We all know how great summer in Berlin is... but what about Brandenburg? Time to head out to the country and meet nude swimmers, eel fishermen, karaoke farmers and famous authors in our jam-packed July-August double issue. more

Jun 30, 2016 12:45 PM Zeitgeist

Berlin was as busy as ever in 2015, and 11 issues of Exberliner have the proof. Among all our stories, these are the ones that stood out. Read our list and see if you agree. Is there something we missed? Let us know your faves in the comments. more

Jan 6, 2016 2:00 PM Features

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

Can you feel the heat? Summer's here, and so is our July/August special – a supersized edition full of tips, tricks and a short fiction fix. Plus an interview with Germany's hottest expat novelist, subletting tales and more. On newsstands now! more

Jun 30, 2015 1:00 PM Features

Maggie Spooner: Animal sex

Friedrichsfelde's Tierpark is about to get an expensive theme-park makeover, complete with endangered monkeys and Berlin's longest playground slide, but things won't get as hot and heavy there as they do at good ol' Zoologischer Garten. more

Oct 1, 2014 4:30 PM The Berlin Blog

This July marks one year of the German criminalisation of one of sex’s biggest taboos: zoophilia. Despite this, some people remain open about their non-traditional love. Meet Oliver, a man fighting for his right to a relationship... with a dog. more

Jul 9, 2014 3:00 PM People 4 Comments

Seymour Gris: The birds and the bees of Tempelhof

Gris went trudging around Tempelhofer Feld this morning and talked to the huge (and we mean numerously huge) unheard and unwashed masses in the wake of the 100% Tempelhof victory. more

May 27, 2014 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Who cares about animals?

The welfare of animals: a concern of communists (aside from the ones in Orwell's parable)? Most likely not. Gris says you have to be more than a one-issue progressive for things to get better – and communism isn't offering that kind of diversity. more

Apr 15, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 8 Comments

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 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

A purr can be heard from the heart of Neukölln courtesy of PeePee's Katzencafé, an idea based on the petting farms of East Asia. While only ruled by two ferociously cute housecats, fans of cat-kitsch should go there right meow. more

Oct 8, 2013 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: How to tell women and animals apart

Konrad has some biology lessons for Berlin Zoo director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz. more

Jan 25, 2013 10:45 AM The Berlin Blog

A decade of Exberliner continues online with a series of our 10 best features throughout the years – from critical to hysterical to heart-breaking. Day four revisits amour between animal and beast. more

Aug 30, 2012 11:00 AM Features

Amok Mama: City kids

What makes a city kid a city kid? Its perception of animals and whether they are mythical or not. more

Aug 21, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments


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Konrad Werner: Cameron in Berlin

British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Berlin today, probably to have some kind of talk about something with Angela Merkel. Hopefully she will take the opportunity to learn the truth about his strange body. more

Nov 18, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Amok Mama: Nice feeling

Jacinta Nandi's son is planning on getting married pretty young actually. more

Aug 8, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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