How to get tickets for the Berlinale

Watch out! Advance sales for Berlinale tickets have already started! Here is all the info you need to get the tickets you want before the festival kicks off on Feb 11 or during, whether online or at the box-office. more »

Feb 8, 2016 3:00 PM Film


The Berlinale's back, and we know what to watch and which celebrities to stalk. But what about German films? We investigate Germany's problem with arthouse cinema and much more in the issue Berlin cinephiles shouldn't miss, on stands now. more »

Feb 2, 2016 4:00 PM

The artist’s guide to Transmediale

Instead of one main exhibition, this year Transmediale presents “Conversation Piece”, a series of events, installations and conversations, Feb 3-7 at HKW. We've navigated the “infinite scroll” of the programme to find this year’s must-sees for you. more »

Feb 2, 2016 12:00 PM Art

Best noodles ‘n’ needles

Not only do they serve fresh, homemade cannoli at Kreuzberg haunt Ragù, they also offer knitting classes, making it one of the best places to hide from the cold in Berlin. Don't know how to knit? The offer multilingual classes starting Feb 6. more »

Feb 4, 2016 4:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Mapping CTM: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini

INTERVIEW: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini take on “New Geographies” in this year’s CTM festival, happening across Berlin Jan 29-Feb 7. With 100-plus artists, panels, workshops and installations, there's lots to explore. more »

Jan 28, 2016 2:20 PM Music & nightlife

February exhibitions: Six not to miss

HIGHLIGHTS: The art world's winter hibernation is over and Berlin's got it going on. From the misogynist feminism of Carol Rama to anti-traditional Japanese minimalism from Koji Enokura, here are six shows to check out this month. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 PM , Art

Life through a lens: Von hier zu mir

Contributions from Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia and more in Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut's "Von hier zu mir" produce a show full of life, colour, memory and most importantly distortion. Warm up to a bit of the Balkans this winter through Feb 12. more »

Feb 3, 2016 1:30 PM Art

Selling yourself the easy way

You don’t have to be a prostitute to make money off your body. The next time you want to afford one of life’s little luxuries, do what these Berliners did and use what nature gave you. more »

Jan 28, 2016 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Resolution: Eat your vitamins!

Did you promise yourself you'd eat more healthily this year? Berlin Organics has the powder for you: five different blends of various superfoods ready to sprinkle over, onto or into the low-cal meal or beverage of your choice! more »

Jan 22, 2016 1:25 PM The Best of Berlin

CTM 2016: All over the map

HIGHLIGHTS: It's CTM season again meaning it's time to start snatching up tickets. It's tough to explore these “New Geographies” with all the performances so we've collected our favourites to pencil into your calendar from Jan 29-Feb 7. more »

Jan 28, 2016 1:55 PM Music & nightlife

Resolution: Clean up your flat

January's now over and you still haven't started working on your resolutions? If one of them had to do with getting that art off the shelves and onto the wall, Frameworks Berlin has has got you covered. more »

Jan 25, 2016 1:30 PM The Best of Berlin

Cooking the books

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Germany's minimum wage, but plenty of Berlin restaurants still aren't paying workers the legal €8.50/hour, at least on paper. How do they get away with it? And why might it actually be a good thing? more »

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Nobelhart & Schmutzig: Locally brutal

Proudly sporting a shiny new Michelin star, Nobelhart & Schmutzig is perhaps even prouder of its "brutally local" concept, sourcing everything from within 250km of Berlin. Your meal there is sure to be unforgettable, if nothing else. more »

Jan 15, 2016 12:45 PM Food

Michael Müller: Closing and opening doors

INTERVIEW! Last year, his art was exhibited all over town. Now hotshot artist Michael Müller's first institutional solo exhibition is the talk of the Berlin art scene. Catch the UdK professor's "Wer Spricht" at KW before it closes January 24. more »

Jan 19, 2016 1:00 PM Art

Davide Quayola: Engaging with history

INTERVIEW: Davide Quayola's "Iconographies" (through Mar 5 at NOME) is the buzzed-about exhibition at this year's Transmediale Vorspiel. The Italian artist uses custom software to put a spin on renowned works from throughout history. more »

Jan 18, 2016 12:35 PM Art

Militant sounds: Holger Schulze

INTERVIEW. Boom! Boom! Boom! But it's not all bellicose. HKW’s Holger Schulze invites us to think about the soundtrack of combat (and post-combat) with the four-day event Singing the War on at HKW Jan 14-17. more »

Jan 12, 2016 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

R.I.P. Bowie: Where to mourn in Berlin

Berlin lost one of its most beloved adoptive children yesterday when David Bowie succumbed to his 18-month battle with cancer at the age of 69. We remember the man, the music and the myth with five key places that defined his time in Berlin. more »

Jan 11, 2016 1:40 PM , , Music & nightlife

Triple H

Not yet familiar with the work of Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien? The retrospective Also Like Life at Zeughauskino from Jan 12-Feb 11 provides an invaluable opportunity to rectify that. more »

Jan 11, 2016 4:10 PM Film

Resolution: Put a spring in your step!

So you've resolved to work out more this year, but the traditional exercises just don't seem fun enough? Well, now you have no excuse not to hop to it – with Jump Berlin, the city finally has a trampoline park! more »

Jan 8, 2016 2:35 PM The Best of Berlin

Our top stories of 2015

Berlin was as busy as ever in 2015, and 11 issues of Exberliner have the proof. Among all our stories, these are the ones that stood out. Read our list and see if you agree. Is there something we missed? Let us know your faves in the comments. more »

Jan 6, 2016 2:00 PM Features

Charlie Hebdo, one year later

INTERVIEW: A year ago, 11 staff members of a satirical magazine were killed for their freedom of expression; now, Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte revisit the Charlie Hebdo massacre in JE SUIS CHARLIE, out January 7 in Berlin cinemas. more »

Jan 7, 2016 2:25 PM Film

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  • Splendid

    OUT NOW! The latest from respected Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, CEMETARY OF SPLENDOUR is a rivetingly atmospheric, deeply spiritual drama about death and the afterlife. more »

  • More like a ripple

    OUT NOW! The latest post-apocalyptic YA adaptation, THE 5TH WAVE puts an alien invasion spin on the genre, offering a few new ideas but otherwise not separating itself from a crowded pack. more »

  • The great outdoors

    OUT NOW! Oscar incumbent Iñárritu's follow-up to Birdman, THE REVENANT is a visually luscious triumph of cinematography attached to a narrative that can't quite sustain its length. more »

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