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Invalidenstrasse // Ackerstrasse

Invalidenstrasse Ackerstrasse Berlin Mitte

Invalidenstrasse Ackerstrasse – Photo: T.Bortels,nuberlin.com

On last week’s Friday a terrible accident happened at the street crossing of Invalidenstrasse // Ackerstrasse in Berlin Mitte. A car crashed into a group of pedestrians – four people got killed, many others injured. I took this photo a week after the crash. During the past days people had arranged more and more flowers […]

“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/nuberlin.com

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 […]

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 […]