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Krüger Passage in Dortmund was built in 1912 by the latest in this family of printers and booksellers, who ran a local newspaper and had a bookshop which ran the whole length of one side of the arcade when it opened. Sadly, that bookshop closed in 2009 after 97 years of business in the arcade…

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Stockholm’s only vintage shopping arcade was built in the 1890s and supposedly modelled on what was then the magnificent Kaisergalerie in Berlin, although it’s impossible to compare now as Berlin’s arcades didn’t survive the destruction of World War 2. Birger Jarlspassagen was never very long in the first place, measuring only about 40m, with just…

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