Subterranean Subterfuge // Berlin Wall escape tunnels from Treptow to Neukölln

Curiosity is a highly underrated virtue. Especially in a city like Berlin, where curiosity--along with an observant eye--is frequently rewarded by an unending array of things to discover. Amazing things, beautiful things, tragic things--or oftentimes, a combination of all three. The memorial plaque outside Heidelberger Str. 35. On a recent meandering walk through one of my ...

Kleiner Müggelsee // A perfect summer day at the lake

The first thing you'll notice when stepping off the X69 bus is the warm, sweet scent of pine wrapping you in its olfactory embrace. Between the hundreds of lakes, canals, rivers and waterways, Berlin has no shortage of choice when it comes to outdoor swimming. What makes Kleiner Müggelsee special amongst this glut of options ...

Hier Wohnte // Neukölln’s newest Stolpersteine Holocaust memorials

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If you live in Berlin and haven't yet noticed the Stolpersteine, you haven't been paying attention. These little brass-covered cobblestones--or stumbling blocks, as the project name roughly translates to--are installed into the sidewalk in front of the last homes of Holocaust victims, each stone engraved with one individual's name and basic details about their fate. While ...