Tag Archives: History

A Guide to Berlinerisch

Ian Farrell explores the origins and development of Berlinerisch – and shows us how to speak ‘like a local’… This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Slow Travel Berlin. The full version can be found here. Moving … Continue reading

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New article in Slow Travel Berlin! Interested in Berlin? Airports? History? Urban planning? Crazy golf? …or all of the above? Check out my new article on Slow Travel Berlin, A brief history of Tempelhofer Feld, and delve into the past … Continue reading

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New Words!

Hi folks, sorry for the delay. It’s been a busy summer, and I’ve been doing a lot of Outside Things instead of Indoor Writy Things. However, I’ve also spent a lot of time researching and writing an article for the … Continue reading

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A message from the dawn of history

This is a book review. At least, I think it is. It’s the first one I’ve done since primary school, when we had to write up the books we read so the teachers could see how we were progressing. So … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Market Halls – a hidden history I’ve been at it again – over at Slow Travel Berlin, you can find my latest article on the history – and recent revival – of Berlin’s grand nineteenth century market halls. It … Continue reading

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Was ist ein Berliner?

In June 1963, John F. Kennedy famously stood on the steps of the Rathaus Schöneberg in West Berlin and declared “Ich bin ein Berliner”. It was a defiant response to the construction of the Berlin Wall two years earlier and … Continue reading

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