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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My first — and last — trip to Berlin

Jewish Chronicle / Lauren Libbert — Saturday, 15. July 2017
"It took me until 46 to go to Berlin; that's 28 years in real travelling terms when there were any number of times I could have easily hopped on a plane ..." link

Niko Woischnik: Berlin will become the Blockchain capital

The Carouser Magazine / / Maren Lesche — Monday, 10. July 2017
"It's 10am on Friday morning at Ahoy!Berlin. Nikolas Woischnik walks into the co-working space with his trademark bandana around his head, his hair ..." link

In Berlin, a taste of the world

Forbes India / Vaishali Dinakaran — Sunday, 25. June 2017
"I'm sitting at a table sipping piping hot masala chai, trying to moderate a friendly argument between two gentlemen from Berlin and a young lady from ..." link

Air Berlin prefers Tegel over new BER

ch-aviation — Saturday, 24. June 2017
"Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) chief Thomas Winkelmann has told Die Zeit that if Berlin Tegel airport remains open, his airline would prefer to stay there ..." link

Alone In Berlin: Visiting The Set Of The WWII Drama

Empire / Mark Salisbury — Thursday, 22. June 2017
"Based on actual Gestapo files, it told of Otto and Lisa Hempel — here renamed Otto and Anna Quangel — an ordinary working-class Berlin couple ..." link

Berlin proposes ban on sexist adverts / Justin Huggler — Tuesday, 20. June 2017
"Scantily clad women could soon disappear from billboards in Berlin under a proposed ban on sexist advertising. The German capital has been ..." link

Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

The Local Germany /AFP — Saturday, 17. June 2017
"With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with ..." link

When the Berlin Wall began to crack

Washington Times / Suzanne Fields — Wednesday, 14. June 2017
"On Nov. 11, 1989, East German border guards are seen through a gap in the Berlin Wall after demonstrators pulled down a segment of the wall at the ..." link

Berlin homes to be heated with energy from wind power

Washington Post / Associated Press — Thursday, 01. June 2017
"Swedish utility company Vattenfall is investing almost 100 million euros ($112 million) to build a power-to-heat facility in the German capital ..." link

The Cocktail Party That Raised the Berlin Wall

Daily Beast / Eva Dillon — Sunday, 28. May 2017
"What would happen, the Russian asked, if the Soviet Union were to invade West Berlin? General O'Neill responded instantly. “War,” he said. “It would ..." link

Past in Perspective

The Nation — Saturday, 27. May 2017
"The Berlin Blockade was the first time that the two superpowers of the Cold War, the United States of America and the Soviet Union, came close to a ..." link

Piece of Berlin Wall goes on auction block

Mexico News Daily — Friday, 26. May 2017
"A 2.7 tonne piece of the Berlin Wall will go under the hammer in Mexico City tomorrow with an impressive starting price of 600,000 pesos (US ..." link

Deutsche Bank plans new culture forum in central Berlin

Art Newspaper / Catherine Hickley — Wednesday, 24. May 2017
"Deutsche Bank is planning to establish a new arts forum in central Berlin, primarily to exhibit its corporate collection, one of the largest in the world, ..." link

The Syrian pastry chef who conquered Berlin

Weekly Observer / Anastasios Manaras — Saturday, 20. May 2017
"For this pastry shop talks the whole Berlin. The sweets have an aroma of the East and have “taunted” everyone. But the impressive is not that a foreign ..." link

Big Changes Planned for Volksbühne Theater in Berlin

New York Times / Christopher D. Shea — Tuesday, 16. May 2017
"Chris Dercon, the new artistic director of the Volksbühne, a theater in Berlin, announced the 2017-18 season on Tuesday, the first under his leadership ..." link

A tour of Berlin, through the eyes of refugees

The Local Germany / Emma Anderson — Tuesday, 02. May 2017
"A tour through central Berlin on a recent, rainy Saturday afternoon guided its participants through some of Berlin's most typical attractions: Checkpoint ..." link

Gallery Weekend Berlin gets serious

Art Newspaper / Laurie Rojas — Tuesday, 02. May 2017
"This year's 13th edition of Gallery Weekend (April 28-30) was characterised by serious, historic, and contemplative proposals by 47 Berlin galleries." link

When Keith Haring Graffitied The Berlin Wall

Daily Beast / Allison McNearney — Saturday, 29. April 2017
"Haring, the celebrated street artist, spray-painted a section of the Berlin Wall in 1986. Just a few years later, both structure and artist would be gone." link

Life In Berlin: How To Make Beer Like A Parasite

NPR Berlin / Hana and Hugh Eckermann — Friday, 28. April 2017
"Hana Eckermann: Bierlieb in Berlin - Friedrichshain announced a Parasite Produktions beer tasting and we are eager to find out what is the story ..." link

A vinyl pressing plant has opened in Berlin

FACT — Thursday, 27. April 2017
"A new vinyl factory, Intakt!, has opened in Berlin and will ship its first round of pressing next month. Intakt! joins Germany's Optimal Media as one of just ..." link

What I learned about Berlin after a day of Meetups

The Independent / Madhvi Ramani — Tuesday, 25. April 2017
"Berlin is the fourth largest Meetup city in Europe and one of its fastest growing cities globally. Madhvi Ramani spent an entire day Meetup-hopping to ..." link

Merkel orders huge cash boost for arts in Berlin

Slipped Disc / Norman Lebrecht — Sunday, 23. April 2017
"It is reported that the Merkel government is on the verge of pumping an extra 25.7 million Euros of federal funds into Berlin's cultural institutions." link

Lloyds eyes Berlin for post-Brexit push

BBC News — Tuesday, 18. April 2017
"Lloyds has decided to convert its Berlin branch into a European hub, in order to maintain a presence inside the EU, sources told the BBC. Several ..." link

Berlin startup offers a year with no money worries

The Local Germany / AFP — Monday, 17. April 2017
"Miko from Berlin may only be five, but he already has €1,000 ($1,063) per month to live on -- not from hard graft, but as part of an experiment into ..." link

Berliners get an appetite for refugees’ cuisine

The Guardian / Prathap Nair — Sunday, 16. April 2017
"Lunchtime on a weekday at Alagami restaurant, in Berlin's Neukölln district, is busy as usual. Waiters buzz around serving plastic plates brimming with ..." link

Germany Is Building a Wall to Protect the Berlin Wall

artnet News / Sarah Cascone — Tuesday, 11. April 2017
"Visitors walk along the East Side Gallery, a mile-long section of the Berlin Wall still standing that is covered in murals and graffiti, on March 5, 2017 in ..." link

Iranian Artist’s Photos on Display in Berlin

Financial Tribune — Sunday, 09. April 2017
"The KINDL, a center for contemporary art in Berlin, Germany, is presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of the Iranian artist Shirana Shahbazi." link

Letter of Recommendation: Berliner Fernsehturm

New York Times / Lauren Oyler — Thursday, 06. April 2017
"A friend recently told me about an apartment in Berlin where you can get a geography lesson while using the toilet. The bathroom has a window ..." link

The Arts Hour on Tour in Berlin

BBC News — Tuesday, 04. April 2017
"The Arts Hour on Tour comes from Berlin where Nikki Bedi is on stage with star guests, live bands, and the hottest stand-up comedy. As the German ..." link

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