FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

Hidden Berlin Facebook & Instagram feeds (1 May 2016)

…May Day’s kinda crazy in Kreuzberg, right? If you’re from the UK, you’ll likely associate May 1 with village fetes, tombola and dancing around a white pole with fluttering ribbons. Here? Nah, here it’s a day of riot. Harking back to a clash between police and Kreuzberg lefties in 1980s Berlin, demonstrations have clogged the streets of Kotti and the surrounding areas on this date ever since. But if your taste of Kreuzberg culture’s left you craving more, hop on that U-Bahn back to Kotti and hit up the FHXB Museum. Free to explore, this is an interactive trip back through the decades in X-berg and its neighbour Friedrichshain. Learn how the districts changed in the wake of WWII, how they coped when a wall split Berlin, and what they now mean to those who call them home. Listen, read, watch, discover – and even take an audio-guided tour of the “virtual city” on the top floor. Rainy-afternoon activity that’ll get you all clued-up on one of Berlin’s edgiest districts? Check. #FHXB #FHXBMuseum #Kreuzberg #Friedrichshain #Xberg #Fshain #Museum #May1 #May1st #MayDay #MayDayRiots #Demonstrations #Riot #Kotti #KottbusserTor #History #Berlin #BerlinHistory #HiddenBerlin #FreeMuseum #BerlinKreuzberg #IgersBerlin #Berlinstagram #GermanHistory #InternationalWorkersDay

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…May Day’s kinda crazy in Kreuzberg, right? If you’re from the UK, you’ll likely associate May 1 with village fetes, tombola and dancing around a white pole with fluttering ribbons. Here? Nah, here it’s a day of riot. Harking back to a clash between police and Kreuzberg lefties in 1980s Berlin, demonstrations have clogged the streets of Kotti and the surrounding areas on this date ever since. But if your taste of Kreuzberg culture’s left you craving more, hop on that U-Bahn back to Kotti and hit up the FHXB Museum. Free to explore, this is an interactive trip back through the decades in X-berg and its neighbour Friedrichshain. Learn how the districts changed in the wake of WWII, how they coped when a wall split Berlin, and what they now mean to those who call them home. Listen, read, watch, discover – and even take an audio-guided tour of the “virtual city” on the top floor. Rainy-afternoon activity that’ll get you all clued-up on one of Berlin’s edgiest districts? Check.

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