Berlin News

Media Appeal for University with English

Jan 20th, 2020

One of Berlin's universities should switch to English in order to attract the skilled workers Germany so desperately needs, argues Markus Hesselmann, a publicist of Der Tagesspiegel, one of Germany's leading newspapers. In his article Hesselmann…

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Plans Unveiled For Iron Curtain Bike Trail

Aug 14th, 2014

Plans for a 6,800 km cycle path along the former Iron Curtain ? the line which divided Europe into East and West for almost half a century - were presented at the House of the European Union in Vienna on Monday. "The big problem in Europe is that…

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"Street Food Thursday" Premiers Today

Apr 11th, 2013

Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg hosts the first edition of the new weekly event "Street Food Thursday" today, daily Berliner Zeitung reports. More than twenty cooks will make and sell freshly prepared quick meals from different countries. Besides…

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Recreation or residences: Plans for development of Tempelhofer Feld presented

Mar 6th, 2013

Michael M?ller, Berlin's senator in charge of the city's urban development, introduces the master plan for the open space Tempelhofer Feld today. According to daily newspaper Berliner Zeitung, about 4,700 flats and a new public library are intended…

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Wingman Saves your Clubbing

Nov 19th, 2012

Best pal not available to support you on girlfriend-hunting? With Find-a-Wingman free Android app you?ll find your clubbing back up is within your smartphone?s tap. As many brilliant solutions before, the Wingman app was born of urgent need. ?Some

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Coffinjacking triggers bureaucracy

Nov 4th, 2012

12 coffins destined to cremation in a crematorium in Meissen, Saxony were stolen in mid October during organized car theft in Berlin. Apparently thieves seized an opportunity when the driver finished loading the car and went to wash his hands. The…

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German Fashion Label Unveils €190 Paper Bag

Aug 30th, 2012

German fashion label Jil Sander has unveiled the latest accessory for their fall 2012 collection - a men?s handbag. But this is not just any leather purse or messenger bag, Jil Sander has unveiled what is perhaps their most unusual design yet - a…

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Berlin Hosts Hipster Olympics

Aug 5th, 2012

While the real summer Olympics are taking over London this summer, the fashionable youth of Berlin have hosted their own, of course much cooler (or are we being ironic?), take on the event - the Hipster Olympics. With its reputation as one of…

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Venezuela Demands Return of Sacred Rock

Jul 2nd, 2012

The German government is in talks with Venezuela regarding the fate of a rock considered sacred by the Pemon indigenous people. The 35-tonne rock now stands in a Berlin park as part of a project for peace and outdoor exhibition entitled Global…

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Club Life Threatened in Berlin

Jun 2nd, 2012

With rising rent prices and a visible shift of city priorities, from embracing its artistic underground to chasing after the corporate euro, the existence of the nightclubs of Berlin continues to be threatened, according to Reuters. While…

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86-Year-Old Gymnast Is Internet Hit

Mar 31st, 2012

Hobby gymnast Johanna Quaas, 86, received a standing ovation after her display of strength, agility, and grace during a break at the 2012 Cottbus Challenger Cup gymnastics competition. She performed a floor routine with a cartwheel, handstand…

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Anne Frank is New Addition to Berlin’s Madame Tussauds

Mar 12th, 2012

Berlin?s branch of the international chain of wax figure museums known as Madame Tussauds has added a new figure to its collection - a sculpture of Anne Frank. The 15-year old Jewish girl is known across the world as the author of The Diary of a…

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Berlin Theatre Performs Live Play on Facebook

Jan 30th, 2012

Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theatre performed what appears to be the world's first live staging of a play on a social networking website, and in this case, Facebook. The play performed was Theodor Fontane's "Effi Briest", which was first published in 1894…

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Berlin Film Festival to Honour Meryl Streep

Jan 8th, 2012

The illustrious Berlin Film Festival Berlinale, which takes place every year in February, has announced that its honorary Golden Bear award will go to American actress Meryl Streep. After a career which included Out of Africa, Sophie's Choice, and…

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WWII Bombs Successfully Defused

Dec 5th, 2011

It's a fact that is dealt with across Europe on a regular basis - the defusing of World War II-era bombs found during excavations or construction, and it happens so often that it's usually a big deal. However, the German town of Koblenz recently…

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Cleaner Scrubs Away 800 000 Euro Art

Nov 5th, 2011

An overzealous cleaner in Dortmund has scrubbed away an integral part of a contemporary sculpture on display at the Ostwall Museum. The work of art by Martin Kippenberger, is entitled "When It Starts Dripping From the Ceiling" and features a stack…

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Pergamon Does Pergamon

Oct 2nd, 2011

One of Berlin's most celebrated museums, the Pergamonmuseum, has opened an exhibition dedicated to its namesake - the Turkish city of Pergamon. A huge 360 degree panorama of the city is the centrepiece of the exhibition on Museum Island. Germany

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Urban Gardening at Tempelhof

Sep 3rd, 2011

While Berlin's iconic Tempelhof Airport may be closed for business, there's still plenty going on its former runways. Festivals take place in the summer, and many enjoy its vast spaces for weekend walks. However, a new sort of outdoor activity has…

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Freed Chinese Artist Accepts German University Post

Jul 30th, 2011

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, best known to western audience for designing the iconic stadium used in the Beijing Olympic games, has accepted a position in the University of the Arts in Berlin. Weiwei has faced serious problems with Chinese government…

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Cross-Eyed Opossum to Remain in Germany

Jul 7th, 2011

The city of Leipzig, approximately 200 kilometres south of Berlin, is now home to the international internet superstar Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum. The newly opened jungle enclosure Gondwanaland in the Leipzig Zoo, which is meant to highlight…

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World's Largest Bike Demo Held in Berlin

Jun 5th, 2011

The world's largest bicycle demonstration was held in Berlin this year, with the Star-Ride attracting approximately 150 000 bike enthusiasts to the city streets. Similar to Critical Mass demonstrations which take place in cities across the world…

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Guggenheim Labs in Berlin?

May 1st, 2011

According to the Local German news portal, it is believed that the Guggenheim Museum travelling "laboratories" will include Berlin as one of the host cities for the project. A collaboration between the Guggenheim foundation and the German car…

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Berlin Mourns Passing of Beloved Knut

Apr 5th, 2011

The Berlin Zoo?s most famous resident, polar bear Knut, has died from what neurologists have described as an epileptic fit. The four year old bear was seen to have suddenly collapsed within its zoo enclosure on 19 March. Knut won the hearts of…

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Germany Most Popular Nation

Mar 9th, 2011

The BBC World Service has conducted a poll measuring the popularity of 16 nations across the world. From the nearly 29 000 people surveyed, the poll has concluded that Germany is the most popular nation with 62 per cent saying that Germany?s…

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Berlinale Set to Shine

Feb 6th, 2011

Berlin?s respected film festival, the Berlinale, is set to kick off this month in what will be its 61st edition. Taking place at cinemas across the city, Berlinale is one of Europe?s most prestigious festivals celebrating both emerging and…

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Hitler Exhibition Extended

Jan 9th, 2011

An exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the rise and fall of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, hosted by the German Historical Museum, is set to be extended by three weeks. The exhibition, entitled ?Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crime?, is…

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Berlin's Naked Housing Protests

Dec 6th, 2010

Protesting the continuous gentrification of many of Berlin's more "alternative" districts such as Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, a group of demonstrators have approached the problem in a rather unusual way. The group, called Hedonists…

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Google Street View Troubles in Germany

Nov 7th, 2010

Google's controversial Street View, a service which allows for an "on the street" photographic map view, has officially launched in Germany. In creating the service, Google has manually taken 360 degree photographs of streets across the world.…

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Kenyan Makau wins Berlin Marathon

Sep 29th, 2010

Patrick Makau of Kenya emerged victorious from a rainy Berlin Marathon, finishing just two seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai finishing the over 40 kilometer race in 2 hours 5 minutes and 8 seconds. In third place was Ethiopian Bazu Worku.

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Tough Times for Tacheles

Sep 6th, 2010

One of Berlin's cultural landmarks, the Tacheles building in Oranienburger Strasse, is under threat. The graffiti-covered building, home to galleries, artist residences, and and several cafes, bars, and even a cinema, is an icon of Berlin's famed…

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Indian Artist Wins Top Prize at Sandsation

Aug 1st, 2010

Sandsation, an international sand sculpture competition based in Berlin, has awarded its first prize by popular vote to Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. Following this year's theme of "Heads in Sand", Pattnaik's sculpture was based around the threat…

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Germany Remembers Love Parade Victims

Jul 29th, 2010

Tragedy struck the Germany last week as 21 people were crushed to death at the dance music festival Love Parade. The festival, which originated in Berlin in 1989, has traveled across Germany as well as internationally and this year took place in…

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7 Month Delay for New Berlin Airport

Jul 4th, 2010

Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit has announced that Berlin's new airport, the Willy Bradt International airport, will be opened seven months late. Instead of opening in October of 2011 as originally planned, the Willy Brandt airport (named after the…

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Germany Advances to World Cup Quarter-Finals

Jun 28th, 2010

This year's World Cup in South Africa has been full of surprises, but the fact that Germany's national team has advanced to the quarter finals can't be much of a shocker. Having lost only one game in the tournament so far (0-1 with Serbia)…

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Sand storms into O2 World

Jun 15th, 2010

From June 6th until August 29th, the eighth annual sand-sculpturing competition "Sandsation" is back in Berlin and raring to go, this time at O2 World. The winners have already been chosen yet there is still time to go and see the towering…

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German Singer Wins Eurovision

Jun 1st, 2010

Depending on how you look at it, the annual Eurovision song competition is either an opportunity for some healthy, creative competition between European countries or simply a proper cheese-fest. Every year 25 countries choose one artist to…

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High Times in Berlin

May 20th, 2010

The city of Berlin is set to further relax laws on Cannabis possession raising the legal limit from 10 to 15 grams - an amount with a street value of over 100 euro. The Brandenburg state government, which controls Berlin, is where these…

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Three Restaurants Represent Germany in Top 50

Apr 30th, 2010

The S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list has just been announced, placing three of Germany's restaurants in the top 50. The list is compiled by a poll of chefs, food critics, and restauranteurs from across the world. The highest…

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Breakdancing to Bach

Apr 14th, 2010

This week, the Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin's Museum of Modern Art) will host a most unusual event - "Flying Bach". Performers from the Berlin-based Flying Steps breakdancing troupe will bring their unique approach to the works of Johann Sebastian…

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Survey Says: Nearly 1 in 4 for Return of Berlin Wall

Mar 15th, 2010

An incredible new survey, published in the Bild daily paper, has revealed that nearly one in four German residents "sometimes think it would be better if the Berlin Wall was still there". The poll, conducted by Emnid, asked 1 001 people about…

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Watch: Berlin Poker Heist

Mar 10th, 2010

Police continue to search for five suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a high-stakes poker tournament in Berlin. The men were believed to be working with an accomplice inside the tournament, rushing in to grab over 690 000 euro at the…

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Berlinale Wraps Up

Feb 23rd, 2010

The 60th Berlin Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, wrapped up with top awards going to Roman Polanski and Bal, a Turkish film. Roman Polanski was unable to pick up his prize for Best Director in person as he is currently under house arrest…

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60th Edition of Berlinale Begins

Feb 10th, 2010

Kicking off on 11 February, the annual Berlin Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, will showcase hundreds of films in cinemas across the city until 21 February. This year, there are twenty international films in competition for the coveted…

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Six-Day Cycling Race Hits Berlin

Jan 28th, 2010

The dead of winter might not seem like the most natural moment to celebrate cycling, but in fact Berlin has a long tradition of indoor cycling with its annual Six-Day Race that has been taking place at the end of January for the last 99 years.

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Love Locks: New German Custom Emerges

Jan 26th, 2010

According to The Local, a new custom has emerged centred in the German city of Cologne. Over one thousand "love locks" have appeared along a pedestrian path on a bridge over the Rhine river. Couples decorate the padlocks with their initials, attach…

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Golden Arches for Checkpoint Charlie

Dec 30th, 2009

As a former crossing point between West and East Berlin during the time of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie is undoubtedly one of Berlin?s most popular tourist destinations. And while the museum associated with the site is full of interesting…

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Nefertiti to Remain in Berlin

Dec 23rd, 2009

After continued demands from Egypt, one of the most prized artifacts in the collection of Berlin's Neues Museum, the Nefertiti bust, will remain in the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection. Egyptian authorities have claimed that the famed…

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Explore Berlin's History on Google Earth

Dec 13th, 2009

Now that the good people at Google Earth have allowed us to take an exploratory walk on the moon, we're glad they've set their sights back onto our humble planet. Berlin is one of several cities in the world whose features have been expanded not…

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Winter Season in Berlin

Dec 1st, 2009

The winter season is one of the most beautiful times of the year to travel throughout Europe as each city is lit up with thousands of sparkling lights. While it looks like snow is unfortunately not on the menu for the near future in Berlin (though…

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Two New Michelin Stars for Berlin

Nov 19th, 2009

Two Berlin restaurants have been newly awarded a single star in the prestigious Michelin restaurant guide for 2010. The recognized restaurants are Die Quadriga at the Brandengurger Hof hotel at Eislebener Strasse 14 and Reinstoff at Schlegelstrasse…

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Eyes on Berlin

Nov 12th, 2009

World leaders and Berliners alike gathered in the German capital on Monday November 9th in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The gathering took place in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate, in front of which…

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The Berlin Wall hits Twitter

Oct 22nd, 2009

As part of the continuing festivities of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the the Berlin Wall, the city of Berlin has launched a unique online platform for open discussion. The Berlin Twitter Wall allows users of the popular online service…

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The Mystery of Hitler's Skull

Oct 6th, 2009

The story of Berlin is inextricably linked to the history of the Second World War, the Nazi rule, and its leader Adolf Hitler. As the Soviet forces closed in on Berlin, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker by swallowing a cyanide pill and then…

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World Championships Wrap Up

Aug 23rd, 2009

After an exciting week of sport in Berlin, the World Championships of Athletics have wrapped up their 12th year. The Olympiastadion (which was recently renovated for the 2006 FIFA World Cup) proved a fantastic venue for the athletes and spectators…

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Don't worry, be curry!

Aug 18th, 2009

If there's one snack worth trying in Berlin, it's got to be the currywurst. This diced sausage dunked in a curry-ketchup sauce is probably the cheapest and most popular street food in Germany. In fact, according to AFP News, Germans devour an…

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Knut to stay in Berlin

Jul 28th, 2009

Celebrity bear Knut will remain in the Berlin Zoo, after a financial dispute with the Neumuenster Zoo was settled earlier this month. Knut's father was on loan in Berlin from the Neumuenster Zoo when Knut was born, but in 2006 the polar bear cub…

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Germans Go Pooch-Crazy

Jul 27th, 2009

It seems Germans have a truly special place in their heart for their canine companions, spending over 5 billion euro per year on pampering the four-legged friends, according to thelocal.de website. Dog lovers have turned to specialist pet…

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Berlin's Alternative Paper Route

Jun 16th, 2009

Berlin's alternative paper route - Papergirl - has been turning a lot of heads lately, not least the New York Times which recently reported on the adventures of the original Papergirl, Aisha Ronniger. When postering became illegal in Berlin…

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Haute History

Jun 11th, 2009

Berlin's top leather fashion designer recently unveiled his newest collection. This season, Daniel Rodan has drawn inspiration from one of his city's most iconic monuments - the Berlin Wall, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of its fall in…

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Rare Stamp of Audrey Hepburn to Auction

May 26th, 2009

A rare stamp depicting film star Audrey Hepburn is up for auction in Berlin, where its minimum bid price will be thirty thousand euros. Only five copies of the stamp exist, as the original fourteen million printed in 2001 were destroyed by the…

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Anatomy Artist Stirs up Controversy (again)

May 8th, 2009

German anatomy artist, Gunther von Hagens, has just opened a new exhibition at Postbanhof entitled "The Cycle of Life". Von Hagen has gained international notoriety as his work is focused on the human anatomy with preserved human bodies on display.…

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Follow the Easter Egg Through Europe

Apr 2nd, 2009

Would you enjoy a free holiday in Amsterdam? HostelBookers is offering just that for all avid Twitter fans out there. Log on to HostelBookers Easter Egg Competition on the Twitter networking site, and you could soon be savouring the city of canals…

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New Air Berlin Flights

Feb 26th, 2009

Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline will open new European connections in summer 2009. The new flights include Cracow and Oslo. Planes will be flying to Cracow on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from Berlin-Tegel airport.…

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Back To Where It All Began...

Jan 29th, 2009

If we told you that this multicultural, energetic city of diversities was once divided into two, totally separate worlds of terror and fear, would you believe us? Berlin Wall, the symbol of diversion fell down in 1989 marking the end of communist…

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Berlin Wall Christmas Trees

Dec 17th, 2008

It's been 18 years since Germany reunified. And it's been a good time not only for the society, but also for several thousands of beautiful pine trees, which have been growing in a part of Berlin Wall called "the death strip". The strip was used as…

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The U.S. Election Fever

Nov 5th, 2008

Go on - show us one city that didn't party after yesterday's election. Berlin certainly wasn't one of them. Whether young or mature, hip or sedate, German or American - everybody had a blast! Except for the republicans maybe... Two weeks before…

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The New Old Berlin Wall

Oct 17th, 2008

Who would've thought, 19 years ago, that anyone would want to restore the concrete symbol of the Cold War, the barrier that divided East Berlin from its West part... The Berlin Wall fell down in 1989 - the event was considered to be the fall of…

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New Beethoven Piece Discovered in Berlin

Sep 10th, 2008

An Australian musicologist has uncovered what he believes is the last piano work ever written by Ludwig Van Beethoven in a Berlin library. Peter McCallam, professor of musicology at Sydney University made the discovery whilst studying Beethoven's…

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Communist Bunker Open To Public

Aug 4th, 2008

Completed in 1983, a three storey underground bunker, designed to house East-German communist officials in the event of a nuclear attack, has opened just north of Berlin. The bunker, built in a forested area 25km from the city, was the most…

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Wax Hitler Decapitated

Jul 9th, 2008

Well it didn't take Nostradamus to predict that the wax effigy of Hitler, unleashed upon the public at the weekend courtesy of the new Berlin branch of Madame Tussauds, would find its way back into the headlines before long - but even the Berlin…

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Wax Hitler Causes Controversy

Jun 2nd, 2008

With the new Berlin branch of the famous Madame Tussauds waxwork museum due to open soon in the capital, one planned exhibit was always likely to stir controversy. The effigy in question of course is none other than Adolf Hitler, the notorious…

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Holocaust Train Passes Through Berlin

Apr 17th, 2008

A vintage 1921 locomotive train hauling four carriages arrived in Berlin Ostbahnhof station earlier this week, its cargo not passengers but rather haunting images and poignant last letters of the child victims of the Holocaust. 'The Train of…

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Even Gay People Grow Old

Mar 18th, 2008

Yes, it's been scientifically proven that gay people grow old too, but whereas proudly painting the town pink might be encouraged in trendy young clubs and culture hotspots what's one to do when one gets old and grey? Behind this flippant…

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Heartbreak Hits Berlin

Oct 24th, 2007

Ever wondered what to do with that lip-stick smothered poem and terrible Winnie the Pooh tie, which the ex-love of your live (Cecilia was it?) gave to you? You can't throw them out, it would be consigning an important part of your history to the…

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Valkyrie Scenes To Be Reshot

Oct 11th, 2007

Oh dear, oh dear, it seems that nothing is quite going according to plan for Tom Cruise and his latest venture onto Celluloid, Valkyrie - the story of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg's failed assassination attempt on Hitler. There was…

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Cruise, Controversy and Nazis in Berlin

Sep 10th, 2007

Swastika flags have been flying high over Berlin in recent days, and Nazi uniforms are once more marching imperialistically through the city. No wonder then that Tom Cruise's new film, Valkyrie is causing quite a controversy. The legacy of the…

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Love Parade A Success In Essen

Aug 27th, 2007

It must have been with a mixture of pride and pain that residents of Berlin read up on the weekend news this monday. The child that they had brought into the world and lovingly nurtured for eighteen years had flown the nest and successfully landed…

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Soviet Bomb Found In Berlin

Aug 2nd, 2007

Berlin construction worker Jens Hoehme got a scare recently whilst operating his digger. Encountering something hard and unyielding he decided to proceed with caution, scraping off the dirt of what was barring his way. Expecting to find a water main…

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Love Parade Leaves Berlin

Jul 17th, 2007

After failing to reach an agreement with the city council, it seems the Love Parade organisers have had no choice but to bid a teary farewell to the event's spiritual home Berlin... Yes, that's right folks, the Love Parade has packed it's bags and…

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Berlin Bikes Ahead

Jul 2nd, 2007

Two years ago, the powers that be in Berlin decreed that cyclists should make up 15% of city traffic by 2010 and, in fact, results just in show that the German capital is ahead of target. 400,000 bikers take to the roads every day, more than double…

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Knut Grows Up

Jun 4th, 2007

The fact that a polar bear cub is growing up might not be considered a news worthy item in most cities, but then this isn't most cities and this isn't most polar bear cubs. Knut became one of Berlin's most talked about celebrities when his mother…

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Tresor Returns to Berlin!

May 9th, 2007

Well it's been an up and down year for fans of dance music in Berlin. First there was the sad news that the Love Parade would be moving elsewhere in 2007, causing technoheads untold misery and anguish, but just recently surfaced a rumour that would…

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Where is the Love?

Mar 6th, 2007

It seems that the triumphant return of the Love Parade to Berlin in 2006, after three years in the wilderness, was shortlived indeed. Despite great optimism emanating from the Love Parade camp earlier this year it seems that the event will not be…

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Rolling Stones Rock Berlinale

Feb 6th, 2007

Veteran musicians, the Rolling Stones, are touching down in the capital tomorrow to attend the premiere of Martin Scorsese's rockumentary "Shine A Light", about the band. The film is sure to set the appropriate tone of this year's Berlin Film…

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Berlinale back for 2007

Jan 23rd, 2007

Berlin's prestigious 'Berlinale' Film Festival returns to the capital for another year this February. As usual a wide selection of films from across the globe have been chosen to compete for the much-sought-after Golden Bear awards, and once more…

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Don't stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

Dec 4th, 2006

A wave of panic has swept Berlin in recent days as rumours have spread about proposed new legislation banning smoking from public places. More so than the rest of Germany Berlin has a love affair with smoking that can be traced back to 'The…

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Mosque Building Boom

Oct 31st, 2006

Berlin's moderately sized Muslim community is set to benefit from a Mosque building-boom, which will create better conditions for worship and prayer for the city's 210,000 Muslims. Currently, a space shortfall exists within the city's 76 mosques…

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Smoking Ban in Berlin?

Oct 31st, 2006

Smokers will feel the pinch of Berlin's incoming government's policy on smoking, after it committed to propose legislation to ban smoking in the city's bars, cafes and public places. Germany supposedly lags behind other European Union member…

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Berlin's Culture Under Threat

Oct 25th, 2006

Berlin's vibrant arts and culture scene may face a dismal future due to a court ruling last week denying the German capital federal support to pay off its 60 billion Euro debt. The theatres, galleries, opera houses and concert halls that have…

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Polanski's Vampires in Berlin

Oct 12th, 2006

Berlin - Roman Polanski is bringing his cult classic musical Dance of the Vampires to Berlin, where it will premiere in the Theatre Des Westens. The German musical version of his film the Fearless Vampire Killers has proved to be a big hit since its…

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Berlin exhibition stirs painful memories

Aug 15th, 2006

Even before it opened its doors, the exhibition "Forced Paths" attracted a lot of controversy in the German and Polish media. The aim of the organisers of the exhibition at the Kronprinzenpalais on Berlin's Unter Den Linden Avenue is…

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Berlin theatre cutting it fine

Aug 10th, 2006

Bertolt Brecht's "Three Penny Opera" is supposed to open Friday in Berlin, 50 years after the playwright's death. There's just one problem: the newly renovated theater isn't safe for the public yet. In honor of Bertolt Brecht Year, one of his…

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Controversial Exhibition opens in Berlin

Aug 10th, 2006

Organized by the conservative German League of Expellees, a controversial exhibition highlighting forced migration, displacement and genocide in Europe in the 20th century opens its doors in Berlin Thursday. Called "Paths Unchosen," the…

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Gypsies groups clamour for Holocaust memorial

Aug 9th, 2006

BRADLEY (EJP)--- For well over a decade, the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma (CCGSR), which represents the two primary Gypsy groups living in Europe today, have been petitioning the German government to build a memorial in Berlin that would…

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Berlin 2009 kicks into gear

Aug 9th, 2006

Gothenburg, Sweden - For those who read on, no you haven?t overslept and missed the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, or the Beijing Olympics of 2008 for that matter. Today, the hosts of the 12th edition of the IAAF World Championships in…

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Russian Jewish immigration poses questions

Aug 8th, 2006

BERLIN (EJP)--- Over the last 15 years more than 200,000 Jews have immigrated to Germany from the former Soviet Union (CIS). Recent statistics compiled on behalf of the German government show that 205,905 Jews came from the CIS to Germany…

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Budget flights under threat?

Aug 8th, 2006

BERLIN, August 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Berlin Wins the First Part of the BDF Exemplary Case Concerning Subsidies for Ryanair The business model of Luebeck Airport has begun to sway. On behalf of all members of the Federation of German Airlines…

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Berliners protest agains war

Aug 7th, 2006

Last Friday evening the Palestinian community and other Arab organizations in Berlin called a vigil in the centre of West Berlin attended by over 500 people to protest the Israeli assault on Lebanon. Moments of silence were held in the course of…

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Berlin Opera reaching new highs

Aug 1st, 2006

A Berlin opera house is encouraging its audience to get high along with the actors while watching a new opera. The Neuk?llner Opera House says smoking a joint will enhance the psychedelic experience of Camille Saint-Saens' play, 'The Oriental…

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Lebanon question challenges Germany

Jul 26th, 2006

The memory of the Holocaust is fuelling a debate in Germany over involvement in a Lebanon peace force, even before practical steps are taken to create one. German newspapers on Wednesday aired a number of arguments for and against sending German…

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