Category Archives: Mitte

Sunny Monday in Mitte

Berlin Mitte TV-Tower

Sunny Monday in Mitte - Photo: T.Bortels/

Yes, weather can be nice in March – sometimes. Last Monday it was sunny. And I had the opportunity to go ‘shopping’ in Mitte. The Dircksenstrasse is basically connecting Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt – and there are some shops to visit. And you also have this iconic view to the Berlin TV-Tower. What a great […]

“Stop Wars” / Haus der Statistik Otto-Braun-Strasse

'Stop Wars' near Alexanderplatz

'Stop Wars' on the cfacade of Haus der Statistik near Alexanderplatz - Photo: T.Bortels/

Walking down towards Karl-Marx-Allee, coming from Alexanderplatz, you may have seen the huge piece of streetart written on the building of the former Haus der Statistik (House of Statistics) at the corner of Otto-Braun-Strasse: “STOP WARS”. It is currently probably one of the most photographed pieces of streetart around here – although one may want […]

View from Jannowitzbrücke

Berlin Winter view from Jannowitzbruecke

Berlin Winter view from Jannowitzbruecke - Photo: T.Bortels/

I recently walked back home from an opening in Kreuzberg – and on the way I enjoyed this stunning winter view from Jannowitzbrücke. The TV Tower is half hidden in the mist, but still reflecting beautifully in the water surface of river Spree. Yes, it was cold – but still very well worth it.

TV Tower view from Schönhauser Allee

Berlin TV Tower Schoenhauser Allee

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

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.

Zionskirche Sunset – Berlin Mitte

Berlin Zionskirche church sunset

Sunset over Zionskirche in Berlin Mitte - photo: T.Bortels/

A beautiful sunset over Zionskirche in Berlin Mitte. On sundays you can actually climb the bell tower of the church – Zionskirche has a nice little observation platform with a view to Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte. See also: Berlin observation decks and panorama platforms Follow me on Instagram

Berlin City Palace – historical and current photos

Since 2012 the inner city area around Schlossplatz is a gigantic construction site: the Humboldtforum is built where Berlin’s City Palace once was. I know, most people refer to the new building as ‘The City Castle’ or just “The Castle” – but only because it looks like a castle and it’s located where the old […]