Category Archives: Prenzlauer Berg

Sign of Love

sign of love, streetart, Berlin

A sign of love - Photo: T.Bortels/

Sometimes all you need to see is a sign of love – and I guess this is would it could look like: a sign in the middle of the sidewalk, featuring a heart with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I basically pass this ‘sign of lover’ every day – […]

Sunrise in Oderberger Strasse

Berlin Sunrise Oderberger Strasse

Sunrise in Oderberger Strasse - Photo: T.Bortels/

Getting up early can pay off – especially when it’s a sunny day. It still was quite cold, but the view down Oderberger Strasse is very well worth getting cold hands. And in case you were ever wondering in what direction the Oderberger Strasse is pointing: it pretty much stretches quite accurately in a West-East […]

Tram at Kastanienallee / Schönhauser Allee

Berlin Winter: Tram at Kastanienallee Schoenhauser

Sunny winter day: Tram at Kastanienallee Schoenhauser - photo: T.Bortels/

Winter in Berlin can be very grey and dark and wet and cold and – not so nice. And then again you learn to appreciate a sunny morning with blue skies even more. On these rather rare days Instagram is almost boiling over with photos of sunny streets and blue skies and even though the […]

Berlin streetart: “She is gone”

Berlin streetart: "she is gone"

Berlin streetart - Photo: T.Bortels/

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 Mattress says Make Love Great Again!

Berlin Love Mattress: Make Love Great Again

Make Love Great Again - Photo: T.Bortels/

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, […]

Drunk man took hostage in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

Some Berlin news from last night: shortly after half past midnight, a 24 year old man entered an apartment in Berlin Prenzlauerberg’s Christburger Strasse. He then called the hotline of the Berlin fire department and claimed he had taken a hostage. The fire department then called the police and went straight to Christburger Strasse. When […]

Border of light: 25th anniversary of The Fall of The Berlin Wall

Already on sunday evening about 8000 balloons were released to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – one milestone of the reunification of East and West Germany. For three days a 15 km “border of light” (Lichtgrenze) symobilized the line where over 25 years ago the Berlin Wall divided the […]