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‘Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit’: …a Berlin-Documentary movie worth seeing! Thomas Heise is a Berlin expert, no ‘… Literat oder so’, bringing us a ‘glossary about the German moment’, entitled ‘Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit’, 3 hours to watch! … in between, Neukölln Richardkiez invites for relaxing coffee bars.berlinale2019

2019 with #berlinsights

When visiting Berlin Kreuzberg, the Admiral’s bridge across Landwehr canal (kilometer 7,70) is one of the bridges completed in late 19th century (1882). Strengthened several times, the bridge was renovated in 1984 and remains under protection = “Denkmalschutz”. Linking the shores of Fraenkel and Planufer, both sides have their historical highlights such as house number 88 – 94, Planufer, for their beautiful architecture. Just scroll around to learn about Fraenkelufer, named after Prof. Dr. Albert Fraenkel (1948 – 1916): as German doctor, he was never appointed to a Chair, due to his Jewish descent. Fraenkel had long passed away when Fascist desaster in 1933 became massive with Berlin’s chief of police storming the building because of its then Jewish management, and the famous Fraenkel Synagoge just opposite the hospital. Urban’s original building had been set-up in 1890, thanks to a generous lady with three first names: Wilhelmine Eleonore Ottilie BESCHORT who had donated approx. one fifth of the total seed sum for the building. By the way, Fraenkel made it to the head of the women’s clinic nearby. He became extraordinary professor at Berlin’s Charité, and also director of internal medicine at the Urban hospital, today a simple concrete building: the start of this new Urban hospital had been inaugurated in 1966 by former Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt.

In 2019, see http://news.trust.org/item/20190109135912-7o2ea/

The power of protest, Saudi-style: From teen asylum seeker to skirts and wheels

Berlin in December 2018

Berlin Berlin …

from https://www.visitberlin.de/en/event/christmas-garden-berlin-2018
to https://www.getyourguide.de/berlin-l17/berlin-chrstmas-lights-carriage-tour-t195980/
or simply design Your own walking tour with “best of …” in demand: ask #berlinsights, and we’ll offer Your special tour guided by us in the language You desire: E – F – I – Sp – A – Turkish delights!

Berlin Dahlem Dorf


Dahlem is one of the richer areas in Berlin’s South-West, approach. 8,5 km wide, history tells its Slavian roots back to the 13th century. Today, we see the area rich of parks, Free University surroundings and, more recently, famous pastor Martin Niemöller’s house of the 1930’s, see https://www.niemoeller-haus-berlin.de/.

Moon Eclipse July 27, 2018

Moon eclipse this Friday, July 27, 2018, in Berlin’s eve around 20 – 22 p.m.
… a great place to linger around these days is the ‘House of the World’s Cultures (HKW), the former Congress Hall at John-Foster-Dulles Allee, D-10557 Berlin. Typically named the ‘Pregnant Oister’, Water Music is on right now until August 18, 2018: ‘Goodbye UK – and Thank You for the Music’!

WM fever … in slow motion?


AFRICA 1st! While the US Government repeats disappointing behavior & action at global level by leaving the Human Rights (see https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20180619321239315-menschenrechte-usa-trump/), the world is disappointed by goals missed and targets unreached. Senegal shows effective action to succeed in being Africa’s 1st Nation to reach towards the finals! Felicitations! Congratulations! Herzliche Glückwünsche!

Berlin in June 2018

Ramadan is hot in Berlin, with the word ‘BAMF’ mentioned by so-called ‘true’ Germans as a symbol for ‘refugees’ instead of welcoming new Berliners these days.

This is unfortunate, as we would neither have great Algerian, Moroccan or Tunisian cuisine here nor a multi.culture that deserves the name of being multicultural. Let us walk through Berlin with the eyes of Mohamad at one of the Refugee Voices Tours, see https://cafebabel.com/de/article/berlin-stadtrundgang-durch-die-augen-eines-fluchtlings-5ae00bf7f723b35a145e81c3

 

Berlin’s Köfte Burger May 2018

Berlin’s May is in full swing, with tourists from all over the world, discussing politics and media, women and (very male) burger-beer. Feelings are somewhat restless in AfD times that we may even sound at job centers or the “Agentur für Arbeit”: rejection is felt among Syrian new-Berliners facing objection to their many splendid business ideas, not always well-planned or prepared, but all the more welcome to true born Berliners like #berlinsights :-)