Flugzeughallen Karlshorst

Flugzeughallen Karlshorst

Berlin-Karlshorst has always had a long history in aviation. Between 1907 and 1911, Georg Wilhelm von Siemens ordered the construction of the first rotating Airship Hangar on a plot of land in […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 212: The Tuileriensäule

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 212: The Tuileriensäule

This Island isn’t meant for visitors. 250.000 m² large, a few dozen villas and a single road that goes around in a circle.  There isn’t much to see here if it weren’t […]

The School of Anatomy

The School of Anatomy

Despite having only closed its doors a few years ago – vandals have found their way into this abandoned anatomy school.  All that remains are the shards of glass and […]

VEB Kühlautomat

VEB Kühlautomat

Back in the day, Berlin had 6 Airports – Schönefeld, Tegel, Tempelhof, Gatow, Staaken, and Johannisthal. 4 of those have since been closed, some converted into parks and nature reserves, […]

Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Buch

Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Buch

Theres no doubt that the Soviets left their mark in (and around) Berlin after the end of the Second World War. Gigantic war memorials sprung up at the Tiergarten, Treptower […]

Ausländerlager Schönholz

Ausländerlager Schönholz

Berlin is made of Bunkers. Where ever you go, chances are pretty high that you’ll stumble across some signs or remnants of a Bunker. Be it the Volkspark Friedrichshain, underneath […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 140: The Eisbahn

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 140: The Eisbahn

Winter is coming. As the temperatures slowly dip into the negative digits, a many Neu Berliner begins to regret living in this city. But Berlin comes into its own when […]

VEB Bärensiegel

VEB Bärensiegel

Everybody loves a drink or two – and Berlin was (and still is) a city for drinkers. 150 years ago, the city had over 200 breweries and distilleries – today […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 159: The Judengang

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 159: The Judengang

Der Judengang. The word sounds a lot harsher than it most likely means to be. That might be because of the German Language or the German oversensitivity.  While I had […]

Schwimmhalle Pankow

Schwimmhalle Pankow

It seems like nobody likes to go swimming anymore these days. Or at least one gets that impression when looking at the amount of abandoned swimming pools Berlin has. The […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 194: The Round Hinterhof

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 194: The Round Hinterhof

Ill be the first to admit it – Berlin isnt a beautiful city. At least not in a classical sense. Ive yet to hear someone describe Berlin in the same […]

Berlin – Bücher

Berlin – Bücher

Spotted – Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany