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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIKTORIAPARK MEMORIAL!

On March 30, 1821 – the seventh anniversary of the Prussian charge of Montmartre and the conquest of Paris, which unavoidably triggered Napoleon’s demise – King Friedrich Wilhelm III arrived … Continue reading

Mar 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

SICK CITY: BERLIN ON MARCH 11, 1933

On March 11th 1933 Jewish doctors and registrars (junior doctors) working at the 3rd Municipal Hospital Am Urban in Kreuzberg were attacked, beaten up and banned from ever returning to … Continue reading

Mar 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

WHEN GÖRLI WAS A BAHNHOF: THE STORY OF A VANISHED STATION

Many places in Berlin continue to exist today in nothing but curious, often old-fashioned names. Gone is the ski-jump which was the namesake for Zehlendorf’s Sprungschanzestraße; gone the vineyards and … Continue reading

Sep 13, 2018 · 8 Comments

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

  Here is a small section of a wonderful 1910 Straube’s Berlin map. As you can see today’s #Badeschiff – a popular river lido with an old sea-container submerged in … Continue reading

Aug 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Protected: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ!

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Jun 21, 2018

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUISENSTÄDTISCHER KANAL!

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May 15, 2018 · Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ RETURNS

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May 7, 2018 · Enter your password to view 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

TODAY IN BERLIN: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETHANIENHAUS AT MARIANNENPLATZ!

On October 10, 1847 – exactly 170 years ago today – one of Berlin´s oldest hospitals and Kreuzberg´s most famous squatter site (now an art and culture centre), Bethanien Krankenhaus, … Continue reading

Oct 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Protected: BERLIN’S VERBINDUNGSBAHN: LAST TRAIN TO THE PAST

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Jul 17, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

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

Apr 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

SHAKE IT IN KREUZBERG: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DANCE & MUSIC

For all those of you fond of prancing, swirling, jigging and skipping as well as learning what dancing means in other corners of the world and cultures – a treat. … Continue reading

Apr 26, 2017

BERLIN PAST: BLECHBAHN AT SÜDSTERN

Blechbahn (literally “tin train”) or tram Line 3 (Model T-24), here east of Südstern in Hasenheide Street (image through Drehscheibe Forum). The photo must have been taken before November 15, … Continue reading

Dec 15, 2016 · 3 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 PAST: KREUZBERG IN THE 1970s AND TODAY

Trust the “Berliner Morgenpost” to make your day: whether a chance reader or a subscriber; whether you prefer their paper edition (which finds its way into our mailbox each morning) … Continue reading

Nov 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: “STAY SPECIAL” 

Spotted on the northern facade of Marheineke Markthalle in Zossener Straße in Kreuzberg. 

Oct 6, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FROM KREUZBERG WITH LOVE;-)

A little comment on the current mood in the city, spotted in Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg:

Aug 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DON´T SHOOT!

Bullet holes in the facade of a Mietshaus (rental block) spotted in passing in Zossener Straße, still visible 71 years after the end of the Second World War.)  

Aug 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

TAMING OF THE STORM

  The heavy storm which hit Berlin yesterday evening left the city flooded, confused and forced to push trams in the streets, using their bare hands only. Perhaps you have … Continue reading

May 31, 2016

Stunning lights designed by Bruno Möhring for Oranienplatz Brücke (his work as well) in Kreuzberg. In the mid-1920s both the bridge spanning the canal and all the decorative elements were … Continue reading

Apr 27, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TREE-NO-TREE

Spotted in Schleiermacherstraße in Kreuzberg.

Apr 21, 2016

THE KREUZBERG OF MR OSTERKAMP

Imagine you open a drawer or a suitcase somebody left you and find a treasure: dozens of wonderful black-and-white photos of a place which, upon the first glance, is impossible … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE NEW WORLD

Spotted by due Neue Welt, Hasenheide, Berlin

Mar 1, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HEADING FOR KOTTI

Spotted in Admiralstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 22, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NIGHT IN BERLIN

Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse, Kreuzberg.

Feb 17, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE TOP OF THE HILL

Top of the Cross Hill: to of the Kreuzberg in the Viktoria Park, looking down towards Grossbeerenstrasse and the Landwehrkanal. The switched-off waterfall (in summer water is pumped uphill by … Continue reading

Feb 2, 2016

YOU ARE HERE: YORCKSTRASSE

A beautiful building in Yorckstrasse housing the historic pub “Zum Umsteiger” (Umsteiger is someone who changes from one train to another – something that most people using the S-Bahnhof Yorckstrasse … Continue reading

Feb 1, 2016

THE TREES OUTSIDE BERLIN WINDOWS

The oldest tree in my street is a linden – not surprising considering that we are in Berlin. Germans love their linden even though historically speaking, a linden tree is … Continue reading

Dec 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: A KARSTADT MOMENT

Looking from the top of the Karstadt The restaurant floor of the large department store at Hermannplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg offers one of the best views in central Berlin (the food’s … Continue reading

Oct 16, 2015

MEET ST LUKAS

St. Lukas Kirche in Bernburger Straße, Berlin – Kreuzberg. One of the oldest original street -front churches in Berlin. This sort of architecture was introduced after the property / land … Continue reading

Jun 30, 2015

EMPTY CORNERS

The – rather sparse – architecture between Reichenberger Straße and Kottbusser Straße right before Kottbusser Tor in the 1970s. Today, it is one of the busiest corners of Berlin within … Continue reading

Jun 21, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ETERNAL LIGHT

Spotted at the Cemeteries Vor Dem Halleschen Tor in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Apr 30, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Gneisenaustrasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Apr 22, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE 10th WONDER

Spotted under the U1 elevated line in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin – Kreuzberg.

Apr 19, 2015

FROM THE DIARY OF A MAD RESEARCHER

To give you an insight into the kind of lengths I am quite prepared to go to in order to answer a burning Berlin research question, here is a little … Continue reading

Apr 17, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOTHING BUT RUBBISH ON TV…

Spotted in Gitschiner Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Apr 14, 2015

SPOTTED IN PASSING: TAKE AWAY

Berlin takes the idea of hospitality to entirely new levels; ) Berlin – Kreuzberg

Mar 28, 2015

NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

Here is a visual proof that the solar eclipse found place and that the super-simple home-made pinhole thingy did its job fabulously: Berlin on March 20th, 2015 at 10.32 AM.

Mar 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

Spotted at the U-Bahnhof Prinzenstrasse, U1 Line, Berlin.

Mar 19, 2015

THE GREAT CITY – BEAUTY AND THE BEST

Thinking about gentrification and the nature of the city as such, here is what August Endell says about The Great City in his 1908 work “Die Schönheit der großen Start”: … Continue reading

Feb 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN BERLIN: FEBRUARY 3rd – THE AIR-RAID IN THE HEART OF BERLIN

1945 Shortly past 11 AM on February 3rd, 1945 the 937 bombers of the 8th USA-Airforce – the 1st and 3rd divisions – drop 2,264 tonnes of explosives on Berlin. … Continue reading

Feb 3, 2015 · 9 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STRASSE

Dec 19, 2014

YOU ARE HERE: VIKTORIAPARK IN BERLIN-KREUZBERG

Here are Berlin´s fourth oldest City park, Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg and the National Memorial on top of the Kreuzberg hill around which the park was built, in the last decade of the 19th century. … Continue reading

Dec 13, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: AUTUMN IN BERLIN

In Berlin everything smells of coal smoke and fallen leaves – some of the best scents in the world. So have a beautiful autumn Friday and remember: time to get … Continue reading

Sep 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: HANGING OUT

Spotted in Moritzstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Sep 17, 2014

BITS AND PIECES OF BERLIN: PUMP IT UP

Berlin´s Street Water Fountains by Notmsparker Did you know that Berlin has 2,107 officially registered street water fountains (mostly hand pumps) which are regularly serviced and in running order? Berlin´s … Continue reading

Sep 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

NO-BAG LADIES: FIRST WRAPPING-FREE SUPERMARKET OPENS IN THE KIEZ

With each of us producing some 250 kg of plastic wrapping rubbish a year, it might sound like a good idea to stop. But how do you do this if … Continue reading

Sep 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

“When Cookies Come, Neighborhoods Crumble” – Gentrified Daily

Here is a tongue-in-cheek area gentrification test designed for the city of San Francisco in 1985 we found through the excellent page of City Lab. Funnily enough, if you take … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RE-PRE-SENT

Spotted in Reichenberger Strasse in SO36.

Aug 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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