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“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

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

CRUISING WITH NO BRUISING – THE TOUR OF WEST KREUZBERG NEXT SUNDAY

Dear Readers, it´s wet mid-January and the elements might be against us but we are determined not to allow the external circumstances dampen our spirits and shall open the next, … Continue reading

Jan 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

STROLLING DOWN KREUZBERG – THE KIEZ TOUR SEASON RE-OPENS

Any plans for the upcoming Sunday? If not, join me on a tour of Kreuzberg 61 at 11 AM – spring is there so it is time to re-open the … Continue reading

Mar 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

THE FAKE POETS: UHLAND AND KLEIST FROM VIKTORIAPARK

Here are several photos of two famous sculptures from Viktoriapark in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Out of six original and over 2-metre-tall hermas (sculptures with a head and torso as if growing out … Continue reading

Feb 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JANUARY 1st – LITTLE HOUSE ON THE HILL

When on September 19th, 1818 the corner stone for the future Nationaldenkmal für Befreiungskreige (National Memorial for The Wars of Liberation) was laid on top of Tempelhofer Berg in today´s … Continue reading

Jan 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: A VERY RARE CATCH

Here is a new interpretation of Ernst Herter´s famous scuplture Der Seltener Fang (A Rare Catch) standing since 1896 at the foot of Kreuzberg in Viktoria Park in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The … Continue reading

Dec 12, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: JUNE 22

Between 1936 and 1938 a young German engineer named Konrad Zuse – who was born on this day in 1910 in Wilmersdorf and later lived with his family in Kreuzberg … Continue reading

Jun 22, 2013 · 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

KITES OVER KREUZBERG

Already quite a while ago I bought a picture showing the most important place in my borough. Finally framed, it will be hanging next to my desk and offering me … Continue reading

Jul 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 20th – Kleine Parkstrasse

What a day! In 1837 somebody was very busy making Tempelhofer Vorstadt bigger, better and properly labelled. 1837 So little time and so many new streets to name! On April … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2012 · 5 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 22 – LICHTERFELDERSTRASSE

1876 My ever favourite street and the place where all this began – the loving part of my stormy relationship with Kreuzberg, the research, the book, the blog – gets … Continue reading

Feb 22, 2012 · 8 Comments

Protected: TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 1 – CARL HOPPE OR THE MAN WHO WOULD LIFT THE MEMORIAL

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Feb 1, 2012

Protected: THE QUEEN OF THE HILL OR THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING QUADRIGA

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BIRDIE, BIRDIE OR A WINDY DAY ON TOP OF KREUZBERG

A week before Christmas I went to Viktoria Park. I parked my bike at the bottom of the hill, looked up, thought twice and started climbing. Re-thinking my plan was … Continue reading

Dec 30, 2011

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