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The former administration compound (left) is the only legally habitable building in Wiesenburg. Photo by Jason Harrell

The crumbling, 110-year-old bohemian castle Wiesenburg sits in the heart of Wedding. What's endangering the former homeless shelter turned art complex? Read this excerpt from Exberliner's Wedding issue and see it for yourself this weekend... more

Sep 7, 2016 3:07 PM Zeitgeist

Today, October 12, Berlin said goodbye to its last-ever "city bear" – a 34-year-old named Schnute, kept in a special cage in Mitte. Read about the controversy that marked her last few years of life in this feature from our July-August issue. more

Oct 12, 2015 3:40 PM Zeitgeist

Since opening in a former Spätkauf over a year ago, DIY bar/cafe/bookshop/what-have-you Poor and Literate, is the spot for the literate of PBerg. Peruse second-hand books, or check one of their many events, like their women-only open mic. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

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

How do we "play" social media? Why is Facebook like a comic book? Graphic novelist Gabriel S. Moses explains it all at the Disruption Network Lab event A Game Of You, at Bethanien from Aug 8-9. more

Aug 3, 2015 12:00 PM Art

The big gay day in Berlin is coming. That's right, Christopher Street Day (CSD) and its alternative in Kreuzberg (KCSD) are happening Sat, Jun 27. But why limit all the fun to just one day? Here's a handy guide to queering out all year. more

Jun 19, 2015 1:00 PM , , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

If you missed our May issue, you missed this confession from a real, live Berlin vampyre. Don't panic – now we'll let you suck up every delicious drop for free. more

Jun 18, 2015 1:30 PM People

What's the best app for finding cycling routes? Is there an Airbnb for bikes? We answer these questions and more in this tech-focused instalment of our Berlin bike guide. more

Jun 10, 2015 2:00 PM , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

After a century of denial, the German government has finally recognised the 1915 Armenian genocide. Historian Jürgen Gottschlich tells us what this means. more

Apr 24, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Everyone's favourite hipster neighbourhood is becoming a cinephile destination as well, with two DIY cinemas popping up in recent months: the Italian-flavoured Il Kino and the wild, just-now-crowdfunded Wolf. more

Apr 7, 2015 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin

A century after the Armenian genocide, the Gorki Theater commemorates the tragedy with talks and performances. In a debate on Saturday, April 4, Jürgen Gottschlich will push for Germany to recognise the atrocities – and admit responsibility. more

Apr 2, 2015 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! Following characters through weird sexual situations, THE LITTLE DEATH is a masterpiece of middle-class black comedy. more

Apr 2, 2015 11:45 AM Film

On Mon, Mar 16, the German Olympic Council will announce its nomination for Hamburg or Berlin as host of the 2024 Olympics. While Hamburg's all for the Games, Berlin finds itself divided. Read the experts' opinions, then weigh in yourself! more

Mar 12, 2015 3:45 PM , , Features 3 Comments

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