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The cash-strapped tourist

For all its much-vaunted grime, Berlin has its share of over-exposed, over-sanitised, and yes, overpriced tourist attractions. But scratch the surface, and you’ll be surprised what you can see on the cheap. more »

Aug 8, 2012 by in Culture

Vélo vogue

The Berliner Fahrrad Schau hits Station-Berlin this weekend on March 3 and 4. The two day bike-expo puts on a sheer display of bike geekdom in the form of the machines, the lifestyle and five shows. more »

Feb 23, 2012 by in Going out

Photo by Anna Achon

How not to get your bike stolen: tips from S

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Oct 24, 2011 by in People

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Bike theft in Berlin: the facts

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Oct 24, 2011 by in People

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Seymour Gris: Bike helmet or no bike helmet?

Chances are that you're not wearing a helmet today because you're not biking in the downpour outside. But what about tomorrow? Will you be wearing one? Germany and Gris both ponder the effectiveness of a law requiring you to. more »

Jun 25, 2013 by in The Berlin Blog (5 Comments)

Seymour Gris: Avoiding death on your bike

Bike deaths are exceptionally high this year and the year isn't over yet. And while it is generally acknowledged that it's mostly automobiles at fault, it doesn't mean you cyclists shouldn't get it together, too. more »

Nov 13, 2012 by in The Berlin Blog (1 Comments)

Amok Mama: Why I hate Berlin

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

Jun 19, 2012 by in The Berlin Blog (12 Comments)

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 by in The Berlin Blog

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Showcasing all aspects of bike culture with over 250 contributing brands along with film screenings, exhibitions and events – whether you're a low-rider, mountain-biker, or fixie-freak there will be something for you. more »


Neukölln's 'alternative' art community brings you an art walk around galleries, vintage shops, design boutiques and other creative spaces. On show are silkscreen prints, 1920s porcelain, body-modification, and thankfully no performance art. more »


Probably no car is as often photographed in Berlin as the Bugatti Veyron in the showroom of the Automobile Forum Unter den Linden. This exhibit explores the birth and development of automotive icons in the past, present and future. more »