Who are those people preparing for the worst? Far-right conspirationists? Crackpots? Or just pragmatic realists? Ben Knight investigates. more

Interviews & Portraits

The Berlinale Blog: The end is nigh, no, here

Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter has made an ideal film for homo sapiens who hate homo sapiens – a vision of a contemporary world where humanity appears extinct. more

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When the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, Stasi agent Rainer Rupp was the man passing on information that arguably prevented WWIII. more

Interviews & Portraits

Just because Mayan Armageddon isn't going to happen today, doesn't mean you shouldn't be paranoid. In fact, according to the German government, you're not paranoid enough. Not by a long shot. more


What's a Berliner to do to survive after the apocalypse? Berlin's emergency systems, its bunkers and some knowledge of mushrooms may be your only hope. more

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We weren't all incinerated in a firestorm of Mayan smugness on Dec 21, but Exberliner investigated nine other apocalyptic scenarios, just in case. more

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We take a look back over the moments in history when Berlin stood on the brink of annihilation. more

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