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
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
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.
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
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
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
Spotted in Mariannenstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
” CHOCOLATE IS GOD´S ANSWER TO BROCCOLI” Spotted at Chocolateria Sünde in Heinrichplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The 1950s petrol station in Muskauer Strasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Pay in DM, please.
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
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
Spotted in Adalbertstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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
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
Brightly lit windows of USCHI NATION bar on the corner of Reichenberger Strasse 111 and Liegnitzer Strasse 12.
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
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
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
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
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
Spotted in Fraenkelufer 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
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
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
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