Berlin is Changing

You can already see murals by BLU from the Oberbaum Bridge, Photo: © Matthias Wahsner

Bombed and Blasted Out – Graffiti Walk through Berlin

There is nowhere else you can find so much abandoned land in the city centre. Graffiti and Street Art is simply part of Berlin’s cityscape.More ...
Wolfgang Müller wrote a book about West Berlin’s subculture in the 1980s. Photo: Tom Neubauer

Island of Spare Time – Wolfgang Müller’s Book about West Berlin in the 1980s

West Berlin’s subculture created social spaces for creativity and it was imperative that their stories be told. This has now been done by Wolfgang Müller.More ...
The Rütli School in Neukölln Photo: © CR2

The Intercultural City of Neukölln

For a long time, Neukölln was regarded as a prime example of an urban district with problems. Yet this Berlin district is becoming increasingly trendy among students and artists. Targeted political measures are one reason for the change of image.More ...
Fireworks at the Brandenburger Tor; © WOGI -

“Every Place Is Doubly or Triply Occupied.” – Thomas Macho on Celebration in the Berlin Republic

An interview with cultural studies scholar Thomas Macho on the dramaturgy of the anniversary the Fall of the Wall.More ...
Visitors to the field of stele at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, September 2005, Photo: Yara Lemke, Copyright: Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin

Since its opening, the Memorial has become one of Berlin’s tourist attractions.More ...
Berlin Wall Memorial Site, Copyright: picture-alliance/ dpa

The Berlin Wall as a Memorial

Reminders of the Wall are only rarely visible.More ...
Portraits of an Age `Die Berliner Mauer/The Berlin Wall´; Copyright: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

Unbowed into Freedom – A Documentation of the “Berlin Wall” with over 300 Photos

The new volume in the “Zeitbilder” (Pictures of an Age) series The Berlin Wall tells the story of t h e monument of the Cold War in a compact, scenic and moving style – a documentation lest we forget.More ...
Berliner Central Station, Copyright: gmp von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architekten/Foto: Marcus Bredt

Lighthouse in No-Man’s Land – Berlin’s New Central Station Awaits Station District

The construction of a completely new central train station in a metropolis is a truly rare building project.More ...

A Time of New Departures – Two New Synagogues for Berlin

Although very different, the historical buildings in Rykestraße in Prenzlauer Berg and in Münsterschen Straße in Wilmersdorf in Berlin share something in common: they are both symbols of the burgeoning and diverse Jewish community life in Germany’s capital city.More ...
Ruins of the anti aircraft tower Humboldthain; Copyright: Berliner Unterwelten e.V.

City History from an Underground Perspective

The Berliner Unterwelten association investigates underground buildings and makes them accessible to the public. The fact is, they can tell us plenty about the city’s history.More ...
Copyright: Kaden Klingbeil Architekten

e3 - A Timber-Frame Building in "Stone-Built Berlin"

An almost ordinary apartment building in the midst of a Berlin tenement district has become an absolute hit – because eco-friendly timber-frame buildings are all the rage.More ...

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Weblog: Rory’s Berlin Blog

Settling in Berlin: Travelwriter Rory MacLean gives an amusing and insightful account of his new home – part of “Meet the Germans”.