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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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What is the city doing to improve conditions for cyclists? more

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German women grabbing the hyper-masculine image of bikers by the balls: welcome to Berlin’s own all-female motorcycle club. Thomas Wintle infiltrated the increasingly popular gang to find out what keeps their engines running. more

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

Opinion 16 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

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

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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

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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

Opinion

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Photo by Dilma Rousseff (dilmarousseff; Flickr CC)

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

Opinion

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