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

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What if we told you that you could combine two in one! A swim in an ice-cold lake will not only contribute to your overall fitness and strengthen your immune system, but will also, as organised by Icedippers Berlin, help the city’s homeless. Read more

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

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Is the plot at the northern end of Tempelhof supposed to be an art exhibition or some sort of urban recycling dump? Spoiler: nuture Mini ART Golf is a bit of both. And you get to play mini golf around its 18 sculptures made from “reused materials". Read more

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Master Rosalvo Dos Santos has made it his mission to train an army of German capoeristas. Read more

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Are you an extreme sports thrillseeker? Hurricane Factory, Berlin’s first wind tunnel, gives you a taste of flight out near another (future) site of flight – BER. Read more

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Bikes, e-scooters and skates: we tried out five of the latest ways to roll yourself around Berlin. For the latter mode, Skate by Night takes over 24km of Berlin road this Sun, Jul 30. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

What's On

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. Read more

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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. Read more

Culture

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. Read more

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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. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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! Read more

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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. Read more

Opinion

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. Read more

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

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