Stunning Historic Photos of Snow-Covered Berlin

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We can’t really understand how amazing Berlin is right now, all covered in snow. It has been really uplifting the last few days, especially when the sun has poured into the mix. We really needed it. It made us realize how long it had been since Berlin was blanketed in snow like this. I certainly don’t remember when the last time it was like ages.

But if we go back far, we will find that snow in Berlin was more common. Browsing through historic photos, we found many beautifully captured moments of Berliners in the snow. As you know, we also love to include the history of Berlin on the blog, whether it’s the city divided in 1981, the naughty nightlife of Berlin in the 1920s or this very iconic colorized video of post-war. There is something about having an eye on the past that allows you to appreciate the present more and look forward to a possible future of our beloved city.

With scenes of snowman building, sleigh rides, snow shoveling and frolicking through the beautiful white wonderland, we all feel dizzy to get out there and capture as much of the fun as possible. We all know it can melt at any time. Enjoy the snow!

Snow on Potsdamer Platz, ca. 1924-1927:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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At the Mariendorf racecourse, 1926:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Snow-covered view of the Siegesallee in Tiergarten, 1930:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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These student-athletes stay in shape at 6 ° C in Spandau, 1931:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Snow family built by taxi drivers in Berlin in 1931:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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A few tough boxers training in the snow in Spandau, 1931:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Victory Column and snow-covered Tiergarten in 1933:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Shoveling Snow at Hallesches Tor, ca. 1933:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Attempts on a Snowman, ca. 1946.

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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The Fairy Tale Fountain in Friedrichshain Park, ca. 1952:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Cars covered in snow on Karl-Marx-Allee in 1962:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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A beautiful aerial view of Karl-Marx-Allee in 1963:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Two women walking in a winter wonderland on Karl-Marx-Allee in 1965:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Sleighs and fun at Volkspark Friedrichshain in 1968:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Do you recognize the TV tower trunk in the back? Alexanderplatz, 1978.

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Alexanderplatz occupied in a small snowstorm in 1978:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Looks like the snow was pretty high here on Alexanderplatz in 1979:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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It looks so magical, hard to believe it was on Alexanderplatz in 1980:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Köpenick Castle covered in snow in 1981:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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The dreamy snow-covered bank of the Spree river in Friedrichshagen, 1983:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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A snowy Schönhauser Allee S-Bahn, 1991:

Stunning historic photos of snow-covered berlin

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Franc
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February 12, 2021
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