A stone of her own

On the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we take a look at the most ubiquitous reminders of the Holocaust in Berlin: Stolpersteine. Meet a Berlin woman whose quest for a Stolperstein on her block led her down the rabbit hole of Holocaust history. more »

Nov 9, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

This one’s for the boys

Our November issue shines a spotlight on Schöneberg. One of Schöneberg's features? It's super gay. Here's a day out in Motzstraße, Berlin’s unapologetic man-lovin’ mecca. Read the piece then grab a copy on newsstands now. more »

Nov 4, 2015 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Berlin: Good for the Jews?

Can you safely walk through the streets of Neukölln wearing a kippa? How much anti-Semitic crime is there in Berlin? In our October issue, we tackled the debate over the "new" anti-Semitism and its effect on the Jewish and Muslim communities. more »

Oct 27, 2015 2:40 PM , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

The Jew arrested for anti-Semitism

At a protest on Wednesday, one Israeli Berliner got arrested for calling Benjamin Netanyahu a Holocaust denier. He told us his side of the story. more »

Oct 26, 2015 6:00 PM Zeitgeist

Max Haiven: How much should be common?

Who owns big data? What's wrong with state-provided health care? In advance of the Berliner Gazette's Un|Commons conference at the Volksbühne Oct 22-24, we spoke to Max Haiven about these issues and more. more »

Oct 21, 2015 7:00 PM Zeitgeist

Sweet dreams, Schnute

Today, October 12, Berlin said goodbye to its last-ever "city bear" – a 34-year-old named Schnute, kept in a special cage in Mitte. Read about the controversy that marked her last few years of life in this feature from our July-August issue. more »

Oct 12, 2015 3:40 PM Zeitgeist

Radio free Syria

From an office in Mitte, six Berliners are working tirelessly to support the opposition in Syria via a chain of 11 dissident radio stations. We followed them for a day on the air. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:15 PM Zeitgeist

Generation disconnect

Physically away from home but digitally connected, a new generation of Iranian exiles is now fighting in far-away lands. Read about those here in Berlin and then check out a special EXBlicks screening of "Rebel Generation" on Sep 21 at Lichtblick. more »

Sep 14, 2015 3:15 PM , Zeitgeist

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

Wedding’s little wonders

You've been to Köpenick already, now it's time to check out Wedding! Spend these precious last days of summer exploring the indie locales in Berlin's perpetually on-the-verge hood. more »

Aug 11, 2015 12:30 PM , , Zeitgeist

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com.

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