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Walter Crasshole on why those who stay in Berlin over the holidays have the gayest time of all. more

Opinion

Vay-cray time is upon us, and no matter whether you’ve opted for a quick getaway, or are sticking around for a staycation, there are a few Berlin-based start-ups that can help you out. more

Start-ups

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Outfittery

What to do if you don’t fancy schlepping along Ku’damm in the run-up to Christmas? Three Berlin shopping start-ups claim to make gift buying simple… more

Start-ups

Seven gift ideas to indulge the hipster granny in you… or your loved ones! more

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Berlin has dozens of holiday markets, but which ones are actually worth a visit? Here are six that stand out. more

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Holy roller or just hungry? We've got five brunch spots to take the hunt out of this Easter holiday. more

Food & Drink

You're never gonna beat the racists by saying that Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus were refugees (they weren't anyway). As every real Christian knows, there's only one thing that can win our hearts at Christmas: money. more

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We all know the typical family dramas that come with the Christmas season, but prolific playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's newest piece, following a theme of “empty heaven”, packs some surprises. On at Deutsches Theater Dec 20 and 26. more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW. Spend this year’s holidays with Einstürzende Neubauten leader Bargeld at Radialsystem V as his band performs Lament, a set of original compositions, covers and reworks marking 100 years since the beginning of World War I. more

Concerts & Parties

Are your nightmares dominated by overcrowded dining room tables and piles of dirty dishes? Berlin's restaurants come to rescue you from Christmas dinner toil. Here are five of the best places to eat out on Christmas Day. more

Food & Drink

Whether you say "Merry Christmas", "Happy Hanukkah" or "Eid Milad Majid", there's something for you in this month's issue: from gifts to Willkommenskultur, euthanasia to climate change, WWII explosives to German husband-hunting. On newsstands now! more

Features

All costumed, face-painted and dressed to kill (literally) with no place to go? Don't worry about it; Exberliner sorts through this year's haul of Halloween parties and separates the treats from the tricks. more

What's On

Be brave, dear readers, Gris has a few uplifting words for you. And those words? Be brave. more

Opinion

What's a family to do on Christmas when one of the flock converts to a different religion? Coming together under such circumstances can take a little effort. A Berlin Studentin recounts how her sibling’s sudden conversion changed their whole family. more

Zeitgeist 4 Comments

Is the hassle of Christmas dinner too much for you? Can't take the pressure of hosting all your orphaned friends trapped in Berlin for the holidays, let alone cooking for them? Here are five ideas that might just save your Christmas. more

Food & Drink

It seems like magic, right? You just push a button on your computer and a book appears out of thin air in your mailbox. But Amazon's magic may not be what it seems. more

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Jacinta isn't very pro when it comes to religion. She's no Richard Dawkins either, though. more

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Before shelling out your last €50 at Urban Outfitters for that special something for that special someone, think about buying them some posters, prints or paraphernalia at one of these indie art shops. more

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This holiday season is strike season. Fighting back against low wages and poor conditions, Berlin’s shop workers are hitting retailers where it hurts in a slow but steady battle. more

Features

Christmas lights are undoubtedly pretty, but realistically, how much are these explosions of illumination costing the city? How do we justify it, or can we settle for less than having the world's longest illuminated boulevard? more

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