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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 anniversary posed an excellent chance to...

Die Weißen Häuser – Hitlers secret city

Hidden in a thick overgrowth and a fast growing forest in the northeast of Germany lies one of the last remnants of what Hitlers world capital Germania could have looked like. Hitlers secret city – known as the “Weißen Häuser”...

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 protected monument or has some...

The VEB Milchhof

The history of the VEB Milchhof (Dairy Farm) begins with the construction and opening of another famous (and now abandoned) Berlin location – the Säuglings und Kinderkrankenhaus in Weißensee in 1911. Before we get into the details we need to...

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 Xuan Center in Lichtenberg. No other...