52 Stories: #12 Memories thought lost

When I ask Sonja what her favourite place in Treptow-Köpenick is, she quickly says "Der Karpfenteich". And there is a very specific reason for that. Sonja has lived in Berlin for almost 20 years and has migrated within Germany. On a beautiful, cold winter afternoon 20 years ago she landed with friends at the carp pond. And the pond was partly frozen over. As a young person, you sometimes act thoughtlessly. "Someone sold mulled wine in the park and we started to warm up with the mulled wine"...

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52 Stories: #10 Build, use and maintain bridges

José Carlos originally from Guatemala, has lived in Germany for 10 years and for 9 years in Berlin Treptow-Köpenick! According to the Maya calendar, water is his element. The water gives him the feeling of "freedom", it calms him and often helps him to order his thoughts. All his favourite places in Tre-Kö are on the water, whether it is the riverbank with its cafés or the carp pond in Treptower Park. In the evening he also likes to go to the Isle of Youth with its open-air cinema. "I feel...

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52 Stories: #11 Great thought provoking monuments

The Soviet memorial, this is the place Victor likes to think back to when he thinks of Treptow-Köpenick. In his very first week in Berlin, back in 2006, he read in his travel guide that the Soviet memorial existed. And since his first time was all about getting to know his new district, his new home, Victor set off on a journey to various places in Berlin to familiarize himself with them. "I was amazed by this place," were his first thoughts. After almost 15 years Victor still likes to come...

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52 Stories: #9 No dead spot in multi cultural Oberschöneweide

6 years ago N. moved with her daughter from Bavaria to Berlin.They knew no one here. Her great luck was that she came to Berlin because of her work and was therefore able to quickly build up a social network. Another luck is that she can work and live in the same neighbourhood and as a single mother, this is a great advantage. In the beginning she didn't like being in Schöneweide so much. "The reputation of Schöneweide was confirmed at first, ... but I notice that it is becoming more...

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