Digital Cosmonaut

Schloss Dammsmühle

Schloss Dammsmühle – an 18th century fairy tale castle to the north of Berlin slowly bidding its time. Once an illustrious home to a wealthy merchant, the abandoned castle has gone through all the un...

The secret Lenin of Berlin

The year 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, with which Lenin and his comrades toppled the Russian Empire and ushered in the reign of the Soviet Union. This centenary...

Finding the last emblems of the German Democratic Republic in Berlin

Berlin is a city that bears the scars of its history. Be it remnants of its imperial history, bullet scared facades or tragic memorials. While it seems like virtually every other building is either listed as a...

Exploring the Wasserturm in Prenzlauer Berg

Every Kiez in Berlin has one or two buildings which define the area – be it the Fernsehturm in Mitte, the Karstadt Building in Neukölln, The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Charlottenburg or the Dong...

Berlin: Whats that white cotton stuff in the air?

Its the same spectacle every year: Berlins streets are flooded with some weird cotton pollen just as the summer starts kicking in. When a light breeze brushes through the streets – the fluffy white...