Berlin News in English Media

Berlin News in English Media

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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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How David Bowie’s Berlin period inspired Duncan Jones’ sci-fi film Mute (blog) / Clark Collis — Tuesday, 20. February 2018
"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 …"

Police suspect bank robbers after internet cut in 40000 Berlin homes

The Local Germany — Monday, 19. February 2018
"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 ..."

Babylon Berlin Is the Best Historical Drama on Netflix

GQ Magazine / Lincoln Michel — Saturday, 17. February 2018
"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 ..."

Gay Life Flourished in Berlin Before Nazis Snuffed it Out / Oliver Hilmes — Thursday, 15. February 2018
"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 ..."

Berlin start-up bringing a 70s icon back

Handelsblatt Global Edition — Sunday, 11. February 2018
"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 ..."

Hooray for hairy pits! “Babylon Berlin” gets this historical detail right

Salon / Mary Elizabeth Williams — Friday, 02. February 2018
"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 ..."

Berlin issuing $125000 fines to people who Airbnb their suites

Vancouver Courier — Friday, 02. February 2018
"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 ..."

German retailer Aldi set to build 2000 homes above its Berlin stores

Deutsche Welle — Wednesday, 31. January 2018
"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 ..."

Baby polar bear born at Berlin zoo opens its eyes — Friday, 29. December 2017
""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…""

Berlin exhibition questions CIA’s influence on global art scene

The Guardian / Philip Oltermann — Monday, 04. December 2017
"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 ..."

John Lennon’s stolen diaries recovered in Berlin

The Independent — Thursday, 23. November 2017
"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…"

Can any fair kickstart the Berlin art market?

Art Newspaper / Stefan Kobel — Wednesday, 15. November 2017
"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, ..."

Goodbye to Berlin

Financial Times / Stefan Wagstyl — Friday, 29. September 2017
"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 ..."

A Final Note From NPR Berlin

NPR Berlin — Friday, 29. September 2017
"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 ..."

NeSpoon unveils a new mural in Berlin for Urban Nations

StreetArtNews / blog / Modestas Mo Noreika — Saturday, 23. September 2017
"NeSpoon has been very active recently, finishing her mural in Sweden and then going straight to Germany for Urban Nations where this mural was ..."

Berlin Has a New Art Fair. Can It Attract the Buyers?

New York Times / Scott Reyburn — Friday, 22. September 2017
""'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.…""

Passions fly as Berlin airport vote looms

Financial Times / Tobias Buck — Thursday, 21. September 2017
"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 ..."

The hottest startups in Berlin / Victoria Turk — Tuesday, 19. September 2017
"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."

Things Learned At: Pop-Kultur In Berlin

The Quietus / Anna Wood — Friday, 15. September 2017
"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 ..."

Berlin’s closed, creepy and amazing airport.

CNET / Kent German — Friday, 15. September 2017
"With two currently serving the city and another forever under construction, Berlin is not short on airports. But the most fascinating of them all ..."

Partial to Home: Difficult conversations

The Commercial Dispatch / Birney Imes — Saturday, 09. September 2017
"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."."

Is Berlin too chaotic for self-driving cars?

CNET / Wayne Cunningham — Friday, 08. September 2017
"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 ..."

When visiting Berlin, go west / William Cook — Thursday, 07. September 2017
"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 ..."

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