Berlin autumn is full of leaves and people, wheather sometimes grey, letting people enjoy the city from inside. Our guests arrived from as far as Algeria these days via GIZ Berlin.
Bringing guests to less hidden places like the GDR relict of 1986. Today, the monuments of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels at Spandauer Str., downtown Berlin’s “green oasis”, are said to remain with the people’s will, if respected. We hope it will.
. . . the location issue remains unclear, until present . . . The Berliner Zeitung reported on the idea to build the new central library here . . .
. . . just ask our friends who made it to come over . . . people escaping from the MENA region, including from Libya. Germany counts some 200.000 refugees from Syria, the total estimate for the year 2015 is at 800.000, thereof 40% from the Western Balkan.
Berlin has been the German Development Institute’s office beginnings back in 1963. 25 years later, we celebrate Berlin’s Fall of the Wall in Berlin!
50 years later, some of us are back as DIE-GDI alumnis and live in Berlin again :-). Since late 2000, the GDI operates from Bonn, Germany’s former capital.
Thank You ‘New Faces New Voices’ from Uganda and South Africa, for joining berlinisghts touring thru Berlin! The giant monument of 1935 shows the Federal Ministry of Finance at Leipziger street (former Air Ministry) with VIII departments, led by 18% women in upper positions O N L Y … (they could do with some NFNV support :-). Our visitors felt some modesty when alerted to The German chancellor’s private address near Museum Island, ending close to the hardly noticed read light of 1924, a replique at Leipziger Platz.
“… What a lovely morning we spent with Susanne. A knowledgeable, informative and charming guide to a fascinating inner corner of Berlin that we certainly would not have discovered by ourselves….”
… say our New Zealanders who enjoyed Berlin’s Engelbecken in Kreuzberg: fresh Mint tea with enjoyable Turkish service and autumn sun at the www.cafe-am-engelbecken.de. For a walking tour at part of former “Luisenstädtischer Canal” along Erkelenzdamm, Segitzer Damm and similar “Damm” streets to Michaelkirchplatz, You are almost in walking distance to “Ostbahnhof” some 2 km further – for guided tours, contact berlinsights :-).
…there is a series of small pocket guides for all Berliners and Berlin visitors! “In Berlin” lets You discover Schöneberg district, the areas of “Kreuzberg 36”, “Bergmannkiez bis Urbanhafen” or “City West Savignyplatz”. All booklets are free of charge and subject to Your neighborhood interests.
Available here: http://www.in-berlin-online.de/
This is the first Hindu temple created by the Hindu community in Berlin:
berlinsights paid an extended visit to Berlin’s first Hindu temple inaugurated in Neukoellen/Britz in September 2013. It was a sunny day with hundreds of visitors from nearby and abroad, both contributing to making teh atmosphere special!