And here we get a culture tip from Mila Hacke, one of the city’s best-known architectural photographers. You are invited to the new photo exhibition in the Bundeswehr Military History Museum at the Berlin-Gatow airfield.

Her exhibition from the Urania from 2020 to 2021 is now going into the second round, she writes, “this time the photos are in picture frames and I’m showing around 80 large photos and additional information boards”. The title: “Allies in Berlin – the architectural heritage “.

Until they left in 1994, they shaped many central locations with their buildings, from Tegel to Lichterfelde, from Gatow to Karlshorst. “Schools, sports facilities and churches were also built for the partly self-sufficient settlements of the Western Allies. The military infrastructure of the Four Powers also included an airport, as well as military train stations, barracks and military training areas – of which, however, are only in the “highlight show” of the photo exhibition some examples will be shown,” says the invitation.

When can the exhibition be seen? From Thursday 2 June. Vernissage is at 5 p.m., last admission at 5.30 p.m. The exhibition is open until 7 p.m.

Berlin’s largest museum is located in the southwest of the city, is fairly easy to get to with the BVG and has around 70,000 visitors a year. The exhibition runs until January 2023.

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The photo show can be seen in the tower building – the Gatow airfield (which, by the way, is in Kladow) has not been in operation since the 90s, but is only open for the airfield festival in autumn and for special exercises by Bundeswehr units (here, with videos) . For those interested who rush there after work to see the new show: “Barbecue buffet and drinks are sold by Heimbetrieb Kühn.”

Another exhibition on the Cold War is currently running in the Air Force Museum. The focus: the small machine with which Mathias Rust once landed in the center of Moscow and which could be seen in the Technology Museum in Kreuzberg for a long time – all information was only available here in the newsletter with many photos.

And another tip: The somewhat hidden exhibition on the airfield itself (“You can’t miss Gatow”) is also exciting. It’s about the British, scheduled flights to London and the GDR military in sight.

If you take a bike trip to Kladow, you can also stop at the Havelufer, where the German-British Yacht Club is showing a new exhibition on the Allied seaplanes that landed on the Havel: here is the information in the Tagesspiegel for Spandau.

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And here are some of the topics that you will find in my current Spandau newsletter.

Pentecost, holidays, high school exams: Spandau’s DLRG boss talks about the start of the season and the lack of staff, warns against naive bathing in the cold Havel – and mourns the loss of one of the DLRG’s most deserving lifesavers in Spandau

– 25 million construction site: New sketch of Berlin’s water polo arena, details on the demolition of the day care center, noise protection and the giant newt

– Swimming pool Spandau-Süd: This is how much the sauna renovation costs

– 300 meters of trouble at Glienicker See: Update on the nasty cobblestones in Kladow

– “180,000 euros just gone”: frustration at the ailing forester’s house in Gatow

– Millions for the Kladow sports field – and an emergency repair

– A new skate park for Siemensstadt – only where?

– Long-term debate about the BVG bus lane: New information about bollards on the Heerstraße

– Citizens’ initiative concerned about parents’ taxis – and the new construction of the primary school in Staaken is postponed

– 10 mini stories about Spandau and the doctors for the concert in the citadel

– 25 years of puppet theater in the citadel

– Photo art at Gatow airfield

– Guided tour for the blind in the citadel, cultural tip from the historic cellar

– Western town Haselhorst reopens

-Tiefwerder: Reader photographs water buffalo – and lots of tips for the long day of urban nature

– Lots of neighborhood sports: Run of Spirit in the Johannesstift, great school campaign from TSV 1860 Spandau

The Tagesspiegel newsletter is available for all 12 Berlin districts and already has over 260,000 subscriptions. In it we inform you once a week in a bundled and compact way about what’s going on in your neighbourhood. We also often let readers have their say in the newsletter, after all nobody knows the neighborhood as well as the people who live there.