History

Gropiusstadt: A Winter Walk

The residential complex Gropiusstadt, planned by Walter Gropius, on a sunny winter day in 2015.
5 Sep ’16 by Sara Architecture

Stralau: A Cemetery

The peninsula Stralau is part of the district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and lies between the Spree and the Rummelsburger Bucht. On a Sunday afternoon, we headed over to visit the beautiful cemetery of this forgotten part of Berlin - and quickly found out why it was forgotten.
4 Aug ’16 by Sara Street Life

Summer at Pfaueninsel

The Pfaueninsel is worth at trip at any time of the year for a leisurely walk, a nice picnic, no traffic and some peacocks for garnish. Not actual garnish. tl;dr: this island was once a brothel LOL j/k
14 Jul ’16 by Sara Places

Stasimuseum Berlin

The Stasimuseum of Berlin depicts the history and downfall of the GDR in a very authentic setting: the headquarters of the former Ministry of State Security of the GDR.
16 Nov ’15 by Sara Architecture, Places

Lichtgrenze: 25 Jahre Mauerfall

For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city had planned a very intriguing and fantastic concept: the Lichtgrenze, a wall constructed of balloons that lit up the former border between West-Berlin and the GDR. After two days of illuminating (and thereby remembering) the division, the balloons went up into the air last night.
10 Nov ’14 by Sara Events, Street Life

Pfaueninsel: Pastoral Autumn

How to find solitude in autumn: Matthias travels beyond the inner city Ring of Berlin to wander the mild temperatures and magical sunlight of the Pfaueninsel.
24 Sep ’14 by Matthias Places

Amtsgericht Tiergarten

The historical building of the Amtsgericht Tiergarten is absolutely worth a visit, even if you don't have an appointment in court.
9 Sep ’14 by Sara Architecture

Wiesenburg: Asylverein für Obdachlose

The intriguing history of the Wiesenburg - written when I visited in 2014. But the family Dunkow is still fighting to keep the Wiesenburg a sociopolitical chapter of Berlin, as many investors are sharpening their knives to get this magnificent property.
8 Sep ’14 by Sara Places

Blub! Abandoned Swimming Pool in Neukölln

The Blub! was one of the most photogenic abandoned places in Berlin. Unfortunately, it burned down in July of 2016 - no more discovering, no more exploring.
14 Aug ’14 by Sara Places

Cookies (Closed)

What the Cookies club looked like before it closed down and was transformed into what is today the Crackers restaurant.
20 Jun ’14 by Sara Places

Berlin Photography by Chris John Dewitt

The remarkable photography collection of Chris John Dewitt.
11 Feb ’14 by Sara Other, Street Life

Inside Tempelhof

Tempelhof is not just a park with a different story. It's quite a powerful symbol of modern Berlin. I was lucky to take part in a tour around the insides of the airport, discovering what the former American military base left inside the unused building. Let me tell you: it's as phenomenal from the inside as much as from the outside. Basketball courts and former bowling alleys, little forgotten bunkers and shelters-- had this building not been an airport, it would still be fascinating. I didn't even know the hallways were open to the public (I think you're obliged to book a tour though). 
31 Oct ’13 by Sara Architecture

The GDRs Iraqi Embassy

A visit to the abandoned Iraqi embassy of the GDR.
6 Sep ’13 by Sara Architecture

Beelitz Heilstätten

On our mission to forage mushrooms in the Brandenburg wilderness, we decided to make a detour to the Beelitz Heilstätten to discover the abandoned hospital.
27 Aug ’13 by Sara Places