History

Take a break & scroll through a collection of soothing Fernsehturm pictures

Marcus and I have collected our favorite Fernsehturm pictures of the past years, and why? BECAUSE TAKING PICTURES OF THE FERNSEHTURM NEVER GETS OLD!
1 Feb ’17 by Sara Architecture

Interview: What does graffiti & street artist Sozi36 want from Kreuzberg?

Sozi36 likes to decorate mattresses and rubbish on the streets of Kreuzberg with his political messages and provocative jokes. I asked him why and how and he responded with very elaborate answers.

Feeling safe in Berlin: KREUZBERG IS MY CASTLE!

After the terrorist attack and the release of vicious crimes in the U-Bahn caught on video, people are talking (again) about the safety of Germany and Berlin in particular. Do we need more local video surveillance? More policing? Politics seem to agree. And I only have some loose thoughts about it.
4 Jan ’17 by Sara Other, Street Life

Traveling through time, space and cultures at the Jewish Museum Berlin

As everyone already knows: I am not a big fan of museums. I like to immerse myself in history, but not necessarily by seeing old items in glass vitrines. That being said, the Jewish Museum is much more than just a display of historical artifacts: it's a highly sensual experience of history in context of art.
27 Dec ’16 by Sara Architecture, Places

The modernist high-rise architecture of Gropiusstadt

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