KIND OF GOLDEN – Scheunenviertel
Jazz Tour of the twenties
A piece of Berlin’s cultural history in the middle of Mitte! Let’s stroll past historic venues and jazz of all kinds, such as the Berlin Ensemble, the Friedrichstadt-Palast or Clärchens Ballhaus!
Berliner Ensemble, Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1, 10117 Berlin. The cultural history of Berlin in the middle of Mitte ends about 120 minutes later at Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin,
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Berlin’s cultural history in the middle of Mitte – in the Scheunenviertel, the so-called underworld: Between 1918 and 1933, the Weimar Republic stumbled from one crisis to the next. She was controversial and had more enemies than friends. But all wanted to have fun, just in what way?
In the „slum district“ of the city, the barn district, light girls were having fun with heavy boys and vice versa, or among themselves. Here were little stories and became legends!
Jazzband and Tap Dance were also everywhere here. How did the music get on? There was dancing mania. The war was over, the people had survived and the monarch was gone! The American dances shaped the bustle. Often right next to it were separees, which were just as useful for love affairs as they were for trickeries. Berlin’s cultural history in the middle of Mitte dares a humorous look in the spirit of the Berlin entertainment of the twenties.
But Berlin’s cultural history in the middle of Mitte had its downsides: it was especially threatened by anti-Semitism and its catastrophic effects! The majority of the inhabitants of the barn area had always been of Jewish origin and had built and shaped the district. That gave rise to a lot of rumors and clichés.
This part of Berlin’s cultural history gives a more differentiated view of what was going on.
See as well: KIND OF GOLDEN – The New West