Category: bridges of Berlin

Bridges of Berlin: Rosa-Luxemburg-Steg

Or as the proper title should be: Lichtensteinbrücke Re-discovered, since I already wrote about this particular bridge. Berlin is one of the few metropolitan cities that I did not fall in love with instantly, like Vienna, Paris, Prague, or Delhi. It is a rough city with scorching summers and winters that make you aware of

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Berlin Through Frog Eyes: Tegeler See (Lake Tegel)

There are certain places that I prefer to visit during winter, not just because of the absence of people but for the presence of light. There is something very special about the crisp winter light that fights its way through the overbearing clouds and the overpowering wind. The conditions for photography were far from perfect

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Bridges of Berlin: The Unknown Eyesore

This pedestrian overpass along the Heerstrasse in Berlin-Spandau has no name, just a story. Built in 1965, this steel bridge used to at the Europacenter Mall along the Tauenzienstrasse.  Considered an eyesore to many primarily because it blocked the view to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche (Emperor William’s Memorial Church), the bridge was dismantled and transferred to the

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Bridges of Berlin: Saatwinkel Steg

About a week back I wrote about my terrible map reading skills. Yesterday, however, getting lost was not entirely my fault but Google Maps’. For the Bridges of Berlin series I prefer to seek out the more obscure bridges of the city (without getting arrested or into trouble) and they usually turn out to be

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Bridges of Berlin: Siemenssteg

When it comes to hunting down the bridges of Berlin, doing the research beforehand really pays off. So far there has only been one bridge that I stumbled upon quite by accident and without prior research. Doing things that way complicates matters later on when I sit down to write the blog, because I have

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Bridges of Berlin: Möckernbrücke & Köthenerbrücke

Let’s continue our exploration of the Landwehrkanal bridges in Kreuzberg and see what we stumble upon: As you recall, we left off at the Anhalter Steg, so now we look down the canal and soak in the rather unimpressive Möckernbrücke, these days completely overshadowed by the tram railway above it. The beauty and texture of

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Bridges of Berlin: Anhalter Steg

With each bridge that I discover and photograph in Berlin I think that I have pinpointed my favourite one, but then I go out on my next adventure and find another treasure and change my mind. This weekend was a veritable treasure chest as far as bridge hunting  was concerned and if it weren’t for

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Bridges of Berlin: Lichtensteinbrücke

Winter does strange things to my brain. For years I associated the expression “brain freeze” with ice cream or a milkshake that was consumed too fast, but if you have to battle the bitter nordic winds and can feel your cheeks stinging while walking, the brain just stops working. I have come to appreciate the

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Bridges of Berlin: Sechserbrücke

In my quest to discover the most interesting and lesser known bridge of Berlin, I found myself at the Tegel Lake this dreary winter afternoon, facing a sight for sore eyes in more ways than one. Built in 1908, the Tegeler Hafenbrücke (Tegel Port Bridge) is fondly called by local residents as the Sechserbrücke, which

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