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What’s on Turkish Berliners’ minds when they enter the voting booth? Why did they vote so massively in favour of Erdoğan at last April’s referendum, and who will they support in this year’s elections? We visited four “wise men” in search of a clue. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM Politics 1 Comments

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Photo by Maria Runarsdottir

It may not be a feast for the eyes, but the nooks and crannies of the Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum complex pack in more authentic budget deliciousness per square metre than nearly anywhere else in Berlin. Here are our favourites. more

Apr 29, 2016 4:00 PM , Food & Drink

Blumen Dilek has sold flowers since 1982, first inside the Kottbusser Tor U-Bahn station, and then, since 1999, at this bustling crossroads. Now its the near-24/7 institution on the corner of Adalbert and Oranienstraße. Here's the story. more

Apr 29, 2016 11:30 AM Interviews & Portraits

Kottbusser Tor has survived May Day riots, tourist hordes and urban renewal blunders, but can it resist the feeding frenzy of the King of Kebab? more

Apr 29, 2016 11:15 AM Zeitgeist

MyFest of May Day: Going to Kreuzberg this May 1? Put down that Sterni! John Riceburg bemoans the orgy of drinking and dancing Kotti’s once-riotous first of May has become. more

Apr 28, 2016 11:15 AM Zeitgeist

Here's the evolution of Kottbusser Tor, its monstrous Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum and its characteristic Kreuzberger Melange. more

Apr 28, 2016 2:00 AM Zeitgeist

Kottbusser Tor is home to dealers, freaks, artists and journalists. But John was surprised to find some of the world's most controversial outcasts there: Scientologists. more

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 4:45 PM Interviews & Portraits

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Illustration by Agate Sasiuk

Our guide to four parallel universes around Berlin's most loved/hated square. more

Apr 4, 2016 2:00 PM , Interviews & Portraits

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Illustratoin by Agate Sasiuk

Our guide to four parallel universes around Berlin's most loved/hated square. more

Apr 4, 2016 1:40 PM , Interviews & Portraits

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Illustration by Agate Sasiuk

Our guide to four parallel universes around Berlin's most loved/hated square. more

Apr 4, 2016 1:15 PM Interviews & Portraits

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Illustration by Agate Sasiuk

Our guide to four parallel universes around Berlin's most loved/hated square. more

Apr 4, 2016 1:15 PM Interviews & Portraits

Defeated by high rents and low profits, Kotti's historical corner pharmacies are being occupied by chic bars and cafés. Cause to break out the antidepressants? more

Apr 4, 2016 12:45 PM Zeitgeist

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 12:00 PM Interviews & Portraits

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 12:00 PM Interviews & Portraits

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 11:20 AM Interviews & Portraits

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 11:00 AM Interviews & Portraits

Kottbusser Tor’s never been boring. But recently, a rise in gang activity, assault and petty crime have led to the media dubbing Kotti a “no-go zone”. What’s going on in Berlin’s most volatile Kiez? more

Apr 4, 2016 11:00 AM , Zeitgeist

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 11:00 AM Interviews & Portraits

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Apr 4, 2016 11:00 AM Interviews & Portraits

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