Germany has an old rule when it comes to foreign despots – condemn first then do business. It's working for Trump too. more

Feb 6, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

After Exberliner published an article about the exploitation of food delivery workers, a couple of Deliveroo riders contacted us to set the record straight: their situation is becoming even worse. more

Feb 2, 2017 1:15 PM Zeitgeist

With Berghain turning 12 last weekend, there's no doubt that the world's most famous club is doing well. Especially in light of the court decision supposedly dubbing the nightlife behemoth "high culture" last month. But what's the real story? more

Dec 15, 2016 1:00 PM Culture

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to more

Oct 1, 2016 12:30 PM Features

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to more

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Features

From neoliberals to hippie dreamers, the spectrum of people talking about basic income runs the gamut. Read our interview with one of its proponents and then go learn more for yourself on Thu, Jul 7 at SRH Hochschule's basic income conference. more

Jun 28, 2016 1:20 AM Zeitgeist

Berlin is supposed to be one of the best cities for protecting tenants' rights. But all the laws that do that – rent caps and Milieuschutz – are just bits of extra bureaucracy for property investors to work through. more

May 9, 2016 11:30 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Last week, the German Finance Ministry said it was thinking about ordering a €5000 cap on cash payments. They said it was for fighting crime and terrorism, because that's the easiest for you to understand. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM Opinion

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Germany's minimum wage, but plenty of Berlin restaurants still aren't paying workers the legal €8.50/hour, at least on paper. How do they get away with it? And why might it actually be a good thing? more

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Food & Drink

Just because a company pays us for content doesn't mean we don't like it. Learn why you should use our writer's new favourite peer-to-peer currency exchange service! more

Jul 3, 2015 2:00 PM Sponsored 1 Comments

Here's another peek into our "Rich in Berlin" issue. Self-described as one of Berlin's one percent, Nathan Duc Köstlin shares his tale of the sweet life. Read that here and find many more fascinating stories in the print edition. more

Jan 15, 2015 11:30 AM Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

With Berlin’s biggest dance festival Tanz Im August coming to a close this Sunday, we take a look at the current dance climate. Over 1500 professional dancers and choreographers currently call the Haupstadt home, can it cope with more? more

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

Bankers are in favour of slavery. One day they'll admit it. One day. more

Jul 4, 2014 11:15 AM Opinion

The new government says it's going to be all about fairness. But Germany under Merkel is getting less and less fair. more

Dec 20, 2013 10:30 AM Opinion 3 Comments

Jacinta is in line with Konrad. Here's a continuing exploration into the trappings and failings of capitalism, courtesy of The Berlin Blog. more

Dec 16, 2013 12:00 PM Opinion 7 Comments

Konrad needs someone to explain the economy to him. more

Dec 13, 2013 10:00 AM Opinion 10 Comments

Seymour Gris' open letter to cash-heavy investors looking to park their money in Germany's capital – Berlin might be the place to be; but maybe not the place to buy. more

Oct 23, 2013 3:00 PM Opinion

NOW ONLINE! Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. We know you have burning questions about the most practical things in Germany, but why bother your German friends? Write to more

Oct 9, 2013 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

Who's in this brand new "anti-euro" party? Visions of swastikas might be circling in your head, but the Alternative für Deutschland leadership is not what you'd expect. more

Apr 15, 2013 3:00 PM Opinion

Setting up a first bank account in Berlin is a monumental task facing expats. Get a helping hand from Hans-Torsten Richter as he shares his advice on opening your first 'Geldkonto'. more

Mar 13, 2013 3:15 PM Features

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