Category Archives: Friedrichshain

Karl-Marx-Allee / TV-Tower

Berlin Karl-Marx-Allee, TV-Tower

Karl-Marx-Allee near Straussberger Platz - Photo: T.Bortels/

Looking down Karl-Marx-Allee towards the Straussberger Platz with the TV-Tower in the background on a cold but sunny day in February. The Karl-Marx-Allee is an iconic socialist boulevard built between 1952 and 1960. Originally the street was called Große Frankfurter Straße. From 1949 until 1961 it was then renamed to Stalinallee, before it was finally […]

Violence and Mugging at Berlin’s nightlife hotspot RAW

Last weekend was a bad weekend for Berlin’s bubbling nightlife and clubbing area known as the RAW area near Warschauer Brücke / Revaler Strasse in Berlin Friedrichshain. Two violent attacks made it to the headlines of Berlin’s news. What had happened? First two dutch tourists were attacked and robbed – and only shortly after another […]

Summer Berlinale at Open-Air Cinema Friedrichshain

It’s summer – and it’s Berlinale – again. Today this year’s Summer Berlinale season Every year the Open-Air Cinema Friedrichshain features a selection of Berlinale movies. Here are this summer’s highlights: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9 pm Berlinale Forum Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (The Strange Little Cat), director: Ramon Zürcher, Germany 2013 Friday, July 26, […]