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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

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

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: I HEART U6

Declaration of love for Berlin´s north-south U-Bahn line shouted out lout on the windows of Max Taut´s 1933 Retail Co-op Department Store at Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg SW61.

Mar 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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

SO 36 YEARS AGO

This original 1979 film has already been featured on kreuzberged before but because of its immense historic as well as sentimental value we are going to present it again. It … Continue reading

Feb 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RE-PRE-SENT

Spotted in Reichenberger Strasse in SO36.

Aug 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE LANDING OF THE SPACE INVADER

Spotted in Mariannenstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jul 17, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SWEET SINS

” CHOCOLATE IS GOD´S ANSWER TO BROCCOLI” Spotted at Chocolateria Sünde in Heinrichplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Jun 30, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: DRIVING MISS DAISY

The 1950s petrol station in Muskauer Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Pay in DM, please.

Jun 11, 2014

THOMAS-KIRCHE AT MARIANENNPLATZ

Here is a photo of St Thomas Church in SO36 seen from Mariannenplatz in the 1920s. The church, beautifully renovated after WW2, is still part of the landscape in the … Continue reading

Jun 5, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MAY 22nd – EISENBAHNSTRASSE

1852 Between 1849 and 1852 this street located in SO36 (Eastern Kreuzberg), now probably most famous for its fantastic people´s market hall Martkhalle IX, was called Lübbener Strasse after a … Continue reading

May 26, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: THE ONLY WAY IS UP

Spotted in Adalbertstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

May 26, 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

REEDS or KOTTI NATURALLY

If you could design Kottbusser Tor anew what would your design be like? If you were Dali, you´d most likely chop the viaduct in half, put a giraffe in the … Continue reading

Apr 15, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: WINTER EVENING IN LIEGNITZER STRASSE

Brightly lit windows of USCHI NATION bar on the corner of Reichenberger Strasse 111 and Liegnitzer Strasse 12.

Jan 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

BIO HAZARD IN THE KIEZ – PART 2: No longer bio but still risky as hell

Almost exactly two months have passed since our last report about the problems faced by the small local cleaner´s in Skalitzer Strasse 70 (the post available here). Frau Scheffler, the … Continue reading

Jan 16, 2014

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

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STREET-ART IN SO36

Spotted on the corner of Oranienstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse in Kreuzberg 36 (SO 36). One of several current personal favourites and a direct neighbour to the famous “Hanging Animals”. Painted by … Continue reading

Dec 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

BIO-HAZARD IN THE KIEZ or PEELING KREUZBERG ONION

It is the nature of cities to change. Like snakes they shed their skin regularly and grow new one – one that makes them prettier, tougher, more resistant and better … Continue reading

Nov 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: FULL METAL JACKET

Spotted in Oberbaumstrasse right before the beginning of the Battle of Oberbaumbrücke aka Wasser-/Gemüseschlacht today. And she fought like a lioness, too!:-)  

Sep 22, 2013

IT WAS THE DAY THAT WAS: THE BATTLE OF OBERBAUMBRÜCKE

At 12.00 PM sharp first celery roots and tomatoes cut quick arches through the air, swiftly followed by billowing clouds of flour and a battery of water-bombs. Dozens of eggs … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MONA WAS IN KREUZBERG

Spotted in Fraenkelufer in SO36.

Sep 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

OY, THE PHOENIX’S RISING IN SO36!

It seems that Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg and Mark Twain have something in common – in both cases the reports of their deaths were greatly exaggerated:-) Although as far as Festsaal … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2013

MAY THE DAY COME!

Here is an article and a great series of photos from Berlin-Kreuzberg (with one exception of Neukölln´s Karl-Marx-Strasse) taken on May 1st, 2011 and published in “Der Spiegel” magazine. Hopefully, … Continue reading

Apr 30, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SO36-BOY

Apr 29, 2013

DEFENDING THE TOWER – A KREUZBERG DOCUMENTARY

The occupation of Der Turm (“the tower”) – the house in Leuschnerdamm 9 in Kreuzberg 36 – began on September 7th, 1979. For the next 4 years it became a … Continue reading

Mar 13, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: SEPTEMBER 14th – Reichenberger Strasse

1873 Strasse Nr. 52, Abt. I des Bebauungsplanes (otherwise known as Hobrecht Plan of 1862) is given its name: Reichenberger Strasse. The western end of the street is actually an … Continue reading

Oct 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 31

Almost two weeks of a delay on our time-machine flight but never mind. For as the Russians say: Ти́ше е́дешь — да́льше бу́дешь. The slower you go, the further you … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2012

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