Category Archives: February

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]