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Photos by Megan McCrystal

Bikes, e-scooters and skates: we tried out five of the latest ways to roll yourself around Berlin. For the latter mode, Skate by Night takes over 24km of Berlin road this Sun, Jul 30. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:45 AM , , Insider Tips

For our "Endstation" special, we travelled to the ends of Berlin and back to bring you 10 summer escapes you definitely won't read about in the guidebooks. Plus summer reads, festivals, bikes, scooters, barbecue, soft serve and much more! more

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 PM

Frustration with the Senat's failure to reshape dangerous intersections and widen inadequate lanes has given birth to a new citizen's campaign, the Volksentscheid Fahrrad, Seymour Gris explains and has a few ideas of his own. more

Feb 23, 2016 11:15 AM Opinion

Looking to escape Berlin over the holidays? Here are our tips for places to go to in Berlin to prepare for your trip out of town, from coats to maps to getting your bod prepared for your packed schedule. more

Nov 21, 2014 12:15 PM Insider Tips 1 Comments

The train strike is a nuisance? Well, that's kind of the point. When you moan about it you're basically saying, "How dare the train drivers not let us take them for granted." more

Nov 7, 2014 9:45 AM Opinion 3 Comments

Maggie's having some trouble with the police! They won't leave her alone as she bikes around town. But the place she gets stopped the most isn't rambunctious Neukölln or Wedding, but her own City West. more

Nov 6, 2014 1:15 PM Opinion

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 Opinion 1 Comments

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 10:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

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 1:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

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 11:00 AM What's On

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

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 Opinion

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Photo by Jcornelius (Wikimedia Commons)

You couldn't get much duller media content than all the non-controversy surrounding Germany's powerless presidential office. Time to return to the real news... more

Mar 19, 2012 11:51 AM Opinion 3 Comments

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 9:00 AM

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Photo by Sigrid Malmgren

Before we dive into 2012, here are a few stats to help you understand THIS tired old year. more

Dec 27, 2011 9:00 AM Opinion

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Photo by Dilma Rousseff (dilmarousseff; Flickr CC)

Konrad comes clean about his love for Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer. more

Nov 4, 2011 9:00 AM Opinion

Where does that ‘secondhand’ bike you bought on the bridge came from? If anyone knows, it’s ‘S’, a Detroit native with four years of bike-stealing experience. more

Oct 24, 2011 9:00 AM Interviews & Portraits 49 Comments

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The AVUS racetrack is a relic of its sporting history – a speedster’s wet dream. In the week of Dan Wheldon’s death, we think about what people do to go faster and faster. more

Oct 19, 2011 9:00 AM Opinion

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