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Urban solidarity

Did you know you can get free concert tickets if you're short on cash? Or ride along on the BVG with a button-wearing good samaritan? Here are five ways people are helping each other get a leg up in Berlin. more »

Apr 7, 2014 by , , , in Zeitgeist (1 Comments)

Indie mums

Our April issue is all about families in Berlin – in all their constellations. Read our bit here on "indie mums", the new breed of single mothers who are anything but lonely. For more, buy a copy of our April issues available on newsstands or online. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by , in Zeitgeist

Save Berlin: Zoo York

With the Bikinihaus, now renamed Bikini Berlin, reopening on April 3, Dan Borden explores how the West is reclaiming its Times Square status, from Bahnhof Zoo to Zoo Palast and everything between. more »

Mar 24, 2014 by in Zeitgeist

Hilfe! The Spaniards are coming!

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? more »

Mar 17, 2014 by in Zeitgeist (4 Comments)

Finding a home in Berlin

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more »

Mar 3, 2014 by in Zeitgeist

Screw the BVG!

Fresh from our March issue, Wladek Flakin unleashes a world of rage on Berlin's public transportation system and its problems. Read this and more in our March issue! Also, check out what people like you think of the BVG in our vox pop and chime in. more »

Feb 27, 2014 by in Zeitgeist (32 Comments)

"Your brain is in your butt!"

The weather's gotten warmer surprisingly fast. But you're still not ready to peel off that final layer. There's work to be done first. How will you get pumped for summer? more »

Feb 26, 2014 by in Zeitgeist (1 Comments)

Save Berlin: Scenes from a revolution

There’s a big drama unfolding on a little empty lot next to Alexanderplatz: will it be the site of a new 150-metre skyscraper? Dramatic architecture used to be welcomed by Berlin. Dan Borden explores Berlin's best through the film Æon Flux. more »

Feb 25, 2014 by in Zeitgeist

Save Berlin: Malled to death

We’re being invaded! Like a nasty worm, indoor shopping malls are an invasive species, recent arrivals feeding on Berlin’s native shops. The plague peaks this year with the arrival of a new breed of malls: bigger, meaner and ready to eat their own. more »

Feb 24, 2014 by in Zeitgeist

An afternoon at the animal park

Deep in Lichtenberg is Tierheim Berlin, Europe's largest animal shelter, the home base for many homeless furry ones. Hosting a large animal shelter is not cheap, but there's more than one way to help support them. more »

Feb 11, 2014 by in Zeitgeist (2 Comments)

Ask Hans-Torsten

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

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