the next couple of streets whose names appeared in street logs of Berlin in summer. July 29th, 1865 Flottwellstrasse. Relatively few people, yours truly included, realise that this … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2012

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 12th

1893 You might not notice it while walking or cycling but one look on the map of Görlitzer Park and the area around it (or a short flight above it) … Continue reading

Apr 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

WHOS´AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF OR KREUZBERG MINUS MOJO

During an air raid in March 1943 a bomb hit a small petrol station in Kreuzberg. Luise Butz´s business on the corner of Schlesische Strasse 33/34 and Cuvrystrasse 50/51 blew … Continue reading

Mar 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 2 – GÖRLITZER STRASSE

1869 In 1866/1867 Berlin-Görlitzer Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (Berlin-Görlitz Railway Society), which has just seen its main project – Görlitzer Bahnhof – come to fruition, decides the brand new railway station needs an … Continue reading

Feb 3, 2012

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: BIG STU & CHEESEPIE TAKE IT TO GÖRLI

I admit that never before have I heard of Big Stu or Cheesepie, two charming and very obviously non-American (for so I thought before I was told they are actually … Continue reading

Jan 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

KREUZBERG – THE FINE KOST OF LIVING

Today´s Berliner Zeitung announces what we have known all along: Kreuzberg is getting too expensive for its own good. With a median nett household income of 1,400 Euro in 2010 … Continue reading

Dec 7, 2011

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT OR GÖRLI BY NIGHT

In yesterday´s Tatort (for the readers from beyond the Rein and the Oder: the most successful German TV crime series filmed always in the same several chosen cities; also: one … Continue reading

Nov 28, 2011 · 3 Comments

VELVET BULLETS OVER KREUZBERG

So you are in Berlin today and have an evening to spare. And you are not afraid of coming to Kreuzberg. Oh, you would be surprised how many people I´ve … Continue reading

Nov 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MANE, TEKEL, PERES

The writing´s on the wall, dear reader. In Kreuzberg, on virtually every single one of them. The message below is particularly telling:)

Nov 16, 2011

MAKE SNOWBALLS NOT WAR: THE BATTLE OF GÖRLITZER PARK

In the middle of this drizzly day it might not look like it yet but snow is coming. So apart from de-mothballing your winter coats and mittens as well as … Continue reading

Nov 15, 2011

THE LONG NIGHT OF FLAT PROMISES

Oh, shame! The event of the week went by almost unnoticed on our private little hospital ward for kids with Bad Stomach Bugs (watch out, it spreads like fresh gossip … Continue reading

Oct 27, 2011

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER OR A PROPOS SHAKESPEARE

In the end I did not manage to go and see Shakespeare´s Henry IV being staged in Görlitzer Park at the beginning of the month. Whatever the quality of the … Continue reading

Sep 15, 2011

METHINKS IT IS TIME TO DO SOME SHAKESPEARE, ALTER!

In Görlitzer Park, the place seldom considered to be a fountain of high culture and a meeting point for more refined tastes, the impossible is happening: Shakespeare´s Henry IV is … Continue reading

Aug 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

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