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The architects of the Bauhaus responded to Weimar’s excess with sleek functionality, and you can see the result in Berlin’s cityscape today. more

Feb 24, 2017 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

Dan Borden on the women who are (literally) building a new progressive era in Berlin. more

Feb 23, 2017 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Neukölln’s “Arab street” has become a destination for the Syrian community – and a potential goldmine for refugee entrepreneurs selling their countrymen a taste of home. But it isn't always easy being the new kids on the block. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

Weimar architecture wasn’t just about the Bauhaus. Dan Borden reveals three electrifying examples of Expressionism that are still standing in Berlin today. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:00 PM Zeitgeist

You want to spend Valentine’s Day staring longingly into your true love’s eyes over an overpriced set dinner. But you’ve exhausted Tinder and the thought of writing OKCupid profile fills you with dread. Where to turn to find your online Liebe? more

Feb 13, 2017 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

Walter Crasshole empties his fag bag and vents on the issues of the day. This month: Are the 1920s back for gay Berlin? more

Jan 31, 2017 4:15 PM Zeitgeist

With the three-day Country Music Meeting coming up this weekend (Feb 3-5) at Fontane Haus in Reinickendorf, read about our visit to organiser Frank Lange's American Western Saloon, the last bastion of Berlin's country scene. more

Jan 31, 2017 2:59 PM People

With the recent rise of populist, nationalist and xenophobic movements such as Pegida and AfD, some have begun to draw comparisons with the politically turbulent 1920s. Are we in a Weimar situation? We asked right-wing extremism expert Hajo Funke. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

Over the last two years, some 75,700 people applied for asylum in Berlin. About half of them received it. Where do they live now? What does the future hold for them? more

Jan 25, 2017 3:00 PM , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

This Fri, Jan 20, sees the inauguration of Donald Trump. And to go with it, a huge protest ("No to Global Trumpism") at 17:00, starting at Berlin's AfD offices. Kathleen Brown of Die Linke Berlin International explains the demo's aims. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:15 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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