Hochstadt: restaurateurs face an uncertain future

One could think that now that the restaurants are allowed to open again, everything will be fine. The guests get their beer, their bread or a good meal, and the landlords their money. You would think. Mirjam wellein tells a different story.

The owner of the “topflas lack of planning certainty. “Important would be that the policy makes a clear statement how the year looks”, she says. The fact that it is allowed to reopen its premises does not mean that all problems are solved. On the contrary, for most restaurateurs the crisis will continue for a few more months. It is about the calculation of the whole year, about festivals and concerts, which will also be cancelled in the future. “The regulations make it difficult for all restaurateurs to survive the year.”

Read more

A walk through jewish berlin

If you walk slowly, you can discover a lot, even or especially where you think you know your own city. It is well known that in many places in Berlin stories and history go hand in hand, and yet the tour through the Scheunenviertel opened up some unexpectedly surprising insights and retrospections thanks to the two knowledgeable guides. Together with Kerstin Ewert and Niels Spellbrink, 40 employees embarked on an extremely entertaining and indeed diverse journey through time on Diversity Day. Hardly at the Hackescher market started, the first surprise did not let wait for itself. The area around the new synagogue, to the left, to the right and along Oranienburger Strabe, known here as the Scheunenviertel, is actually called Spandauer Vorstadt. The Scheunenviertel, on the other hand, was created in the 18th century. on Bulowplatz, today Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, where the Volksbuhne is located. Nix barn. Following this beginning, the walk was rich in in many ways unbelievable history*s.

Through THE Jewish Berlin?

A pithy title for a tour, but probably little more than a rough directional guide, because where or what is THE Jewish Berlin? For the first time it is recorded that in the 12th century. Jews (m/f/d should always be kept in mind) settled in the Klosterviertel, near the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall), respectively. were allowed to settle on the benevolence of the rulers. Since they were only allowed to earn their own bread through credit and trade, there was always expulsion and persecution, especially in times of crisis, but the Jewish people often quickly resettled. But when the plague raged in Europe in 1348/49, the first major persecution of Jews occurred in Berlin. History took its course, over centuries Jews settled in Berlin, were expelled, came again.

Read more