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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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A weekly round-up of news stories that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. This week: Antisemitism on the streets and on stage, the AfD and the world's famous club... more

Zeitgeist

From subway tunnels to supermarkets, how far will Berlin go to house its residents? Dan Borden investigates. more

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Discover Neon Wood, the student apartment complex smack in the middle of the city with single and double studio apartments, community areas and events, as well as wi-fi and utilities. Goodbye, WG-hunting! more

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John visits the spruced up home of some local gorillas and in the wildly political world of zoo housing, finds parallels to Berlin's housing situation – if animals paid rent. more

Opinion

John's landlord just upped his rent. What are his options – besides murder, that is? more

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The district associated with Ku’damm bling and Savignyplatz bohème is also home to some of Berlin’s most affordable working-class neighbourhoods... but not for long. We talked to Charlottenburgers who are fighting big money to stay in their Kiez. more

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Berlin’s had a ban on short-term sublets for a year now – but the likes of Airbnb and Wimdu are still bursting with holiday rentals. How come? more

Start-ups

John's Hausverwaltung may be illegally charging him more money for a relatively common practice among tenants here. And, with regret, he's just going to let it happen... more

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

Features

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

Features

Berlin housing woes? Experimentdays returns to champion innovative, low-cost living ideas. From May 26-Jun 3 they’ll offer a week of talks, tours and workshops around the city highlighting alternative housing solutions. more

Insider Tips

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

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Yes, we have a Mietbremse (rental price limit) and a Wohnraumversorgungsgesetz (giving tenants some financial help in specific cases) but rent prices are still rising. What gives? Gris explores. more

Opinion

The flood of refugees into Berlin has forced the city to do something about the housing shortage. more

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Angela Merkel's new rent cap ain't that great. We should be demanding a lot more. more

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Mossy is back with an epic two-parter. If her tale of cohabitation woes don't serve as a warning of what not to do in the chaotic dating Berlin landscape, then nothing will. Stay tuned Thursday for part two. more

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Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more

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