Here´s a little repetition for our new readers (especially those living in one of the mentioned streets)- a text just as true today as it was exactly a year ago. … 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
You like to listen? You like the radio? You like adventure? Then it is time to get In The Dark at their next event at “Madame Claude” in Lübbener Straße … Continue reading
Here´s a bit of a memory lane: the previous post about the coin flipping for the mayor´s seat for the new borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg reminded me of last year´s Battle … Continue reading
On April 4th, 2000 representatives of two soon-to-be-one Berlin boroughs, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, met to discuss an important question: where should the future mayor of F´Hain-XBerg reside? As finding an … 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
A couple of months ago, in the bleakest of the bleak Berlin midwinter when the temperatures fell seriously below “Friendly” (or during those only two weeks when it actually got … Continue reading
Did you know that despite the rumours the famous East-West German inner-city crossing in Berlin known as Checkpoint Charlie is NOT placed in the borough of Mitte? It cannot be … Continue reading
When WW2 swept over Berlin in its final salto mortale in the early 1945 and when hurled tens of thousands of bombs onto the houses and their inhabitants, the old … Continue reading
Believe it or not: the courtyards of Berlin are often even more interesting than the “Vorderhaus” – the front house – itself. Not the least because those very same … Continue reading
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
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
Another day worth re-commemorating on this blog: on March 11th, 1933 the Nazi regime forcefully removes the whole Jewish and non-Nazi staff of the biggest local hospital (and one of … Continue reading
It´s simple: either you step outside and get drunk on the beautiful warm fresh air OR you look at the pictures below – a foolproof sign that it is Springtime … Continue reading
Spotted this morning in Schleiermacherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
It´s official. The most popular German crime series, Tatort (The Scene of Crime) – a Sunday evening TV affair sweeping the streets of the Republic empty as if by magic, … Continue reading
1891 Some time between 5 and 6 PM on February 18th, 1891 in Berlin a famous and widely respected sculptor Professor Eduard Lürssen fails to go on his daily walk. … Continue reading
Today probably best known as part of the soundtrack for Wes Anderson´s “The Royal Tenenbaums” the dream-like Gymnopédies of Erik Satie are among the most beautiful small piano music pieces … Continue reading
Spotted in the middle of Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
1909 On February 13th at the Kirchhof I von Dreifältigkeitsgemeinde in Kreuzberg (part of Hallesches Tor Cemetaries) thousands of followers accompany Adolf Stoecker, their preacher and their leader, on his … Continue reading
Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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Well, it seems that the story of Görlitzer Park´s “Untergang” has entered another chapter. And if you thought the situation was bad in summer then, well, think again. As “Tagesspiegel” … Continue reading
Winter hit Berlin with full vengeance and diseases are raising their ugly, virus-laden heads. There is little time for research, little time for writing, little time for listening to the … Continue reading
Brightly lit windows of USCHI NATION bar on the corner of Reichenberger Strasse 111 and Liegnitzer Strasse 12.
WordPress, our mother-ship carrying us through the Deep Space of Blogging, has just informed us that exactly three years ago, on January 21st 2011 kreuzberged.com published its very first post:-) … Continue reading
Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.
From Kevin Rumley for Crop The Block project: a short film about Schlesische Strasse and the importance of being one with the place where you live. Well made, witty and … Continue reading
It is easy to forget that there is so much more to Görlitzer Park that only drug dealers and the tsunami of rubbish washing over it on daily basis in … Continue reading
Here is a little follow-up to the last text in the YOU ARE HERE series – the one about Hermann Rückwardt´s 1896 photo of Görlitz Railway Bridge spanning the banks … 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
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
The picture below (already presented in the previous post about the announced death of a small local library) is most probably the only existing image of Bona Peiser (the lady … 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
Spotted in Oranienstrasse corner Alte Jakobstrasse in Kreuzberg 61. About the exhibition: Barbara Klemm, one of the best contemporary German photographers and the woman who had them all before her … Continue reading
Spotted in Yorckstrasse, SW61, Berlin: a three-dimensional inflatable scuplture.
Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.
Spotted in the old Rathaus Kreuzberg in Yorckstrasse, SW 61.
On December 3rd, 1866, a cold and damp Berlin winter day, the country and the king were in mourning: General Ernst von Pfuel was dead. Gone was the man who … Continue reading
Storm is brewing over Berlin today. With wind blowing down its streets at up to 100 km/h possibly even for the next couple of days, it might be a good … Continue reading
An amazing painting by Hans Baluschek, dating back to 1929. Today it is part of the collection of Stadtmuseum Berlin. Der Großstadtwinkel is also known under another title as Der … 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
It is small, it is cosy and it is high: this week SPUTNIK KINO in Hasenheide 54, placed in the 5th floor officially the highest cinema in Berlin, is beginning … Continue reading
Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer (seen from U-Bahn Station Hallesches Tor) in Kreuzberg 61.
An alternative Berlin Underground map by Redfern Jon Barrett and found through ÜBerlin blog. Things you should know before you get onto that U-Bahn train:-)
This magnificent mural was created by Os Gemeos (Brasil) and Aryz (Spain) in Roosevelta Street in Lodz, Poland, for the Galeria Urban Forms, a project attempting to integrate large-scale street-art … Continue reading
Courtesy of the author Mortimer Slomo.
1910 During the first decade of the 20th century Berlin-Kreuzberg saw the opening of its first eight proper (read: used mostly and entirely for presenting films) cinemas. In fact, it … Continue reading