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Berlin Soviet Memorial: Treptower Park

The Berlin Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is the biggest of the three war memorials the USSR left in Berlin after the end of the Second World War.  It was built to the design of the soviet architect Yakov Belopolsky as a memorial for 5,000 of the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin between April and May 1945. It opened four years after World War II on May 8, 1949 and it used to serve as the central war memorial in East Berlin. When you walk around this war memorial, it is quite easy to...

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Parks in Berlin: Our favorite parks to visit in Berlin

Here is a list of our favorite parks in Berlin to enjoy the Summertime. We, from Fotostrasse, are very proud of our city’s green spaces— big or small — which number more than 2,500! And every one of them has something unique to offer, don’t limit yourself to this list. Here I’m gonna start with just 13 of the most interesting parks in Berlin in Fotostrasse‘s opinion. Some of the names are probably familiar to you, but since we are talking about Fotostrasse, of course there will be surprises. A Visit to Tempelhofer Park I don’t think I can...

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We Will Forget Soon: An Interview with Dario-Jacopo Laganá

A couple of days ago I sat down with Dario-Jacopo Laganá in Mitte to talk about We Will Forget Soon, his project to document the traces of the Red Army in Germany. I bought a copy of the book We Will Forget Soon, and we schedule a short talk since I wanted to ask him some questions about the places he visited and all the pictures that we took. We ended up talking for a few hours about his blog Elephant in Berlin, history, gentrification, our memories of the city and the relationship between the Soviet Union and DDR...

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Going Local in Berlin with Mike Savage

I met Mike Savage back in late 2013 at his first job here in Berlin. I remember talking to him about weird bands, beer and about all the cool places he was discovering around Berlin. A few months later he moved on to another job but we kept in touch and, right now, he is the friend that Fotostrasse calls whenever we are going to do some Urban Exploration! When we started thinking about the concept behind Going Local, he was the first person that came to our heads. He knows Berlin better than most berliners and this is why...

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A Quick Tour of what East Berlin used to look like

Berlin’s history left a lot of marks on the city and most of this marks can be seen in the city architecture. From the Kingdom of Prussia to the Soviets, a lot of people had ambitious projects in the german capital and they left this city with a pretty unique visual. For us at Fotostrasse, one of the most interesting sides of Berlin is the old East German architecture that you find in areas like Friedrichshain, Mitte and Treptow. Because of that, we decided to write about some of these amazing and unique places that you can only find...

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Free things to do in Berlin

You maybe heard the phrase The best things in life are free and you probably think that Berlin is the best city in the world, right? Well, we thought it would be fun to combine the two in one post. This is a compilation of free things to do in Berlin that you can do at any time, any day and during any season! Well, most of the activities are available 365 days/year, but a few are seasonal. It makes most sense to visit Berlin at least 4 times: one time for the free things to do in the Spring, another time...

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Winter at the largest Soviet Memorial in Berlin

When we moved to Berlin back in 2012, we didn’t know anything about soviet memorials. Nothing at all. And I believe this lack of knowledge made us even more curious about everything and anything soviet. The first time I was around the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park was less than six months after moving to Berlin. I remember that I was bored back home and I decided to walk from our house close to Rathaus Neukölln to the Spree River and that is how I managed to find the Treptower Park. Once I was there, I remember seeing the...

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Your Parents and Berlin, a perfect match!

Everybody had experience the desperation that emerges when your parents inform you that they will be visiting you here in Berlin, right? The endless questions like “Where should I take them?“, “How can I entertain them without taking them to bars every single night?“, “During the day, what is parents-friendly to walk around but still give them the feeling of what makes Berlin that special to you?”. But Berlin and your parents can be a good mix if you know where to take them. I had this feeling more or less 2 months ago when my mom bought the ticket...

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