Time Travelling in Berlin

Authored by:
Kevin G.

Kevin G.

Throughout the 20th century, Berlin has suffered harshly from world wars, facist regimes and politically instability that divided an entire city for many years. While studying in Berlin, I became self-consious about my surroundings and imagined what the city used to look like during these difficult times. 

After reading and learning about Berlin in class and seeing many black and white photographs of the city in the past, I came up with this cool idea of finding the exact spots of where some of these photos were taken. I recreated these photos with the purpose of being able to see how much Berlin has changed since the past century.

Frankfurter Allee Station

Red Army soldiers entering the ubahn station as they make their way towards the Reichstag during the Battle of Berlin 1945

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​Bradenburg Gate

The aftermath of the Battle of Berlin and the end of World War 2

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Reichstag

The German parliament building after the Battle of Berlin

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Between Frankfurter Allee and Proskauer Straße 

Red Army tank near Karl-Marx Allee during East Berlin's reconstruction period 1950s

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Pariser Platz (In front of Bradenburg Gate)​

Soviet officials standing in front of a painting of Joseph Stalin 1945

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