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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

, , Zeitgeist

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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A weekly round-up of news stories that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. This week: Antisemitism on the streets and on stage, the AfD and the world's famous club... more

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BVG employee “Michael P.” challenges the transport company’s shiny-happy image with the day-to-day reality of his job. more

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In Berlin, surveillance in public transport might not rival the ubiquitous CCTV in cities like With more cameras on the U-Bahn, an increased police presence and a new facial recognition pilot, we’re being watched now more than ever before. more

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Gruff and even corrupt and violent... Right here at the heart of “ordentlich” Germany, plainclothes ticket inspectors enforce law and order with mobbish zeal on public transportation. Who are these people, and how do they get away with it? more

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Is the BVG the new Tinder? With the help of "Meine Augenblicke", you just might be able to reach out to that sexy stranger you locked eyes with on the U-Bahn yesterday. more

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At his studio p98a, the legendary German designer has returned to his first love: letterpress printing. more

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#weilwirdichlieben. "Because we love you." The BVG has a hashtag! John Riceburg isn't feeling loved, especially by the ticket controllers. more

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Imagine: Someday in the future, technology will be so advanced that public transport will run normally during the winter. In Berlin, however, as the days grow shorter and the waits for trains grow longer, that future seems far off… more

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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

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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

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After Wladek Flakin vented his spleen about Berlin’s costly public transit system, we went into the streets to ask Berliners whether they agreed. Now it’s your turn: B-V-Great or B-V-Godawful? Let us know in the comments. more

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Today marks the last day of the 80th anniversary of the BVG strike, one instance in Berlin history when workers went on strike and the politicians of the day seized the situation for their own (diabolical) means. Wladek Flakin explains. more

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Jacinta realizes that she takes some things for granted. There are plenty of nice things about Germany that England doesn't provide – she's just been here so long she sometimes takes them for granted. Or just plain forgets about them. more

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