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1933 was an ugly year. Open almost any edition of Vossische Zeitung from that time – Tante Voss was among the most popular German newspapers and the most widely read Berlin … Continue reading
Bullet holes in the facade of a Mietshaus (rental block) spotted in passing in Zossener Straße, still visible 71 years after the end of the Second World War.)
To continue the Berlin and comedy theme touched upon in the last post: here´s Nate Blanchard recapitulating the typical Berliner wanna-be paroles (filmed on location in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Neukölln). Open … Continue reading
Slow Travel Berlin have just published our text about the prettiest old market hall in Berlin – here is another photo of that magical place taken on a quiet afternoon … Continue reading
Spotted at Moritzplatz, Berlin – Kreuzberg.
Inspired by and drunk on the recent success of our 100 Favourite German Words cloud published on Slow Travel Berlin, we have decided to make a street-name cloud for Berlin-Kreuzberg. The … Continue reading
Spotted at Hallesches Ufer, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
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
Originally known as Markthalle XI and like all other 14 Berlin market halls designed by Hermann Blankenstein (more about him here), Marheineke-Halle between Zossener Strasse, Bergmannstrasse and Marheineke Platz in … Continue reading
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
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
St Agnes Kirche in Alexandrinenstrasse in Kreuzberg 61 is possibly the ugliest church you have ever encountered. Representative of the so called Brutal Architecture it looks anything but inviting or … Continue reading
Yesterday, on August 15th at 9.15PM the open-air cinema at the Kunstquartier Bethanien am Mariannenplatz presented a film about one of the most famous and most tragic characters in Kreuzberg´s … Continue reading
2012 has been a long year – the length of a year being measured by the number of memorable events. I have plenty to be happy about and equally a … Continue reading
I do not know what happened in Kreuzberg that day. I suppose life went on more less as usual: house occupations, police interventions, political discussions, private conversations. I do know, … Continue reading
Gleisdreieck is the 7th (counting from Oberbaumbrücke) and the last of U1 stations in Kreuzberg (out of 13 stations altogether which continue through Schöneberg to Charlottenburg). It is also the … Continue reading
How the history of the German cinema was made in Berlin. 1866 On November 22nd, 1866 Mr Eduard Meßter and his lovely wife Marie Wilhelmine, a comfortably wealthy couple running … Continue reading
1868 It is hard to imagine that at the beginning of the 20th century more than every third child you met in the streets of Berlin would be suffering some form … Continue reading
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Nothing of what you can see in this photo was in any way manipulated – I came out of the copy shop in Diffenbachstrasse, took three steps towards my bike, … Continue reading
1836 What Elisabeth-Kinder-Krankenhaus (today KEH Krankenhaus Lichtenberg or Diakonissen Krankenhaus), the city historian and town registrar Johann Fidicin, writer Alfred Döblin (the author of the novel of the Weimar Republic era … Continue reading
1843 There are streets in Kreuzberg whose birth was not without complications. In the case of Alexandrinenstrasse the bone of contention turned out to be the choice of its name. … Continue reading
Even if like myself you are a big fan of stay-at-home activities (which might or might not involve the so called intellectual effort) two things should still make you leave … Continue reading
The summer adventure is over – our train arrived in Berlin-Wannsee today at 8.30 AM, transporting us, our car, around 12 other four-wheeled vehicles and some 26645342 motorcycles (it was … Continue reading
While the ball and the world keep on turning (albeit with Poland still as a host but not as a championship candidate any more – a fact which is as … Continue reading
I believe an attractive lady of these proportions needs to be introduced to a wider audience. If you desire to meet her, she can be found in Südstern corner Gneisenaustrasse … Continue reading
Spotted in Adalbertstraße on March, 15th.
1912 The local newspaper BZ am Mittag prints the following short note: “In Urbanstrasse 65 today in the morning the 12-year-old son of Widow Luchterhand, Paul, jumped out of the … Continue reading
Here is a true gem that fell into my lap a couple of days ago – I am so grateful that I was wearing my glasses then for I could … Continue reading
1933 On March, 11th the Jewish doctors and registrars (junior doctors) working at the 3rd Municipal Hospital Am Urban are attacked, beaten up and banned from ever returning to their … Continue reading
Long time ago, in the days of the walk-man and GRUNDIG cassette players (if you were lucky – the not so lucky had to do with an ULTRA) that used … Continue reading
I do realise I am running very much behind the schedule but as my 1st Rule of Research says: the deeper you dig, the heavier the spade. Facts, images and … Continue reading
Thanks to Mr Whitlam and his wonderful photography blog I have been reminded that another great day in human history almost went unnoticed: David Bowie turned 65 today! Unbelievable, considering. … Continue reading
During one of my numerous pre-Christmas trips to Friedrichstrasse (where Kreuzberg ends and Mitte begins), I got off at U-Bahnhof Stadtmitte (a tube station for the lines U6 and U2) … Continue reading
This photo was taken four days ago at 8.12 AM, when the first frost was to be seen in the morning. Our heating has been on since then although we … Continue reading
Feel low? Feel sad? Feel lonely? Well, then Kreuzberg is the place to head for. Unless you are very lucky and already here. So should you be low, quickly do … Continue reading
A little warning to all those pea-brained drivers who believe their car can be parked anywhere, including bicycle roads, at end of the pavement right in the middle of the … Continue reading
How many times have you walked down the street without actually looking up and around? Of course, sauntering is a luxury of the retired, of the financially secure who do … Continue reading
We have been collectively blessed with the most stunning summer weather this autumn in Kreuzberg. It would be a pity not to have captured it for those days when the … Continue reading
It is truly amazing how many things go unnoticed only because we do not look up. Or we do but Nature failed to equip us with 24x Über-zoom with Zeiss … Continue reading
I´m sure the Hausmeister will appreciate the joke.
Do you have a car? Is it comfortably sized? Does it catch the eye of the the passers-by and send subliminal messages to the effect of: “Yes, we have been … Continue reading
Not the best picture but certainly the best view.
In Görlitzer Park, the place seldom considered to be a fountain of high culture and a meeting point for more refined tastes, the impossible is happening: Shakespeare´s Henry IV is … Continue reading
I saw this photo yesterday on one of my favourite photography blogs from Berlin: http://jonnywhitlamphotography.com. The photographer managed to capture something quite special: the houses and the trees in the … Continue reading