Stories related to Kreuzberg

The Trouble with Coffee Shops

Das Problem mit den Coffeeshops

The Trouble with Coffee Shops
When news of a coffee shop ('cannabis cafe') opening in Kreuzberg broke in August 2013, arguments for and ...

Conference of Garden Gnomes

Konferenz der Gartenzwerge

Conference of Garden Gnomes
Gartenzwerge are supposed to be prolific in the quintessential-German-prolific sense. However, I found them ..

Zwei Wege Trennen Sich

Two Roads Diverged

This is a translation by Volker Wolf, of SL Wong's 'Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood'. Originally titled 'Zwei Wege Trenten Sich im Herbslichen Wald', it appeared in 'Kuala Lumpur - Berlin: Kisah Dua Bandar Raya / Kuala Lumpur - Berlin: Stadtgeschichten' (2012), a book by the Goethe-Institut Malaysia and the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books.

Dua Jalan Berpisah

Two Roads Diverged

This is a translation by Hedy Holzwarth, of SL Wong's 'Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood'. Originally titled 'Dua Jalan Berpisah di Hutan Kuning', it appeared in 'Kuala Lumpur - Berlin: Kisah Dua Bandar Raya / Kuala Lumpur - Berlin: Stadtgeschichten' (2012), a book by the Goethe-Institut Malaysia and the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books.

Two Roads Diverged

Zwei Wege Trennten Sich

We took a different route that day. It was a Frostian decision, but one of “knowing how way leads on to way” rather than seeking the portentousness of taking less-travelled paths.

For we were, quite simply, exploring Berlin. Still, we were stunned where this path took us. A formal rose garden, a strange Oriental statue, a massive lake and a sunken park.

It was early Spring and all was crisp and green after a Winter that had been harsh even for Berlin.