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TODAY IN BERLIN: MARCH 24th - HAPPY BIRTHDAY O-STRASSE!

On March 24th, 1849 the following streets were named in Berlin-Kreuzberg:

Mathieustrasse (used to connect today´s Lobeckstrasse with Alexandrinenstrasse)

Wassertorstrasse

Wassertorplatz

Pücklerstrasse

Mariannenstrasse

Mariannenplatz

Brandenburgstrasse… 46 more words

Berlin

NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

Here is a visual proof that the solar eclipse found place and that the super-simple home-made pinhole thingy did its job fabulously: Berlin on March 20th, 2015 at 10.32 AM. 7 more words

Berlin

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: A. HENTSCHEL´S STREET CLEANING MACHINE

Did you know that one of the first multi-purpose street cleaning machines was invented in the 19th century in Berlin? But because it failed to impress Councillor Gustav Schlosky, the head of the city cleaning services, the idea remained dormant for almost twenty years and was not picked up again until Herr Schlosky´s death. 298 more words

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TODAY IN BERLIN: OCTOBER 15th, 1924 - LZ 126

1924

Exactly 90 years ago to the day the famous LZ 126, a Zeppelin better known as ZR-3 USS “Los Angeles” landed in Lakehurst, USA, after 81 hours of a first ever non-stop flight from Europe to North America. 220 more words

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TODAY IN BERLIN: SEPTEMBER 10 - U1 is born

1896

Siemens & Halske, probably the most famous German electrical engineering company in the history of cables, glow tubes and telecommunications, known today as Siemens AG, begin the construction of the first U-Bahn (Tube or metro) line in Berlin. 942 more words

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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 8th - CUVRYSTRASSE

1858

Did you know that Cuvrystrasse is one of the oldest streets in today´s Wrangelkiez and Kreuzberg in general and that when built in 1852 it used to stretch from Schlesische Strasse to Paul-Linke-Ufer (former Kottbusser Ufer)? 74 more words

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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: AUGUST 1st - THE XIth SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES BEGIN

Here´s an event that was important on a much bigger than only on the Kreuzberg scale – in the summer of 1936, three years before the outbreak of WW2, Berlin hosted the most important summer sport games on Earth. 455 more words

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