Yearly Archives: 2017

TV Tower view from Schönhauser Allee

Berlin TV Tower Schoenhauser Allee

View to TV Tower from Schoenhauser Allee / Schwedter Strasse – Photo: T.Bortels/nuberlin/bilderbook.org

View to the Berlin TV Tower from Schönhauser Allee / Schwedter Strasse on a lazy Sunday afternoon in early October. So far October was surprisingly mild. On some days temperatures were slightly above 20°C and people enjoyed some last summer moments. Indian summer in Berlin – or ‘Golden October’ as we call it.

Inside Moritzplatz Station

Berlin Kreuzberg: Moritzplatz U-Bahn Station

Moritzplatz U-Bahn Station - Photo: T.Bortels/nuberlin.com

Only a couple of years ago, the U-Bahn station Moritzplatz used to be rather abandoned. But since there are a few venues and shops near Moritzplatz today, it has become more and more lively down here. The station is located right underneath the roundabout Moritzplatz on two different levels. The upper level connects the four […]

Berlin streetart: “She is gone”

Berlin streetart: "she is gone"

Berlin streetart - Photo: T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

A rather typical Berlin house front, decorated with a nice piece of streetart: “She is gone”, signed “El Bocho”, as seen somewhere in a quiet side street in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg (Kollwitzstrasse near Danziger Strasse, to be precise). You can also find this photo over here on instagram.

Berlin traffic accident statistics: less fatal casualties in first half of 2017

Berlin traffic accidents

Berlin traffic accidents - Photo 'ambulance' by T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

Good news: in the first six months of this year less people have died in Berlin traffic. And the numbers are actually almost half of what they used to be only one year ago. Compared to 2016 45% less people have died in traffic accidents. That is the lowest number for that time span in […]

Referendum to keep Tegel Airport open successful first step

Berlin Airport Tegel referendum

Airport Tegel - Photo: T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

The Referendum “Berlin braucht Tegel” that aims at keeping the Airport Tegel open for operation obviously just managed to collect the necessary number of signatures. Almost 200.000 Berliners singed the petition that would make such a referendum possible. Originally a law would force Airport Tegel to close once the new Berlin Airport BER would be […]

Berlin Mattress says Make Love Great Again!

Berlin Love Mattress: Make Love Great Again

Make Love Great Again - Photo: T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

Walking around Berlin you will often find TV sets, chairs, fridges, sofas etc. on the sidewalks. Some people seem to have no clue what they should do with these objects that they obviously don’t want any more. Sometimes these objects have a note “for free” attached to the object that will soon turn into trash, […]

Average age of Berliners (map)

Berlin average age (map)

Average age of Berliners by borough – Data source: "Bestandsdaten Einwohnerregister Berlin" - CC BY 3.0 DE by Amt für Statistik Berlin -Brandenburg

Berlin is a young city – that seems to be at least the common opinion. And if you look at the sidewalks and streets of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain this seems to be so true. Especially in those ‘party districts’ there seem to be more young people on the streets, as in other […]

Zionskirche against Blue Sky in March

Berlin Public Holidays - Zionskirche in Berlin MItte

Bell Tower of Zionskirche - Photo:T.Bortels/nuBerlin.com

Another photo of the church Zionskirche in Berlin Mitte near Prenzlauer Berg / Kastanienallee. In March the weather is finally a bit more friendly again – blue skies can be enjoyed over a period of a couple of days and the temperatures are currently between 2°C (~35°F) by night and 10°C (~50°F) by day. Spring […]