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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

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 »

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

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 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

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 »

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 9:00 AM Going out

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

All hail!

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