Most people that visit Berlin know the history behind the wall that divided the city during the Cold War. But there is another historic wall waiting to be discovered in the middle of the town. This is the Old City Wall of Berlin that witnesses the medieval past of the city.
Checkpoint Bravo was the name of one of three Allied checkpoints used by the United States in the divided Germany and Berlin during the years after the Second World War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Before 1969, this Checkpoint could be found on a bridge over the Teltow Canal. Still, it was moved to a different location called Albrechts Teerofen. In here, we will be talking about the original and abandoned Checkpoint Bravo.
Clive James’s Postcard from Berlin was part of a TV travel documentary series that was broadcast in Great Britain in 1995. In this show, you can see Australian broadcaster and comedian Clive James exploring the German capital a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the country.
The former Staatsratsgebäude can be found in the historical center of Berlin, right behind where the Berlin City Palace used to stand before it was demolished after the Second World War. This building tells the history of the city in every possible way since it shares pieces of architecture from…
Berlin has a vast transport network composed of S-Bahn and U-Bahn lines that cover almost 500 km of tracks across the city. And the town used to have even more tracks, but due to political divisions, world wars and economic problems, some of those tracks were abandoned. One of those is known as Friedhofsbahn, and it used to connect Berlin-Wannsee to Stahnsdorf.
In Berlin Moves, Alex Soloviev tries to capture the German capital from the eyes of a local. At the same time, he tries to show how beautiful the city is from the perspective of a tourist. He wants to show you all the small things that you overlook while you walk around Berlin, and this is one of the many reasons why we had to write something about his latest video.
Back in 1988, one year before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tilda Swinton took her bike and cycled around the Berlin Wall, together with the filmmaker Cynthia Beatt. What they created came to be known as Cycling the Frame, and it’s a beautiful and surreal document that shows a city scarred by a wall that cut it in half.