John Riceburg: Let's stop the ticket checkers on the BVG

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

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 9 Comments

John Riceburg: Support the strike

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

Oct 9, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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

Apr 7, 2014 2:00 PM , , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 43 Comments


Photos by Veronika Jonsson

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

Feb 27, 2014 11:30 AM People 2 Comments

This month: the truth about "benefit tourism", the German saviour of Neukölln's Roma, the Oranienplatz camp revisited, why the BVG can go screw itself and much more! more

Feb 26, 2014 11:30 AM Features 5 Comments

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

Nov 7, 2012 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

Amok Mama: I love Schienenersatzverkehr

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

Apr 25, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog

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