John Riceburg: I am getting braces and we are all going to die

John is getting some orthodontic work done – forcing him to contemplate his own mortality. more

Jan 26, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

So it's midway through January, and you're already starting to slip on your New Year's resolutions. But we've got just the stuff to (re-)kickstart your motivation – by appealing to the foodie in you. more

Jan 15, 2016 12:00 PM , , , , , , Food

It isn't too much of a stretch to say that yoga is ubiquitous in Berlin. Here are five places to get your asana on. more

Oct 17, 2014 1:30 PM The Best of Berlin 5 Comments

The weather's gotten warmer surprisingly fast. But you're still not ready to peel off that final layer. There's work to be done first. How will you get pumped for summer? more

Feb 26, 2014 2:30 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Done with the hamam or itching to spoil yourself? Try Teremok for Berlin's best imitated traditional Russian sauna. Available (separately) to both ladies and gentlemen, steam, flagellation and relaxation are the three steps to "ahhh". more

Jan 6, 2014 2:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Exberliner's October issue is all about the alternative medicine craze. Get a dose here, as we trudge through the bureaucratic jungle of a Heilpraktiker's existence in Germany. For even more alt-healing, grab October's issue on newsstands now. more

Oct 17, 2013 12:45 PM , Zeitgeist

Walter Crasshole: Kiss of death

A recent series of deaths among Berlin's gay community gave Walter a jab of fear sharp enough to drive him to an actual jab. What is Meningokokken, who's really at risk, and how can you make your Krankenkasse cough up? more

Aug 30, 2013 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

With rain back on the horizon, the wet stuff might be on your mind. Can you trust your taps? Between hormones in the mains, "blood" in the Spree and lead in the pipes themselves, do any of Berlin's recent health scares really hold water? more

Aug 19, 2013 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Amok Mama: German health myths

Jacinta Nandi (who dares to eat burnt toast and has weathered countless draughts unscathed) is sick of German health myths. more

Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

Burpees? Wall balls? WOD? With secret lingo, self-flagellating workouts and a die-hard customer base, CrossFit is damn near a religion. But if that's what it takes to get you in shape, CrossFit Werk has a cell here in Berlin. more

Jul 1, 2013 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin 2 Comments

Amok Mama: Smearing Schulbrot

Everybody knows if you wish cancer on people you're more likely to get it yourself. Which is why Jacinta Nandi would never do it. more

Jul 1, 2013 9:30 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Eager to make martial arts more appealing to women, Chimosa near Oranienburger Tor is here to provide an invigorating mix of fast-paced martial arts, meditation and tea-sipping. more

Apr 19, 2013 11:00 AM The Best of Berlin

We take a look back over the moments in history when Berlin stood on the brink of annihilation. more

Dec 18, 2012 12:00 PM , , , Zeitgeist

Straight backs and healthy minds. Pilates, yoga and 'body work' studio Remedy is Berlin's answer to Macbook back. The cafe is darn good, too. more

Dec 11, 2012 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

A new wave of fitness craze has hit Berlin in the shape of Fitbox and its innovative technologies. The technology massages your muscles with electrodes for 20 minutes; enough for a week and to get you toned (supposedly). more

Jun 18, 2012 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

While milk banks abounded in the GDR, they're now almost a thing of the past. But recent research on babies' nutritonal needs and a rise in premature births could ensure the survival of the milk bank. more

Mar 23, 2012 9:00 AM Zeitgeist

You know Club Mate. But the story of real mate starts in Brazil. For a taste of the stuff, Meta Mate Bar is a café and shop that not only sells the drink in several forms but also enlightens customers about the benefits. more

Dec 7, 2011 9:00 AM Food 3 Comments


Photo by Steven Depelo (stevendepolo; Flickr CC)

Seymour Gris: Occupy Apotheken!

Once again, Seymour is majorly pissed about the German pharmaceutical-industrial complex. more

Nov 29, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Berlin is Germany’s HIV capital. But what does it mean to live with AIDS in a time and place in which customised treatments can provide many HIV patients a normal life expectancy? more

Oct 26, 2011 9:00 AM Zeitgeist


Photo by Smial (Wikimedia Commons)

Seymour Gris: Aldi-dirty

Gris gives us one more reason to hate shopping at "discounter" supermarkets. more

Sep 6, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

bilingual people

OV search engine

In cooperation with


October 24, 2016


October 25, 2016


October 26, 2016


October 27, 2016


October 28, 2016


October 29, 2016


October 30, 2016

Letters to the editor
ID Festival 2016
What's being said
Exberliner Xmas subscription