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Berlin Ringbahn (Circular Railway) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 154)

The Berlin Ringbahn (circular railway) is a 37.5 km (23.3 mi) long city train (S-Bahn) line around the center of Berlin. There are two trains: S41 goes clockwise, the S42 goes counter-clockwise. For…

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Mauerreste / Remains of The Wall – In A Berlin Minute (Week 142)

There are still quite a few pieced of The Wall (1961 – 1989) left in Berlin. Well known places are the East Side Gallery, the Memorial at Bernauer Strasse and the pieces at…

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Südgelände Park – In A Berlin Minute (Week 128)

Excited to share with you a new discovery that has immediately become my favorite park: Natur-Park Südgelände (south area) in the neighborhood Schöneberg. This park was once a train yard (more specifically a classification yard or marshalling yard),…

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Olympic Village Berlin (Olympisches Dorf) – In A Berlin Minute (Week 119)

The Olympic Village Berlin in Elstal was the first brick-on-brick Olympic village and is therefore the oldest Olympic village still in existence. It was built for the 1936 Olympics. In the beginning, it was…

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Abandoned Gardens – Verlassener Schrebergarten – In A Berlin Minute (Week 117)

This is one of the most atmospheric places I’ve been to in Berlin. Schrebergärten aka allotment gardens have been quite popular in German cities. People who live in apartments rent a little garden with a…

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Governors Island – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 109)

Governors Island, nestled snugly between Brooklyn and Manhattan*, is one of those magical unreachable places that you get to see from afar for years and then finally you find a way in (or it’s opened…

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Infamous Gowanus (Canal + Neighborhood) – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 98)

Gowanus is the neighborhood around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. A neighborhood that is sure to change drastically in the future.  While it is still zoned for manufacturing and is mostly filled with businesses and there’s…

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Flushing Meadows World’s Fair (Queens) – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 90)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens hosted the World Fair in 1939/40 and 1964/65 and still features several iconic and slightly extraterrestrial seeming structures left from those fairs. Among the structures at the Flushing…

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