Prenzlauer Bergs Neon Music Tape

Prenzlauer Bergs Neon Music Tape

Right at the border between Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, above the heads of the masses lies one of Prenzlauer Bergs more visible mysteries. Thousands of people have passed the intersection […]

The Stasi Tower

The Stasi Tower

When the DDR erected the „Antifaschistischer Schutzwall“ – aka the Berlin Wall in 1961, the 160 Kilometer long fortification was overlooked by 302 Watchtowers. The East German Watchtowers weren’t only used for […]

Rapunzel’s Tower

Rapunzel’s Tower

Hidden in a small overgrown forest on the outskirts of a sleepy village lies Rapunzel’s Tower. Or at least whats left of it. Rubble of the former castle is still […]

The Cosmonaut of Potsdam

The Cosmonaut of Potsdam

Potsdams a nice place – but it’s just not quite as cool as its younger brother Berlin. Whatever Potsdam does it’s always seemingly second class to Dickes B. Its got […]

The Watchtowers of East Berlin

The Watchtowers of East Berlin

When the DDR erected the „Antifaschistischer Schutzwall“ – aka the Berlin Wall in 1961, the 160 Kilometer long fortification was overlooked by 302 Watchtowers. The East German Watchtowers weren’t only used for […]

The Abandoned Chinese Embassy | The Republic of Pankow

The Abandoned Chinese Embassy | The Republic of Pankow

1973 was an important year for East Germany. After years of political turmoil, the DDR was finally accepted as a member state (the 133rd) to the UN. With this, the […]

Honecker’s Window

Honecker’s Window

Berlin is not a city of skyscrapers – and it seems like most of the action happens underground. With German reunification, the city had wide-reaching plans to modernize the Alexanderplatz […]

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Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina

In the middle of nowhere, accessible only through one treacherous country road split and cracked by the Sicilian sun lies the Ghost Town of Gibellina.  This place has many names […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 163: The Kaninchenfeld

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 163: The Kaninchenfeld

At first glance there’s not much to see here aside from the usual Berliner Tristesse. A gas station, a busy road and a massive construction site.  But on closer inspection […]

Whats that Jingle on German Trains?

Whats that Jingle on German Trains?

If youve ever taken the Deutsche Bahn Trains in Berlin, chances are youve at least once heard a synth organ blast out a strange Volksmusik tune. What the hell is […]

The Nazi Eagles of Berlin

The Nazi Eagles of Berlin

Reichsadler. The word (unfairly) conjours up images of a Nazi Eagle and the Third Reich. Yet the Eagle as a symbol of Power has existed in the Germanic Realm for […]

The Columbo Statue in Budapest

The Columbo Statue in Budapest

If you happen to stroll through Budapests V District and pass by the Falk Miksa Utca, you might end up doing a double take when you spot a bronze statue […]