What do Dalí, Egyptian queens and Karl Marx have in common? Facial hair! Exhibition "Beards – Between Nature and Razor" runs through Feb 28 at the Neues Museum – so goatee it now! more

Feb 17, 2016 3:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Take a stroll around the Bayerisches Viertel in Schöneberg. Among its well-manicured facades, the street signs tell a different story. Using images and text, they form an informative and moving story of what happened from 1933 to 1945. more

Dec 11, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

Hanukkah started yesterday, and we've got a series of Jewish-themed articles to mark the occasion! To begin, Berlin historian Herrmann Simon taped his mother's incredible true story of survival in WWII, now out in English as Underground in Berlin. more

Dec 7, 2015 12:45 PM Zeitgeist

Liz Rosenfeld's series of shorts, The Surface Tension Trilogy, screening Nov 30 at the Zeughauskino, presents five historical females in a Berlin that's not-quite-past, not-quite-present, inviting us to question our perception of history. more

Nov 27, 2015 1:35 PM Film

This month, we take a look at the past, present and future of Jews in Germany's capital. Plus: Is refugee Willkommenskultur all it's cracked up to be? This and much, much more on newsstands now! more

Sep 30, 2015 4:00 PM 1 Comments

OUT NOW! An engrossing tale told in an exhausting way, QUEEN OF THE DESERT sees Nicole Kidman competently transform into the British explorer Gertrude Bell. more

Sep 3, 2015 10:00 AM Film

Mauerpark hasn't always been a raucous circus of karaoke and impulsive buys. On your next visit, stop by the free photo exhibition about the history of the park on through Aug 30 and don't end the summer without having learned something. more

Aug 17, 2015 3:40 PM The Best of Berlin

John Riceburg: "Deutschland, you nasty little piece of Scheiße!"

Wait! Before you get angry, John wants you to know the title of this blog post is just a quote. Please hear him out... more

Jul 8, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: A Prussian palace?

Berlin needs a palace to honor the ruling dynasty of Brandenburg and Prussia: the Hohenzollern. But who were these Hohenzollern people? John Riceburg took a trip to the Brandenburg-Preussen-Museum to find the answer. more

Jun 17, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Berlin is gay! Need proof? Look no further than the silver screen. With the 10th XPosed International Queer Film Festival kicking off on Thu, May 21 at Moviemento, we outline just how the city got that rep. more

May 20, 2015 2:00 PM Film

District Berlin's latest exhibition features work from nine different artists, including Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo, whose documentary film Past Present Tense looks at race in Germany from the GDR to now. See it starting Fri, Apr 24 at Malzfabrik. more

Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! A carefully-made biopic about a Nazi resistance fighter, ELSER follows convention a bit too closely. more

Apr 8, 2015 3:45 PM Film

It's Mauerfall mania leading up to Nov 9. This weekend, make sure to head to Checkpoint Charlie and take a gander at Jean-Yves Menez' hand-carved chunk of the Berlin Wall, which the French sculptor carted back to the fatherland after nearly 25 years. more

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 PM People

Bruce in Berlin

Photo by MDR/DOKfilm/Thomas Uhlemann

Seymour Gris: Springsteen in East Berlin

The Boss hit the GDR in a massive 1988 concert in East Berlin. But how influential really was this massive rock spectacle? Probably more so than anything ever said by US president Ronald Reagan. more

Jan 28, 2014 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: The first demonstration of the year

It’s been 95 years since Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were murdered by the Social Democratic government of 1919. Remember them - and take part in a uniquely Berlin institution - at their annual commemorative demonstration this Sunday at 10am. more

Jan 8, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

INTERVIEW. Theatre collective Shakespeare im Park put the spotlight on a little-known rail tycoon, via Kant and the blues, in their historically-inspired Görli trilogy King Bethel. Get on board before it reaches the end of the line on Sunday Aug 25. more

Aug 23, 2013 3:00 PM Stage

The recently opened Berlin Dungeon brings the grisly medieval aesthetic of the London-based Dungeon franchise to our streets, covering Berlin history from the Middle Ages to 1921... conveniently stopping short of the capital's more recent past. more

May 7, 2013 11:55 AM The Best of Berlin

Is your goth side going through political crisis? Why not reconcile at the resting place of the communist dead
. Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde not only pays homage to communism’s fallen heroes, but reminds us of the grimmer aspects as well. more

Nov 20, 2012 11:00 AM The Best of Berlin

Bombs shaped the city around us and shook up social order after WWII, but experts say that at least one in eight didn't explode. Dan Borden investigates Berlin's sleeping "architects" and their creations. more

Oct 19, 2012 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

A city proud of its little-known roots or a massive publicity stunt? Either way on October 28 Berlin is throwing itself a 775th birthday party. Dan Borden explores the history framing this special day. more

Oct 5, 2012 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

bilingual people

OV search engine

In cooperation with


October 28, 2016


October 29, 2016


October 30, 2016


October 31, 2016


November 1, 2016


November 2, 2016

  • Concerts & Live Music




November 3, 2016

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