KIND OF GOLDEN – Friedrichstadt

Jazz Tour of the twenties

A city walk to historic Berln jazz venues from the twenties, past the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie.

Registration under 0171/5483492 or 

city walk can be booked any time, maybe in conjunction with a concert !? € 15 / person, two or less at least € 45

I am happy to meet your individual needs, just contact me in advance!

  • meeting opposite of the Hotel Adlon, Unter den Linden 77,10117 Berlin, at S/U-Bahn-Entrance Brandenburger Tor; the city walk ends around 120 Minuten later close to Checkpoint Charlie, € 15, discounts possible

Acity walk right into  – the “sin Babylon” Berlin: Back to the Friedrichstadt, the infamous entertainment center of Berlin, which is still infamous from the Empire! The Wilhelminian splendor persisted, now affordable for everyone. A turbulent social mess.

A prelude to Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll, the city walk tells of it!

In 1918, jazz sounded like industrialization, mechanization. so it was absolutely contemporary. For the workers, his hectic pace and nervousness meant revolution and stood for completely new times. In their optimism, the sounds could really inspire many. They reached the progressive artists in their eccentricity. Then jazz served as the dance music in times of dance craze. Cakewalk and Shimmy were framing  the first half of the twenties, Charleston in the second. T

From a technical point of view, however, the music was so extraordinary that many trained musicians preferred to continue to play classical music or light music. That’s why spontaneously-based Jazzbänder, as they were called, from amateur musicians took on this task. There was no time for them. Jazz developed rapidly. Each new jazz style opened the music again to other social circles.

Inevitably, we are in the midst of the issues of those days, such as modernity, gender and frug consumption.

Some places in the Friedrichstadt mirrored these controversies in a special way. This city walk reminds of it locally.

Also see: KIND OF GOLDEN – New West
Jazz stories
city walk to historic Berlin jazz venues in Mitte

city walk to historic Berlin jazz venues in Mitte