Brandenburg is the new Berlin! ...Or not. But hey, that's why we like it. Join Exberliner for a trip out into the country, where nude swimmers look back fondly on the GDR days, former party animals chase after chickens named Beyonce, and baby goats frolic happily on organic farms. Plus a summer short story, an interview with the woman behind Germany's hottest film of 2016 and all the festivals you can handle...
MY BRANDENBURG LIFE A karaoke bar owner, an American bestselling author and a digital activist power couple tell us why they left the big city behind.
POTSDAM BEYOND THE PALACES Gay bars, Russian vodka, record shopping and Der Butt: time to switch up the quintessential Berlin day trip.
THE PEACOCK WHISPERER Meet Hannelore Graffunder, a Kreuzberger who's spent the past 47 years of her life as one of the only inhabitants of Wannsee's Peacock Island.
THE REAL EEL DEAL Get hooked on Germany's largest sustainable fishery on Lake Müritz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
DINNER GONE WILD A look at Berlin-Brandenburg foraging culture.
ON THE GHERKIN TRAIL Ever wonder about the origins of the ubiquitous Spreewaldgurken? Why not go straight to the source?
TAKING THE PLUNGE We went bungee jumping in the Berlin suburbs and lived to tell the tale.
THE WORST STREET IN LEIPZIG Beyond the “new Berlin” hype: our writer explains why he loves living in what's been proclaimed “Germany's most dangerous neighbourhood”.
THE GREAT COVER-UP Is Germany's grand tradition of public nudity, aka FKK, dying out? We attempt to find out the naked truth.
WRITERS' RETREATS Follow in the footsteps of Brecht, Weigel, Tucholsky and Fontane in three literary Brandenburg day trips.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT A visit to biodynamic farm Ökodorf Brodowin.
SUMMER SHORT STORY "This story is probably not about coffee", the winner of Exberliner and The Reader's Short Fiction Award.
Also in this issue...
MAREN ADE The director of Cannes surprise hit Toni Erdmann, coming to German theatres July 14, talks about her dad's practical jokes, Romanian expats and why she took her shirt off on set.
SUMMER FESTIVALS From techno open airs to folky soirees to dissonant drones, where to get wristbanded this July-August.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS What to expect at this year's edition of Berlin's coolest summer theatre/art/music fest.
BEST OF BERLIN A circus festival, craft biergartens, a tropical danger zone and a mantastic night out.
BERLIN BITES 24 hours in vegan Berlin and the most unusual new ice cream shops.
...And much, much more!