Schloss Dammsmühle – an 18th century fairy tale castle to the north of Berlin slowly bidding its time. Once an illustrious home to a wealthy merchant, the abandoned castle has gone through all the un-pleasantries modern German history can offer. But lets start at the beginning. The land on which the Schloss Dammsmühle sits today, […] The post Schloss Dammsmühle appeared first on Digital Cosmonaut.
The secret Lenin of Berlin
The year 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, with which Lenin and his comrades toppled the Russian Empire and ushered in the reign of the Soviet Union. This centenary anniversary posed an excellent chance to showcase one of Berlin’s hidden gems – the secret Lenin. East Berlin – the capital […] The post The secret Lenin of Berlin appeared first on Digital Cosmonaut.
Die Weißen Häuser – Hitlers secret city
Hidden in a thick overgrowth and a fast growing forest in the northeast of Germany lies one of the last remnants of what Hitlers world capital Germania could have looked like. Hitlers secret city – known as the “Weißen Häuser” – the White Houses, offer a disturbing glimpse into what could have been. Unbeknownst to […] The post Die Weißen Häuser – Hitlers secret city appeared first on Digital Cosmonaut.
Finding the last emblems of the German Democratic Republic in Berlin
Berlin is a city that bears the scars of its history. Be it remnants of its imperial history, bullet scared facades or tragic memorials. While it seems like virtually every other building is either listed as a protected monument or has some commemorative plaque on it, traces of certain periods of the country’s history seem […] The post Finding the last emblems of the German Democratic Republic in Berlin appeared first on Digital Cosmonaut.
The VEB Milchhof
The history of the VEB Milchhof (Dairy Farm) begins with the construction and opening of another famous (and now abandoned) Berlin location – the Säuglings und Kinderkrankenhaus in Weißensee in 1911. Before we get into the details we need to go back a decade or so. Weißensee had 35 dairy farms in 1898, which produced and […] The post The VEB Milchhof appeared first on Digital Cosmonaut.
Exploring the Wasserturm in Prenzlauer Berg
Every Kiez in Berlin has one or two buildings which define the area – be it the Fernsehturm in Mitte, the Karstadt Building in Neukölln, The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Charlottenburg or the Dong Xuan Center in Lichtenberg. No other building exemplifies Prenzlauer Berg like the Wasserturm – which has stood in the heart of the kiez for […] The post Exploring the Wasserturm in Prenzlauer Berg appeared first on Digital Cosmonaut.