John is not happy about all the black-red-gold in the city. But the lefty scene has come up with a fun solution. more

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion

Yesterday, thousands of protesters filled the streets of Paris. In Berlin, the only thing making noise are the tourists. John wonders what's going on. more

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion

Ever wondered exactly what goes into a Geflügelwurst? You're not alone. Here's a inside look at the complicated and secretive system of German food labelling regulations. more

Feb 27, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

German people only give a shit about freedom when it suits them, says Jacinta Nandi more

Aug 28, 2013 10:00 AM Opinion 32 Comments

Germany has the most successful renewable energy policy in the world, but now half the country is foaming at the month about a few euros a month to pay for it. more

Oct 16, 2012 1:45 PM Opinion

The Russian punkettes have been shortlisted for an award dedicated to the German church reformer. more

Oct 9, 2012 4:16 PM Opinion 2 Comments


Photo by Surija / "Sray" (Gnarls Monkey; Flickr CC)

Jacinta Nandi thinks Germans are really, really, really bad at making small talk at parties. more

Sep 24, 2012 9:30 AM Opinion 6 Comments

The number of race motivated attacks in Berlin alone these days is startling. When is Germany, and Merkel and Gauck, going to wake up? There may be little hope of them having a Willy Brandt moment, but something needs to happen. more

Sep 10, 2012 3:30 PM Opinion 6 Comments

A group of elderly women (and one man) fight to save their senior centre from destruction and capitalist interests. One of Berlin's grander traditions is still being used to save the city. more

Aug 13, 2012 11:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Star Wars

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Konrad loves Germany's Constitutional Court. It's so dirty and shameless and exciting. And they wear big red coats. more

Jul 27, 2012 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

Jacinta ponders the question of national pride. What good is it? Is it okay? And when did she become so damn German? Eventually, her answers come from a little more than a can of water and a discount mega-chain. more

Jul 10, 2012 1:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Sometimes Jacinta thinks she hates Berlin. She's just not used to people smiling at her anymore. more

Jun 19, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 15 Comments

For Germany's first Euro 2012 match, Gris travelled to Lviv, Ukraine embedded in a troupe of fans. more

Jun 11, 2012 4:00 PM Opinion

Fish and chips

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German people don't really love the royal family, like everyone says. They just think British people are uncivilised lunatics who eat soggy chips, so it figures they have a monarchy. more

Jun 8, 2012 1:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Thilo Sarrazin

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Konrad has got death-threat envy. It's not fair – he's said way worse things about Thilo Sarrazin than Mely Kiyak. more

Jun 1, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

Norbert Röttgen

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Darth Merkel is getting nervous about next year's election – you can tell because she is starting to choke her admirals. more

May 18, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

So, Jacinta Nandi doesn't want her kid to grow up to be the kind of German who thinks the worst consequence of the Holocaust is that every now and again German tourists in Bournemouth get some schoolkids doing the Hitlergruß at them. Boo-HOO. more

May 15, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 6 Comments

Euro 2012

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Whenever a fat, powerful man says we should "keep sport and politics apart," something stinks of corruption and fascism. more

May 4, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

Tax deadline is creeping up on us. And for the 2011 return, it may be May 31, but if you aren't thinking about it by now, you should. We have a few tips for those of you not so familiar with Germany's tax-appeal (and non-appeal). more

May 2, 2012 4:00 PM Zeitgeist 19 Comments

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