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Two new pandas have arrived at the Berlin zoo! John says: Meh. more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

The Berlinale Blog: Abattoir blues

The curtain falls on another Berlinale, as Hungarian drama On Body And Soul nabs the Golden Bear award. more

Feb 20, 2017 4:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

Is Berlin getting a new Knut? Berlin has a new polar bear that everyone's going gaga over in the press. It won't be housed at the Zoological Garden, but at Tierpark Berlin. Never heard of it? Here's the past, present and future of the East's zoo. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 PM Insider Tips

Something for the historians and vegetarians/vegans (yes, the meat-eaters, too). Dan Borden follows in the footsteps of the animals killed in Prenzlauer Berg’s old slaughterhouse district. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:15 PM Zeitgeist

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John is a grown man who loves the zoo. Naturally, he has to defend himself against myriad zoo haters. more

Nov 3, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion

Thanks to animal rights activists and their graphic campaigns, we’re all prone to seeing animal research as outrageously wrong. What’s the actual situation in Berlin labs and what are the alternatives? more

Nov 1, 2016 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

This month, we explore the wild world of animals in Berlin, whether stuffed, spoiled rotten, hunted-down or drugged-up. Plus: A refugee fairytale in Brandenburg, an exclusive interview with Schaubühne director Katie Mitchell and much more! more

Oct 27, 2016 2:00 PM

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

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 Opinion

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 Interviews & Portraits 4 Comments

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 Opinion

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 Opinion 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 Insider Tips 1 Comments

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

Jan 25, 2013 10:45 AM Opinion

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 1 Comments

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 Opinion 4 Comments

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