We all know how great summer in Berlin is... but what about Brandenburg? Time to head out to the country and meet nude swimmers, eel fishermen, karaoke farmers and famous authors in our jam-packed July-August double issue. more

Jun 30, 2016 12:45 PM Zeitgeist

It seems the health-conscious folks with tattoos and ropy forearm muscles have moved out of the Bikram studios and into the city’s rock climbing gyms. And as of last September would-be boulderers have a spot in the south: Boulderklub Kreuzberg. more

Apr 8, 2016 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

This month, we take a look at the past, present and future of Jews in Germany's capital. Plus: Is refugee Willkommenskultur all it's cracked up to be? This and much, much more on newsstands now! more

Sep 30, 2015 4:00 PM 1 Comments

Mount your metal stead and join likeminded riders for two days of bicycling festivities. From Ludwigslust through the Germany countryside, the Velo Classico Germany celebrates bicycles and the folks who ride 'em. more

Sep 1, 2015 4:40 PM The Best of Berlin

You've been to Köpenick already, now it's time to check out Wedding! Spend these precious last days of summer exploring the indie locales in Berlin's perpetually on-the-verge hood. more

Aug 11, 2015 12:30 PM , , Zeitgeist


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Fear not, it's heating up again this weekend. Be it a houseboat, a stand-up paddleboat or a BVG rowboat ferry, it's time for you to get back out on the water. more

Jul 31, 2015 1:30 PM , The Best of Berlin

Make sure to put on a silly hat, and go for a day, or week, at the races! The 102-year-old Mariendorf Trabrennbahn hosts Derby Week going on from Jul 24-Aug 2. But the track alone is worth the trip. more

Jul 21, 2015 12:30 PM Culture

From a motley crew of newbies, the gay team Berlin Bruisers is evolving into a legitimate rugby force – tackling stereotypes along the way. The Bruisers show off more than just their athletic chops at the Violet Varieté at Monster Ronson's Jun 19. more

Jun 15, 2015 12:15 PM Culture

Summer's coming and its time to get those paddles out. Our reporter faces off against casual park players and national ping pong champions alike in an attempt to unlock the secrets of Berlin’s obsession with Tischtennis. more

Apr 10, 2015 12:40 PM Zeitgeist

Whether asylum seekers, Russian kids from Hartz-IV families or Turkish girls looking to break patriarchal tradition, these lucky athletes found dedicated coaches ready lend a helping hand. We visited three sport associations that make a difference. more

Mar 30, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

East German-born Claudia Pechstein was a speed skating sensation – until doping accusations in 2009 caused her fall from grace. Fighting for years to prove her innocence, Pechstein is finally back in the skating game and stronger than ever. more

Mar 26, 2015 2:15 PM People

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

Screw art – go sports! Why are athletes Berlin's real heroes? Find out in our March issue, where we tell you all about Berlin's top sports personalities, teams, controversies, social programmes and weird workouts. On newsstands now! more

Mar 2, 2015 11:15 AM Features

Konrad Werner: Losing faith in the Olympics

Last day of our Olympics week. Konrad weighs in here: A bit like with the Catholic Church in the 16th century – enlightened Germans are beginning to lose their faith in the Olympics. more

Feb 27, 2015 11:45 AM The Berlin Blog

In our March issue, we take a closer look at Berlin's sports scene. Some of the coolest Berliners aren't found in the clubs or galleries but at the sports halls or on the fields, whether they're playing football or ice hockey or Quidditch. more

Feb 26, 2015 1:30 PM Zeitgeist

John Riceburg: Let the Games begin!

Believe it or not, our anti-capitalist blogger is all for Berlin hosting the 2024 Olympics. Here's his reasoning... more

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Not sure where to eat out tonight? Take a look at these restaurant picks from local celebs Udo Walz, Dieter Kosslick, Emika and Molly "Master Blaster" Stenzel. more

Feb 17, 2015 2:45 PM Food

Seymour Gris: Just say nein to the Berlympics!

Oh no! Berlin's already got a campaign to get the Olympics here in the next 10 years. Gris doesn't think the city needs to be carrying that torch. more

Nov 4, 2014 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Jacob Sweetman: The Sportsdesk says goodbye

Here it is: a final self-indulgence as I put away my scrappy notebook and clear the GDR Sporting Lexicon from my desk, with enormous and unending thanks to the Exberliner and to you, the good people of this fucking great city. more

Sep 15, 2014 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Jacob Sweetman: The biggest game of all

Next thursday FC Union will play a Berlin select XI to raise money for the family of Andreas Biermann, a brave man and a footballer, but also a Berliner. more

Aug 27, 2014 2:45 PM The Berlin Blog

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