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
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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
We have been featured on one of our favourite Berlin web pages, the befriended Slow Travel Berlin. Here is a short introduction to Viktoriapark, one of the most enchanting places … Continue reading
It is almost Sunday again – if you don´t know how to spend your day off, here´s an idea: join me and a small group of others at 11 AM … Continue reading
The so called Bengal lights, in this case a colour-changing electric illumination, was switched on for the first time in 1898 after an electric dynamo generator was installed in the … Continue reading
The motto of this blog being “Better late than never”, we would like to invite all of those interested in participating in Kiez life to an event which might have … Continue reading
Today: from horse-power to electric power in only 13 years. 1886 The direct horse-drawn tram line from the terminus at Gesundbrunnen in today´s Berlin-Wedding to the freshly re-furbished and expanded … Continue reading
The waterfall in Viktoriapark around 1900 – a man-made “piece of nature” with originally (it is a bit less today) 13,000 litres of water pumped to the top of the … Continue reading
KREUZBERG´D GOES OVERGROUND – ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOURS OF KREUZBERG 61 STARTING THIS SUNDAY. BOOKING POSSIBLE VERY SHORTLY THROUGH http://www.slowtravelberlin.com/tours/ EVERYBODY´S WELCOME!
The images might often be shaky and out of focus but what they show was steady and sharp: Berlin in the years leading to the 1st World War. The city … Continue reading