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TODAY IN BERLIN: APRIL 28th, 1945 - THE RED ARMY AT HALLESCHES TOR

This original film recording was made outside the U-Bahn station Hallesches Tor and at Belle-Alliance-Platz (Mehringplatz today) most probably on April 28th, 1945 after the 7th Guards Tank Division fighting under the 8th Guards Army of General Tschuikov crossed the Landwehrkanal (however, it is unlikely that they used the Belle-Alliance-Brücke to do so as the bridge was blown up by the SS troops prior to their arrival). 44 more words

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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

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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

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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 KREUZBERG: APRIL 30th - RUDI-DUTSCHKE-STRASSE

Prior to its re-naming this street used to be known as Kochstrasse. In 2008 and after some bitter court wrestling the eastern end of the almost 300-year-old thoroughfare (it was named after the master baker and local politician Johann Jacob Koch in 1734!) changed the address. 21 more words

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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 25th - SCHÖNEBERGER STRASSE

1843

The street connecting Anhalter Strasse Askanischer Platz and Luckenwalder Strasse (next to Gleisdreieck) is given its official, “grown-up” name: Schöneberger Strasse.

The name was actually older than the street itself – already more than a century before it was known as the “Road to The Old Schöneberg” – Schöneberg being a small town outside Berlin at the time. 61 more words

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TODAY IN KREUZBERG: APRIL 14th - FLOOD IN YORCKSTRASSE

Here is another older post about an event that is worth mentioning again.

On April 14th, 1902 Berlin lived through one of the worst bouts of bad weather and floodings in has experienced so far. 69 more words

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