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Protected: HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ!

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Jun 21, 2018

Protected: TODAY IN BERLIN: KARSTADT AM HERMANNPLATZ RETURNS

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BERLIN´S LA-LA-LAND or THE CITY´S OTHER OPERA HOUSES

Famously, Berlin has three renowned opera houses: the newly re-opened Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper and the Komische Oper (there is also a wonderful vagabond phenomenon known of as the Kiez … Continue reading

Nov 7, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEUKÖLLN! How Rixdorf got upgraded

On 27 January 1912, Rixdorf – a very popular Berlin borough today but then still a self-governing town – underwent a little PR adjustment to improve its ratings among business-people … Continue reading

Jan 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE NEW WORLD

Spotted by due Neue Welt, Hasenheide, Berlin

Mar 1, 2016

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINDCHILL

The frozen-over Landwehrkanal under the Thielenbrücke connecting Neukölln and Kreuzberg between Glogauer Strasse and Pannierstrasse. The name of the bridge commemorates Karl von Thielen, Prussian Secretary of State for Public … Continue reading

Jan 7, 2016

THE OLD HASENHEIDE

And since I am at it (please see the post about the cinema in Hasenheide Street published today), here is a wonderful painting by Hans Baluschek “Amusement Park in Hasenheide” … Continue reading

Nov 6, 2013

HUGGING NEUKÖLLN – FROM KARSTADT WITH LOVE

Our dear friend, Berlioz1935 (of berlioz1935.wordpress.com) made us aware of the details of the curious deal between the boroughs of Kreuzberg and Neukölln regarding Karstadt. Here´s a translation of the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2013

As a response to many questions and comments about Karstadt at Hermannplatz which this blog introduced last week in the Today in Kreuzberg series, I would like to do away … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

WHAT ZOE SEES

What Ali Wears is a great Tumblr blog I discovered thanks to a friend. Ali is a Turkish gentleman living in Berlin since the 1970s who walks past Zoe´s Neukölln … Continue reading

Mar 25, 2013

RÜTT ARENA RETURNS

Flickr is a mine of photographic treasures. Also those historical ones. Which is very good news for me since the copy of this image which I possess is so bad … Continue reading

Oct 31, 2012

RICE UP, YER PEOPLE OF KREUZBERG! or SUSHI AT U-BAHNHOF SCHÖNLEINSTRASSE

(Let me start with a little correction here: not sushi, but onigiri. The difference, Wikipedia tells me, being in rice: sushi is prepared using vinegared rice whilst onigiri requires just … Continue reading

Dec 16, 2011

BRAVE NEUE WELT

What do Robert Mugabe, Udo Lindenberg and Mao Tse Tung have in common? Apart from questionable fashion taste? And the fact that none of them knew or knows when to … Continue reading

Nov 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

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

MUSIC SOOTHS THE SOUL: LANA DEL REY

This song has been following me for days. Today, as I was sitting in a cafe waiting for my appointment with the Lord of The Maps from Rathaus Neukölln (more … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2011

BOOK OF THE DAY: MURAT TOPAL´S “NEUKÖLLN”

If there ever was a good reason to learn German – obviously for those among us who were not lucky enough to have mastered it through early-childhood osmosis – then … Continue reading

Sep 8, 2011

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