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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""The whole German reunification actually took place on the dancefloor" — that's the declaration of a new film which documents self-appointed capital ..."
"The figures in a new survey by a Berlin artists' association point to the general struggle among artists to support themselves through art in a city that is ..."
"The Berlin public transport operator BVG and Daimler subsidiary ViaVan have officially launched their ride-share program BerlKönig in Berlin. To start ..."
"According to this year's 'Best Student City' ranking by one of Europe's leading think tanks focused on the future of accommodation, Berlin is again the ..."
"Berlin has decided on a novel location to host some of the new apartments the city badly needs—on top of the old ones. Yesterday, Berlin's Senate ..."
"Simply called “The Hand” by the locals, the “Hand with Watch” sculpture is one of Berlin's many iconic public sculptures by German artist Joachim ..."
"“Berlin, Berlin, we're going to Berlin,” the popular German soccer song goes, alluding to an annual championship held in the city. The tune could just ..."
"Returning for its fourth edition, Berlin-based festival Pop-Kultur set up shop in the Kulturbrauerei, previously one of the world's largest breweries."
"Antwerp-based fashion brand Botter makes a unique, environment-centric, fashion statement at Berlin's Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Week."
"Nobody seems to mind the cannabis much; it is just accepted as the way things are in this hipster neighbourhood of Berlin, but after getting to know the .."
"Created by architects Raumlabor, the Floating University in Berlin invites students and experts from all over the world to explore solutions for future ..."
"Despite Berlin's largely liberal and tolerant culture, gay counselling and victim ... The progressive cultural shift is visible in Berlin's police force, once an ..."
"Seventy years ago, the Soviet Union blocked supply routes to West Berlin. The Western Allies countered with an airlift of supplies in what became one ..."
"A wall with the words "Google, you snitch!" in Berlin's Kreuzberg district. Google's Berlin hub, due to open later this year, is set to be the latest outpost ..."
"Thanks partly to the former mayor dubbing Berlin “poor but sexy” back in 2003, the city has drawn a large community of creatives, including artists and ..."
"At the start of the year, my other half got offered a job in Berlin. I was sceptical of moving, to say the least. I didn't have a job, I didn't speak German, I'd ..."
"After several internships, she moved to Berlin where she worked for video agency Ruptly. She decided to start freelancing last summer when she saw ..."
"Following a lengthy tender process, Berlin transport provider BVG has made its decision. The board approved the acquisition of 30 electric buses that .."
"When Berlin club owner Dimitri Hegemann first visited Detroit in the 1990s, he was struck by city’s decaying, decadent buildings …"
"Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings. The dpa ..."
"Reclaim Club Culture, a leftwing collective of Berlin-based clubs and parties, is spearheading plans to stage a protest rave during a far-right march on ..."
"To halt the invasion, the Berlin government has licensed a local business to fish the 15 cm (6 inch) crustaceans, which carry infections that native crayfish are not resistant to, out of the ponds in public parks that they have taken over. The license runs until the end of the year, and some 1,600 crayfish have ..."
"The number of shared bikes has risen by 75 percent since last year, and last week China's biggest bike-sharing company, ofo, released 2,000 bicycles onto the streets of Berlin, bringing the total of shared bicycles in the capital to more than 18,000 from eight companies, per Handelsblatt research."
"Berlin is a wonderful sprawl. Wide open plazas, enormous public parks and adorable European bike lanes take the place of skyscrapers, concrete and traffic. Everything is achingly beautiful because it's Europe, yet remains practical because it's Germany. Imagine the Renaissance masters taking time off ..."
"“We choose what is intense, even if we don't like it,” said Jonas Burgert, an artist based in Berlin, pausing, bemused, in front of a stainless steel buffet unit spouting luridly pigmented water on the gallery floor. Mr. Burgert is one of seven Berlin artists who organized “Ngoro Ngoro II,” a four-day ..."
"On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood just 100 yards away from the concrete barrier dividing East and West Berlin and uttered some of the most unforgettable words of his presidency: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” By the time Reagan traveled to Berlin, Germany, to commemorate the ..."
"Savoy complained of a lack of attention to provenance research in the preparations for the new institution, which will house Berlin's non-European collections. She is now advising the French president Emmanuel Macron on how to carry out his pledge to return artefacts of African heritage in French ..."
"An influx of both art-world power players and newcomers to Berlin recently descended for the 14th edition of the city's Gallery Weekend. The official program included 47 galleries, from established spaces like Sprüth Magers and König Galerie to younger locations like Klemm's, with countless project ..."
"The Brandenburg Gate and the Fernsehturm, the erstwhile East Berlin TV tower, are icons of the German capital, not to mention what's left of the wall. Visitors flock to the Pergamon Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie and Checkpoint Charlie. Even the famed anything-goes techno club Berghain ..."
"“Poor but sexy” is how Klaus Wowereit, a proudly gay former mayor of Berlin, once described his city. The attribute stuck, even as Berlin kept becoming a more global and cosmopolitan city. The kind of laissez-faire lifestyle you can have with a small budget in Berlin hasn't been possible in New York for ..."
"Tourists heading to Berlin for a culture fix this spring will not have to pay an entrance fee to a gallery to view the German capital's best-kept art secret. On the corner of Kurfürstenstrasse and Budapester Strasse, just across from the Berlin aquarium, visitors can admire a rarely seen black and white work ..."
"Along a narrow canal in one of Berlin's largest Turkish and Muslim neighborhoods sits a synagogue's ghost — the site of a worship hall that was largely destroyed by the Nazis on the November night in 1938 known as Kristallnacht. Eighty years later, a Palestinian-born German politician and ..."
"The man approaches the phone booth in central Berlin. But he doesn't put any money into the slot, nor does he dial any numbers. He simply lifts the receiver in this lone booth, still standing on Kastanien Allee, one of Berlin's most fashionable streets in the trendy suburb of Prenzlauer Berg. He listens for ..."
"For sheer quantity of opera, few cities can rival Berlin, which has three major companies to serve a population of 3.5 million. The current season is even more eventful than usual: The Staatsoper, which tends to attract the most star singers of the three, has returned to its newly renovated ..."
"Paul Harris, professor of political science and associate director of Prestigious National Scholarships, was invited by the German Honor's Society and the department of foreign language to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Harris has spent over two decades teaching in both ..."
"Berlin's city government says it doesn't plan to honor the result of a referendum in which a majority voted to keep open the German capital's Tegel Airport, even after its much-delayed new international airport opens. Some 56 percent of Berliners voted in September's non-binding referendum ..."
"Authorities in the German capital Berlin decided Thursday to soften one of Europe's strictest regimes for short-term rental firms such as Airbnb, allowing private individuals to rent out their main home without time limitations. The new rule will come into effect on May 1. The news comes after the ..."
"The news comes after the Berlin administrative court confirmed in several rulings that home sharing does not impact the local housing market. A May 2016 ruling had clamped down on the practice, allowing home owners to only renting out one room via specialised web portals such as Airbnb or Wimdu, ..."
"German Culture Minister Monika Grütters says she will propose Hartmut Dorgerloh as the future director of the Humboldt Forum, scheduled to open at the end of next year in Berlin's reconstructed royal palace. Dorgerloh, 55, has managed the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation since 2002."
"Germany had not government almost five months but this was not felt on the Berlin property market. Last year Berlin housing prices rose by an average of 12.7% per square meter, according to data from the real estate agency First Citiz. Thus, the tendency for significant price increases in recent years ..."
"Berlin Art Week has changed its dates to 26-30 September, shifting two weeks later than its former mid-September slot. Negotiations for the new timeline began after news that the sophomore edition of Art Berlin—a reboot of the former Art Berlin Contemporary (abc) fair in partnership with Art Cologne but ..."
"The exhibit is being held at Drive, the Volkswagen Group forum that opened in Berlin just a few years ago. It's open seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm, and admission is free of charge. It's just one of several special activities that Porsche has planned for this anniversary year. There'll be another ..."
"Berlin's cursed international airport is almost six years late, and, according to a leading Lufthansa executive, will probably never open. Thorsten Dirks, a Lufthansa board member and head of its EuroWings budget subsidiary, told a closed-door event in Bavaria: “My prognosis: the thing will be torn down ..."
"The Social Democrat (SPD) politician told the Berliner Morgenpost that he wants to see an overhaul of the welfare system, with Hartz IV to be replaced by a “solidary basic income” model. Hartz IV was one of the biggest components of the major labour market reform ..."
"As rents rise in many of the world's major cities, it's almost unheard of to find any unused space. But in the heart of Berlin sits an empty area so massive that it's the size of an entire country. Tempelhof Field was once the world's largest airport, the same size as the principality of Monaco …"
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