Category: Berlin history

Flying saucers in the sun

  Finally summer time is here – the parks are looking luscious with loads of blossoms and greenery everywhere and smiles abound. It has been a really long awaited summer and although it is still cold at times, in...

Suicide trails – “Selbstmörderfriedhof” and Aokigahara (not for sensitve viewers)

pic source : http://berlintrashstore.tictail.com/product/suicide-cemetery A rather macabre subject, but you would think that when searching for suicide trails there would be more available on the topic, especially for fans of creepy stuff around the world. I for one, am...

StreetGhosts: The Lost Art of Privacy

In the online world we live in today, privacy is a major issue. Though most people go through out their day without blinking an eye when presented with “Click OK to Accept Our New Privacy Policy”. Our natural instinct...

Sitting on an Underground Landmine

When people say that Berlin has an explosive underground, they aren’t just referring to its radical nightlife and its alternative scenes.  The city’s soil itself is liberally peppered with unexploded WWII explosives.  This is a city where everyday activities like digging a vegetable patch, building a house...

Eroberung neuer Territorien in Zeiten der Ungewissheit oder Wie eine Gründungsidee sich über die Stadt verbreitet

Bedrohung, Zwangsversteigerung, Rettung, Evakuierung, Umzäunung, Protest, Hungerstreik, Stürmung, Auszug, Rückkehr – das Tacheles hat seit 1909 sicherlich viel erlebt doch in den letzten Monaten überschlagen sich die Meldungen und versucht man von den Künstlern im Haus zu erfahren wie...