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Berlin by Foot: Schöneberg’s Red Island

On June 30, history writer Nathaniel Flakin will lead a walking tour through Schöneberg’s Red Island.

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May Day in Berlin: Six highlights from 134 years of workers’ history

Author and local historian Nathaniel Flakin chronicles Berlin's unique history of protest on May 1.

Berlin

The surprising history of Berlin’s Nikolaiviertel

Right in the heart of the city, East Germany’s attempt to rebuild Berlin's historic centre, Nikolaiviertel, is […]

History

Historic department stores: Berlin’s (mostly) vanished temples of consumerism

At their peak, Berlin's department stores were temples of consumption. Most of them don't exist anymore - […]

History in pictures

Storming of the Stasi Headquarters on January 15, 1990

For many, 15 January 1990 was the day the DDR's last bastion fell. These pictures allow us […]

History

Christmas in Berlin: A festive photo history

Dive into a festive time capsule with these photos of Berlin Christmas celebrations over the last century.

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