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It’s not just airports that can’t get off the ground in Berlin. Dan Borden reports on four of the city’s stymied skyscrapers from Alexanderplatz to Neukölln. more

Dec 8, 2017 3:30 PM Zeitgeist

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

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 2 Comments

Berlin is finally trying to solve its housing crisis... with ugly new buildings awkwardly crammed into hallowed historical sites. Hooray? Our urban columnist weighs in. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Dan Borden on the occult fantasies that inspired Third Reich architecture. more

Sep 1, 2017 11:00 AM History

Dan Borden checks in with the Flussbad project, which aims to clean up a stretch of the Spree by Museum Island and turn it into a public pool. While you're waiting for that, you can dive in (at your own risk!) at their swimming competition on July 2. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:15 PM Features 1 Comments

With 13,000 asylum seekers still living in emergency shelters in Berlin, refugee housing might not be a popular topic, but it’s a pressing issue. more

Jun 23, 2017 4:45 PM Zeitgeist

Some David vs. Goliath stories have happy endings. This isn’t one of them. For the past three months Neukölln’s remaining anarchists faced off against a Luxembourgian corporation evicting their community space. On Jun 29 that fight will be over. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:00 AM , Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Kreuzberg's Eiszeit celebrates a year since its rebirth with a week of special screenings Jun 15-22. Don't miss out! But Eiszeit isn't the only "new" Kino on the block. Check out our round-up for more boutique cinemas. more

Jun 15, 2017 11:00 AM Film

The young, creatives that shaped Berlin are losing their studio spaces, victims of their own cool cachet. But the city just purchased the empty Haus der Statistik building to alleviate this problem. Can the city's artists push victory further? more

May 18, 2017 3:00 PM Culture 1 Comments

We spoke with Michael LaFond, founder of Berlin's annual Experimentdays festival for innovative housing projects (May 11-14), for the low-down on nine developments on Berlin's urban landscape. more

May 11, 2017 1:30 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

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In 2015, the club and cultural complex Stattbad in Wedding was shut down by city officials, citing inadequate fire safety.

Berlin is struggling with a fullblown housing crisis: rents have doubled, pushing out low-income residents and artists to the city margins. The government is showing a will to tackle the situation. But is it too little, too late? more

May 2, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

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Plans for the Europacity project by Hauptbahnhof.

The woman in charge of overseeing Berlin’s new building projects, city planner Regula Lüscher, shares her perspective on the German capital and its future. more

May 2, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Junkies in the stairwell, deceitful claims, erroneous utility bills, held-back deposits: GMRE is one of the biggest and worst property management companies in Berlin. Tenants have been trying to sue, but how do you beat a British juggernaut? more

May 2, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

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

May 2, 2017 11:00 AM Start-ups

As agencies overstate prices for higher commissions and tenants realise the goldmine they’re sitting on, the cheap flats that once drew the world to Berlin have all but vanished. And the few great deals left come with problems of their own... more

May 2, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Goodbye cheap flats, art studios and anarchist lairs; hello, greedy developers and real estate speculators. Our new government wants to stem the tide, but is it too little, too late? Read all about it in Exberliner's May issue, on stands now! more

Apr 27, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Dan Borden on the chameleonic style of Berlin’s most ubiquitous, least recognised architect, Sergei Tchoban. more

Apr 3, 2017 11:00 AM History

Dan Borden on how the East and West destroyed a pair of Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s masterpieces. more

Mar 16, 2017 1:45 PM Zeitgeist

Dan Borden on the women who are (literally) building a new progressive era in Berlin. more

Feb 23, 2017 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Weimar architecture wasn’t just about the Bauhaus. Dan Borden reveals three electrifying examples of Expressionism that are still standing in Berlin today. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:00 PM Zeitgeist

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