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On the road in Berlin's districts : Westend: Where the winds of the East blow

area: 13.5 km2 (16 of 96)
population: 41 352 (31 of 96)
average age: 47,0 (Berlin: 42,7)
local celebrities: Conrad Bechmann (guest host), John, and Heinrich Quistorp (land speculators)
Feels like the middle of: Theodor-Heuss-Platz

The Berlin district of Westend is named after the London's West End, but it looks around the eponymous S-Bahn station is more towards the East End of London: A dirt grey concrete bridge leads over the tracks in the District, flanked by Kebab shops, the Barber shop "Afric Haircare" and the "Sleep Cheap Hostel (10€/night)".

East and West in Berlin in such a politically überformte terms of their importance in the city is advised to plan in the context of something from the point of view. In London it was like a little later in Berlin, especially in the prevailing westerly wind, the einblies the industrialized cities of your-sized geography: The stinking factories and related work district ended up in the East, the factory owners and bankers established themselves in the West, where the thick air of the proletariat arrived rare.

A wedge-shaped piece of Poshness

So it was also in Berlin's Westend, where from the 1860s, a alert developer consortium parceled out plots of land sold to the factory produced industrial nobility of the city. The villas that were built here in the result, today, in the Grounds between Spandauer Damm, the Empire and the Queen-Elisabeth-street, a wedge-shaped piece of Poshness that comes to his London-based model as close as you can come to him in Berlin. Live here and most of them lived good will of those celebrity residents, the list of which Wikipedia is by far the longest of all Berlin districts.

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While Strolling through the Rest of the sprawling West end, I had the old Song by the Pet Shop Boys in the ear: the West! End! Girls! Dadam-dadam! At some point I started to this tune all the local Patriotic store names in front of me to hum, I have encountered on-the-go: West! End! BBQ! Dadam-dadam! West! End! Klause! Dadam-dadam! West! End! Velo! Dadam-dadam! West! End! Burials! Dadam-dadam ...

Humming, I walked around the Olympic stadium, passed the radio tower and the exhibition grounds, ran past, finally, at the dead of the ICC, whose bizarre aluminum silhouette of a beached ship wreck at Berlin's West coast. Around the disused Congress-Centrum one of the really sharp and pedestrian-unfriendly traffic node in the city of loops, whose vehicle struck the Mediterranean Islands, as rumor has it, people should be starved to death while Waiting for the green light. Full of compassion, I thought of all the poor trade representative, which are likely to have experienced in their Berlin exhibition road to visit on the night from the Ibis Hotel to a steak house right here is the outbreak of a long suppressed nervous disorders.

At the end of the day I ended up in the Vienna Conditorei Caffe house on the U-Bahn station Neu-Westend. It is located right next to Butter Lindner and seems to be for the wealthy part of West Anaheim's population to be something like the meeting place of the district. If you order coffee, the waitresses friendly, whether it be because of the Filter or Crema, and if they say Crema, feels not quite comme il faut. All cashmere or at least Merino wool, and all, really all, read the daily mirror, other Newspapers do not seem to be it. I sipped my Crema with the feeling to be in the course of my district expedition finally, on the secret Westpol of the city encountered.

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91 districts visited Jens Mühling. All the consequences of his column "Mühling comes rum" can be found on our website at: www.tagesspiegel.de/96malberlin

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