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Seymour Gris: Cyclists of Berlin unite!

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 The Berlin Blog

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 The Best of Berlin 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: The point of a trade union, 25 years on

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 The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Maggie Spooner: Kiez profiling – per bike

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 The Berlin Blog

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

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 10:00 AM 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 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 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 Culture

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 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 13 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 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog


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Seymour Gris: BVG price hike, Neukölln gentri-news, dead animal worship

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 The Berlin Blog 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 Going out

Neukölln Weserstr.

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Seymour Gris: 2011 in numbers

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 The Berlin Blog


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Konrad Werner: Mozart balls

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

Nov 4, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog


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Oct 24, 2011 9:00 AM People

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 People 47 Comments


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Jacob Sweetman: Speeed kills

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 The Berlin Blog

Friendly, knowledgeable and clean? Berlin cabbies are apparently the crème de la crème, or so claims an international tourism survey. We sent our most intrepid journalist to put their reputation to the test. more »

Oct 17, 2011 9:00 AM People


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Oct 17, 2011 9:00 AM People