Berlin News: Berlin in the News – and News from Berlin – in English.
If you want to know what’s ‘really’ happening in Berlin, or at least what English media is reporting about Berlin, then this page might be the right place for you.
Here you’ll find a frequently updated compilation of the latest Berlin News in English / by English language media so you can get a picture of what is going on in Berlin, what people in Germany’s capital talk about – and how ‘the rest of the world’ sees Berlin.
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"David Bowie famously spent a portion of the '70s recording in Berlin — and that period left a lasting impression on the late rock superstar's director son, Duncan Jones, who has made the German city the setting for his new Netflix science fiction film …"
"Berlin authorities are investigating whether the shutdown has anything to do with an attempted bank robbery in the area. In a neighbourhood between the three Berlin districts, Schmargendorf, robbers possibly tried to immobilize the communications network ..."
"The Roaring Twenties didn't only roar in Jay Gatsby's New York. In the gap between world wars, Berlin of the Weimar Republic epitomized the excess, uncertainty, artistic exploration, and sexual experimentation of the era. This was the Berlin of Fritz Lang and Bauhaus, and also the Berlin of political ..."
"Last year, close to 13 million people visited Berlin, twice the number of annual visitors recorded 10 years previously. The city is positively bursting at the seams. Not many years ago, a vast number of Berlin apartments stood empty ..."
"Research published by a leading economic institute on Wednesday shows that the much lamented rent control law has had some effect in slowing down the pace of rental increases …"
"A German 'Indiana Jones' found a forgotten stretch of the Berlin Wall almost 30 years after almost off of it was demolished. Christian Bormann, 37, stumbled across the historic remains in 1999, 10 years after most of the structure …"
"The place looks like your typical Berlin start-up. A factory floor, complete with a vintage leather sofa and a DJ booth, collectible, retro cameras on the shelves and Polaroids everywhere. The latter show pictures of the Berlin sky, the plants on the office shelves and snapshots of hip, young guests at a ..."
"It's not at all surprising that eight minutes in to the first episode of "Babylon Berlin," the lavish new Netflix-by-way-of-German-television opus, there's a moment of HBO-worthy group nudity. Nor is it even terribly unusual that the Weimar-era drama, faithful to its time, shows a naked female sporting a full tuft ..."
"Former Vancouver City Councillor turned blogger (and Fellow with the SFU Centre for Dialogue) Gordon Price shared an interesting fact this week: Berlin has banned short term rentals, and they're not messing around. This article outlines how speculators were driving up housing prices ..."
"One of Germany's famous discount supermarket chains, Aldi Nord, said on Wednesday it plans to help tackle the housing crisis in the capital, Berlin, by building dozens of flats above 30 of its stores. "This is our idea: an Aldi store on the ground floor and flats above it," said a spokesman ..."
""A three-week-old polar bear cub at a Berlin zoo has opened its eyes for the first time. The zoo said on Friday that the still unnamed female cub could also hold its head up by itself. Her ear channels are opening and the little bear is getting more familiar with its environment…""
"In Europe's city of spies, it was a feat of cold war counter-propaganda: a modernist congress centre with an audaciously curved roof, gifted by America to West Berlin in direct response to the buildup of Soviet's Stalinallee boulevard ..."
"Police raiding a Berlin restaurant have discovered playing cards which had been laced with a radioactive substance. Detectives believe players could ..."
"The audience whoops and whistles at the premiere of a musical that has turned refugees into star performers on the Berlin stage."
"The nightclub at the heart of Babylon Berlin, the Weimar Republic-era TV drama that premiered on Sky UK this month, may share period features with the Kit Kat Klub where Liza Minnelli once cocked her bowler hat in Cabaret…"
"Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutors office, said it was not clear when the recovered items could be returned to Lennon's estate. The diaries are on display at Berlin police headquarters…"
"The German art world held its collective breath earlier this autumn when the new Art Berlin fair, a joint venture between the former rivals Maike Cruse, ..."
"Plunging into the green waters of Gorinsee is an instant remedy to urban stress. The lake lies only 20km from Berlin but seems a world away, with its ..."
"As we mark the end of NPR's operations of the station in Berlin, we'd like to thank our many listeners in the Berlin metropolitan area for your support ..."
"In a virtual West Berlin, a news correspondent briefly discusses the Berlin Wall's history under the backdrop of the wall's graffiti. Visitors can hear ..."
"I'm at Berlin's Teufelsberg Field Station, a former listening post for the US National Security Agency, known for its giant white bubbles on top of the ..."
"NeSpoon has been very active recently, finishing her mural in Sweden and then going straight to Germany for Urban Nations where this mural was ..."
""'My collection is very refined and elegant; Berlin is the opposite' said Mr. Feuerle, 55, a former Cologne gallerist, who spends much of his year in Asia.…""
"With only a few days to go until election day, passions are running high in a debate at Berlin's Zoo Palast cinema. On the podium, politicians trade ..."
"Berlin police have praised an Iraqi refugee who handed in a handbag she found containing €14,000 (£12,400; $16,800). The bag was left on a ..."
"But few celebrants in modern history have had more cause for such reflection than the Berlin Jews who survived World War II. In 1945, legendary LIFE ..."
"Once dominated by online retail giant Rocket Internet, Berlin's growing tech scene is now making a name for itself in a broad range of sectors."
"It was illuminating, to say the least, to hear from a man who moved to Berlin before the wall came down and who lives in a country where – for obvious ..."
"At the newly christened art berlin 2017, everything is familiar and new at once. Fair director Maike Cruse and her new collaborator Daniel Hug of Art ..."
"With two currently serving the city and another forever under construction, Berlin is not short on airports. But the most fascinating of them all ..."
"Berlin's scandal-plagued BER airport project, now delayed five years with no opening date in sight, has become the laughing stock of Germany, but ..."
"Berlin animal control officials say they've caught 3,000 American crayfish that have been proliferating in a downtown park. Over the ..."
"With “Brexit” looming over Britain, a promising new startup hub is emerging in Europe: Berlin's Silicon Allee. As a comparison between London and ..."
"Berlin is to street art what Paris is to cafes and Amsterdam is to canals. Long known as the most “bombed” (or, “tagged”) city in Europe, the UNESCO ..."
"Built by the Nazis, it was the site of the Berlin airlift and, more recently, of emergency housing for some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who ..."
"On the eve of Berlin Art Week, the excitement sweeping the city was dampened by news that Micky Schubert—a mainstay of the Berlin scene—would ..."
"In the city of Berlin south of the Brandenburg Gate and several blocks west of Checkpoint Charlie, there is a museum called "Topography of Terror."."
"Airbnb is celebrating a partial win over a housing law change in Berlin that last year led to a total clampdown on the short term renting of entire homes ..."
"Riding in a modified Jeep Grand Cherokee down the Bundesstraße through Berlin's Tiergarten, the driver takes his hands off the wheel and the car ..."
"Tanja Bogumil and Linh Nguyen direct me to the Berlin office of Kisura, their personal clothes-shopping service, by saying they are just down the road ..."
"Ever since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travellers have been flocking to East Berlin while West Berlin has been forgotten. However as the East ..."
"After a Berlin man farted twice in the presence of a female officer in February last year, he was made to pay a €900 fine. A Berlin court re-examined the ..."
"Berlin's Berghain nightclub has been immortalised in a series of infographics which detail the techno club's cavernous rooms, floors and sections."
"When I traveled to Berlin with my family last month, my mom was so worried about violating German laws prohibiting Nazi symbols that she taped over ..."
"Forget “poor but sexy.” The quote that best describes Berlin is from German cultural critic Karl Scheffler, who called it a city “condemned always to be ..."
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