This was Berlin in 1900. More than a hundred years ago and before the war, before the wall, before the nazis, before the communists, before East and west, before the hipsters and the döner. In other words, before, it was fantastic. In this video of Berlin, you can look at how this unique city used to look.
Check out the architecture and how different it was! It’s crazy to see how different the city looks nowadays. It is so diverse that it might be challenging to recognize most of the buildings and places you can see in the video below.
If you pay attention, around 0:30, you can glimpse what Alexanderplatz used to look like. A rare footage from one of the most iconic places here in Berlin.
Another notable moment in the video is around the 2nd minute: Friedrichstraße S-bahn station crossing the Friedrichstraße itself. A green and unusual – for our 2014 eyes – train crossed the street. After the shot from Friedrichstraße, you can spot a bunch of gentlemen all suited up drinking beer in the old-style cups, proving that a lot has changed, but some things remain the same.
Berliners will be Berliners in 1900 or more than a hundred years later. Some things don’t change even though the city changed a lot.
We can’t recognize most places in this video, but if you can, please tell us in the comments below. We’re dying to put a name on all those streets we see here in this video of Berlin in 1900. Even if some of them don’t exist anymore in today’s Berlin.