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Zentralfriedhof Freidrichsfelde

Berlin Experiences founder, Matt, recently started contributing to the Atlas Obscura - here's an interesting look at Berlin's Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, also known as the Memorial to the Socialists: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/memorial-to-the-socialists-zentralfriedhof-friedrichsfelde "Established in 1881, the Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde was Berlin’s first non-denominational municipal graveyard - a pauper’s cemetery that would later become the final resting place for many of Germany’s prominent Socialists, Communists and anti-Fascist fighters."

On this day: Friedrich Engels, Prussian political theorist and ‘gravedigger of capitalism’, is born (28th November 1820)

In 1842, the 22-year-old Friedrich Engels travelled to tend to family business near Manchester, England. Sent by his father to protect the family investment in a cotton manufacturing firm in Salford, with the added paternal hope that exposing his son to the realities of business would rid him of his increasingly radical leanings. Instead, Engels witnessed the misery and desperation that had arrived on the banks of the river Irk. As the steam engine and mechanised textile production had spread across Great Britain and continental Europe in the early 19th century, a new epoch of industrialisation had arrived. The dilapidation, unsanitary conditions, and personal estrangement threatening public health and gruelling labour, meagre pay, and long hours expected of workers proved hard to ignore. [caption id="attachment_4391" align="alignright" width="300"] The family business in Manchester, the offices of Ermen and Engels' Victoria Mill[/caption] Born in 1820, in what was then the kingdom of Prussia,…

Festival of Lights is back!

Get your cameras ready for the Festival of Lights! Berlin's legendary light show starts today. For the next ten nights many of the city's major landmarks, including the Brandenburg Gate and TV Tower, glucophage online without prescription will be transformed into temporary canvases for various light displays. Photo: The Berliner Dom used to display work by the famous Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir.

Long Weekend in Germany

Today is the start of a long weekend in Germany, leading up to the official commemorations for the anniversary of German reunification on 3rd October. If you're in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, be prepared to encounter some celebratory bratwurst munching and general drunken revellery as part of the street festival held in the run-up to the national holiday on Monday. For more info: https://www.berlin.de/…/2716319-2842498-day-of-german-unity… Photo credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-1003-400 / Grimm, Peer / CC-BY-SA 3.0

The European Month of Photography Berlin finally starts today!

The European Month of Photography Berlin finally starts today! As part of the official opening weekend, Berlin's Museum for Photography is offering free admission to its exhibitions and current collection, until Sunday. Spread across the city in museums, glucophage for diabetes galleries, cultural spaces and embassies, EMOP Berlin is Germany's largest photography festival. For more information check: http://www.emop-berlin.eu/ and http://www.smb.museum/…/mu…/museum-fuer-fotografie/home.html Photo: Gordon Parks: Ingrid Bergman, Sromboli, Italy, 1949, Courtesy of and Copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation