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Settlers from Israel are flocking to Charlottenburg, where they find synagogues, certified kosher shops and restaurants, a secure environment and many fellow Jews. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

What's with the tourist visa? Are you paying too much for gas? Germany is a country of rules – Hans-Torsten helps you through the system. more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In light of gay marriage becoming officially legal from Sunday October 1 (yippee), Walter Crasshole asks what impact the legislation could have had on the gay vote. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM Zeitgeist

Charlottenburg is back! In our new issue, we take a look at the neighbourhood's glory days and its burgeoning future, and give you plenty of (old and new) reasons to head West. Plus all the culture and food coverage you know and love – and much more! more

Sep 28, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Citizens in Berlin enjoy unbeatable living standards and record-low unemployment levels supported by the continent’s strongest economy. Right? Wrong. Germany's booming capital is the capital of welfare and homelessness. Meet those left in the cold. more

Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

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Riza Cörtlen. Photo by German Palomeque

You’d call yourself a progressive leftist, but you don’t see much hope for change from the SPD, the Greens or even Die Linke. These small parties want to get you inspired and involved. We met with their leaders to find out what makes them stand out. more

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While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

They’re losing their funding and their campaigns are increasingly desperate – but with their competitors in the AfD plagued by infighting, will the 2017 elections be the NPD’s time to shine? Graham Anderson talks with the beleaguered neo-Nazi party. more

Sep 19, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

What’s on Turkish Berliners’ minds when they enter the voting booth? Why did they vote so massively in favour of Erdoğan at last April’s referendum, and who will they support in this year’s elections? We visited four “wise men” in search of a clue. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Over 200,000 placards line Berlin’s streets this election season, put up by eager volunteers or the candidates themselves. As the starting whistle blew on the campaign back in August, we joined party members for the postering ritual. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM People

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