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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 7th – THE TWELVE STREETS OF KREUZBERG

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

Apr 16, 2014

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

YOU ARE HERE: “ZUR LINDE” AT KOTTBUSSER TOR

This small restaurant or rather an inn used to stand on the corner of Skalitzer- and Admiralsstrasse 38 in SO36 at the old Kottbusser Tor. It was an important meeting point … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

STAYING IN THE DARK

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

Apr 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

THE CLASH OF THE TITANS: WASSERSCHLACHT 2013

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

Apr 11, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 4th – THE MAYOR´S NEW SEAT

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

Apr 11, 2014

GO WEST! Kreuzberg tour this weekend

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

Apr 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

KREUZBERGED ON TV

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

Apr 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

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

Apr 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: WATERLOO UFER 5-7

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

Apr 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

YOU ARE HERE: GROßBEERENSTRASSE 34

  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

Mar 31, 2014 · 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

YOU ARE HERE: THE WATERFALL IN VIKTORIAPARK

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

Mar 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: MARCH 11 – THE NAZIS TAKE OVER KRANKENHAUS AM URBAN

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

Mar 13, 2014

HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS SPRING IN BERLIN

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

Mar 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: IN THE FOG OF THE MORNING

Spotted this morning in Schleiermacherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SPRING SHOTS

Spotted in Waterloo Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mar 6, 2014

KREUZBERG – THE SCENE OF CRIME

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

Feb 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 18th – THE DEATH OF EDUARD LÜRSSEN

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

Feb 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: ERIK SATIE

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

Feb 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: MY LITTLE PONY

Spotted in the middle of Moritzplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 18, 2014

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: FEBRUARY 13th – ADOLF STOECKER´S FUNERAL

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

Feb 13, 2014

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BLING-BLING

Spotted in Rahel-Varnhagen-Promenade in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Feb 13, 2014

Protected: ABOAG IN BARUTHER STRAßE 14

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GÖRLI, DRUGS AND NO ROCK`N`ROLL

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

Feb 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

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

Jan 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

KREUZBERGED´S 3rd BIRTHDAY

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

Jan 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: NOT SO BLEAK MIDWINTER

Spotted in Planufer, Kreuzberg SW.

Jan 21, 2014

LOVE YOUR KIEZ: KEVIN RUMLEY CROPS THE SCHLESICHE STRASSE BLOCK

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

Jan 20, 2014

WHY EVERYBODY LOVES (AND HATES) GÖRLI

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

Jan 20, 2014

GÖRLITZER BAHN BRÜCKE TODAY

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

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

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

FRAU PEISER OF BRANDENBURGSTRASSE

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

Jan 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Spotted in passing: Mr Hitchcock´s Most Gripping Picture

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

Dec 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: CEST N´EST PAS UNE AFFICHE

Spotted in Yorckstrasse, SW61, Berlin: a three-dimensional inflatable scuplture.

Dec 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LOW SUN AT HALLESCHES TOR

Spotted from Tempelhofer Ufer, SW 61.

Dec 11, 2013

SPOTTED IN PASSING: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Spotted in the old Rathaus Kreuzberg in Yorckstrasse, SW 61.

Dec 10, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: DECEMBER 3rd – PFUELSCHE SCHWIMMANSTALT

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

Dec 9, 2013

THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA – FRED STEIN EXHIBITION AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

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

Dec 5, 2013

GROßSTADTWINKEL

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

Dec 3, 2013

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

HIGH CULTURE – The Sputnik Cinema turns 25

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

Nov 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: LONELY SMOKE

Spotted in Tempelhofer Ufer (seen from U-Bahn Station Hallesches Tor) in Kreuzberg 61.

Nov 14, 2013

U-BAHN FAHREN: AN ALTERNATIVE UNDERGOUND MAP OF BERLIN

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:-)

Nov 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

IN THE LAND OF OS

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

Nov 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: RAIN IN GITSCHINER STRASSE

Courtesy of the author Mortimer Slomo.

Nov 11, 2013

TODAY IN KREUZBERG: OCTOBER 29th – A DAY AT THE PICTURES

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

Nov 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

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