Tag : berlin

Park on the footpath

As long as you have a parking ticket or a residents permit feel free to park with your front wheels on the footpath.

When I first saw a car parked like this I thought the driver had one too many but instead of widening the roadway to add extra parking, they’ve kept the wide footpaths but for certain times of the day allow you to park with the back wheels in the gutter and the front wheels on the footpath.

Photo uploaded April 19, 2014 at 10:03PM


Looking down Rykestrasse to Wasserturm

One of the most noticeable thing about Prenzlauer is the children. On the way from the airport the taxi driver said the berg had the highest proportion of children in Germany.

After a couple of days I can believe this. We’ve seen at least a dozen kindergartens, including one on the ground floor of the apartment, and the suburb swarms with children clothes and toy shops..

Photo taken April 19, 2014 at 06:25PM


Street art

One of the things I was looking forward to in coming to Berlin was the thriving street art scene.

While some is little more than graffiti and tagging, some like this in the courtyard of a building on Kollwitzstrasse is strong and powerful..

Photo taken April 19, 2014 at 05:56PM


Front doorbells – Sredzkistrasse 35

Like a lot of the buildings in this part of Berlin, there are no numbers on either the apartments, or the door bells, just a space for the name of the apartments occupants. (and no … I haven’t met David Bowie yet )

Photo taken April 18, 2014 at 06:51PM


Danziger strasse
Parking with your rear wheels in the gutter and your nose on the footpath appears to be legal,at least “with parking ticket or resident parking permit”