Like bikes? Ride along

Mount your metal horse and join likeminded riders for two days of bicycling festivities. From Ludwigslust through the Germany countryside, the Velo Classico Germany celebrates bicycles and the folks who ride 'em. more »

Sep 1, 2015 4:40 PM The Best of Berlin

Vegan creep: Six surprising vegan finds

Europe's biggest vegan summer fest is coming to Alexanderplatz (Aug 28-30), but you can get your animal-free fix just about anywhere in Berlin. Want proof? From Wedding to Lichterfelde, here are six vegan destinations on the outskirts of town. more »

Aug 28, 2015 4:00 PM Food

Honecker’s favourite lake

The temperature is set to soar for one more week this summer, so soak up the final days of sunshine at Liepnitzsee. Formerly the favourite spot of GDR political bigwigs, today the lake's open to campers, nudists and anyone willing to make the trek. more »

Aug 25, 2015 12:15 PM The Best of Berlin

Abandoned excursions

Despite all the talk of gentrification, Berlin is bursting with deserted historical sites that still lie untouched by property development. Here are five of our favourite places to explore on a warm summer day. more »

Aug 18, 2015 1:35 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Neta: Mexican food fight

It’s been deemed the best Mexican in town, but not everyone agrees – not even among our team: Seymour Gris and Jane Silver are still feuding over it. Read their pro and con, then tell us what you think! more »

Aug 24, 2015 3:30 PM , Food 4 Comments

Ai Weiwei's Berlin adventures

The world's most famous dissident artist is here! And he's keen on letting us know. We traced the social media addict's path, and we've got a few ideas where he should head next. Maybe you can spot him this weekend. more »

Aug 21, 2015 4:30 PM , People

A labyrinth of light

The much-anticipated performance art piece from Theater Anu, Die große Reise, is lighting up Tempelhofer Feld at night. Circus-like, surreal characters pine for unattainable fantasies and you become a part of the show. Through Aug 23. more »

Aug 14, 2015 1:00 PM Stage

Berlin's hottest cause

Our favourite hot topping, Crazy Bastard Sauce, launched a crowdfunding campaign last week to set up permanent shop in Friedrichshain. If you love ‘em like we do, go support their saucy cause before it ends September 17! more »

Aug 14, 2015 12:15 PM Food

Vegan summer

Whether you're a staunch activist or merely appreciate a good meatless meal now and again, your options just keep on multiplying. Here are five of the latest. more »

Aug 10, 2015 5:05 PM , , Food

Tanz im August: Our picks

The 21st edition of the annual dance explosion returns this summer with performance companies from over 20 different countries exploring the link between visual art and movement. Don't get overwhelmed, here are our picks. On Aug 13-Sep 4. more »

Aug 10, 2015 12:40 PM Stage 1 Comments

Muscles and memory

Tanz im August, Berlin's biggest dance festival, kicks off on August 14! British choreographer Rosemary Butcher – the “icon of New Dance” – makes her fest debut with the retrospective "Memory in the Present Tense". more »

Jun 25, 2015 3:30 PM

The talk of shame

The summer heat can lead to some fatal attractions, but what happens when it all gets too much? It’s en vogue to claim sex addiction these days – but finding an actual, real-life sex addict willing to speak up is harder than it seems. more »

Jul 24, 2015 3:30 PM Zeitgeist

White cube relaunch

The Berlinische Galerie is back after a near-year-long absence. With four different exhibitions in its newly renovated space, gallery director Thomas Köhler and co. are once again attracting the attention of modern art connoisseurs. more »

Jul 22, 2015 3:00 PM Art

A day at the races

Make sure to put on a silly hat, and go for a day, or week, at the races! The 102-year-old Mariendorf Trabrennbahn hosts Derby Week going on from Jul 24-Aug 2. But the track alone is worth the trip. more »

Jul 21, 2015 12:30 PM Culture

Kitchen confidential

When you're dining al fresco this summer, spare a thought for the chef sweating away in the kitchen. Alcohol and drug abuse in Berlin restaurants is an open secret. But is it the stress of the job that leads to the habit, or vice versa? more »

Jul 17, 2015 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

Mega gay on display: Homosexuality_ies

The joint venture of the Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Schwules Museum is as much a “queertopia” as a vibrant and (sometimes) saddening walk through 150 years of LGBTQ* history in Germany. On through December 1. Gay or straight, don’t miss! more »

Jul 16, 2015 12:30 PM Culture

Who cares about art?

With plastic bag swimming pools and heart-monitoring chandeliers, the Bernheimer Contemporary gathers artists to explore ideas of environmental and social responsibility in a spirited new exhibition in Residenz Monbijou. Through Aug 29. more »

Jul 15, 2015 2:00 PM Art

The most dangerous game?

With a less-than-spectacular summer upon us, some Berliners may be choosing to stay indoors. But some never intended to go out. For true gamers, the world outside is connected to the one on-screen. But is hardcore gaming a hobby or addiction? more »

Jul 13, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

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    OUT NOW! Amy Schumer writes, stars in and turns stereotypical gender roles upside down in TRAINWRECK. But only some some of the time. more »

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    OUT NOW! At this point, you think that the studio execs would know that the FANTASTIC FOUR is a doomed franchise... no pun on the series villain intended. more »

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    OUT NOW! Guy Ritchie's THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. is his film through-and-through, and while the plot may be thin, the thrills are as they should be. more »

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    OUT NOW! MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION brings one of the most famous spy theme tunes back. Unfortunately, Tom Cruise doesn't seem to return as gracefully with it. more »

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